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Palestinians outraged by Trump’s ‘blackmail’ to cut funding

Palestinians outraged by Trump’s ‘blackmail’ to cut funding

A senior Palestinian leader has expressed outrage at President Donald Trump’s threat to cut funding to the Palestinian Authority, calling his tweets “blackmail.” Hanan Ashrawi said in a statement on Wednesday that Trump “single-handedly destroyed the very foundations of peace” by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last month. She says the Palestinians “will not be blackmailed”. She […]

Iran protests: State TV shows pro-government rallies after days of unrest

Iran protests: State TV shows pro-government rallies after days of unrest

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   TEHRAN, Iran — State media aired pro-government demonstrations in cities across Iran Wednesday after a week of protests and unrest over the nation’s economy — a move apparently aimed at calming nerves amid clashes that have killed 21 people. The protests, the largest seen in Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, began Dec. […]

India’s Entire Aadhaar Data Breached: One Billion Identities Out For Sale

India’s Entire Aadhaar Data Breached: One Billion Identities Out For Sale

In perhaps the biggest identity data breach in history, India’s entire Aadhaar data has been breached by fraudsters and over one billion Aadhaar details that includes name, address, postal code (PIN), photo, phone number and email are on sail for just Rs 500. Unique Identification Authority of India’s (UIDAI) Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) is […]

Guatemala faces Arab, Muslim boycott after Jerusalem announcement: PLO

Guatemala faces Arab, Muslim boycott after Jerusalem announcement: PLO

AMMAN: Guatemala could soon face a cardamom boycott from Arab and Muslim countries, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said Wednesday. The boycott threat follows Guatemala’s announcement on Monday that it will follow the US in moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. According to the PLO, Guatemala exports annually $300 million worth […]

Obama named man most admired by Americans

Obama named man most admired by Americans

US President Donald Trump, a prickly purveyor of poll numbers, is not going to like this one bit — Americans have voted his predecessor Barack Obama as the most admired man for the 10th year in a row, according to Gallup. Trump trailed Obama, and they were followed by Pope Francis, evangelist Bill Graham, John […]

The world is creating another Palestine

The world is creating another Palestine

The international community must act swiftly on the Rohingya crisis or the world will create another Palestine. That was the stark warning issued by a delegation from the Middle East in a meeting with the Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament on Tuesday. The members of the delegation included representatives of a major charity and Algerian […]

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