France expresses regret Jude Johnson The United States plans to withdraw from UNESCO, citing financial reasons, as well as what it said was anti-Israel bias at the U.N.’s educational, cultural and science organization. UNESCO was notified Thursday morning of the U.S. intention to withdraw at the end of 2018. The State Department
The Palestinian group Hamas says it has reached an agreement with rival group Fatah, ending a decade-long rift. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, said details of the deal would be released later on Thursday. Fatah has not commented. According to BBC, Egypt has been brokering reconciliation talks in Cairo. Palestinians in Gaza
Controversial Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli news site Walla! that the regime was clearly victorious over the rebels, in a war that has cost half-a-million lives. “Assad has emerged victorious in the battle. Suddenly, everyone wants to get closer to Assad,” he said. “I see that there is now a long
Reactions continue to pour in over the independence referendum in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, which was held in defiance of widespread calls for its cancellation. On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani that pushing for independence risked sparking an "ethnic war" in the
But don't forget about the massive arms caches On Sept. 18, 2017, the United States established its first permanent manned military base in Israel at Mashabim Air Base in the Negev Desert. Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovich, the head of the Israeli Air Force’s Aerial Defense Command, hailed the event as “nothing short of
Josephine Ella-Ejeh The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) has announced new emergency call lines for Pilgrims in the holy land. Chairman of the commission, Barr. Bello Mukhtar , who made the announcement during a press briefing at the Arafat Hajj Rite said that the emergency lines was to help pilgrims anytime they are in
By David Bressan On November the 1st 1983, leading Russian and American scientists, including author Carl Sagan, discussed the possible consequences of a nuclear war. Apart from the immediate destruction of infrastructure and the loss of millions of lives, the scientists were mostly concerned about the possible aftermath of such a war.
Jerusalem: Israel is eyeing the strong middle class base in India to boost its exports, capitalising on the momentum generated by the “historic” visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but scepticism persists here due to stalled discussions on a free trade agreement (FTA). “India is a key export market for Israel.