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Egypt’s Sisi: Jerusalem’s legal status must be maintained

We must maintain the legal status of Jerusalem in accordance with international accords, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said yesterday. Speaking during a meeting held in Cairo with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, Al-Sisi stressed the importance of “maintaining the legal status of Jerusalem within the framework of international rules and relevant UN resolutions”. “I assured President Putin of the importance of maintaining the legal status of Jerusalem,” he said. “We discussed the dangerous repercussions of such a decision [US’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] on the security and stability of the region,” the Egyptian leader noted, stressing that the US decision on Jerusalem “complicates the situation in the region through measures that restrict the chances of peace in the […]


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Iran: Some Arab states agreed on Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

Some Arabic countries were aware of US President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem and even coordinated it with him, the Iranian Foreign ministry said yesterday. “We consider this a betrayal to the Palestinian issue and the Islamic world,” the ministry stressed. It noted that Tehran would attend the extraordinary Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit on Jerusalem in Turkey, adding that it had prepared a programme to support the Palestinian cause. On the Saudi-Iranian relationship, the ministry pointed out: “There has been no change or development in our relations with Saudi Arabia,” adding “Saudi Arabia is still pursuing a wrong approach with its neighbouring countries in the region.” Read: Saudi Arabia, Egypt gave Trump green light regarding Jerusalem The only way […]


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Sudan calls for help to combat human trafficking

Sudan yesterday called on the international community to help it combat human trafficking. The call came during a meeting between the Undersecretary to the Sudanese Ministry of Justice and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, Ahmed Abbas and a delegation from the Austrian Ministry of Immigration in Khartoum, the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported. “Sudan is keen to combat human trafficking and to develop a national strategy to combat it,” Abbas said. “Sudan has developed four principles: preventing human trafficking, protecting and caring for trafficking victims, investigating and prosecuting traffickers and arranging internal, regional and international cooperation and partnerships,” he added. Read: Sudan to address illegal migration to Libya in cooperation with AU The Austrian delegation arrived […]


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ICC refers Jordan to UNSC for failure to arrest Sudan’s Al-Bashir

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said yesterday it will refer Jordan to the United Nations Security Council because the Kingdom failed to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir when he visited Amman in March. The court issued a statement yesterday saying the Pre-Trial Chamber II has decided to refer “the matter of Jordan’s non-compliance to the Assembly of States Parties of the Rome Statute and the United Nations Security Council”. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Bin Ra’ad Al-Hussein, condemned Jordan’s hosting of Al-Bashir during the Arab Summit, saying that Jordan, a party to the Rome Statute of the ICC had “abandoned its commitments” when it hosted a head of state wanted by the International Criminal Court. […]


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One-third of Israelis live in poverty, reveals new report

About one-third of Israeli citizens live below the official poverty line, the Latet organisation’s Alternative Poverty Report revealed on Monday, Arabs48.com said yesterday. Those caught in the poverty trap include around one million children. According to the report, 2.5m Israelis are classed as poor; that’s 29.1 per cent of the population. The figure is made up of 1.46m adults and 1.06m children; one in every three children is poor. Latet, which runs the largest food distribution network for the poor in Israel, said that it asks people to answer five questions covering education, residence, food, health and living expenses. If respondents answer “yes” to at least three questions they are regarded as “poor”. Poverty is one of the biggest issues […]



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Israel minister threatens Arab MKs: ‘There will be a time when you won’t be here’

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman launched a new attack on Palestinian Members of Knesset yesterday, in response to a debate initiated by Joint List parliamentarians charging the government with a “policy based on war crimes”. “Every day in the Middle East some 400 people are murdered in Arab countries, with close to 1,000 people wounded,” Lieberman said during the debate. “In Yemen 160 people are being murdered every day. Who cares? Look at how many terror attacks there are every day. Is someone talking about war crimes? Those who are sitting here are war criminals, the entire Joint List are war criminals.” The minister’s remarks came just a day after he had attacked the Palestinian residents of the Wadi Ara […]



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Trump’s Egyptian advisor leaves office 2 days after Jerusalem decision

Dina Powell, the senior presidential advisor who has been active in the revival of the peace process and was deputy national security adviser, resigned from the White House two days after US President Donald Trump announced that his administration would recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Official channels have said Powell’s departure has been expected because she had only ever planned to remain in office one year, however sources have stressed that her decision was based on Trump’s move in support of Israel. Powell played a key role in Trump’s Middle East diplomacy initiative with lead diplomats describing her as a “secret weapon”, according to The Times newspaper. Powell, an Egyptian-American, is one of the key players in US diplomatic efforts […]


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Regierung von Bulgarien besitzt über 200.000 Bitcoins (oder gut ein Drittel der jährlichen Steuereinnahmen)

Im Mai dieses Jahres hat die bulgarische Polizei 213.519 Bitcoins beschlagnahmt. Sieben Monate später wurden die Bitcoins noch immer nicht verkauft – und die Regierung des südosteuropäischen Landes wurde zum vielleicht größten Gewinner der Bitcoin-Rally von 2017. Gratulation!

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