Carter Center Closes Egypt Office; Calls for Stronger Protections for Democratic Rights and Freedoms

Carter Center Closes Egypt Office; Calls for Stronger Protections for Democratic Rights and Freedoms

The Carter Center announced today that it has closed its field office in Egypt after nearly three years and that it will not deploy an observation mission to assess Egypt's parliamentary elections anticipated later this year. This decision reflects The Carter Center’s assessment that the political environment is deeply polarized and that political space has narrowed for Egyptian political parties, civil society, and the media. As a result, the upcoming electio ...

2014-10-16 10:17:28
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Mobilization of Muslim women to change our world of conflicts

Oran, October 9, 2014 – More than 54 speakers and 3,000 delegates from around the world will meet for five days at the International Feminine Congress for a Culture of Peace, to be held from 27 October to 2 November in Oran and Mostaganem, Algeria, in order to seek new approaches to end the fighting in the name of Islam and to promote the emergence of a society of "living better together ".

While the first day of the conference will focu ...

2014-10-11 08:13:12
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Erdogan Demands Apology From Biden After ISIS Comments

Erdogan Demands Apology From Biden After ISIS Comments

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden apologized Saturday to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was angry over comments in which Biden said Erdogan had admitted that Turkey had made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria.

Erdogan denied ever saying that and told reporters in Istanbul before Biden's apology that he "will be history for me if he has indeed used su ...

2014-10-05 22:38:20
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PRESS RELEASE - 8 SEPTEMBER 2014 About camp Liberty

Dr. Kukali: The media play a significant role in affecting the public opinion

Beit Sahour – Section of Public Relations:
The latest poll prepared by Dr. Nabil Kukali and conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public
Opinion (www.pcpo.org),  covered a random sample of (1000) Palestinian respondents
representing the various demographic specimens of Palestinians (15 years and above) living in
the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and  Gaza Strip. It  probed the perception of the
Palest ...

2014-10-02 09:51:24
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PRESS RELEASE - 8 SEPTEMBER 2014 About camp Liberty

PRESS RELEASE - 8 SEPTEMBER 2014 About camp Liberty

Call by 31 Associations, NGOs and Parties from 5 continents to United Nations and the
United States to provide safety and security of Camp Liberty residents, and their
prompt intervention to revoke the inhumane siege enforced on this Camp
Government of Iraq has imposed a complete blockade on Camp Liberty since 23 days ago


Following the siege imposed on Camp Liberty, situated near Baghdad&rsq ...

2014-09-09 08:03:04
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The Most 82 Years Old Beautiful Woman Who Has Never Done Any Surgery

The Most 82 Years Old Beautiful Woman Who Has Never Done Any Surgery

Johanna Cornet is an 82 years old woman from Paris. As it has been lately reported in Science magazine, she was born in 1932 and has never done plastic surgery. Yet she looks like if she was 40 years old and not 82. Johanna is the mother of four children, and has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

According to the interview with the American magazine Science, Johanna eats lot of watermelon.  She states that this is what allows her t ...

2014-09-07 07:42:58
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Nabil Kukali being exploratory study about the recent war in Gaza

 

Poll No. 192                                                                          &n ...

2014-09-04 03:04:17
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Israeli police still ban entry of Palestinian women to Aqsa Mosque

Israeli police still ban entry of Palestinian women to Aqsa Mosque

A group of extremist Jewish settlers escorted by Israeli policemen on Monday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque's courtyards, while there is still an entry ban on all Palestinian women.

According to the Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage, the Israeli occupation police are still imposing a ban on the entry of all Palestinian women, including female students of the Aqsa religious school, to the Mosque, and only allow in men after confiscating ...

2014-09-02 05:27:25
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Jewish settlers cut trees in al-Khalil village

Jewish settlers cut trees in al-Khalil village

Jewish settlers cut Palestinian trees in Beit Ummar village, to the north of al-Khalil, on Monday morning.

Activist Mohammed Ayad told the PIC that hordes of Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian crops and agricultural land in Wadi Abul Reesh area in the village.

He recalled that the settlers had chopped down more than 30 trees in the same area a few days ago.

Ayad pointed out that Israeli occupation forces and settlers ...

2014-09-02 05:24:52
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IOA to release, deport two Palestinian officials

IOA to release, deport two Palestinian officials

Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) are expected to release on Monday the Jerusalemite MP Mohamed Totah and the former Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Khaled Abu Arafa, media sources in the Change and reform parliamentary bloc said.

