AU joins world leaders in rebuking Trump

THE African Union (AU) has joined other world leaders in rebuking the United States over the announcement made by President Donald Trump on Wednesday that they now recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and Washington would soon move its embassy from Tel Aviv. AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat in a statement said he…
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BREAKING NEWS: Jerusalem decision fallout

There was a heavy Jordanian security presence around the US embassy in Amman on Thursday as protesters gathered. Roads leading up to the embassy were blocked off as protesters arrived on foot, some calling for the US and Israeli embassies in the country to be closed.There have also been clashes in the West Bank city…
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US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital stirs sentiments of Islamic world

CAIRO. — US President Donald Trump’s declaration on Wednesday to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital drew strong condemnation from the Arab states and the Islamic world, despite Israel hailing the move as “courageous and just decision.” Defying all warnings, Trump announced his official recognition and instructed the State Department to begin the process of moving…
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Palestinian leader hits back at Trump

RAMALLAH. – President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that with US President Donald Trump declaring that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, he has chosen to disregard all international resolutions and bilateral agreements, preferring to ignore and contradict the international consensus expressed by many countries and leaders of the world, its spiritual leaders and regional…
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World, bar Israel, condemns Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

PARIS. – US President Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has drawn sharp criticism, with the significant exception of Israel. Here are key reactions from around the world: Israel salutes ‘historic’ day Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Trump’s recognition as “historic” and a “courageous and just decision”. Netanyahu also…
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Sacked leaders named on Catalan electoral lists

MADRID. – Jailed and exiled figures from Catalonia’s separatist movement feature prominently in party lists unveiled by the region’s pro-independence factions, ahead of elections called for December 21. Of the 14 members of the Catalan government who were dismissed by the central government in October, 12 are on the two main separatist lists, the “Together…
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LATEST & DEVELOPING: No Military Takeover in Zim

Farirai Machivenyika, Senior Reporter 10:26 – Action taken by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) today does not represent a military takeover of the Government but is meant to address the political, social and economic situation that could have ended in violent conflict, the ZDF said in a statement. LISTEN TO STATEMENT HERE 10:41 – The situation…
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