Tag Archives: Geography of Asia

02May/17

Israel celebrates its 69th Independence Day

JERUSALEM (MAY 2, 2017) (POOL) – Israel on Tuesday (May 2) celebrated its 69th Independence Day anniversary.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attended a ceremony for the anniversary at the president’s office in Jerusalem.

A number of musicians performed during the ceremony which was attended by numerous Israeli officials.

Israelis gathered in parks around the city to watch a show by air force jets that flew over the Knesset.

29Apr/17

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

Turkey blocks access to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security.
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29Apr/17

Pope Francis calls for unity as he leads Mass in Cairo stadium

Pope Francis calls for tolerance and blesses Egypt as one of the earliest nations to embrace Christianity, as he leads mass in Cairo’s Air Defense Stadium.
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16Apr/17

Turkey referendum ‘Yes’ vote ahead in early poll results

The ‘Yes’ vote establishes an early lead as counting results are announced in Turkey’s referendum over whether to grant new powers to President Tayyip Erdogan.

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16Apr/17

Pope leads Easter mass in St. Peter’s Square

On Easter, Pope denounces “oppressive regimes” but urges restraint and condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack after leading mass in St. Peter’s Square. Saskia O’Donoghue reports
Pope Francis denounced “oppressive regimes” in his Easter message Sunday and called for world leaders to prevent the spead of conflict.
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13Apr/17

Russia blocks U.N. condemnation of Syria attack

Russia blocks a Western-led effort at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday (April 12) to condemn last week’s deadly gas attack in Syria. Pascale Davies reports.
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10Apr/17

Janet Jackson splits with husband – reports

Singer Janet Jackson separates from third husband, Qatari businessman Wissam al Mana, just months after giving birth to her first child, according to numerous media reports.
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28Mar/17

Mixed messages on eve of Brexit

With a day to go before UK prime minister Theresa May triggers Article 50 to start separation talks with the EU, the Bank of England is warning UK banks to prepare themselves in case of a disorderly Brexit. But, as Ivor Bennett reports, the eve of Brexit also attracts a vote of confidence from Qatar as its sovereign wealth fund pledges over $6 billion in investment in Britain. Continue reading