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Al-Sisi heads to Saudi Arabia to attend 29th Arab Summit

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi headed on Saturday to Dammam, Saudi Arabia to attend the 29th Arab League Summit, which is scheduled to kick off on Sunday. The summit, titled Arab Reunification, will discuss several issues that will be at the forefront of discussions, including the situations in Palestine and Syria, as well as the Libyan …

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World reacts to Syrian air strikes

Following the Saturday airstrikes that targeted military and research facilities believed to be used by the Syrian regime to stage chemical attacks on civilians, divided opinions dominated the political sphere all over the world. The airstrikes, which were launched by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, targeted military headquarters of Bashar Al-Assad’s regime …

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Trump says may travel to Jerusalem for embassy opening

US President Donald Trump on Monday said he might travel to Israel to attend the opening ceremony of his country’s new embassy in Jerusalem. Trump made the statement during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office. In December, Trump reversed decades of US policy to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Netanyahu …

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Israel backtracks on plans to tax churches in Jerusalem

Israel has suspended a plan to tax church properties in Jerusalem following a backlash. In response, Christian leaders have reopened the Church of the Holy Sepulchre after closing it due to the controversial measures. The Israeli government said on Tuesday it would suspend a controversial tax and expropriation bill that Christian leaders in Jerusalem had …

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Russian-backed ceasefire takes effect in eastern Ghouta

Civilians may now exit one of Syria’s last rebel strongholds under a temporary ceasefire ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The United Nations has urged warring parties to allow aid into devastated areas. Eastern Ghouta near Damascus was relatively calm on Tuesday morning after a Russian-backed ceasefire entered into force at 9:00 am local time. …

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