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Macron´s ´real world´ climate summit to focus on finance

PARIS: Two years to the day after 195 nations adopted the Paris Agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron will convene a follow-up climate summit Tuesday to jump-start the lagging transition to a greener global economy. Launched in part to counter US President Donald Trump´s decision to exit the landmark 2015 treaty, the One Planet Summit — co-sponsored by the United Nations ... Read More »

Air raids on Yemen rebel training camp kill 26: security sources

ADEN: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a Yemen rebel training camp northwest of the capital on Sunday killed at least 26 Huthi fighters, security sources said. The head of the training camp in Hajjah province, Amar al-Jarab, was among those killed in the strikes, the sources close to the rebels told AFP. A warehouse where rockets were stocked was also hit, ... Read More »

Nepal’s Oli, most likely next PM, wins parliament seat

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Former Nepali prime minister KP Oli on Sunday looked set for a return to power after winning his seat in parliament and his Communist UML party and Maoist allies on course to win a majority. Counting is still under way following an election on Thursday that capped a near-decade long transition to democracy from monarchy and a ... Read More »

Fatah vows fresh protests and shuns Pence over Jerusalem move

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) – Fatah called on Palestinians to keep up their demonstrations over Washingtons policy shift on Jerusalem as the movement confirmed its leader will refuse to meet with US Vice President later this month in protest at the controversial decision. After protests gripped the West Bank and Gaza for a third straight day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ... Read More »

Thousands of Muslims in Asia protest against Trump’s Jerusalem plan

JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia joined rallies on Friday to condemn Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as authorities tightened security outside U.S. embassies. Leaders in both Asian countries have joined a global chorus of voices condemning U.S. President Donald Trump’s move. Several thousand protesters, some shouting anti-U.S. slogans and burning ... Read More »

U.N. Security Council to meet today on Jerusalem issue

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday at the request of eight states on the 15-member body over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said on Wednesday. The request for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the Security Council meeting was made by France, Bolivia, ... Read More »

31 injured as Trump Jerusalem move triggers Palestinian unrest

RAMALLAH (AFP) – US President Donald Trump s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel s capital sparked Palestinian protests, sporadic clashes and a call for a new intifada on Thursday as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region. Trump s announcement also prompted an almost universal diplomatic backlash, including warnings from Turkey, the European Union and Russia. And a senior Palestinian official said ... Read More »

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, sparks firestorm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday, prompting an almost universal diplomatic backlash and fears of new bloodshed in the Middle East. Trump’s defiant move, making good on a core campaign pledge, ended seven decades of US ambiguity on the status of the Holy City, which is vociferously claimed by both ... Read More »

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Trump on Tuesday told anxious Arab leaders he still intends to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday, upending decades of careful US policy and ignoring dire warnings of a historic misstep that could trigger a surge of violence in the Middle East. A senior administration official said Trump ... Read More »

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