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Guatemala Opens Embassy In Jerusalem After US Move


Following in US’ footsteps, Guatemala opens its embassy in Jerusalem, despite international condemnation. Guatemala has opened its embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States, which inaugurated its embassy in the city two days prior, in a move that has triggered international condemnation. Wednesday’s development comes amid widespread anger and protests in the occupied Palestinian territories, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or Catastrophe. ... Read More »

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim Released After Getting Full Pardon

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Former deputy prime minister arrives at the royal palace to meet with king after being released from prison. Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been released from prison after receiving a full pardon from the king on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference after being freed following the royal pardon, he thanked the Malaysian people for standing by “the principles of democracy and freedom”. “Now ... Read More »

North, South Korea to Hold High-level Talks May 16


North Korea and South Korea agreed on Tuesday to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16 to discuss steps needed to uphold the pledge to denuclearise the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said. The meeting will discuss specific plans needed to carry out the April 27 inter-Korea summit declaration, which includes pledges to finally end a seven-decade war this year, and pursue “complete denuclearisation”. “The South and North ... Read More »

Iraq Election: Shia Leader Muqtada Al-Sadr Alliance Set To Win

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With 91 percent of ballots counted, alliance of Muqtada al-Sadr is in the lead in six provinces, including Baghdad. The Sairoon Alliance of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadris set to win Iraq’s parliamentary elections in a remarkable comeback after being sidelined for years by Iranian-backed rivals. With over 91 percent of votes counted in 16 of Iraq‘s 18 provinces, Iran-backed Shia militia chief Hadi al-Amiri’s Fatah (Conquest) Coalition ... Read More »

Gaza Killings: New Yorkers Call For Justice In Nakba Protest


About 300 activists demand Israel be brought to justice for rights violations after scores were killed in Gaza Strip. New York City, United States - Chanting slogans, raising placards and singing resistance songs, about 300 people marched through Brooklyn in New York on Monday to commemorate the 70th year since the Nakba, or catastrophe, in which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled from their homes ... Read More »

Iran: Israeli Claims Are ‘Fabricated’ And ‘Baseless’

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Tehran denies Israel’s allegations that it launched rocket attacks in the occupied Golan Heights. Iran has denied Israel’s allegations that it launched rocket attacks on its forces in the occupied Golan Heights, calling the claims “fabricated” and “baseless”. On Thursday, Israel launched a wave of attacks on what it called Iranian targets in Syria in response to alleged Iranian attacks that targeted the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory of Golan Heights for the first time. It ... Read More »

Search For Survivors After Deadly Kenya Dam Collapse


Kenya’s public prosecutor orders investigation after a commercial dam burst killed 50 people in Rift Valley A search and rescue operation is under way in Kenya after a deadly dam collapse, which killed at least 50 people with dozens more still missing. Water burst through the banks of the Patel Dam in Kenya’s Rift Valley, about 150km north of the capital Nairobi, on Wednesday night, washing ... Read More »

Activists Launch ‘Justice For Rohingya’ Campaign In London

A legal campaign launched to initiate prosecution of Myanmar officials behind alleged crimes against humanity. An independent legal campaign has been launched in the UK with the aim of initiating the prosecution of those responsible for crimes against humanity in Myanmar‘s Rakhine State. The Justice for Rohingya Minority (JFRM) was launched at the Amnesty International’s UK headquarters in London on Thursday by freelance journalist Veronica Pedrosa, who has ... Read More »

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad On Course To Be World’s Oldest Elected Leader

Mahathir Mohamad is on course to become the world’s oldest elected leader at 92, after a shock victory in Malaysia’s bitterly fought election. The former PM came out of retirement and defected to the opposition to take on his one-time protégé Najib Razak, beset by corruption allegations. His historic win has ousted the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which has been in power since independence in ... Read More »

Trump Welcomes Freed US Prisoners From North Korea


US president thanks North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and greets three Americans released by Pyongyang. Three Americans freed from prison in North Korea have arrived back in the US a day after their release. US President Donald Trump, alongside First Lady Melania Trump, welcomed the trio when they arrived at the Joint Base Andrews in Maryland outside Washington, DC on Thursday. Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim, and ... Read More »

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