The sources told Quds Press that Totah and Abu Arafa’s release followed two months in administrative detention.

The two Jerusalemite officials will be banished to Ram ...

2014-09-02 05:22:25
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Abu Marzouk: The gov't will pay the salaries of Gaza civil servants next Wed.

Abu Marzouk: The gov't will pay the salaries of Gaza civil servants next Wed.

Member of Hamas's political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk said that the Palestinian unity government agreed to pay the salaries of the former government employees in Gaza next Wednesday.

In televised remarks last night, Abu Marzouk said that the civil servants who were hired by the former government in Gaza would be able to receive their salaries next Wednesday as agreed with the government in Ramallah.

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2014-09-01 15:17:47
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Resheq: We refuse to be dragged into secondary battles

Resheq: We refuse to be dragged into secondary battles

Hamas Movement has renewed its total rejection to be dragged into secondary battles following the escalated incitement against the movement.

Ezzet al-Resheq, member of the Movement’s political bureau, wrote on his Facebook page at dawn Monday that those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of Palestine and who achieved a legendary victory against the occupation will never be dragged into any secondary battles.

For his part spok ...

2014-09-01 15:15:23
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Abu Zuhri: Israel’s recruitment of new Gaza division commander sign of defeat

Abu Zuhri: Israel’s recruitment of new Gaza division commander sign of defeat

The appointment of a new commander for the Israeli army’s Gaza Division is a proof of Israel’s admission of defeat in the Gaza offensive, Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri said, dubbing the move an episode in a series of sanctions imposed on Israeli war “losers.”

Abu Zuhri’s statement came following the appointment of Brigadier General Itai Virov as new Gaza Division Commander, replacing Mikey Edelstein who served in this pos ...

2014-09-01 15:13:17
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Seven hundred and six Martyrs and 427 detainees reported during August

Seven hundred and six Martyrs and 427 detainees reported during August

Around 706 Palestinians were killed during August including 698 martyrs in Gaza Strip and eight others were shot dead by Israeli gunfire during clashes that broke out throughout the West Bank, Ahrar center revealed in its monthly report.

The human rights center clarified that the reported martyrs came along with July’s martyrs as a result of Israeli aggression on Gaza that lasted for 51 days.

Head of the center Fuad al-Khuffash ch ...

2014-09-01 15:10:53
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IOF kidnaps six Palestinians during dawn raids in W. Bank

IOF kidnaps six Palestinians during dawn raids in W. Bank

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped at dawn Monday six Palestinians from their homes during raids in Beit Ummar town in Al-Khalil and Fari'ah refugee camp in Nablus, and clashed with citizens.

Local sources in Beit Ummar town  that Israeli troops raided homes and kidnapped two citizens, adding the Israeli campaign triggered violent clashes between them and Palestinian young men.

The IOF also raided at dawn Fari'ah ...

2014-09-01 15:05:58
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Qatari Emir: Qatari reconstruction efforts to kick off in Gaza

Qatari Emir: Qatari reconstruction efforts to kick off in Gaza

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad confirmed Sunday during a phone conversation with deputy chief of Hamas political bureau Ismail Haneyya that his country has already started preparations for the reconstruction of Gaza.

He assured Haneyya that Qatar is simply undertaking its humanitarian responsibility towards Gaza which brought glory and honor to Arabs and Muslims.

For his part, Haneyya praised Qatar’s role in support of th ...

2014-09-01 15:01:06
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Pro-Democracy National Alliance Praises Poor's Revolution Protests

Pro-Democracy National Alliance Praises Poor's Revolution Protests

The Anti-Coup Pro-Legitimacy National Alliance issued the following statement:
The Revolution's momentum is gathering fast, the raging revolt is expanding socially and geographically, and Egyptian youths are moving forward with vigor and determination in anti-coup defiance. The disillusioned poor are joining the raging revolt after discovering the military junta's ruthless treachery, and the people are responding in a promising positive manner to calls f ...

2014-09-01 14:55:40
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Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami Leader: Pakistani People Will Not Accept Unconstitutional Solutions

Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami Leader: Pakistani People Will Not Accept Unconstitutional Solutions

As escalation of the political crisis in Pakistan between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the opposition led by Imran Khan continues, Pakistan has been dragged into a dangerous situation of complete paralysis for the past 15 days.

