ISRAEL-HAMAS CEASE-FIRE COULD PUSH ISRAEL TOWARDS EARLY ELECTIONS

15th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

15 NOVEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: AP) – Israel’s defense minister on Wednesday abruptly resigned to protest a new cease-fire with Hamas militants in Gaza, throwing the government into turmoil and pushing the country toward an early election. Avigdor Lieberman’s decision was ostensibly a show of anger over Tuesday’s informal truce with Israel’s Hamas enemies. But in many…

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14th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

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BRITAIN AGREES TO BREXIT DIVORCE DEAL WITH EU

14th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

14 NOVEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape her country’s prosperity for generations to come. While Brussels choreographs the first withdrawal of a sovereign state from the…

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REMEMBERING WWI

12th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

12 NOVEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: AP) – World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s new political fault lines. As Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin…

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WEEK 3: What You Were Created For

11th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5, NIV) It has often happened that I’ve learnt a spiritual lesson from food! One such time was when I bought a box of grapes….

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WFP PLANS TO DOUBLE FOOD AID TO AVERT MASS STARVATION IN YEMEN

9th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

09 NOVEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) –  The World Food Programme plans to double its food assistance program for Yemen, aiming to reach up to 14 million people “to avert mass starvation”, it said in a statement on Thursday. “Yemen is the largest hunger crisis in the world. Millions of people are living on the edge of…

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THE FIGHT FOR YEMEN’S HODEIDA PORT FURTHER DETERIORATES THE WORLDS WORST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

8th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

08 NOVEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: AP)  – Troops from a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition pounded Houthi rebel positions in Yemen’s Hodeida with airstrikes and a ground assault on Wednesday and now control a major road leading into the city, military officials and witnesses on both sides of the front line said. An Emirati-trained force known as the Giants,…

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BRAZIL ELECTS FAR-RIGHT LEADER

7th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Cherolyn Amery Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro set about staffing his new administration on Wednesday [31 October], naming an astronaut as science minister while a top anti-corruption judge mulled a job offer. Mr Bolsonaro won the presidential race on Sunday [28 October], easily overcoming his leftist opponent with a vow to kneecap violent drug…

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EGYPT’S COPTIC CHRISTIANS TARGETED AGAIN BY TERRORISTS

7th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Egyptian security forces killed 19 Islamist militants from a cell believed to be responsible for an attack on Christians in Minya province in central Egypt in which seven people died, the interior ministry said on Sunday [4 November]. Security forces killed the suspects in a firefight after a chase in a mountainous…

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