US vows to veto UN resolution on protecting Palestinians

US vows to veto UN resolution on protecting Palestinians

US vows to veto UN resolution on protecting Palestinians © Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / Getty Images / AFP | US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council emergency session on the Israel-Gaza conflict at UN headquarters on May 30, 2018 in New York City. The United States will “unquestionably veto” a UN draft resolution calling for the protection of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, […]

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Saudi princess Vogue cover sparks anger over jailed activists

Saudi princess Vogue cover sparks anger over jailed activists

Saudi princess Vogue cover sparks anger over jailed activists © Fayez Nureldine, AFP | Saudi women walk amid vehicles at a street in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on September 28, 2017. An image on the cover of Vogue Arabia of a Saudi princess behind the wheel of a red convertible has sparked anger in the conservative kingdom following the jailing of activists who campaigned for women to be allowed to […]

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US vetoes UN Security Council resolution denouncing violence against Palestinians

US vetoes UN Security Council resolution denouncing violence against Palestinians

US vetoes UN Security Council resolution denouncing violence against Palestinians © Drew Angerer, Getty/AFP | U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks a UN Security Council meeting in May. On Friday, the US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution denouncing violence against Palestinians. Competing U.N. Security Council proposals to respond to the escalation of violence in Gaza both failed Friday, starkly baring divisions that have paralyzed the U.N.‘s […]

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Gaza militants fire barrages over border, Israel replies with air strikes

Gaza militants fire barrages over border, Israel replies with air strikes

Gaza militants fire barrages over border, Israel replies with air strikes © Thomas Coex, AFP | A picture taken from Gaza City on May 29, 2018, shows smoke billowing in the background following an Israeli air strike on the Palestinian enclave. Palestinian militants launched on Tuesday their heaviest barrages against Israel since the 2014 Gaza war and Israeli aircraft struck back in a surge of fighting after weeks of border […]

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After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future In 2014, the Syrian town of Kobane was the scene of a long and deadly battle involving the Islamic State group, Kurdish YPG forces and the US-led coalition. One by one the Islamic State group jihadists took control of a series of villages around the Syrian town of , before launching what turned out to be three months of […]

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Video: After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

Video: After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

Video: After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future In 2014, the Syrian town of Kobane was the scene of a long and deadly battle involving the Islamic State group, Kurdish YPG forces and the US-led coalition. More than three years after the end of the fighting, has normal life returned to this strategic and symbolic Kurdish town? FRANCE 24 reports. It all began in September 2014. […]

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Syrian Kurds announce capture of French jihadist known for Nice attack claim

Syrian Kurds announce capture of French jihadist known for Nice attack claim

Syrian Kurds announce capture of French jihadist known for Nice attack claim © AFP Archive | Nice, France, truck attack aftermath, July 15, 2016. Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Thursday announced the capture of French jihadist Adrien Guihal, known as the voice that claimed 2016 attacks in France for the Islamic State group. “The SDF’s intelligence services conducted an operation on May 19 that led to the capture of […]

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Lebanon‘s Saad Hariri set to become PM for third time

Lebanon‘s Saad Hariri set to become PM for third time

Lebanon‘s Saad Hariri set to become PM for third time © Handout/Dalati and Nohra/AFP | A handout picture provided by the Lebanese photo agency Dalati and Nohra on May 7, 2018, shows Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri talking to journalists during a news conference in the Lebanese capital Beirut. Lebanese lawmakers designated Prime Minister Saad Hariri for a third term in office Thursday, less than three weeks after elections that […]

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‘World no longer accepts US deciding for them,‘ Iran‘s Rouhani says

‘World no longer accepts US deciding for them,‘ Iran‘s Rouhani says

‘World no longer accepts US deciding for them,‘ Iran‘s Rouhani says © HO/Iranian Presidency/AFP | A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on May 8, 2018, shows President Hassan Rouhani standing near members of his government while giving a speech on Iranian TV in Tehran. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani dismissed threats made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, saying the rest of the world no longer […]

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Iraq court sentences Belgian jihadist to death for IS membership

Iraq court sentences Belgian jihadist to death for IS membership

Iraq court sentences Belgian jihadist to death for IS membership © Ammar Karim, AFP | Tarik Jadaoun (top R), known by his nom de guerre Abu Hamza al-Beljiki, sits inside a cell at a court in Baghdad on May 10, 2018. An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian jihadist, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group, an AFP journalist […]

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