In an exclusive statement , about the Jamaat-e-Islami's position with regard to this crisis, Abdul-Ghaffar Aziz, leader of the Islamic group, said: "The people of Pakistan will not accept any solution outside the fram ...

2014-09-01 14:52:25
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Muslim Brotherhood Leader Badie Steadfast Despite Military Junta Injustice

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Badie Steadfast Despite Military Junta Injustice

Giza Criminal Court sentenced to life imprisonment (25 years) the Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Mohamed Badie and Safwat Hegazy, along with six more Brotherhood leaders: Mohamed Beltagy, Essam El-Erian, Bassem Ouda (Minister of Supply in President Morsi's government), Husseini Antar, Essam Ragab and Mohamed Gomaa, in a fabricated lawsuit known in the media as the "Istiqama Mosque incident", referring to military coup forces' violent attack on unarmed pro ...

2014-09-01 14:47:45
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Libyan MP asked to form new government

Libyan militia storm US embassy in Tripoli

Libya's elected parliament, the House of Representatives, has asked Abdullah al-Thinni to form new caretaker government, a lawmaker has said.

The latest political development on Monday comes amid ongoing violence in the country.

Thinni had been prime minister of the oil-rich country since March, but his position has been challenged by a rival parliament refusing to recognise the House of Representatives.

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2014-09-01 14:40:39
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Israel seizes 400 hectares of West Bank land

Israel seizes 400 hectares of West Bank land

The United States has urged Israel to reverse its decision to seize nearly 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, a move anti-settlement activists termed the largest land grab in 30 years.

Israel announced the massive land appropriation on Sunday in the Etzion settlement bloc near Bethlehem just days after Gaza ceasefire.

A Palestinian official said the latest land grab by Israel would cause only more friction after the Gaza wa ...

2014-09-01 14:37:47
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Syrians build health care network in Turkey

Syrians build health care network in Turkey

On a dusty, shadeless hilltop in the Turkish border town of Kilis, Syrian mothers, toddlers, and elderly cram into a makeshift medical centre housed in an abandoned bakery. Some 500 patients will seek treatment here today, though officially the centre does not exist.

Known as Syria Polyclinic 1, the facility is part of an informal network of medical centres that have cropped up in Kilis to treat the nearly 80,000 Syrian refugees that now reside in and a ...

2014-09-01 14:30:46
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Libyan militia storm US embassy in Tripoli

Libyan militia storm US embassy in Tripoli

The United States embassy compound in the Libyan capital Tripoli has been raided by militiamen, but no Americans were present as the embassy was evacuated more than a month ago.

The attack on Sunday comes as fighting between rival militias rages in Tripoli and Benghazi, the scond city in the east.

Even though the US suspended its mission in Tripoli for the second time in three years in July, the US Secretary of State John Kerry had said ...

2014-09-01 14:14:59
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Iraq breaks Islamic State siege of Amerli

Iraq breaks Islamic State siege of Amerli

Government forces mainly composed of Kurdish peshmerga fighters and armed volunteers have broken through the Islamic State group siege on the town of Amerli located between Baghdad, and the northern city of Kirkuk.

The news came as the AFP news agency reported on Monday that fighting with the Sunni rebel group continues in Sulaiman Bek and Yanakaja towns north of Amerli, killing at least two peshmerga fighters.

As of Monday, Iraqi force ...

2014-09-01 14:09:46
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Israeli army annexes 4,000 dunums of Palestinian land to expand Gush Etzion

Israeli army annexes 4,000 dunums of Palestinian land to expand Gush Etzion

The Israeli occupation army said it had annexed 4,000 dunums of Palestinian land around Gush Etzion settlement compound to the south of Bethlehem city.

Senior army officer Yoav Mordechai, coordinator of government activities in the occupied territories, said that at the behest of the higher political echelon, 4,000 dunums near the compound were declared state land, in response to the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli young men three months ago.

2014-09-01 03:48:13
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Israeli police bar entry of Palestinian women to Aqsa Mosque, allow in settlers

Israeli police bar entry of Palestinian women to Aqsa Mosque, allow in settlers

The Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage said that the Israeli occupation police prevented on Sunday morning Palestinian women from entering the Aqsa Mosque and only allowed in Jewish settlers and intelligence officers.

In a press release, the Aqsa foundation said that the Israeli police forces deployed at the gates of the Aqsa Mosque had prevented since seven o'clock in the morning Palestinian women from entering the Aqsa Mosque, prompting th ...

