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‘President Trump’s Decision On Jerusalem Isolated’

According to former undersecretary general and executive secretary of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UNESCWA) Dr Rima Khalaf-Hunaidi, the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is an isolated decision that has received strong reactions from various nations, including …

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UK To Probe UAE’s Torture Of Qataris

The UK police will be investigating UAE officials regarding torture and cruel treatment inflicted on several Qatari nationals. The Emiratis may be questioned and arrested if they were to enter the UK under the principle of universal jurisdiction, says Rodney Dixon, a barrister at Temple Garden Chambers representing three Qatari …

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Displaced Filipinos Return Home

More than 11,000 residents who were displaced due to eruption of the Philippines’ most active volcano have come back in spite of prolonged lava emission. Residents of Legazpi City in Albay province, 330 kilometres south of Manila, were told it was safe to return because the activity on Mayon Volcano …

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Philippines’ President Accepts Resignation Of His Son

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte accepted the resignation of his son as vice mayor of the southern city of Davao after allegations regarding his involvement drug smuggling. Paolo Duterte cited ‘unfortunate events’ for resignation after being linked to the controversy of $128mn worth of drug smuggling. “President Rodrigo Duterte has already …

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Egyptian Mufti Claims Bitcoin Is Forbidden In Islam

The grand mufti of Egypt has said that bitcoin is forbidden is Islam and warned that the digital currency could be used for criminal purposes. According to Shawqi Allam, bitcoin poses “high risks to individuals and states.” It could provide “stable and secure financial resources for terrorists and criminal groups,” …

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Palestinians Remain Undeterred Despite Trump’s Warning

Palestinian leaders have said that they cannot be ‘blackmailed’ in spite of Trump threatening to cut aid worth more than $300 million annually. The relation between the US and Palestine has been rough ever since Trump announced his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Palestinian president Mahmoud …

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Qatar To Witness Two Lunar Eclipse, Three Partial Solar Eclipses This Year

Qataris and people across the globe will be witnessing two lunar eclipses and three partial solar eclipses in 2018, according to Qatar Calendar House (QCH). Based on the astronomical calculations, the first lunar eclipse is due on January 31. It will be total lunar eclipse occurring during full moon of …

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India Plans To Restrict Visitors To Taj Mahal

India has decided to limit the number of visitors to the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra to preserve the iconic 17th century monument. Countless visit Taj Mahal every year and the number has only increased over the years with domestic travel becoming easier. According to the experts, the huge crowd …

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Philippines Storm Kill Two As Thousands Fight For Life

Two were killed and thousands look to survive the floods as tropical depression hit the central Philippines, which followed deadly back-to-back storms in December. The deaths were reported on Cebu island, an elderly woman was killed in a landslide and a man died after his head was hit on the …

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Philippines On Alert Following 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake

An earthquake which measured 5.7 on the Richter scale at the island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Thursday evening has put the nation on alert. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit an area about 300 km southeast of the town of General Santos on the island …

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