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Honduras electoral court finds disputed results ‘extremely consistent’

December 11, 2017 12:30 pm
Honduras electoral court finds disputed results ‘extremely consistent’

The president of the Electoral Supreme Court (TSE) David Matamoros addresses the media on December 3, 2017 in Tegucigalpa.(Photo by AFP) Honduras’ electoral court finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ballot boxes Sunday, saying that results were “extremely consistent with original data for the presidential election two […]

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100 Jewish studies scholars sign petition condemning US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital

December 8, 2017 11:59 pm
100 Jewish studies scholars sign petition condemning US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital

A general view of Jerusalem shows the Dome of the Rock, located in Jerusalem al-Quds’s Old City on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount on December 6, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) More than 100 Jewish studies scholars have condemned President Donald Trump’s […]

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US isolated at United Nations Security Council as allies condemn Trump’s Jerusalem al-Quds decision

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US isolated at United Nations Security Council as allies condemn Trump’s Jerusalem al-Quds decision

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley attends the Security Council’s emergency meeting on the situation in Palestine in New York on December 8, 2017. (AFP photo) The US has become isolated at the UN Security Council as Washington’s traditional allies condemn President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds […]

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov censures Washington’s provocation in Korean Peninsula

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov censures Washington’s provocation in Korean Peninsula

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a press conference after the 24th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria, December 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has censured the joint military exercises conducted by the United States and […]

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Russia concerned by the United States missile development budget

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Russia concerned by the United States missile development budget

Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov (L) (photo by AFP) Russia has voiced concern about the allocation by the United States Congress of funds for the US military to develop new missiles. The US Senate and House of Representatives finalized the US military budget for 2018, in […]

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Muslim world needs another intifada in defense of Quds: Tehran conference

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Muslim world needs another intifada in defense of Quds: Tehran conference

An overview of the venue hosting the 31st Islamic Unity Conference in the Iranian capital of Tehran, December 7, 2018 (Photo by IRNA) Senior Muslim figures attending the international Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran have slammed a US decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” calling for a new […]

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China calls on the United States, North Korea to tone down rhetoric

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China calls on the United States, North Korea to tone down rhetoric

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang China has urged the United States and North Korea to exercise restraint, reminding the sides that war would not resolve the long-standing issues between them. The US military has been conducting joint exercises with South Korea since Monday, drilling mock attacks on North Korea in […]

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used ‘proxy’ to buy record-breaking da Vinci artwork: report

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used ‘proxy’ to buy record-breaking da Vinci artwork: report

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Photo by AFP) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly used a minor member of the royal family as a ‘proxy’ to buy the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction last month, at a time when the kingdom was rounding up billionaire princes […]

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14 US states sue Trump administration’s failure to enforce smog rules

December 7, 2017 11:30 pm
14 US states sue Trump administration’s failure to enforce smog rules

This May 25, 2017 aerial file photo shows the Standard Oil Refinery in El Segundo, Calif., with Los Angeles International Airport in the background and the El Porto neighborhood of Manhattan Beach, Calif., in the foreground. (Photo by AP) Fourteen states and the District of Columbia announced Thursday that they […]

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Amid global outrage, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims ‘many’ states will move embassies to Quds

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Amid global outrage, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims ‘many’ states will move embassies to Quds

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (photo by AFP) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims “many” world countries will follow the US in recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” turning a deaf ear to international condemnations of Washington’s move. “I would like to announce that we are already in contact with other countries […]

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