Saturday , December 16 2017


EU leaders say Jerusalem stance ´unchanged´ after Trump move

Brussels:European Union leaders on Thursday rejected US President Donald Trump´s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, saying they stuck by their view that the city´s status should be settled by negotiation. Trump´s administration invited widespread criticism earlier this month when it officially recognised Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, effectively …

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Saudi-backed military alliance to help G5 Sahel fight: minister

Paris: A Saudi-backed Islamic military coalition will provide logistical, intelligence and training to a new West African counter-terrorism force that is struggling to get off the ground, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said. The announcement by Adel al-Jubeir signals the involvement in the Sahel of a Muslim military alliance widely seen …

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OIC declares East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Istanbul: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday declared East Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Palestine, and invited all countries to recognise the state of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital. A draft declaration adopted by the extraordinary session considered Washington’s decision to recognise …

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PM Abbasi, CM Shehbaz meet Turkish President Erdogan

Istanbul: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Punjab Chief Minister met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Wednesday. PM Abbasi and CM  Shehbaz Sharif  discussed matters of mutual interest during the meeting with Presedent …

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