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Hamdallah also called on world countries to recognize a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital (AFP/File)
December 12, 2017 - 11:11 GMT
"We call on the U.N. and Security Council to shoulder their responsibilities and pressure Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian lands, including East Jerusalem," Hamdallah told a news conference ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting in Ramallah.
The explosion occurred in a heavily-trafficked underground walkway in the middle of the morning rush hour (AFP)
December 12, 2017 - 11:09 GMT
The 27-year-old suspect in the New York Bombing said he carried out the attack because of recent Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip, an unnamed law enforcement source told CNN.
ISIS has recently suffered a string of defeats in Iraq and Syria after overrunning much of both countries in mid-2014 (AFP/File)
December 12, 2017 - 11:06 GMT
Scores of ISIS militants attacked military barracks and checkpoints belonging to the Hashd al-Shaabi militia in Tal Safuk, west of Mosul, Capt. Sabhan Kazem said.
The Korea Central News Agency released an English report on the Eighth Conference of Munitions Industry held Monday in Pyongyang where officials reviewed the progress and achievements of the state's arms development.
December 12, 2017 - 08:38 GMT
The Korea Central News Agency released an English report on the Eighth Conference of Munitions Industry held Monday in Pyongyang where officials reviewed the progress and achievements of the state's arms development.
A fire truck arrives after a reported explosion at the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Dec. 11, 2017 in New York (Bryan R. Smith/AFP)
December 11, 2017 - 15:15 GMT
An explosion in a subway near New York City's Port Authority during the Monday morning commute injured at least one person and put a suspect in custody, authorities said.
A Rohingya outside Sittwe in Myanmar's Rakhine state (Ye Aung Thu/AFP Photo)
December 11, 2017 - 14:48 GMT
Al Bawaba spoke with Rohingya activist Nay San Lwin about the ongoing genocide and the lack of international action to end it.
On Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Iraq’s border with Syria had been completely secured (AFP/File)
December 11, 2017 - 14:02 GMT
Scores of ISIS militants on Monday surrendered to Iraqi security forces west of Mosul, regional capital of the northern Nineveh province, according to an Iraqi military source.
Protesters shout slogans and wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration against the U.S. president's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, on Dec. 8, 2017, in the Jordanian capital Amman (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP)
December 11, 2017 - 13:02 GMT
The Lower House on Sunday tasked its Legal Committee with poring over Jordan’s peace treaty with Israel and its pursuant agreements, and come up with proposals to address the Israeli violations to the provisions of the 1994 pact.
Since Aug. 25, over 625,000 Rohingya have crossed from Myanmar's western state of Rakhine into Bangladesh (AFP)
December 11, 2017 - 10:52 GMT
“The violence against the Rohingya in Northern Rakhine in Burma … may also constitute crimes against humanity and even genocide,” the report by parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee said.
The protest brought together over 300 members of the professional associations (Twitter/Salim Essaid)
December 11, 2017 - 10:51 GMT
The country's professional associations on Sunday held a protest to condemn and reject U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
A protester throws a tire on a fire during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on Dec. 10, 2017, to protest against Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (ANWAR AMRO/AFP)
December 11, 2017 - 10:22 GMT
Clashes with security personnel ebbed and flowed throughout the morning. Close to the security barricade, a crowd of protesters chanted slogans as piles of burning tires and trash sent thick black plumes of smoke into the air just meters behind them.
Qatar's Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah (R) signs an agreement with his British counterpart Gavin Williamson to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from the U.K., in the capital Doha on Dec. 10, 2017 (Stringer/AFP)
December 11, 2017 - 08:42 GMT
The statement said the two countries also signed an agreement to discuss the establishment of a "joint operation fleet."
2016's increase in weapons sales was the first time a rise occurred after five consecutive years of decline (AFP/File)
December 11, 2017 - 08:08 GMT
Global arms manufacturers increased sales in 2016 -- the first increase of worldwide weapon distribution since 2010, according to data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
A clinic in Aleppo damaged by air strikes in 2016 (Thaer Mohammed/AFP)
December 11, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
For medical professionals in ISIS’ former stronghold of Raqqa, trying to save lives meant risking shelling, airstrikes and arrest.
“Declaring it as a capital and relocating the embassy has no validity for us” (AFP/File)
December 10, 2017 - 15:03 GMT
Speaking at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in Sivas, central Turkey, Erdogan said: “Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is null and void for us in any case."
Chinese police in Urumqi, Xinjiang Province in 2009, (AFP/File)
December 10, 2017 - 14:56 GMT
Thousands of Chinese jihadist separatists are threatening China, and China doesn't seem to have a workable plan to stop them.