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$1 billion campaign to support Gaza Strip launched from Turkey

Palestinian man sits near debris 2014The Popular International Committee to Support the Gaza Strip launched a campaign yesterday to raise $1 billion for the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip; $100 million is set to support shelter and emergency relief services in the enclave.


Protestors in the Netherlands demand that Israeli officials be prosecuted

Protesters in Netherlands against IsraelNearly 2,000 protestors have gathered in front of the Dutch Parliament in The Hague to demand that the international community prosecute Israeli officials over their involvement in the recent Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, which lasted for more than 50 days and led to the killing of more than 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians.


Russia concerned about US surveillance flights in Syria

Alexander LukashevichThe Russian foreign ministry has expressed concern over the recent decision by the US to authorise surveillance flights over Syria, a statement said on Friday.


Turkey will turn the lights on in Gaza

A Turkish floating power-generating ship is due to sail for Gaza in the next 120 days if the necessary permits for crew members are completed in time, confirms Turkish shipbuilding company chairman.


Erdogan's emphasises 'peaceful' foreign policy during inaugural speech

Turkey's new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday stressed his country's non-confrontational foreign policy agenda following his inauguration.