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UNRWA faces budget crisis

The UN agency helping Palestinian refugees is facing an “existential” budget crisis and appealing for urgent funding of $120 million to keep essential education, health care and other services running, the agency’s chief said. “We keep struggling, running after cash,” Philippe Lazzarini said. “The financial situation is a real existential …

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UK lawyer pursues Iranian officials over 1988 massacre

A British-based campaigner who helped detain an Iranian lawyer allegedly involved in the mass execution of thousands of political prisoners has provided international prosecutors with evidence for the arrest of nearly 20 regime officials. The secret list is believed to include Ebrahim Raisi, potential successor to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali …

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Morocco hails Sweden’s U-turn on recognising Western Sahara

Morocco has praised Sweden’s decision not to recognise Western Sahara as an independent state, following months of diplomatic tensions over the Swedish stance on the disputed territory. “Sweden’s decision not to recognise the so-called Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic [SADR] complies with international law and is consistent with the UN-brokered political …

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Israel ‘crossed line’ says Swedish Foreign Minister

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, who last week postponed a scheduled trip to Israel, has said that the middle eastern country is using “a rhetoric that crosses all lines.” She told Dagens Nyheter that the overall Israeli reaction to Sweden’s recognition of the State of Palestine had been expected, but …

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Israel recalls envoy after Sweden recognises Palestine

THE LEVANT – Israel recalled its ambassador to Sweden for “consultations” Thursday, hours after Stockholm officially recognised the state of Palestine, the foreign ministry spokesman said. “This indeed reflects our irritation and annoyance at this unhelpful decision, which does not contribute to a return to (peace) negotiations,” Emmanuel Nachshon told …

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