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European parliament recognizes Palestinian state ‘in principle’

European parliament recognizes Palestinian state ‘in principle’

Dec 17, – European parliament settled on a compromise resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution in principle, so long peace talks progress, on Wednesday. Following a deal among the main parties, the motion that was carried stated: “(The European Parliament) supports in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution, and believes […]

December 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Turkish police arrest 27 in raids on  anti-Erdogan media

Turkish police arrest 27 in raids on anti-Erdogan media

Dec 14, – Turkish police on Sunday arrested the editor of Turkey’s biggest-selling newspaper and 26 others in lightning raids on supporters of an exiled cleric who has become President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s top foe. The operation was the most significant yet against supporters of US-based Fethullah Gulen, a former ally of Erdogan who the […]

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Typhoon Hagupit slams Philippines, 2500 homes destroyed, 27 people killed

Typhoon Hagupit slams Philippines, 2500 homes destroyed, 27 people killed

Dec 09, – The typhoon, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, did not leave much damage as it passed over the north-western Philippines on Monday. Around 2,500 houses were totally or partially destroyed in Borongan, a town of 64,000 people. Roads are being cleared of landslides and fallen trees as rescue and relief […]

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EU to seek more Turkish help in Islamic State fight

EU to seek more Turkish help in Islamic State fight

Dec 07, – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides will travel to Turkey on Monday and Tuesday in one of the highest-profile EU visits in years. The European Union will press Turkey to cooperate more closely in the fight against Islamic State and urge it […]

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Women stage mass breastfeeding protest at London hotel

Women stage mass breastfeeding protest at London hotel

Dec 06, – A group of mothers staged a group breastfeed outside one of London’s top hotels Saturday after a woman nursing her baby there was told to cover up. The protest at Claridge’s came after Louise Burns, 35, was asked to cover the head of her three-month-old daughter Isadora with a napkin while breastfeeding […]

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UK signs deal to establish permanent Mideast military base

UK signs deal to establish permanent Mideast military base

Dec 06, – Bahrain will host the first permanent British military base in the Middle East as part of a deal to increase cooperation in tackling security threats in the Middle East, the British press reported. The deal “reaffirms our joint determination to maintain regional security and stability in the face of challenging circumstances,” Bahraini […]

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Turkey sees rise in human smuggling due to migration

Turkey sees rise in human smuggling due to migration

Dec 05, – Turkey is witnessing an ever-growing number of people being trafficked. From 1995-2007, nearly 700,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended in Turkey, according to the ministry. In 2013, this number rose to over 1 million. Turkey has become a major migration route, with an increasing number of illegal immigrants – many from unstable countries […]

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At least 16 killed, 28 policemen wounded in Russia’s Chechnya attack

At least 16 killed, 28 policemen wounded in Russia’s Chechnya attack

Dec 04, – Gunmen stormed a building in Chechnya’s regional capital of Grozny on Thursday killing 16 people, including ten police, hours before President Vladimir Putin vowed in a policy speech to defend Russia against what he called efforts to dismember it. Chechnya’s Kremlin-backed leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, wrote on his Instagram account that “six terrorists […]

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Gun battle breaks out in Chechen capital, 9 dead ahead of Putin speech

Gun battle breaks out in Chechen capital, 9 dead ahead of Putin speech

Dec 04, – At least six gunmen and three police officers died in a gun battle in the Chechen capital of Grozny early on Thursday, according to authorities, destroying the fragile stability in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya. The fighting, which came just hours before president Vladimir Putin gives his most important annual policy […]

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British Muslims Face worst job discrimination among minority groups: report

British Muslims Face worst job discrimination among minority groups: report

Nov 30, – British Muslims face the worst job discrimination of any minority group in the country, according to research seen by London-based daily The Independent. Muslim men are up to 76 percent less likely to have a job, compared to white male British Christians of the same age and qualifications, according to the newspaper. […]

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