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Mohammad Shtayyeh sworn-in as new prime minister of Palestine

Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh has been sworn-in as the new prime minister of the State of Palestine by President Mahmoud Abbas at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The 18th Palestinian government since the establishment of the Palestinian Authrity in 1995 was sworn in according to a presidential decree issued by Abbas. The ..

US pulls forces from Libya

The US military on Sunday relocated many of its troops from Libya. The fighting in Libya has increased. But the US has temporarily relocate the forces from Libya in the midst. The troops protect the diplomatic facilitates in the country. In 2012, the US diplomatic compound was attacked in Libya killing 4 Americans including the ..

Malta: Three teens charged over hijacking refugee ship

Three teens have been charged in Malta for their alleged role in hijacking of a merchant ship that had rescued them from off the coast of Libya. They have been charged with an act of terrorism. The teens had been among the 108 refugees and other asylum-seekers who had been rescued by the El Hiblu ..

Trump : US recognises Israeli claim on Golan heights

President Trump signed a proclamation which grants US recognition of Israel’s claim over Golan Heights. The spot was seized by Israel in war 5 decades ago. The action was taken as the terrorist groups and Iran are trying to make Golan heights a launching ground to attack Israel.  It was captured by Israel from Syria ..

Israel passes law to declare that only Jews have right of self-determination

Israel has passed a law to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country. The nation-state law, backed by the right-wing government, was passed by a vote of 62 for and 55 against and two abstentions in the 120-member parliament after months of political argument. The law was enacted just after ..

The 2018 cultural festival ‘India by Nile’ to be held in Egypt

The mega annual cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ will be held in Cairo, Egypt from March 6, 2018 with main focus on classical culture. The 12-day event will host a wide range of events to celebrate Indian culture and its diversity. It is the biggest foreign festival in Egypt which provides audiences an Indian ..

Four MOUs signed between India and Egypt

India and Egypt, the two major Civilizations to carry mutual relations to new heights India- Egypt shared an accord over carrying their mutual relation ahead in coming times. India assured the provision of all feasible aid to Egypt in an attempt to its restructuring attempts. The key sector identified in this regard is the IT ..