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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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