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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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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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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IRISH BORDER DISPUTE HOLDING UP BREXIT

7th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

07 NOVEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – A Brexit deal is close but not yet done due to differences over the Irish border, Britain and the European Union said on Tuesday as sterling see-sawed on contrasting perceptions of how hard it will be for Prime Minister Theresa May to clinch an agreement. “We are still not at…

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US REIMPOSES IRAN SANCTIONS

6th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

06 NOVEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – The United States on Monday restored sanctions targeting Iran’s oil, banking and transportation sectors and threatened more action to stop its “outlaw” policies, steps the Islamic Republic called economic warfare and vowed to defy. The measures are part of a wider effort by U.S. President Donald Trump to curb Tehran’s…

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ANOTHER DEATH SENTENCE AS HARDLINE ISLAMISTS FORCE GOVERNMENT TO PLACE ASIA BIBI ON EXIT CONTROL LIST

5th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

05 NOVEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: INDEPENDENT) – The Pakistani government has been accused of caving in to hardline Islamists by agreeing to stop a Christian woman leaving the country following her acquittal for blasphemy. Under the terms of the deal made on Friday night, prime minister Imran Khan’s administration said it would begin legal proceedings to place Asia Bibi on the…

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ISIS CLAIMS DEADLY ATTACK ON CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT

4th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

04 NOVEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: USNEWS)  – Hundreds of Egyptian Christians attended a funeral service Saturday after seven people were killed in an ambush by Islamic State militants of buses carrying pilgrims to a remote desert monastery. The service at Prince Tadros church in the central city of Minya was held amid tight security. Minya’s top…

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DELAY IN RELEASE OF ASIA BIBI AS ISLAMIST PROTESTERS BLOCK ROADS CALLING FOR PUBLIC HANGING

2nd November 2018 . by incontext_adm

02 NOVEMBER 2018 (SOURCE:AP) –  The release of a Christian woman in Pakistan who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy was apparently delayed Friday, after talks failed between the government and radical Islamists who want her publicly hanged. Also, a lawyer representing a local cleric who had raised the initial…

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