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Palestinians have right to east Jerusalem as capital: Saudi king

Palestinians have the right to Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital, Saudi King Salman said Wednesday, echoing calls at an Islamic summit in Istanbul from which he had stayed away. “The kingdom has called for a political solution to resolve regional crises, foremost of which is the Palestinian issue and the restoration of the Palestinian […]


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Saudi King Salman decries Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has reiterated the Kingdom’s stated commitment to a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. Palestinians have the right to Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem as their capital, Salman said on Wednesday in response to the US decision last week to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel […]


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Russia asks UN for green light to send arms to C. Africa

Russia has asked the UN Security Council for permission to supply light arms and ammunition to the struggling armed forces of the Central African Republic beginning next week, according to a request obtained by AFP on Tuesday. The move has raised concerns from France which has questioned Russia’s plan, notably over the storage of the […]


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US military chopper window falls on Japan school: military

A window from a US military helicopter fell onto a school sports ground in southern Japan Wednesday, the marines said, apologising for a “regrettable” incident likely to fuel opposition to their presence. There were no immediate reports of injuries from the accident that took place at 10:09am (0109 GMT) local time at an elementary school […]


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Russia begins partial withdrawal from Syria

The first Russian troops returned home Tuesday from their deployment in Syria, beginning a partial withdrawal from a mission widely seen as decisive in swinging the war in favour of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Damascus. Some were welcomed by small crowds holding patriotic banners in ceremonies with Soviet-era music in the background. Others were […]