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Mideast needs two-state solution, Pope says in Christmas message

25 December 2017, 6:20 PM

Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Francis spoke of the Middle East conflict and other world flashpoints in his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city […]

Trump sparks firestorm by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel capital

7 December 2017, 10:31 AM

US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital prompted an almost universal diplomatic backlash and fears of new bloodshed in the Middle East.

Damascus condemns Trump’s ‘dangerous’ Jerusalem plan

6 December 2017, 11:52 AM

The Syrian government warned on Wednesday of the “dangerous consequences” of US President Donald Trump’s plan to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Libyan coastguard rescues nearly 500 off Tripoli – official

29 August 2017, 4:35 PM

Libya’s coastguard rescued nearly 500 migrants on Tuesday at sea west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman said, underlining the challenge of trying to slow an exodus from Africa and the Middle East.

What Africa still needs to do to eliminate malaria

25 April 2017, 7:21 AM

Weak health systems, inaccessibility to malaria control services and poor surveillance systems are to blame for Africa’s inability to curb Malaria.

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