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Greece parliament to recognize Palestine

The Greek parliament would recognize Palestine as a state during its December 22 session and the president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas is expected to be intendance. The recognition will be non-binding and serve as a symbolic gesture if approved although the main opposition right-wing party, New Democracy, could abstain from voting. Palestine has […]

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Egypt : Sisi says Government will not resign after elections unless…

The Egyptian new government that was sworn in last month, was expected to be replaced by December or January after the parliamentary elections scheduled this October and November, but President Sisi hinted that the cabinet may stay in office beyond that date. During the celebrations marking the anniversary of Egypt’s 1973 war with Israel, President […]

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Palestine: World Bank warns of fragile situation

An economic report released by the World Bank on Tuesday and is to be presented this week in New York has highlighted that Palestine is undergoing a precarious situation that has overshadowed the perception of a brighter future as it warned that it could lead to renewed escalations of tensions. Unemployment rate is getting higher […]

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Palestine: Hamas and Fatah resumed reconciliation talks

The two Palestinian mainstream organizations and political rivals, Fatah and Hamas, have resumed talks after relations between the two groups fell apart since 2007 when Hamas won a landslide victory in Gaza becoming de facto ruler of the tangled strip. It was until 2014 that a rapprochement helped build a fragile unity government. The move […]

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Cairo Strikes Back Isis for Killing Egyptian Christians

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has launched air strikes against sites of Islamic State (Isis) in Libya after the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians. The Egyptian warplanes targeted jihadist weapon caches, training sites and camps in the border Libyan city of Derna which provides safe haven to the Isis fighters, say the military officials. […]

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Egypt-Cyprus consider transnational pipeline

A meeting in Nicosia between Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Sherif Ismail and his Cypriot counterpart Yiorgos Lakkotrypis has ended with an agreement to speed up talks with regards to the possibility of exporting natural gas to Egypt from Cyprus. The imported gas will be destined for domestic use but Cairo has not […]

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Lebanon lodges Israel complaint with UN Security Council

Beirut has confirmed that it has lodged a complaint with the United Nations Security Council on Thursday with regards to the October 5 incident which took place in the disputed Shebaa farms. Lebanon wants the Security Council to condemn Israeli’s actions after one of its border patrols opened fire on a Lebanese army outpost in […]

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Britain recognizes Palestine as a state

Palestine has received yet another symbolic boost after the British House of Commons approved a motion urging the government to recognize Palestine as a state. The motion was presented by the backbench Labor Member of Parliament Grahame Morris. Some of Israel’s supporters in the parliament didn’t oppose the resolution which is non-binding. 274 members of […]

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Palestine : UN Arab group drafts resolution ending Israeli occupation

The Palestinian-Arab group at the U.N is drafting a resolution that will determine the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the independence of Palestine. The group is however skeptical about the effects of the draft because it is afraid that the United States could veto it. The draft resolution wants “an end […]

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Israel : Nazism returns to the Middle East, PM Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has told leaders at the UN General Assembly that “to protect the peace and the security of the world, we must remove this cancer before it’s too late;” with reference to Hamas, the ISIS and Iran. He also said that Islamists militants share a similar concept with the Nazis […]

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