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January 22, 2018 4:06 am gmt |
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King Abdullah II of Jordan on Sunday urged the United States to respect Jerusalem’s historical status quo and called on Washington to get back on the right track in order to help push forward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The king was holding talks with visiting U.S. Vice President Mik...
In Srilanka
December 29, 2017 7:03 am gmt |
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The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program will be expired on 31 Dec 2018. The United States Congress did not re-authorize GSP before adjourning for the year. GSP eligible imports to the United States from Sri Lanka and other GSP beneficiary countries and territories will be subject to non-p...
In World
December 24, 2017 4:04 am gmt |
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An Israeli court on Saturday (December 23) freed without charge three Turks who had been arrested on suspicion of assaulting police outside a Jerusalem holy site contested by Jews and Muslims, a police spokesman said. The men – described by police as tourists – were taken into custody on ...
In Srilanka
December 23, 2017 12:23 pm gmt |
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A petition was signed in Colombo today to be handed over to the US Embassy against the decision taken by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Political party leaders and representatives and civil society members signed the petition at a rally staged in Colombo. T...
In World
December 22, 2017 12:45 pm gmt |
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A Palestinian protester in Bethlehem was injured on Friday (December 22) by a rubber bullet fired by Israeli security forces during a demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The protesters had been marching on a main road in Bethle...
In Srilanka
December 22, 2017 7:05 am gmt |
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128 countries including Sri Lanka voted in favor United Nations General Assembly resolution called to withdraw Trump’s decision that announced the Jerusalem city as the capital of Israel, in UN. Amidst the president Donald Trump threatened to ban the economic aid to the countries which voted against ...
In World
December 21, 2017 9:33 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday (December 20) threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft United Nations resolution against his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of ...
In America
December 19, 2017 9:27 am gmt |
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The United States was further isolated on Monday (December 18) over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn. The remaining 14 council members voted in favor...
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December 12, 2017 5:47 am gmt |
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The EU’s foreign policy chief says there is “full EU unity” in support of Jerusalem becoming the capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state. Federica Mogherini said the bloc’s member states would not recognise the city as Israel’s capital before a final status...
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December 11, 2017 4:10 am gmt |
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Hundreds of Islamists rallied in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi on Sunday (December 10) to condemn the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Around 400 protesters belonging to Difa-e-Pakistan Council rallied on the streets of Karachi, chanting “Death to America&...
In America
December 9, 2017 4:12 am gmt |
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The United States is disqualified as Middle East peace broker, says Palestinian U.N. envoy. Speaking to a United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday (December 8), Palestinian U.N. Observer Riyad Mansour said, “The U.S. decision to reward Israelis impunity undermines and essentially disqu...
In World
December 7, 2017 11:21 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning decades of official US policy. Mr Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. The fate of the ancient city is one of the thornie...
In Latest Stories
December 6, 2017 4:18 am gmt |
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US President Donald Trump will unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials say. But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The news comes ahead of an expected speech by Mr Trump on Wednesday. Ar...
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July 25, 2017 11:13 am gmt |
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Israel on Tuesday (July 25) decided to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City and replace them with smart, less obtrusive surveillance means, a cabinet statement said. Israel installed metal detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa mosque compoun...
In World
July 14, 2017 8:26 am gmt |
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Three gunmen opened fire at police near Jerusalem’s holiest site on Friday (July 14), wounding three Israelis, two of them critically, before the attackers were killed by security forces, Israeli police said. The gunmen arrived at the sacred site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to ...
In World
May 6, 2016 6:55 am gmt |
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin attended Israel’s official state ceremony at Yad Vashem Holocaust museum where they laid wreaths there on Thursday (May 5) in Jerusalem. People in Israel and Jerusalem paused to the sound of a lamenting single-tone siren on T...
In World
March 27, 2016 11:46 am gmt |
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Tens of Christian worshippers attended a festive Easter Sunday (March 27) mass in Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre, believed to be Jesus’ place of burial. Pilgrims and local Christians have been flocking Jerusalem’s Old City to celebrate Easter and Jesus’ resurrection. Loc...
In World
October 23, 2015 7:25 am gmt |
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The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has accused that conflict between Jews and Palestinian in Palestine is due to the actions of Israel. He also added that the reason for the conflict based on religions when Israel tries to occupy the Holy places of Christians and Muslims especially the Al-Aqsa m...