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Egyptian presidential contender pulls out of race

Egyptian presidential contender pulls out of race

Sisi is yet to officially announce his candidacy. The announcement comes a day after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's only serious challenger - former army general and premier Ahmed Shafiq - bowed out of the race, reversing his pledge to challenge the president at the polls.


Oklahoma high school addresses social media threat that caused concern

Oklahoma high school addresses social media threat that caused concern

A screenshot of the post was widely circulated in areas where there are schools with the "MHS" initials. There is no specific threat toward any school in the city, police said. and was quickly inundated with calls and Facebook messages from concerned parents, the chief said. Police immediately began investigating the fake threat, tracing it back person-by-person to determine its origin.



Israel Bans 20 Organizations from Entry for Promoting Boycott of Country

Hugh Lanning, chair of the PSC, said in a statement: "This latest announcement should be a wakeup call for the United Kingdom government and all those who continue to describe Israel as a normal liberal democracy". "We will continue to stand up for peace and justice in Israel, occupied Palestine, and around the world". The Entry to Israel Law (Amendment No. 27) (Denying a Visa and Residency Permit for Advocates of Boycotting Israel), "prevents foreign nationals or non-residents who have ...



International Olympic Committee extends North Korea deadline for Pyeongchang Games

Critics called Kim's mixed message a gambit to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington , weaken US -led worldwide pressure and buy time for North Korea to flawless its nuclear weapons. "North and South Korea aligned their negotiators' ranks perfectly". It needs to receive an additional quota to compete, and its International Olympic Committee representative, Chang Ung, headed to Switzerland over the weekend for talks with IOC officials, according to Japanese media.


VP Pence to travel to Middle East next week following postponement

VP Pence to travel to Middle East next week following postponement

At the time , White House aides insisted that the move had nothing to do with uproar in the region over the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "We have enough on our plate now". Initially set for late December, the trip was pushed back as the region reeled from deadly protests triggered by President Donald Trump's controversial decision to declare the Holy City as Israel's capital - in a break with decades of United States policy.