Hisense Laser TV shines at the Kremlin

MOSCOW, Dec, 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hisense, an official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, today saw its innovative and versatile 100″ Laser TV bring the Final Draw for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ to life at Moscow’s iconic Kremlin. As a proud sponsor, Hisense will engage in various global marketing and advertising activities for the competition […] Continue Reading

Indonesian National Population & Family Planning Board (BKKBN) to Develop Initiatives, Accelerating Access to Family Planning, Family Development, and Population Management Programs

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The 14th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on Population and Development (IIMC) launched on November 28-29, 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Around 250 participants from 26 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, gathered at the event to exchange experiences in population, reproductive health and family planning. The outcome includes the Yogyakarta Declaration: […] Continue Reading

‫شركة Smart Communications تختار شركة Aptilo لتوفير خدمات واي فاي بالفلبين

ستوكهولم، 16 نوفمبر 2017/PRNewswire/ — كشفت شركة Smart Communications -وهي وحدة الخدمات اللاسلكية التابعة لشركة PLDT, Inc. مزود الخدمات الرقمية الرائد في الفلبين- عن اختيارها لشركة Aptilo Networks لتوفير خدمات واي فاي الناقل لشبكة واي فاي واسعة النطاق في أنحاء الفلبين. (الشعار: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/492832/Aptilo_Logo.jpg ) تتوفر خدمة سمارت واي فاي في المواقع ذات الحركة المرورية العالية […] Continue Reading

Thousands participate in funeral of Palestinian killed by Israeli settler

NABLUS, Thousands of people participated on Saturday in the funeral of Mohammad Odeh, 46, in the village of Qusra, south of Nablus, w ho was shot dead by an Israeli settler on Thursday in front of his family while attending to his land.

Palestinians said the settlers wanted to push Odeh out of his land and when he refused to leave, he was shot dead in cold blood and from a short distance.

As Odeh was being taken to hospital by locals, soldiers stopped them at a Hawwara checkpoint, south of Nablus, and took the body to Abu Kabir forensic center in Jaffa for an autopsy.

The body was returned to his family 24 hours later and kept at Rafidya hospital in Nablus until the burial.

People gathered at the hospital as Odeh’s body was taken to his hometown where he was buried in the presence of thousands of people.

After the shooting incident, residents clashed with the settlers and the soldiers who came to help the settlers and evacuate them from the scene.

Clashes between the armed settlers and soldiers on one hand and the defenseless villagers on the other continued into the second day after the shooting when settlers returned to the village to terrorize its population. Reports said around 60 Palestinians were injured in the army and settlers’ attacks.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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Weather: Slight rise in temperature

RAMALLAH, Weather on Saturday is clear with a slight rise in temperature, said the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).

Wind is southeasterly to easterly, light to moderate, active at times and sea waves are low.

Temperature in Jerusalem is expected to reach a high of 20 degrees Celsius during the day and drops to 12 at night. In Ramallah, a high of 19 degrees is expected and a low of 11; Nablus, high of 22 degrees, low of 12; Jenin and Toubas, high of 24 degrees and a low of 10; Jericho and the Dead Sea, 27 degrees high and 15 low; the Jordan Valley, 25 degrees high and 14 low; Bethlehem, 20 high and 12 low; Hebron, 19 degrees high and 11 low; Gaza and the coastal areas, 24 degrees high and 16 degrees low.

The PMD also predicts weather on Sunday and Monday to be partially cloudy to clear, with a further rise in temperature.

Tuesday’s weather is partially cloudy to clear. Temperature is expected to drop while remaining higher than its annual average as a low pressure, along with cold air, are expected to affect the region during night hours. Rain is expected to fall on some areas.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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Fire claims the life of an elderly man

RAMALLAH, A fire that broke out in a house in Deir Dibwan near Ramallah early Saturday has claimed the life of a 95-year-old man, according to the civil defense.

It said its crews responded to a call about fire in a house in Deir Dibwan and when they got there they helped the residents put off the fire and retrieve the body of the elderly man.

The man was living alone in a room away from other homes, which delayed the people’s response to the fire apparently caused as a result of negligence, said the civil defense report.

It warned against leaving elderly people or children alone in homes during the winter season where improper use of all kinds of heaters could cause serious harm.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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Israeli violence in the occupied territories focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Israeli army and settler violence against Palestinian civilians in the occupied territories has dominated the front page stories in the three Palestinian Arabic dailies on Saturday.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida highlighted the violence against the Nablus-area village of Qusra, where a Palestinian farmer was shot dead in front of his family by an Israeli settler on Thursday while attending to his land.

The paper said the settlers and soldiers harassed and attacked the village all day on Friday causing almost 60 injuries among its residents most of them treated on the spot from tear gas inhalation or rubber-coated metal bullet wounds. It said tension was high as villagers were waiting for the army to return the body of the farmer, Mahmoud Odeh, 47, to his family for burial. The body was returned in the evening and laid to rest in his village.

It said Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has commended the killer setter for this act, who may be charged of causing death to the Palestinian farmer by negligence.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam, which also reported on the army and settlers attacks in Qusra, said as well that dozens of Palestinians were injured in army crackdown on peaceful anti-occupation protests in several areas around the West Bank.

They also said that the army demolished the family home of an incarcerated Qabatiya resident accused of killing an Israeli.

In other front page stories, al-Quds said a senior Fatah and Hamas delegations have arrived in Cairo for talks on salvaging the reconciliation agreement, whose implementation was put off by 12 days. The full government empowerment in Gaza was supposed to take hold on December 1. However, the two factions agreed to postpone this date until December 12 to sort out last minute problems that still exist.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Fatah has reiterated its commitment to reconciliation, saying that positive atmosphere on all levels needs to prevail in order for the reconciliation to succeed.

The papers also highlighted reports about possibility of the US recognizing Jerusalem as capital of Israel and moving its embassy to the holy city, giving focus also to official Palestinian warning against such moves and how they would impact reaching a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Al-Ayyam quoted Saudi Foreign Ministry Adel al-Jubeir warning that any change in the status of occupied East Jerusalem is going to inflame the entire Arab world.

It published a report by its Jerusalem reporter on contacts by US officials with the Russians over the December voting on Security Council resolution 2334 that condemned Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories. The vote took place during the former US administration of Barack Obama, which abstained.

The papers spotlighted UN General Assembly activity and said it adopted five pro-Palestinian resolutions.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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