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George Deek

Israel appoints first-ever Arab Christian ambassador

The predominantly Jewish state of Israel has appointed its first-ever Arab Christian ambassador, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Israeli attacks hit the Gaza Strip, which only gets electricity a couple of hours a day [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa-Reuters]

Israel launches more air strikes in Gaza as Palestinians intensify rocket attack

Israel launched more air strikes on Gaza on Tuesday as Palestinians kept up rocket fire on Israeli territory, in the worst surge of violence since a 2014 war.
Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s president-elect wants to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has told an Israeli newspaper he intends to defy the Palestinians and most of the world by moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Ex-Australian premier warns successor against Jerusalem

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday warned his successor that recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would threaten Australia’s relationship with Indonesia.
Indonesia Joko Widodo

Indonesia warns Australia over possible embassy move in Israel

Expect a "very negative reaction" from Indonesia if Australia follows the United States by shifting its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a former prime minister warned on Tuesday.
A picture taken on July 14, 2018 shows a smoke plume risisng following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, near the border with Egypt. Israel's military said it had launched air strikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip on July 14 as rockets and mortars were lobbed into southern Israel from the blockaded Palestinian enclave. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Israeli jets pound Gaza after rocket hits home

Israeli fighter jets have struck targets in the Gaza Strip, killing one Palestinian and injuring three others.
Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison: Australia considering moving embassy to Jerusalem

Australia is considering moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Tuesday, following the lead of US President Donald Trump.
Hossein Salami

Iranian general threatens to chase Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu into sea

Iran has launched a devastating threat to Israel, with a message directed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “practice swimming in the Mediterranean”. In a fiery message at a rally in Isfahan, central Iran...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Paris bomb plot claims cloud Iran president’s hopes of EU help

French accusations that Iran was behind a foiled bomb plot near Paris could not have come at a worse time for its moderate president and his hopes of EU support against crippling new US sanctions.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (R) welcomes his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte at the presidential compound in Jerusalem on September 4, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - POOL AND AFP PHOTO - GALI TIBBON

Israeli president lectures Philippine leader on Hitler

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gave a brief lecture on Hitler to Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday after the Philippine leader's 2016 remarks comparing himself to the Nazi dictator who carried out the Holocaust.

Reports: Iran supplies ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq

Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said.
Tens of thousands of people including Jews and Arabs rallied in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv to protest the country's controversial Jewish state law. Reuters

Thousands protest in Tel Aviv against ‘nation-state law’

Tens of thousands of people including Jews and Arabs rallied in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv to protest the country's controversial "Jewish state law".
Hamas

Israel accuses Hamas of targeting soldiers with World Cup app

Israeli military intelligence on Tuesday accused Hamas hackers of creating a World Cup app and two online dating sites to tempt soldiers into downloading spyware onto their phones.

UN slams ‘excessive’ Israeli force against Palestinians in Gaza

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday condemned Israel for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians, in a resolution adopted by a strong majority of 120 countries.

World Cup: Argentina preparations rocked by controversy, injury

Lionel Messi’s Argentina must quickly refocus after finding themselves at the centre of an Israel-Palestinian spat over the cancellation of a World Cup warm-up match following an unconvincing qualifying campaign.

Israeli forces kill four Palestinians, injure hundreds in Gaza

Israeli forces have killed four Palestinians and injured more than 600 others who took part in protests marking the International Quds Day along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and occupied territories.

CAN optimistic federal government’ll relocate embassy to Jerusalem

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that it was praying that the Federal Government relocates its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Palestinian FA: Fans should burn Lionel Messi shirts if he plays in Jerusalem

The Palestine Football Association head has urged fans to burn pictures of Argentina striker Lionel Messi and replicas of his shirt if he plays against Israel in Jerusalem next weekend.

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INEC removes names of 1,931 dead persons from Kaduna voters’ register

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Shehu Sani: I represented Kaduna Central to the best of my ability

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Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

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