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Jordanian mourners urge Amman to close Israeli embassy

Thousands of Jordanians have held a funeral ceremony for a teenager recently killed by an Israeli embassy guard, chanting anti-Tel Aviv slogans and urging the government to close down the regime’s mission in Amman. On Tuesday, the protesters chanted, “Death to Israel” and “No to an Israeli embassy or ambassador ...

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Amnesty calls on Saudi Arabia to halt execution of 14 dissenters

Human rights group Amnesty International has called on Saudi Arabia to halt the executions of 14 individuals who were sentenced to death following a “grossly unfair mass trial” as part of the kingdom’s “bloody execution spree.” “By confirming these sentences Saudi Arabia’s authorities have displayed their ruthless commitment to the use ...

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UN warns of catastrophic outcome of al-Aqsa tensions

The UN has warned that recent tensions caused by restrictions imposed on the al-Aqsa Mosque may have a catastrophic outcome. “I call on the parties to refrain from provocative actions, show restraint and work towards finding a solution. It is extremely important that a solution to the current crisis be ...

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Top UN delegation visits crisis-stricken Yemen

A high-ranking United Nations delegation has made a rare visit to Yemen, as the impoverished country is grappling with war, a cholera epidemic and looming famine. The executive directors of the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme arrived in Yemen on Monday, ...

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