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Leader of British Catholics visits Gaza

Cardinal Nichols greeting Gaza's Christians after MassIMAGES

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the leader of Catholics in England and Wales, visited Gaza today, during his trip to the region.

The Cardinal lead over 100 pilgrims from the Diocese of Westminister to Gaza to celebrate a Mass for the strips Catholic community, before going to visit the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.


Carter Center praises launch of Tunisia elections

The Carter CenterThe Carter Center election observation mission said Sunday that the voting process of Tunisia's presidential elections has kicked off in a decent, peaceful and professional manner.


Unidentified aircraft target Islamist bases in Libya

File photo of smoke rising after air strikes in LibyaUnidentified aircraft have targeted several military bases controlled by Fajr (Dawn) Libya forces in the west of the country, a military source and witnesses told Anadolu news agency. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Anadolu that four military bases in Beir Ghanam and Shakshouk, around 100km west of Tripoli, were targeted.


Amnesty calls on international community to support Syrian refugees in Turkey

Amnesty International logoAmnesty International's researcher on Turkey, Andrew Gardner, said on Thursday that the international community has to step forward and provide further support to Syrian refugees in Turkey, noting that: "Turkey has shouldered a significant part of the financial burden on its own. The reluctance of wealthy countries to take greater financial responsibility for the refugee crisis as a whole and the paltry offers of resettlement are deplorable."


Japan worried about expansion of settlements in Jerusalem

Dome of the Rock and the Old CityThe Japanese government said on Friday that it is "worried" about the expansion of Israeli settlements in Jerusalem, the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds reported.