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PM Narendra Modi to visit to Palestine, UAE, Oman in February 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on four-day official state visit to Palestine, Oman and UAE in February 2018. This will be the first ever visit by Indian Prime Minister to Palestine and PM Modi’s second visit to UAE and first to Oman. During the visit, PM Modi will hold talks with the leadership in ..

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Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub wins 2016 Global Teacher Prize

Palestinian teacher Hanan Al Hroub from a refugee camp has been awarded prestigious one million dollar 2016 Global Teacher Prize. She was presented with the award at a ceremony held in Dubai for her outstanding contribution to the profession. She beat nine other finalists to bag the award including India’s Robin Chaurasiya, who runs a ..

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Middle East solution needs moderation

Middle East solution needs moderation. The failure of talks between Palestine and Israel has pushed Palestine to take recourse to international legal instruments. Palestinian Authority has thus quickly acceded to the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court as the UNSC resolution to upgrade its status from Observer to Non-Member Observer State was defeated due to ..

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Pope Francis canonises two Palestinian nuns

Pope Francis has canonized Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Bawardy from Palestine. The canonization ceremony was held in Vatican’s St Peter’s Square and was attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and over 2,000 Christian pilgrims from the region. Both of them are 19th Century nuns who lived in Ottoman-ruled Palestine. They are also are the ..

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UK Government passes motion to recognize Palestine

The UK House of Commons passed a motion, voting overwhelmingly in favour of recognizing Palestine as a State. Significantly, this motion is not binding on the UK government even though the House voted 274-12 in favour of granting recognition. Therefore, the vote, though highly symbolic, is not expected to bring about any real change in ..

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India to provide four million US dollars for rebuilding the Gaza Strip

At the International Gaza Donor Conference in Cairo, India pledged to donate US $ 4 mn in aid to rebuild Gaza Strip. The Conference is to raise money for rebuilding efforts in Gaza after its latest 50 day war with Israel. Presentation by Palestinian Authority The Palestinian Authority presented a 76 page long National Early ..

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