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UN deletes ‘apartheid’ report on Israel from website, top official resigns

By: Nandini Krishnamoorthy Source: IBT Senior UN official Rima Khalaf announced her resignation on Friday (17 March) amid pressure to withdraw a report that calls Israel an “apartheid state”. She accused the “powerful member states” of the UN of attacking “those who advocate the cause of their victims”. Khalaf is the UN under-secretary general and head of the Lebanon-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which promotes cooperation between 18 Arab states. The commission published a report on Wednesday (15 March) branding Israel an “apartheid state” in what is the first time a UN body had levelled racism charges against...

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Trump to Abbas: “time for peace deal with Israel”

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net U.S. President Donald Trump told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Friday, March 10 that it’s time for a comprehensive agreement to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, The Washington Times reports. “The president emphasized his personal belief that peace is possible and that the time has come to make a deal,” the White House said in a readout of the phone conversation between the two leaders. “The president noted that such a deal would not only give Israelis and Palestinians the peace and security they deserve, but that it would reverberate positively throughout the region and the world.” Trump invited Abbas to a meeting at the White House...

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Three dead after Indian shelling in Kashmir

By: Abu Arqam Naqash Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) – Three people were killed and five wounded on Monday in Indian shelling across the disputed border with Pakistan in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistani officials said, as tension simmers between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Feelings have run high since July, when Indian security forces killed a young Kashmiri fighter in Indian-administered Kashmir, prompting months of protests and a corresponding security crackdown that has claimed more than 80 lives. “There has been intense shelling in Nakyal sector since morning,” said Pakistani official Sardar Zeeshan Nisar, confirming the...

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