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Arab League to lobby for UN Palestine recognition

AMMAN, Jan 7, (Agencies): Arab states will soon embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognise a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said. Six Arab foreign ministers met in …

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No dent in US ties over Jerusalem – Arab parliament seeks to thwart Israel’s UNSC membership

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28, (Agencies): Kuwaiti-US relations have not been jeopardized by the Kuwaiti opposition to the US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah has affirmed. Relations between the two countries are strategic and extend to partnership on various realms, Al-Jarallah told reporters Wednesday …

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Iran parliament nod for Jerusalem-Palestine bill

TEHRAN, Dec 27, (Agencies): Iranian lawmakers, with 198 votes in favor and one abstained, approved Wednesday the outlines of a bill to support Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the Law tasks the Presiding Board of the Parliament to “deepen and broaden …

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Pope ‘urges’ dialogue for two-state solution – Pontiff laments winds of war

VATICAN CITY, Dec 25, (Agencies): Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after US President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Francis spoke of the Middle East conflict and other …

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Jerusalem shadows Christmas – Tension simmers

BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territories, Dec 24, (Agencies): Palestinian scouts played drums and bagpipes as Christmas celebrations began in Bethlehem on Sunday, but many tourists stayed away with tensions still simmering following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Dec 6 announcement by US President Donald Trump unleashed demonstrations and clashes, …

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Kuwait joins 128 in favor of resolution – US threats seen boosting abstentions to 35

U.N. ASSEMBLY VOTES AGAINST U.S. JERUSALEM SHIFT UNITED NATIONS, Dec 21, (Agencies): More than 120 countries including the State of Kuwait defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as …

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‘Gear for full recognition of Palestine’ – MPs approve recommendations on Jerusalem

U.S. TO ‘TAKE NAMES’ ON U.N. JERUSALEM VOTE KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: The National Assembly Wednesday unanimously approved six recommendations submitted by MPs on the issue of US administration decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The six recommendations …

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Kuwait regrets US veto of Jerusalem resolution – UN General Assembly to vote

NEW YORK, Dec 19, (Agencies): Kuwait Ambassador to the UN Mansour Al-Otaibi Monday expressed regret over the US veto of a UN draft resolution on Jerusalem, but said the US move was expected. The Egyptian-sponsored draft resolution was balanced and reaffirmed status of Jerusalem as listed in previous UN Security …

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Cabinet commends outcome of OIC summit on Jerusalem

Ministers assigned to take charge of authorities, dev projects KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17, (KUNA): The Cabinet lauded on Sunday the outcome of last week’s urgent Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Jerusalem, which was held in Istanbul. The Cabinet said in a statement that the gathering had reflected the …

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DC signals Western Wall for Israel – Turkey seeks to annul Trump decision at UN

SPEAKER WARNS ON TEMPORARY MOVES OVER JERUSALEM WASHINGTON, Dec 16, (Agencies): Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem’s Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the …

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