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98 more homes for Jewish settlers in West Bank approved

98 more homes for west Bank settlers approvedIsrael approved plans for 98 new homes for Jewish settlers in the West Bank, drawing criticism from those promoting a two-state solution.

The Higher Planning Council for Judea and Samaria advanced the plan for the homes, as well as one for an industrial park, near the West Bank capital of Ramallah. The practice of permitting settlers to occupy land destined, if a two-state solution becomes a reality, to become Palestinian territory is regarded as a stumbling block to the resumption of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

It is also viewed as illegal under international law, and has been criticized by the United States, the United Nations and the European Union.


Women in Poland strike to protest proposal for abortion ban

Polish women strikePolish women donned black, waved black flags and took to Poland's streets on Monday, boycotting jobs and classes as part of a nationwide strike to protest a legislative proposal for a total ban on abortion.

Many men — public figures among them — also joined the thousands of women on the streets of Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw and elsewhere across the largely Catholic nation, on what has been dubbed "Black Monday." The country already has one of Europe's most restrictive abortion laws and opinion surveys show very little support for an even stricter law, despite the nation's deep Catholicism and conservative political direction.


Suicide bombers target Shia processions in Baghdad

Iraq suicide bombingSuicide bombers attacked two Shia processions in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 40, police and medical sources said.

A bomber targeted a market in the Amil neighbourhood of southern Baghdad on Monday, killing at least six people and wounding 16.

A similar attack hit a procession in the eastern Mashtal district, killing five and wounding 18, the sources added.


Colombia referendum rejects peace deal with Farc guerrillas

Farc deal voted down in ColombiaColombians have rejected a peace deal to end 52 years of war with Farc guerrillas, throwing the country into confusion about its future.

With counting completed from 98% of polling stations, the no vote led with 50.23% to 49.76%, a difference of 61,000 votes.

The verdict on the deal between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the Farc reached after four years of intense negotiations means it cannot now be implemented.


Amman protests: Jordan-Israel natural gas deal in focus

Amman oritests gas dealHundreds of Jordanians have taken part in a demonstration in the centre of Amman in protest against a deal signed this week to import natural gas from Israel.

Demonstrators carried banners on Friday, reading: "No to financing the Zionist entity from the pockets of Jordanian citizens" and "No to gas imports from the Zionist enemy".

The protest was called by trade unions and political parties opposed to the 1994 peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, half the population of which is of Palestinian origin.


World Leaders Gather For The Burial Of Former Israeli Leader Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres funeralWelcoming Abbas, as participants recorded the encounter on their cellphones, Netanyahu said of his attendance: “It’s something that I appreciate very much on behalf of our people and on behalf of us.”

But Abbas’s rare visit to the city, a short drive through Israeli military checkpoints from Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, seemed unlikely to yield anything more than handshakes.


France begins aicraft carrier airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Mosul

France begins attack against Mosul French fighter jets on Friday began launching attacks against the Islamic State in Iraq from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea as the battle for Mosul looms.

Rafale fighters have been targeting IS positions in Mosul, RTL reported.

n Friday's missions, 24 aircraft each armed with four 550-pound laser-guided bombs will participate in bombing the Islamic State's positions in Mosul. The Charles de Gaulle carrier is a 850-foot, 38,000-ton ship powered by two nuclear reactors with a crew of more than 1,900 people.


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