Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019
Category: World

US congresswoman rejects Israel’s offer to enter West Bank

Rashia Tlaib says ‘oppressive conditions’ were imposed to humiliate her on family visit US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected Israel’s offer to let her travel to the West Bank, saying she would not visit her family after the Israeli government lifted a ban on her entry but imposed “oppressive conditions” to humiliate her. Ms […]

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Five killed as Pakistan and India trade fire amid Kashmir tension

Three Pakistani troops and two civilians were killed during a clash with India over the disputed frontier in Kashmir, as Imran Khan warned of the ethnic cleansing of Muslims after Delhi revoked the region’s autonomy. Pakistan’s military said India had opened fire over the fortified line of control killing three soldiers, before a counter attack […]

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Amid outcry, US congresswomen slam Israel’s move to deny entry

Rashida Tlaib calls move ‘sign of weakness’, Ilhan Omar says Netanyahu aligns himself ‘with Islamophobes’ like Trump. United States congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have called Israel’s decision to bar them from entering the country before a planned visit to the occupied West Bank “a sign of weakness” and “an insult to democratic values”. […]

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Tunisia president Beji Caid Essebsi dies, aged 92

Beji Caid Essebsi was a major player in the country’s transition to democracy since 2011 Tunisia’s 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, has died, the presidency said in a statement on Thursday. Essebsi was taken to a military hospital on Wednesday. Essebsi, a major player in the country’s transition to democracy since 2011, had been hospitalised late last month and […]

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At UN, Britain, France, Germany, 19 others condemn China’s mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims

– China’s arch rival, US abstains, and why In a historical first, twenty two member countries of the United Nations Human Rights Council issued a joint statement condemning China’s mass incarceration of over one million Uighurs and other Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang. In an unprecedented letter, ambassadors from 22 countries voiced their concerns […]

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180 years after, Greece builds first mosque for Muslims

– Set to open in September It’s official! Greek’s capital and largest city, Athens now has its first formal mosque in more than 180 years and according to the President Prokopis Pavlopoulos-led government, the beautiful edifice, which gulped $967,000 of state funds, is set to open for use in September 2019, about three years after […]

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