World Bulletin / News Desk
Palestinian Committee of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on Israel to lift the embargoes on Palestine as well as international community to recognize Palestinian state.
The final declaration released after the first meeting of the committee, which took place in Istanbul on Saturday, said that the committee strongly condemned the attack of Israel on humanitarian aid ship Mavi Marmara, and said Israel should fulfill its responsibilities towards Turkey within the scope of international laws.
The declaration stressed Jerusalem was the center of Palestinian problem and Arab-Israeli conflict, called on international community to make pressure on Israel about Jerusalem problem, and to fulfill international resolutions.
Calling for the international recognition of Palestinian state, the declaration welcomed Palestinian leader's application for UN full membership.
The declaration also said that Israeli embargo on air, land and sea caused poverty, unemployment and bad health conditions in Palestine, and it was illegal.
Critics say the bill is anti-democratic and legislators from the Arab community, which makes up 20 percent of Israel's population of 8.2 million, have described the bill as racist.
Zwai will fly to Istanbul on Wednesday, before the OPEC summit starts, to attend a business forum held under the auspices of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
Israel's Public Security Minister, backed by the Israel Police and internal security agency Shin Bet, is drafting a bill to outlaw the civilian Palestinian guard 'Mourabitoun' stationed on Al- Aqsa
Humanitarian chief tells Security Council that delivery of aid from Turkey and Jordan to rebel-held areas in Syria has 'made a difference.'
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said we are living through, "historic, defining times," that will result in a, "new world order.”
Five opposition parties have vowed to challenge the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) in Zambia's upcoming presidential election
Some 6,000 Palestinians are currently stranded on the Egyptian side of the border with the Gaza Strip
The detainees include two leading members of Palestinian Hamas movement who have been arrested from Ramallah, according to a statement by the Israeli army.
US president says there is no reason to destroy communities in protest but he understands the frustration.
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala opens summit of South Asia leaders with call for regional cooperation as the summit was undermined by traditional bickering between rivals Pakistan and India.
A grand jury decided on Monday not to indict Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, after he stopped him for jaywalking in August.
Critics of the coup had largely gone to ground following an army crackdown aimed at silencing dissenters. Those who express disagreement face a possible two-year prison term
Moscow reiterated its readiness to host Syria peace talks but it is far from clear who would represent the opposition.
Germany, the Netherlands and Britain have been hit this month by the H5N8 bird flu strain which has devastated flocks in Asia, mainly South Korea, earlier this year but has never been detected in humans
Healthcare workers have repeatedly gone on strike in Liberia and Sierra Leone over pay and dangerous working conditions
The Houthis have become the main political force in Western-allied Yemen since capturing the capital in late September.