Day: November 30, 2012

UN vote recognises state of Palestine

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status to a non-member observer state at the United Nations was approved by a more than […]

Jordan’s neutrality on Syria ‘a wise choice’ — observers ‘Political developments may force Kingdom to reconsider stance on crisis’

by Hani Hazaimeh | Nov 29, 2012 | JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — Politicians, former government officials and researchers on Thursday discussed the political and economic impact of the Syrian crisis on the Kingdom at a seminar organised by Al Rai Centre for Research. Participants debated whether Jordan should take a […]

Palestine – where to now?

RAMALLAH – Nowhere are the grievances that perpetuate violence and war more evident than they are in Palestine today. But the world’s politicians continue to dance around the problem, rather than confront it. The recent deadly violence in Gaza is only the latest proof that people living under occupation and […]

Dutch Parliament to Remove Blasphemy Law

Dutch Parliament To Revoke Blasphemy Law A court ruled in 2011 that Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders had the right to criticize Islam. By Frud Bezhan November 29, 2012 Insulting God will no longer be a crime in the Netherlands after the Dutch parliament decided to revoke a decades-old blasphemy law […]