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.
An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday 75 of people over security-related charges, including senior Muslim Brotherhood figures. The ruling by the Cairo Criminal Court will automatically be referred to Egypt’s top theological authority, the Grand Mufti, to decide whether they should be sentenced to death
The Egyptian army’s ongoing operation against ISIS-affiliated militants in restive Sinai Peninsula can amount to “collective punishment,” as up to 420,000 people in North Sinai Province are in urgent need of humanitarian aid, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned.