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Guyana takes over G77 Chairmanship for 2020

The South American country Guyana recently took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 (G77) for the year 2020 from Palestine, which chaired the group for 2019. The Foreign Minister of Palestine formally handed over the gavel to the Prime Minister of Guyana. The Group of 77(G77), which was established in 1964 in Geneva, ..

$100 million pledged by the Arab League for Palestinian Authority

The Arab League has pledged a sum of $100m a month for the Palestinian Authority for plugging the gap which has been created due to the blockade of the tax transfers by Israel earlier in the year. It has been confirmed by the governments of various Arab states that they will support the state budget ..

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 ..

Gaza Marks Anniversary of Protests

Many hundreds of Palestinians have gathered at the border of Israel-Gaza fence to mark the first anniversary of the Great March of Return protests. People had gathered despite facing the Israeli tanks and troops which had built up on the fortified border. Many live rounds, rubber bullets and even tear gas had been used by ..

Israel hit by rocket, Seven wounded

In a rocket attack allegedly fired from the Gaza Strip has struck a home in central part of Tel Aviv, wounding seven people and led the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short his US trip. Netanyahu has vowed a strong and a potential major conflagration to the attack as the elections near in Israel. ..

Gaza: Rights Groups Condemn Hamas crackdown on Protests

Many human rights organisations and groups have strongly condemned the attacks on protestors by the security forces of Hamas group in the Gaza Strip. People have been protesting against the growing costs of living and taxes for many days under the aegis of a new movement called “We want to live”, which was formed a ..

Mohammad Shtayyeh is the new Palestinian PM

President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine has appointed Mohammad Shtayyeh as the new Prime Minister as per the official reports. Palestinian News Agency, Wafa reported that Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the spokesperson to the President stated that Mahmoud had received Shtayyeh at his office, and was asked to form a new government. Mohammad Shtayyeh is the member ..

Mohammad Shtayyeh named as new Prime Minister of Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has officially named Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh as the new Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority. The announcement comes six weeks after Rami al-Hamdallah tendered his resignation from the post and of his unity government to President Mahmoud Abbas, underscoring the failure of Hamas and Fatah to implement a power-sharing deal. Shtayyeh ..