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French PM Cancels Israel Trip over ‘Domestic Policy’ Issues

French PM Cancels Israel Trip over ‘Domestic Policy’ Issues

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe cancelled on Wednesday a trip to Israel over “domestic policy” issues, his office announced. Philippe had been expected to visit Jerusalem on June 1 for an event promoting ties between France and Israel along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Nabih Berri Re-Elected Lebanese Parliament Speaker

Nabih Berri Re-Elected Lebanese Parliament Speaker

Lebanese lawmakers re-elected on Wednesday Nabih Berri as parliament speaker, a post he has held since 1992. The 128-seat assembly voted 98 in favor of Berri, with 29 blank ballots and one that was annulled.

Israel Refuses to Cooperate with UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza

Israel Refuses to Cooperate with UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has rejected the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to establish a commission of inquiry into the massacres of the Israeli occupation forces against civilians in the Return Marches in the Gaza Strip. In order to evade its international obligations, it tasked the milit

Palestinians Calls on ICC to Probe Israeli Crimes

Palestinians Calls on ICC to Probe Israeli Crimes

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki called on the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to launch an “immediate” investigations into crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian people. Speaking to reporters at the ICC in The Hague, Netherlands, he said he submitted the referral t

Palestinian President’s Health is Improving

Palestinian President’s Health is Improving

For the second day, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remained in Istishri Arab Hospital in Ramallah, raising a lot of local and regional concerns about the future of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the event of his absence. Abbas's aides have given many assurance about his health, but his me

Rights Report: Football World Cup in Russia is Tainted with Blood of Syrian Civilians

Rights Report: Football World Cup in Russia is Tainted with Blood of Syrian Civilians

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) released a report entitled, “The World Cup is Tainted with the Blood of 6,133 Syrian Civilians Killed by Russia”, documenting the most flagrant violations by Russian forces since the start of its military intervention in Syria on September 30, 2015. The

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