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Arab League call Trump’s Jerusalem move as dangerous

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Arab League call Trump’s Jerusalem move as dangerous

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Several leaders in the region refuse to meet US Vice President

The Arab League has called US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “dangerous and unacceptable” and a “flagrant attack on a political solution” to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict and instead asked world leaders to recognise the State of Palestine with occupied east Jerusalem as its capital.

Ahmad Abu Al Gaith, the Secretary General of Arab League, while speaking at the start of an emergency meeting of 22-member regional bloc’s foreign ministers at Cairo, condemned the Trump’s decision. He said that Trump’s decision has raised a question mark over Washington’s role as a mediator, not just in the Middle East but in the entire world. “The decision amounts to the legalisation of occupation,” he said.

Arab League General Secretary said in his opening remarks, “We call upon all countries that support peace to refuse the decision of the US president. We consider the decision unfair and unjust. We call upon everyone to recognise Palestine as a state and East Jerusalem as its capital.”

He said that  Trump’s decision “undermines Arab confidence” and was “against international law and raises questions over American efforts to support peace” between Palestine and Israel.

Meanwhile, Majdi Al Khaldi, the diplomatic advisor of Palestinian President Mehmoud Abbas has said that he (Abbas) will refuse to meet US Vice-President Mike Pence later this month.

“There will be no meeting with the vice-president of America in Palestine. The United States has crossed all the red lines with the [occupied] Jerusalem decision,” he added.

Moreover, Egypt’s Coptic Pope of the Orthodox Church Tawadros II has cancelled a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence. The Church in a statement issued on Saturday said, “In view of the US administration’s decision made at an improper time and without consideration to feelings of millions of Arab people, the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church apologises for not receiving Mr Mike Pence during his coming visit.”

Meanwhile, Ahmed el-Tayeb, the grand imam of Cairo’s Al Azhar Mosque has also decided not to meet Pence either.

Trump’s deputy Mike Pence is expected to visit Egypt on December 20 as part of a Middle East trip. His visit is understood to be aimed at touting Trump’s decision to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

During an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Friday, US was isolated by its best allies including several European countries condemning the Trump administration’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital and to begin process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to the city.

Meanwhile, protests against Trump’s move continue in Gaza and elsewhere. Four people were killed and hundreds of protesters were injured on the fourth consecutive day. Similar demonstrations were also held in a number of other countries including US, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.

The Trump’s move has also heavily damaged US credibility among its allies in Palestine as well. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, in Mehmoud Abbas cabinet, said on Saturday in Cairo that Palestinians can no longer accept US as a broker in the peace process as it has now “positioned itself as a party in a dispute and not as a mediator”.

The Palestinian official demanded that UN Security Council should take action against Trump’s decision saying, “America is being an aggressor against the Palestinian people and against international law.”

The foreign Minister of another US ally Egypt Sameh Shoukry  has also said that Trump’s policy change put the “region on the verge of explosion”.

Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qatar’s foreign minister, called for “all possible measures under international law”, while his Lebanese foreign minister Gebran Bassil has called for the Arab League to consider imposing sanctions against US.

He said, “Pre-emptive measures must be taken against the decision … beginning with diplomatic measures, then political, then economic and financial sanctions.”

However, Marwan Bishara, political analyst of Al Jazeera has observed that Arab states, in practice, differed in their reaction to Trump’s decision.  “I doubt that all this will come together and culminate in any serious decision or action plan. We will probably be left once again for the Arab street, rather than the Arab League, to do something moving forward.”

Another Chicago based expert Ali Abunimah, the co-founder of Electronic Intifada told Aljazeera, “The Arab League meeting and the Arab League summit will amount to nothing, as it has amounted to nothing for decades.”

“All the statements being made by the Arab regimes are strictly for public consumption because the Arab public is clearly outraged as the massive demonstrations in cities across the world showed.

“But in reality, most of these regimes – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and Jordan – are very close to Israel.  They either have formal or tacit ties and so they will do nothing in practice other than issue statements.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Nawaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto’s parties strike deal on Pakistan coalition Govt, Shehbaz Sharif to be PM

The PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari, 68, is set to assume the role of the President of Pakistan again.

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Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have agreed on a power-sharing deal to form a new coalition government after days of intense negotiations, as per the senior party leaders.

On Tuesday night, in a joint conference, the PPP Chairman Bhutto announced that PML-N president, 72-year-old Shehbaz Sharif will be the Prime Minister of Pakistan once again and the PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari, 68, is set to assume the role of the President of Pakistan again.

