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UN to discuss Egypt's human rights record

Head of the Egyptian Human Rights Council Abdel-Ghaffar Shokr said that the UN Human Rights Council will discuss three reports about Egypt on November 5, the Anadolu Agency reported.

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Sweden to grant $200 million to Palestine

Sweden is set to give Palestine up to 1.5 billion kronor ($200 million) in aid, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has announced, hours after it became the first European Union country to officially recognize Palestine as a state.

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UK condemns Israel's settlement expansion in Jerusalem

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood today condemned the Israeli government's announcement that it plans to build 1,060 new housing units in East Jerusalem.

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Sweden is first EU member to recognise Palestine as state

Swedish flagSweden's newly elected center-left government has officially recognised Palestine as a state on Thursday, making it the first EU member to do so.

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France: Construction of new settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem is illegal

The French Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned Israel's recent announcement stating its intention to build over 1,000 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem.

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