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CAIRO – 14 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.
Israeli troops disperse Jerusalem worshipers; three people injured
Israeli occupation troops dispersed worshipers who were preparing to perform Maghreb prayer at the yard of the Damascus gate of
Israeli border police disperse a Palestinian man during scuffles that erupted after Palestinians held evening prayers outside the Lion's Gate of Jerusalem's Old City July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
Cairo Criminal Court starts retrial of Morsi
Cairo Criminal Court, headed by Judge Mohamed Fahmy, started the retrial of deposed Egyptian President
at the Institute of Police Secretaries on Wednesday.
File - Mohamed Morsi
40 Houthis killed, injured in confrontations in western Yemen
were killed and 18 injured in confrontations with Yemeni forces in western Yemen, Yemeni sources said on Wednesday.
By Angus McDowall ANGER: Houthi followers in Sanaa protest Saudi-led air strikes in 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
Egyptian parliamentary delegation meets European officials
A delegation representing the
met with representatives of political parties at the European parliament.
FILE – Egyptian Parliament
Trump's Jerusalem decision shows U.S. not an honest mediator: Rouhani
U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital shows that the United States lacks any respect for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian nation, Iranian President
tweeted on Wednesday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting of the Social Council of Iran, in Tehran - REUTERS
Key holder of Church in Jerusalem refuses to meet Pence
, the key holder of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, has refused to receive US vice president Mike Pence during his anticipated visit to Jerusalem.
Visitors stand near the newly restored Edicule, the ancient structure housing the tomb, which according to Christian belief is where Jesus's body was anointed and buried, seen at the completion of months of restoration works, at the Church of the Holy Sep
Russia and China discuss coordination on North Korea
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Deputy Foreign Minister
had held talks with China's ambassador to Russia Li Hui about Moscow and Beijing coordinating action on North Korea at the U.N. Security Council.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping walk past honour guards during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia July 4, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS
Russia ready to consider easing arms embargo for Libya
is ready to consider easing an arms embargo for Libya, the Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying on Wednesday.
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov arrives for a meeting on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva December 20, 2013. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
British PM May says lawmakers to vote on final Brexit deal
British Prime Minister
said on Wednesday that the final Brexit withdrawal agreement will be put to a vote in both houses of parliament.
A dinner between British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker last week continues to serve up headlines. AFP/File
Red Cross says life has stopped in Myanmar's Rakhine
Life has stopped in its tracks in
northern Rakhine state where an estimated 180,000 Rohingya remain, fearful after violence drove 650,000 to flee to Bangladesh, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.
A woman calms a baby as Rohingya refugees line up for a food supply distribution at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
White House says not right time for N.Korea talks
No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a
official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang anytime and without pre-conditions.
Rex Tillerson testifies during a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Kremlin calls U.S. allegations of subversive activity 'groundless'
said on Wednesday that U.S. allegations it was involved in a new generation of warfare, including internal political subversion, against the United States, were groundless and not backed by facts.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
UN expert says U.S. torture continues at Guantanamo Bay
An inmate at the U.S. detention facility at
is still being tortured, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer said in a statement on Wednesday.
Chain link fence and concertina wire surrounds a deserted guard tower within Joint Task Force Guantanamo's Camp Delta at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba March 21, 2016. REUTERS