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Group photo at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on last week's US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, on December 13, 2017 in Istanbul. - Edited photo (YASIN AKGUL / AFP)
December 13, 2017 - 14:59 GMT
In the hours before and since yesterday’s announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital countries across the Arab world condemned the move.
A Lebanese representative said “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine” and that Trump is a cancer of the region, supporting the Zionist entity” (Shutterstock/File)
December 13, 2017 - 14:34 GMT
The Israeli delegation stormed out of the ongoing Euro-Mediterranean Summit meeting after a Lebanese representative criticized the Israeli occupation and U.S. President Donald Trump.
December 13, 2017 - 13:37 GMT
"Since its establishment to date, Israel relies on the principle of force, the usurpation of rights and the displacement, taking advantage of the veto power and the international laxity."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers the opening speech during an Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on last week's U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Istanbul on Dec. 13, 2017 (EMRAH YORULMAZ / POOL / AFP)
December 13, 2017 - 13:15 GMT
Relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognizing the city as its capital was deemed a punishment for Palestinians Wednesday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Ergodan at a Middle Eastern summit.
Trump and the Senators that supported his Jerusalem move (Al Bawaba)
December 13, 2017 - 12:44 GMT
Trump, for the first time in his time as President, seemed to have enthusiastic and bipartisan support for one of his many blunders.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan delivers the opening speech during an Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on last week's U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Istanbul on Dec. 13, 2017 (EMRAH YORULMAZ/POOL/AFP)
December 13, 2017 - 11:54 GMT
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states are expected to call on the world to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital during Wednesday’s Istanbul summit.
The airstrikes came shortly after Israel said it had intercepted a rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel (AFP/File)
December 13, 2017 - 08:58 GMT
A Palestinian security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the strikes targeted two Hamas military positions in the southern Khan Younis city.
December 13, 2017 - 08:41 GMT
"When do the talks begin? We have said, from the diplomatic side, we are ready to talk any time North Korea would like to talk. And we are ready to have the first meeting without preconditions. Let's just meet," Tillerson said at the Atlantic Council think tank in the U.S. capital.
The campaign has eliminated 25 illegal drug-processing laboratories in Helmand province (AFP/File)
December 13, 2017 - 08:14 GMT
American military officials said a U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan destroyed $80 million in narcotics money as part of a campaign to target Taliban revenue streams.
Huthi rebel fighters inspect the damage after a reported air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeted the presidential palace in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Dec. 5, 2017 (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
December 13, 2017 - 07:48 GMT
All of Russia's diplomatic staff has left Yemen due to deadly clashes in the capital of Sanaa, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Tuesday.
The supervisor of the cinema sector, Fahd Al-Muammar, said that GCAM, as the sector regulator, would begin preparing the necessary practical steps and procedures for running cinema houses in the Kingdom (AFP/File)
December 12, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
In a media statement, the supervisor of the cinema sector, Fahd Al-Muammar, said that GCAM, as the sector regulator, would begin preparing the necessary practical steps and procedures for running cinema houses in the Kingdom.
Andre Toriz
December 12, 2017 - 15:31 GMT
While many of Beirut’s glitzy bars appear one night and vanish the next, one unassuming venue has survived the country’s bitter civil war, the Israeli bombardment of 2006 and now the owner says he would happily take up arms against ISIS if Jihadists tried to stand in his way.
North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations Ja Song Nam (AFP/File)
December 12, 2017 - 15:05 GMT
Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that the North's ambassador to the United Nations Ja Song Nam arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he told reporters that talks with the United States could be in the cards.
November's deadly earthquake killed over 550 people and injured thousands (AFP/File)
December 12, 2017 - 13:04 GMT
There is no immediate report on possible casualties or damage.
Nearly 420,000 migrants from 38 nationalities are trapped in Libya as about 120,000 individuals arrived in Europe this year (AFP/File)
December 12, 2017 - 12:47 GMT
European governments are "knowingly complicit" in the horrific abuse of migrants in Libya, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
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.