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120 countries condemn Israel over Gaza deaths, dismiss USA bid blaming Hamas

120 countries condemn Israel over Gaza deaths, dismiss USA bid blaming Hamas

The 193-member assembly approved the resolution by a vote of 120-8, with 45 nations abstaining. The United States failed in a bid to amend the resolution with a paragraph that would have condemned violence by Hamas . Haley had argued that the amendment proposed by the U.S. The U.S.' support for Israel during the recent uptick in violence on the Gaza-Israel border has been criticized by many human rights groups.



Four-country migrant ship standoff escalates as Italy demands apology from France

A government source said Conte still did not see the right "conditions" for a Friday meeting with Macron. Interior minister Matteo Salvini , who is deputy premier and leader of the anti-immigrant League Party, called on Mr Macron to apologise and said he was not prepared to take criticism from a country which regularly stopped migrants on their shared border.


Urges U.N. cooperation as fighting flares in Yemen

Urges U.N. cooperation as fighting flares in Yemen

Yemeni security officials say gunmen shot dead a pro-government army colonel in the southwestern city of Taiz. The lawmakers also want more transparency about the US role in Yemen , The Hill reported . Al Hodeidah, the country's second-largest port, also provides a lifeline for food , medicine and other vital supplies. Meanwhile, the U.S. was following developments in Yemen very closely, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.


Eid al-Fitr holiday for UAE private sector announced

Eid al-Fitr holiday for UAE private sector announced

They are also expected to abstain from worldly desires and offer special prayers. But the Eid holidays will be extended by a day to next Monday if Ramadan lasts 30 days. According to astronomical parameters, there is a "slight" chance of sighting the new moon on Thursday. There are, however, exceptions, as some sects have more strict rules to establish that the moon has been sighted and rely on individual testimony than the scientific methods.


United States aims for 'major' North Korea disarmament in 2.5 years: Pompeo

United States aims for 'major' North Korea disarmament in 2.5 years: Pompeo

In remarks at a news conference in Seoul, the top USA diplomat added that any sanctions relief North Korea receives from the US will be linked to efforts to denuclearize. Amid the many unknowns and unknowables of the Trump-Kim Singapore agreement one thing is certain: it represents a strengthening of China's position in north-east Asia.


Saudi Arabia And Its Allies Strike Yemen's Main Port City

Saudi Arabia And Its Allies Strike Yemen's Main Port City

Robert Mardini, the regional director for the Red Cross, said the push on Hodeida "is likely to exacerbate an already catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen". humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, told Reuters by email. "We are in constant contact with all the parties involved to negotiate arrangements for Hodeidah that would address political, humanitarian, security concerns of all concerned parties", he said.