Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Amnesty accuses Europe of complicity in violating the rights of migrants in Libya

Amnesty International on Tuesday accused European governments of complicity in the detention of migrants in appalling conditions in Libya and criticized its assistance to the Libyan Coast Guard, which accused it of involvement in the slave trade, reports AFP. "European governments are already involved in...

400,000 malnourished children under five could die in 2018 in the Kasai region of the DR Congo – UNICEF

At least 400,000 children under five suffer from severe acute malnutrition and could die in 2018 if they are not assisted by health and nutrition interventions in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo, DRC), said Tuesday in Kinshasa...

Kim Jong-Un calls for strengthening the nuclear force

Kim Jong-Un, the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has called for the strengthening of his country's nuclear force, the state agency reported on Wednesday. According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim made the announcement during a speech at...

Lebanon calles on Islamic countries to complain about the US to the UN Security Council

Islamic countries should appeal to the UN Security Council with a complaint to the United States after President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. With such an appeal, as the Tele Liban channel reported, the Lebanese President Michel Aoun...

North Korea would be thinking about the UN message

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said Tuesday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) would be pondering the message that he passed on to Pyongyang last week. During his visit to Pyongyang from December 5 to 8, Feltman met with DPRK...

OIS refused US mediation in Middle East settlement

The United States lost the role of mediator in the Middle East after the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, NTV reported referring to the final resolution of the emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Wednesday. Last...

Government launches voluntary repatriation of Sudanese refugees in Central Africa

Some 1,500 Sudanese refugees from the Pladama Ouaka camp in the central African city of Bambari have begun repatriation to the southern Sudanese city of Nyala, said on Tuesday a source close to the country representation of the Office of the United Nations High...

Yemeni officer clarifies the fact that US ships were targeted in the Red Sea

Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman, a spokesman for the Yemeni army allied with Ansar Allah, revealed the fact that American ships were targeted in the Yemeni territorial waters of the Red Sea. This was reported by Sputnik. In a telephone conversation with Sputnik, Lukman denied targeting...

Russian military delegation visits North Korea

A delegation of the Russian Ministry of Defense is currently visiting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to the official KCNA news agency. The delegation led by Victor Kalganov, deputy director of the Russian Defense Command Center, arrived Tuesday in Pyongyang, the agency...

We strongly condemn the American decision on Jerusalem: Saudi King

The Saudi monarch expressed the Kingdom's deep regret and regret at the American decision on Jerusalem, describing it as a great bias against the historical and permanent rights of the Palestinian people. In his speech at the inaugural session of the Shura Council, King Salman...

Philippines extend martial law in Mindanao by one year

The Philippine Congress on Wednesday approved Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend the martial law decreed on Mindanao Island for a year to "completely eliminate" terrorists and rebels this southern region of the country. After more than four hours of debate in a special...

US Embassy in Israel is unlikely to be transferred to Jerusalem until 2020: Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday that the US embassy in Israel is unlikely to be transferred to Jerusalem until 2020, US media reports said. "It's not going to happen right now," Tillerson told the State Department, according to the New York...

Taliban militants killed in northern Afghanistan

Gunmen were killed by an early bomb blast in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday night, an army official said on Wednesday. "Taliban militants were carrying an improvised explosive device (IED) in the municipality of Karachaz in Emam Sahib district last night," said Abdul...

Israel arrests 35 Palestinians, including a Hamas deputy in the West Bank and East Jerusalem

Israel launched a wide-scale arrest campaign on Wednesday for 35 Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, including a deputy from the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), Palestinian sources said. According to reports the Israeli army arrested 22 Palestinians in the West Bank, while Israeli...

Muslim leaders urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestine capital

The Islamic Summit Summit on Wednesday called on the international community to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine. The text of the final communique of the Islamic Cooperation Summit in Istanbul, obtained by Reuters, confirmed that the United States' decision...

Taliban militants kill two civilians in southern Afghanistan

Taliban militants have killed two civilians in the province in the past two days, said Omar Zawak, a spokesman for the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Wednesday. Taliban militants killed two "innocent civilians" in the Nawa area on Tuesday and Wednesday to terrorize local...

Islamic countries hold summit to discuss response to US decision on Jerusalem

Leaders and senior officials from Islamic countries will hold an emergency summit on Wednesday in Istanbul, Turkey, in response to the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for an emergency summit of the Organization of...

China, Russia conclude joint anti-terrorism exercises

Chinese and Russian troops concluded their joint anti-terror exercise on Wednesday at a training base near Yinchuan, capital of north China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Members of the Chinese People's Military Police and the Russian National Guard launched joint exercises to eliminate terrorist groups in...

Palestinian leader Abbas: The whole world against the US decision on Jerusalem

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, speaking at an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, said that the whole world was against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "Trump wants to give Jerusalem to Israel, as if...

US will never be an honest broker in negotiations: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, commenting on the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, said that the United States can not act as an honest broker in the peace process on the Middle East settlement. "The recent decision of the US administration...

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