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Palestinian PM urges int’l community to uphold financial promises to UNRWA

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RAMALLAH, June 20 (Xinhua) — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah urged on Wednesday the international community to uphold financial promises to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) amid its financial crisis. Hamdallah said in a press statement following his meeting with UNRWA General Commissioner Pierre Krahenbuhl in Ramallah that some parties […]

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Trump signs order halting separation of families

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday halting his administration’s practice of separating undocumented parents suspected of crossing the border illegally, from their children. Trump said last Friday he would be unable to remedy the situation through executive action, variously blaming Congress and Democrats for his practice. It is unclear what has changed. “It’s […]

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Canada PM: ‘What’s going on in the US is wrong’

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TRENTON, Canada – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added his criticism Wednesday to the global outcry condemning the U.S. policy of separating undocumented children from their parents. On his way to Parliament in the capital city of Ottawa, Trudeau did an impromptu session with reporters and left no doubt where he stood on the issue of […]

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U.S. pullout from UNHRC shows disrespect for UN: Russia

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MOSCOW, June 20 (Xinhua) — The U.S. decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) demonstrates its disrespect for the international body, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday. “The United States once again dealt a powerful blow to its own human rights reputation and demonstrated disrespect not just to […]

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White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

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AMMAN: President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, kicked off a swing through the Middle East on Tuesday, meeting with Jordan’s king as part of a broader effort to lay the groundwork for an expected Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Kushner and White House envoy Jason Greenblatt held talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah, a key […]

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Iran’s President Rouhani clashes with General Soleimani over Revolutionary guards funding: Reports

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LONDON: Iranian president Ali Rouhani clashed recently with General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Quds Brigade, over the Republican guard’s budget, according to Iranian media reports. An Iranian paper quoted by Al-Arabiya said that the verbal clash between the two leaders took place at a Eid Al-Fitr reception in Tehran. Solaimani is reported […]

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British PM faces Brexit showdown with pro-EU rebels

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LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with her pro-EU MPs on Wednesday over parliament’s role in the final Brexit deal, which could influence her entire negotiation strategy. MPs will vote on amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill setting out how much power lawmakers will have if the government fails to agree a […]

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Iraq rejects notion of forcibly repatriating refugees

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BAGHDAD: The Iraqi government on Wednesday renewed its rejection of forcibly repatriating refugees currently residing abroad, saying it was coordinating with refugee-hosting countries based on the principle of voluntary repatriation. “The Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement is coordinating with several [refugee-hosting] countries through the UN with a view to encouraging the voluntary repatriation of Iraqis […]

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UK PM May calls US images of of migrant children ‘deeply disturbing’

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LONDON: British Prime Minster Theresa May on Wednesday said images from the United States of migrant children being held in cages were “deeply disturbing” and that she would press President Donald Trump on the issue. “On what we have seen in the United States, pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages […]

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30,000 Syrians eligible to vote in Turkish elections

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ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is quoted as saying that 30,000 Syrians who acquired Turkish nationality are eligible to vote in Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The Hurriyet newspaper and other media said Yildirim made the comments Tuesday in the city of Izmir. Turkey, which is hosting 3.5 million Syrian refugees, announced in 2016 […]

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