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Abbas seeks EU support for Palestinians amid row with US

Islamabad: Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will seek EU support in Brussels on Monday amid bitter acrimony with the United States, but he looks unlikely to get much the in way of concrete commitments. In an interview with AFP on Sunday in Brussels, Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Malki said Abbas would …

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Palestinian teenager held for protesting against Trump’s Jerusalem move released on bail

Islamabad: Fawzi al-Junaidi, a teenage Palestinian boy, whose photograph went viral on social media and sparked condemnations across the world for Israeli forces’ use of force, has been released on bail, Al Jazeera reported on Friday. 16-year-old Fawzi al-Junaidi, who was charged for pelting stones at Israeli forces  an accusation he …

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Saudi king, Turkey PM discuss Jerusalem status at talks

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman and Turkey’s premier on Wednesday discussed boosting ties and the status of Jerusalem, in a first high-level meeting since the US controversially recognised the city as Israel´s capital. Firm US ally Riyadh and NATO member Ankara have both slammed President Donald Trump’s December 6 decision to …

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Foreign Secretary expresses concern over Pence’s comments on Pakistan

Islamabad: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Friday expressed deep concern over US Vice President Mike Pence’s comments regarding Pakistan and its role in the war against terrorism during his unannounced visit to Afghanistan. Addressing the Senate’s Standing Committee on External Affairs, Janjua said the recent comments by the US vice …

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UN Security Council to vote today on draft rejecting US decision on Jerusalem

United Nations: The UN Security Council will vote today on a draft resolution that would reject US President Donald Trump´s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said. Egypt requested the vote on Sunday, a day after it presented the measure that is likely to be vetoed …

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