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Israel suspends ties with UN security council nations over resolution

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Israel‘s Foreign Ministry has reportedly suspended all working ties with 12 of the UN Security Council countries that voted to pass a resolution urging Israel to halt building settlements on occupied Palestinian land, Business Insider said. The move came at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s request, one day after he summoned 10 of the nations’ ambassadors to Jerusalem to personally reprimand them for the vote. Foreign ministers and ambassadors from Britain, France, Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Angola, Egypt, Uruguay, Spain, Senegal and New Zealand will not be received at Israel’s Foreign Ministry amid the suspension,...

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Christmas like Eid in Kashmir as Christians express solidarity with Muslims

By: Yasir Ashraf Source: Greater Kashmir Christmas in Kashmir was on Sunday celebrated with austerity in wake of the civilian killings during the recent summer uprising in the region. In his Christmas message Father Roy Mathew, parish priest at Holy Family Catholic Church at MA Road here, said that the Christian community of Kashmir shares the pain of Muslim brethren of Kashmir. He led the special prayers on the occasion. “We are with them (Kashmiri Muslims) in their pain. We will offer prayers but there will be no celebrations,” Mathews said in his Christmas message delivered this morning. December 25 marks the annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and is celebrated across the...

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Malaysia ready for talks with Myanmar on Rohingya Muslims

By: Muzliza Mustafa for RFA affiliate, BenarNews Source: RFA Malaysian officials say they are prepared to talk with their counterparts in Myanmar to find a resolution to end alleged human rights abuses against ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. A statement from Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Foreign Minister Anifah Aman is prepared to meet with Myanmar’s State Counselor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to determine how the Muslim-majority country can assist Myanmar to end the violence. Myanmar has called for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to participate in a retreat in Yangon Monday to discuss recent developments in the...

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