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Daily Archives: November 24, 2017

Saudi crown prince roots for confrontational approach against Iran

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says Riyadh prefers a confrontational approach to “appeasement” in dealing with Iran. In an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, Mohammed bin Salman made an analogy between Iran’s growing regional influence and Germany’s hegemonic policies in the Hitler era and said, “We ...

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Israel cleansing al-Quds of Palestinian population: Rights activists

Human rights activists have warned that Tel Aviv is involved in an “ethnic cleansing” campaign against the generations-long Palestinian residents of Jerusalem al-Quds in order to get rid of their demographic dominance in the Israeli-occupied city. Citing rights groups and researchers, The Middle East eye news and analysis portal reported on ...

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Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president

Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former vice president of Zimbabwe, has been officially sworn in as the country’s new president, days after long-time ruler Robert Mugabe resigned under pressure. Mnangagwa’s inauguration ceremony was held at the National Sport Stadium in the capital, Harare, on Friday. He will continue the remainder of Mugabe’s ...

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27 hurt as quake hits western Iran again

Dozens of people have been hurt in a 4.3-magnitude earthquake that hit another province in Iran’s west, which is still reeling from a deadly tremor. The temblor jolted Boroujerd County of Lorestan Province on Friday, IRNA reported. Two of the 27 injured were hospitalized and the rest treated as out-patients, ...

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China says to help with reconstruction of Syria

China says it will help with reconstruction efforts in Syria, which has seen massive destruction as a result of over six and a half years of armed conflict. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told a visiting senior aide to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on Friday that dialog was important in resolving ...

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Rights groups urge intl. monitoring of Rohingya’s return

Prominent human rights groups have called on international agencies to monitor the safe return of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, as global pressure mounts on the country over state-sponsored violence that has externally displaced hundreds of thousands from the minority group. On Thursday, Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement for the return ...

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