2014-09-01 03:45:44
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 قرية برازيلية سكانها نساء فقط تطلب رجالاً للزواج

Brazilian Women-Only-Town Noiva do Cordeiro Asks For Marriage

The approximately 600 women in the Brazilian town of Noiva do Cordeiro - mostly aged between 20 and 25 - are saying no to marriage, baptism and any rules made by men. The beautiful women of the town are making headlines with their appeal for single men.

"Here, the only men we single girls meet are either married or related to us; everyone is a cousin. I haven't kissed a man for a long time. We all dream of falling in love and getting married,&q ...

2014-09-01 03:35:19
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UN aid convoy crosses into Gaza

UN aid convoy crosses into Gaza

 For the first time since 2007, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip Wednesday , carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days.

After a seven-hour drive from Alexandria – where the food was procured – across the Sinai Peninsula, WFP’s trucks arrived at the Rafah crossing. The convoy of 18 trucks carried 15,600 food parcels &nda ...

2014-08-28 23:25:16
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Marriv : Netanyahu creates fake victory

Marriv : Netanyahu creates fake victory

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech tried to create political and military victory in order not to give his opponents a chance to criticize him and to deceive the public, Israeli paper reported.

"I expected that Netanyahu would be more direct and to explain the strategic aspects that he faced in Gaza; he should have said it was possible to extinguish Hamas but the price would be too high," a senior official in Likud party ...

2014-08-28 23:23:32
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IOF arrests 13 Palestinians in West Bank

IOF arrests 13 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces(IOF) detained on Thursday at dawn 13 Palestinians in a wide-ranging campaign of raids across the West Bank and Jerusalem .

Israeli army claimed that most of the detainees were affiliated belong to Hamas they were referred to security centers for interrogation.

In Bethlehem , the IOF detained two citizens after raiding their homes , in addition to one Palestinain from Nablus.

The IOF stormed a r ...

2014-08-28 23:19:24
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Abu Marzouq heads to Gaza

Abu Marzouq heads to Gaza

The vice president of Hamas Political bureau, Mossa Abu Marzouq arrives Gaza later today Thursday as scheduled .

Abo Marzouq posted on his Twitter account, " I'm on my way to Gaza the place of  victory, honor and pride. Gaza dedicates its steadfastness to the Islamic Omaa " Nation" who waits for its near victory ".

Abu Marzouq participated ,as a member in the united Palestinian delegation, in the latest Cair ...

2014-08-28 23:09:20
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Settler runs over Palestinian in Hebron

Settler runs over Palestinian in Hebron

 A Palestinian youth was moderately injured Wednesday after being run over by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank, eyewitnesses said.

Spokesman of Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlement, Mohamed Awad, said that Montaser al-Heroob,25, was walking on the entrance to the Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, when a settler deliberately ran him over.

Medical sources pointed out that the youth sustained bruises and contu ...

2014-08-28 23:05:08
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عضو المكتب السياسي لحركة حماس عزت الرشق

Hamas: nothing new about ceasefire, any development will be announced

Palestinian Resistance Movement "Hamas" said Monday at dawn that nothing new about the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Member of Hamas political bureau Ezzat Resheq posted on his Facebook account: "There is nothing new about the ceasefire, and if there is any development, we will announce it."

At least 2123 Palestinians have been killed and more than 10,000 others injured in more than a month of devastating Israeli atta ...

2014-08-26 03:59:09
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Rafah crossing continues to work despite Israeli attack

Rafah crossing continues to work despite Israeli attack (photos)a

Director of the border crossings, Maher Abu Sabha, said that the work in the Rafah crossing will continue despite attacking its halls and vicinity at Monday by Israeli warplanes.

With its current status, it is difficult to continue to provide services to the citizens in the Rafah crossing because of the attack, Abu Sabha said.

Israeli warplanes shelled areas in the vicinity of Rafah crossing in the early hours of Monday, wounding at lea ...

2014-08-26 03:56:00
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Eighty-nine Palestine families wiped out by Israel’s Gaza campaign

Eighty-nine Palestine families wiped out by Israel’s Gaza campaign

At least 89 entire families have been killed in Gaza since Israel started its military campaign, Palestinian health officials said. The Judeh family, a woman and her four children, died after an airstrike hit their house reportedly without warning.

The incident happened in Tel Azatar, in the northern part of the Gaza strip and the family of five was killed instantly, after the Israeli Forces launched their attack. Locals said no warnings were given that ...

2014-08-26 03:50:24
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