Speaking to reports, Bhutto said the PPP and PML-N have achieved the required number, and now they were in a position to form the government.

He said the former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party-backed candidates and Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) could not achieve a simple majority in Parliament to form government in the Centre.

Bilawal hoped that the political alliance with PML-N to form a coalition government would result in a positive market response since the cash-strapped country faced a hung Parliament after the February 8 elections.

Independent candidates, who were supported by the 71-year-old Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, managed to secure 93 seats in the National Assembly.

Shehbaz Sharif, in his speech, expressed confidence that his PML-N party, along with the PPP, now has the necessary numbers to form the next government. He also thanked the leadership of both parties for successfully concluding the talks.

According to the reports, the former prime minister highlighted the unity between the two political parties and their strong position to form the government at the Centre.

The PML-N secured 75 seats in the election, while the PPP came in third with 54 seats. Additionally, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) has agreed to support the two parties with their 17 seats.

To form a government, a party must win 133 out of 265 contested seats in the 266-member National Assembly or the lower house of Parliament.

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Poland Minister Wladyslaw T Bartoszewski says India is a superpower, should play role in World affairs

The Polish Minister said it is time to take the relations between the the two countries to a higher level. He said India has developed into a phenomenal country and is the 5th largest economy in the world. The minister said the Polish economy has also developed and both the countries have much more to offer each other.

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Secretary of state at the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Poland Wladyslaw T. Bartoszewski on Monday said that India should play a bigger role in global politics. He said India is a superpower now and hence India should play a role that fits superpower at the global scale. He said the relations between Poland and India have been extremely good. He said they have not had any problems.

The Polish Minister said it is time to take the relations between the the two countries to a higher level. He said India has developed into a phenomenal country and is the 5th largest economy in the world. The minister said the Polish economy has also developed and both the countries have much more to offer each other.

He said the Polish government wants India to play a more active role in World Politics. He said India is the largest democracy in the world and shares values with Poland as to how the world should be organised. The Polish Minister said he is looking to partner with India. He said Poland is looking at potentially creating the India-Central Eastern European Forum to discuss amongst a few countries.

He said there are a lot of topics and Poland wants to partner with India to play its role in the world affairs. Bartoszewski highlighted the remarkable economic growth India has made under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said Warsaw would like to work in closer co-operation with New Delhi. India and Poland share strong bilateral ties.

After the Ukraine war began, Poland helped in India’s Operation Ganga by aiding in the evacuation of Indian students from the war struck country in 2022.The Polish minister commented on the Russia-Ukraine war which has been going on since the last two years. He said the war will end if immediately if Russian President Vladimir Putin withdraws his forces from neighbouring Ukraine.

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71st Miss World contestants visit Raj Ghat and pay respects to Mahatma Gandhi

The 71st Miss World will take place between February 18 and March 9 which will unfold across various venues, including the Bharat Manadapam in New Delhi. 120 contestants from countries around the world will participate in various competitions and charitable initiatives, serving as ambassadors of change.

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Miss World contestants, accompanied by Julia Morley, chairman and CEO of the Miss world Organisation, visited the Raj Ghat, also known as the Gandhi memorial, on Monday, where they paid their respects to Mahatma Gandhi. The 71st Miss World participants also visited the Gandhi Museum.

The 71st Miss World will take place between February 18 and March 9 which will unfold across various venues, including the Bharat Manadapam in New Delhi. 120 contestants from countries around the world will participate in various competitions and charitable initiatives, serving as ambassadors of change.

Julia Morley, chairman and CEO of the Miss World Organisation said in a statement that her love of India is no secret and having the 71st Miss World Festival in this country means a lot to her. She thanked Jamil Saidi for his herculean efforts to make the return of the event to India a reality. She said the Miss World Organization has assembled the best team for the 71st edition.

The 71st Miss World will end with a dazzling grand finale at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai. India last hosted the international pageant in 1996. Manushi Chhillar was the most recent Indian to win the pageant, having bagged the crown in 2017. Previously, Reita Faria Powell, Aishwarya Rai, Diana Hayden, Yukta Mookhey, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas have also won the competition.

India is currently hosting Miss World 2024 in Delhi and Mumbai after 28 years. The competition will begin on  Februray 18, with the grand finale scheduled  on March 9, the 71st Miss World Pageant will feature 120 contestants from 120 countries and territories, which includes India and will feature various competitions and charitable initiatives. The 21-day fashion and beauty event will feature a variety of events that will empower young women as change agents and future leaders.  

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