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Muslim nations call for summit if Trump recognises Jerusalem

RIYADH: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Monday called for a summit of Muslim nations if the United States takes the controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. President Donald Trump faces a key decision this week over Jerusalem's status, potentially reversing years of US policy and prompting a furious response from the Palestinians and the Arab world. The 57-member OIC sought to amplify concern over the possible move in an emergency meeting on Monday in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea…

Rohingya refugees tell of new violence; call for Myanmar sanctions

COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Rohingya Muslims fleeing a Myanmar military offensive arrived in Bangladesh on Monday with fresh accounts of violence and arson as a rights group called for sanctions and an arms embargo to stop what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing. The latest wave of violence in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State began on Aug. 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and an army camp, killing about 12 people. The Myanmar military response has sent more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims…

Abbas backs call for Palestinians to return to Al-Aqsa mosque

JERUSALEM: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas backed calls for worshippers to return to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque on Thursday after Israeli authorities removed controversial new security measures. "The prayers will happen, God willing, inside the Al-Aqsa mosque," Abbas told a press conference, moments after Muslim authorities announced an end to a nearly two-week boycott of the site over new Israeli metal detectors, cameras and railings installed after a July 14 attack killed two policemen. The final railings and…