Hamas Eases Stance on Israel With New Charter

Date of publication: 2 May, 2017 Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal unveiled the amendments to the Hamas charter, which included eradicating its clause that seeks the destruction of Israel Hamas unveiled a new policy document on Monday easing its stance on Israel and accepting the formation of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders. The document

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KFIP Begins Evaluation of Nominations for Next Award

 May 2, 2017 Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The general secretariat of the King Faisal International Prize has set in motion an elaborate process of reviewing nominations for the 40th session of prestigious award 2018 in all five categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language & Literature, Medicine, and Science. The secretariat received nominations

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The United Nations Just Launched Its First Large-Scale Ethereum Test

 Michael del Castillo (@DelRayMan) | Published on May 1, 2017 FEATURE Starting today, the United Nations (UN) will begin distributing funds to thousands of people in Jordan as part of a trial using the ethereum blockchain. For the next month, cryptographically unique coupons representing an undisclosed number of Jordanian dinars will be sent to dozens of shops in five

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Preparations Under Way for Arrival of Regional Protection force in S. Sudan

  Tuesday 2 May 2017 JOHANNESBURG – A team of engineers has arrived in the South Sudan capital Juba in preparation for the arrival and deployment of a 4,000-strong Regional Protection Force (RPF) to support the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in its mission to protect civilians. The arrival of the preparatory engineering team

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NPR reporter freed in South Sudan after 3 nights in jail        

By Justin Lynch | AP NAIROBI, Kenya — South Sudan detained an NPR journalist for nearly four days before releasing him Monday, a spokeswoman for the organization said. Eyder Peralta has returned to his base in Kenya but his South Sudanese assistant is still being held by authorities, Isabel Lara told The Associated Press in an email.

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Sudan Rejects Deportation of Female Journalist from Egypt Threatens to Reciprocate

SMC- Sudan on Monday threatened to reciprocate Cairo’s recent deportation measures if the latter continues to deny entry of Sudanese nationals at the airport, according to Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour. Addressing the National Assembly Monday, Ghandour said the government would apply the principle of reciprocity if any Sudanese was deported from Egypt. Egyptian authorities

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