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Egypt Today's international news wrap-up - FILE PHOTO

Egypt Today's world news brief

Wed, Dec. 13, 2017
CAIRO – 13 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.

Middle East

Israeli Arabs protest Trump's Jerusalem declaration outside US embassy in Tel Aviv

Some 100 Israeli Arabs on Tuesday


outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv against US President Donald Trump's declaration that Jerusalem is Israel's capital.

Israeli-Arabs hold Palestinian flags during a demonstration in the northern Israeli town of Sakhnin October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians in Tuesday clashes

Deaths among


soared to six after two Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli forces on Tuesday in the aftermath of the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital to which the U.S. Embassy will be moved.

File - Protests in Jerusalem

Hamas leader hails Al-Azhar position over Jerusalem

Ismail Haniyeh, head of the political bureau of


, hailed the position of Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmad al-Tayeb and other Al-Azhar scholars on Tuesday for rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

FILE – Head of the political bureau of Hamas Ismail Haniyeh

One dead, six wounded in mine explosion in Tunisia

At least one soldier was killed and six others wounded in a mine explosion in Jebel ech Chambi area, western


, where extremist militants hide.

Police officers are seen where suspected Islamist militant was arrested after wounding two policemen in a knife attack near the parliament building in Tunis, Tunisia November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi


Putin receives reports about Trump’s tweets — Kremlin

Russian President

Vladimir Putin

receives reports about his US counterpart Donald Trump’s tweets, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by TASS news agency as saying Tuesday.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin makes his annual New Year address to the nation in Moscow, Russia, December 31, 2016. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

EU summit set to unlock next phase of Brexit talks

European Union leaders are set to open the next phase of


talks at a summit this week, but may toughen their conditions after Britain cast doubt on whether a deal on divorce terms is binding

© AFP/File / by Danny KEMP | The leaders of the EU 27 are set to decide Friday whether to green light the opening of talks on a post-Brexit transition period and a future relationship between the bloc and Britain

U.N. warns of new Syrian refugee wave to Europe if aid dries up

Syrian refugees could again seek to reach Europe in droves if aid programmes are not sustained in five neighbouring countries hosting the bulk of them, the

United Nations

said on Tuesday.

Members of the United Nations Security Council raise their hands as they vote unanimously to approve a resolution eradicating Syria's chemical arsenal during a Security Council meeting during the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York on Septemb

Families of London tower fire victims call for diverse inquiry

Survivors and relatives of the 71 victims of

London's Grenfell

Tower fire on Tuesday delivered a petition to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding an "impartial" investigation with additional diverse panel members.

© AFP/File | A new petition calls for a panel from diverse backgrounds to assist in the investigation into the fire that killed 71 people in London's Grenfell Tower


Le Drian

says "no" to Iran Mediterranean axis

France's foreign minister criticised Iran's regional ambitions, saying Paris could not accept Tehran's military expansion to the Mediterranean, and accused Russia of failing to use its influence to push U.N.-led Syrian peace talks and curb violence.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during a meeting on migration in Rome, Italy July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

United States

Trump will announce new U.S. security strategy on Monday

U.S. President

Donald Trump

will announce a new security strategy on Monday, White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said on Tuesday.

DAY 32 / FEBRUARY 20: President Trump named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. prosecutors bring terrorism charge against Manhattan bomb suspect

U.S. prosecutors in

New York

on Tuesday brought federal criminal charges against a Bangladeshi man accused of setting off a bomb in a crowded Manhattan commuter hub a day earlier.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials mark the ground near the site of an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Rashid Umar Abbasi

Donald Trump to visit UK in new year: US amb


US ambassador

to the UK has said he expects US President Donald Trump to go ahead with a working visit to the UK in the new year, despite a recent Twitter row with Prime Minister Theresa May over the terror threat posed by Muslims in the UK, the Guardian reported Tuesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the White House in Washington, U.S. December 6, 2017- Reuters

Tillerson: My failure if US resorts to force on North Korea

Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson

expressed confidence Tuesday that Washington is doing all it can to force North Korea to negotiate its nuclear disarmament.

© AFP | US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is optimistic that economic and diplomatic sanctions can force North Korea to the negotiating table


2 teenage girl suicide bombers kill 4 in Nigeria

A Nigerian official said two teenage girl suicide bombers attacked the town of Gwoza, north of


, killing at least four people, Voice of America reported on Tuesday.

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) workers attend to a woman after suicide bombers detonated their explosives along Muna Garage in Maiduguri, Nigeria, March 15, 2017. NEMA/Handout via REUTERS

Liberia to hold run-off vote on Dec. 26 - electoral commission


will hold a delayed presidential run-off vote on Dec. 26, the electoral commission chief said on Tuesday.

Former soccer star George Weah holds up a certificate of election after being elected senator in Monrovia January 3, 2015. REUTERS/James Giahyue

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