Egypt Today's world news brief



Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 06:10 GMT


Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 06:10 GMT

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

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

CAIRO – 9 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.

Trump's recognition contradicts 1967 borders demarcation

On Dec. 6, United States President Donald Trump officially recognized


as the capital of Israel.Trump’s announcement came as a shock as shown by numerous international reactions that condemned and criticized the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Palestinian Fattah leader and Political analyst Ayman al-Raqab stated Thursday that U.S. is no longer a fair sponsor of the peace process, but an enemy – Photo compiled by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain

U.S. envoy for North Korean affairs travels to Japan, Thailand

The U.S. envoy

for North Korea will travel to Japan and Thailand next week to discuss how to increase pressure on Pyongyang after its latest ballistic missile test, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun (R) answers questions from reporters at the Iikura guest house in Tokyo, Japan April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Yamanaka/Pool

Police recapture ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili

Ukrainian police recaptured the former president of Georgia

Mikheil Saakashvili

on Friday, prompting further protests in central Kiev by his supporters who freed him from police custody earlier this week.

Georgian former President Mikheil Saakashvili flashes a victory sign after he was freed by his supporters in Kiev, Ukraine December 5, 2017. — Reuters

Maldives rushes through trade pact with China despite opposition



government signed a free trade agreement with China during a visit to Beijing by its leader, Abdulla Yameen, it said on Friday, despite criticism from the opposition over the speed at which the deal was concluded.

Maldives rushes through trade pact with China despite opposition - REUTERS

At least 25 wounded in Israeli retaliation strikes in Gaza

Israel's military said its aircraft bombed militant targets in


on Friday and the Palestinian Health Ministry said at least 25 people were wounded in the strikes, including six children.

A man tends to a wounded Palestinian girl following Israeli airstrikes on nearby militant targets, at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Amr Moussa: Trump made 'historical mistake' by announcing Jerusalem capital of Israel

Former Secretary-General of Arab League,

Amr Moussa

, denounced Thursday the U.S. President Donald Trump’s acknowledging of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying such a decision will come with consequences, describing the decision as a 'historical mistake.'

Former Secretary-General of Arab League Amr Moussa



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