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Egypt Today's world news brief

Fri, Dec. 8, 2017
CAIRO – 8 December 2017: Egypt Today brings you the latest top of the hour news from around the world over the past 24 hours in this round-up.

Unions call to boycott U.S.

medical products

over Jerusalem


In response to the U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, 10 trade unions in Egypt called for adopting a unified position against the decision, amid calls to boycott of American products.

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In response to the U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, 10 trade unions in Egypt called for adopting a unified position against the decision, amid calls to boycott of American products.

Israel

strikes Gaza militant posts after fire rockets fired at Israel


The Israeli military said on Thursday that an aircraft and a tank had targeted two posts belonging to militants in the Gaza Strip after three rockets were launched at Israel.

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Israel strikes Gaza militant posts after fire rockets fired at Israel - Reuters


Al Azhar

to dedicate lessons on Jerusalem’s history


Abbas Shoman, deputy of Al Azhar, directed all Azhar institutions to designate time every morning for a commentary to be delivered to students on Jerusalem and its history for the coming week.

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FILE – Deputy of Al Azhar Abbas Shoman, undated photo


U.S. Vice President

Pence

"unwelcome in Palestine"-Fatah official


A senior Palestinian official in President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah party said on Thursday that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, due to visit the region later this month, "is unwelcome in Palestine".

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks before swearing in Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior, in Washington, U.S., March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts


WH says it believes Saudi Arabia to allow a

Yemeni port

to open


The White House said on Thursday it had reason to believe that Saudi Arabia would allow a blocked port in Yemen to open.

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Shiite Huthis watch a live speech by their leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi on - REUTERS


Trump, Democrats face off over potential government shutdown

U.S. President

Donald Trump

will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and preventing a government shutdown.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by ‪Vice President Mike Pence‬, delivers remarks recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the White House in Washington, U.S. December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


Israeli forces arrest 36

Palestinians

in rallies across Gaza Strip


Clashes erupted between Israeli occupation forces and Palestinians amid rallies organized on Thursday by Palestinians; injuring many Palestinians and arresting 36 others.

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Palestinian protesters run away from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 13, 2015 - REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

 
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