Palestinian leaders reconsider recognition of Israel

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 03:33 Written by

The Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) Central Council, the second-highest Palestinian decision-making body, has recommended to revoke recognition of Israel until the latter recognizes the State of Palestine in its 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by the government on Tuesday.

Over 75 percent of Yemenis in need of aid: UN

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 03:32 Written by

More than three-quarters of Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid as the war between rebels and the Saudi-backed government nears its fourth year, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Bangladesh said on Tuesday it would complete the process of returning within two years many of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled a conflict in Myanmar, following a meeting of the neighbors.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the US was working to form a "terror army" on his country's southern border by training a new force in Syria that includes Kurdish fighters.

The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, US officials said.

President Trump: 'I am not a racist'

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 04:16 Written by

President Donald Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe African nations.

The US President reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on immigration reform.

He has now told reporters: "I am not a racist. I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed."

UN urges Colombian ELN rebels to stop attacks

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 04:07 Written by

Colombia’s ELN rebel group must cease attacks and restart peace talks with the government to end more than a half-century of war, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, amid renewed violence after the end of a ceasefire between the two sides.

US cannot undermine Iran nuclear deal: Rouhani

Monday, 15 January 2018 03:41 Written by

The United States has failed to undermine the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement broadcast on state television.

Up to 180 killed in two weeks in Ghouta, Syria

Monday, 15 January 2018 03:40 Written by

The number of people killed in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta has reached 179 after a little over two weeks of government and Russian bombardment, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).