Israel Apartheid State, Trump’s Deal Doomed: French US EnvoyOutgoing French Ambassador to the US, Gérard Araud, criticized Israel I regime as an “apartheid state”, adding that US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century,” aimed at resolving the decades-long conflict between Israel and Palestine, looks dead in the water.
Comedian Wins Ukraine’s Presidential VoteVolodymyr Zelensky, a Television Comic, has won Ukraine’s presidential runoff vote, defeating incumbent President Petro Poroshenko with more than 73 percent of the vote against about 25, according to official preliminary results.
The wife of a jailed Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, has written to Thailand’s prime minister and pleaded with him to not allow his extradition to his native country.
Bahraini people have held anti-regime protests, expressing anger at crackdown on pro-democracy activists. The protests coincided with US Secretary of State Mike Pompe’s visit to the the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom as part of his tour of the West Asia aimed and North Africa at coordinating an ‘anti-Iran campaign’.
A ruling by Bahrain’s top court to upheld a five-year jail term for prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, provoked criticism from prominent human rights organizations, with Amnesty International denouncing the verdict as "utterly outrageous".
Israeli regime’s economy minister is invited to Bahrain to take part in a technology event, in yet another measure taken by some Persian Gulf Arab regimes to normalize ties with the occupying Tel Aviv regime.