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June 20, 2018

Global oil demand is set to stay strong in the second half of 2018, an Opec technical panel forecast this week, suggesting the market could absorb extra production from the group.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets on Friday to decide output policy amid calls from major consumers such as the United States and China to cool down oil prices and support the global economy by producing more crude.

Opec’s leader, Saudi Arabia, and non-member Russia have proposed gradually relaxing production cuts - in place since the start of 2017 - while Opec members Iran, Iraq, Venezuela and Algeria have"...

June 20, 2018

Hamas Movement on Tuesday affirmed their refusal of the policy of closing and merging UNRWA’s schools and warned of theconsequences.

The official of Hamas’s Office of Refugees’ Affairs in Lebanon, Abu Ahmad Fadel, said that the UNRWA measures affect the education process. He asserted that the UNRWA schools in Lebanon need development and expansion due to the increasing number of students each year instead of shutting down or merging.

He cautioned that the UNRWA’s decision"...

June 20, 2018

Israeli settlers Tuesday razed a large tract of Palestinian farmlands, east of Yatta town in al-Khalil, in the southern West Bank, said a local activist.

Local coordinator of the anti-wall and anti-settlements committee, Rateb al-Jabour, said that settlers from the Israeli settlement of Maon, under troops’ protection, bulldozed dozens of dunums of lands belonging to the Morr, Hadar, Abu Qebeita and Moghannam Palestinian families.

The purpose, according to Jabour, was to expand the illegal settlements of Maon and Havat Maon in the south hills of al-Khalil.


June 20, 2018

The management of Rafah crossing said on Tuesday that the border crossing with Gaza will remain open until a further notice after being opened during the holy month of Ramadan.

The media office of the crossing revealed that the crossing will be opened for the travel of citizens and that any news in this regard will be published on the Facebook page of the office.

The Egyptian authorities have opened the crossing for 45 days only since the beginning of the year.



June 20, 2018

The Movement to Lift Sanctions on Gaza on Tuesday announced that a new series of demonstrations will be launched Wednesday in a number of cities around the world in protest at the Palestinian Authority (PA) sanctions on the Gaza Strip.

The Movement said in an announcement on its Facebook page that four major demonstrations will be organized in Bethlehem, Beirut, Amman and New York on Wednesday.

A massive march is set to be held at al-Manara Circle in Ramallah on Saturday and another one will"...

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