Jewish peer resigns from British Labour Party

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Lord Parry Mitchell announced he would resign if Jeremy Corbyn was once again elected to lead the British Labour Party; ‘I gave it a year and the situation is worse,’ Parry tells Ynet. ‘If I didn’t take this decision, I am not sure I’d be able to look myself in the mirror.’

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Lord Parry Mitchell announced he would resign if Jeremy Corbyn was once again elected to lead the British Labour Party; ‘I gave it a year and the situation is worse,’ Parry tells Ynet. ‘If I didn’t take this decision, I am not sure I’d be able to look myself in the mirror.’

Anti-govt protest in Jordan over murder of writer

Jordanians light candles for prominent writer Nahed Hattar (portrait L), who was shot dead outside an Amman courtProtesters called on Monday for Jordan’s government to resign over its failure to prevent the murder of Christian writer Nahed Hattar, as the killing was condemned internationally. A bearded assailant on Sunday shot dead Hattar, 56, on the steps of a court in central Amman where he was facing trial for sharing an anti-Islam cartoon on social media. Carrying his portrait, they called for the resignation of both Prime Minister Hani al-Malki and Interior Minister Salama Hammad.

Jordanians light candles for prominent writer Nahed Hattar (portrait L), who was shot dead outside an Amman courtProtesters called on Monday for Jordan's government to resign over its failure to prevent the murder of Christian writer Nahed Hattar, as the killing was condemned internationally. A bearded assailant on Sunday shot dead Hattar, 56, on the steps of a court in central Amman where he was facing trial for sharing an anti-Islam cartoon on social media. Carrying his portrait, they called for the resignation of both Prime Minister Hani al-Malki and Interior Minister Salama Hammad.


Calais migrant camp demolition raises child trafficking fears, U.N. says

By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Lone children living in the shanty town near Calais are likely to go missing or risk being trafficked when France dismantles the migrant camp, the United Nations said on Monday, urging authorities to …

By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Lone children living in the shanty town near Calais are likely to go missing or risk being trafficked when France dismantles the migrant camp, the United Nations said on Monday, urging authorities to speed up the reunion of children with families in Britain. The U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF, said it was concerned for the safety and future of unaccompanied minors living in the so-called “jungle” camp, on the outskirts of the northern French port town. “Before the bulldozers arrive, there must be robust plans to safeguard the hundreds of unaccompanied children currently stranded in the camp,” said Lily Caprani, UNICEF UK’s Deputy Executive Director.

Ultra-Orthodox group moves again in wake of alleged child abuse

Lev Tahor, an ultra-Orthodox sect considered a cult by Israel, abruptly moved from its location in Guatemala after it was raided by authorities due to child abuse allegations.

צילום: AFP

Lev Tahor, an ultra-Orthodox sect considered a cult by Israel, abruptly moved from its location in Guatemala after it was raided by authorities due to child abuse allegations.

Merkel: We need migrant deals with African states like EU-Turkey pact

German Chancellor Merkel speaks during a meeting with the National Regulatory Control Council at the Chancellery in BerlinGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey. The arrival then of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and beyond marked Europe’s biggest migrant crisis since World War Two. “It’s important that we give the African countries perspectives for the future,” Merkel said during a conference on tourism.

German Chancellor Merkel speaks during a meeting with the National Regulatory Control Council at the Chancellery in BerlinGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey. The arrival then of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and beyond marked Europe's biggest migrant crisis since World War Two. "It's important that we give the African countries perspectives for the future," Merkel said during a conference on tourism.


Egypt’s Sisi promises more jobs to deter perilous migration to Europe

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi looks on during his ceremonial reception in New DelhiPresident Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday pledged more jobs for Egyptians to help dissuade them from making dangerous voyages to Europe after more than 160 migrants died when a boat capsized off the country’s Mediterranean coast. Survivors and their families said poverty and a lack of jobs and opportunity along with political repression in Egypt have driven thousands to embark on perilous journeys in rickety boats across the Mediterranean to Europe.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi looks on during his ceremonial reception in New DelhiPresident Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday pledged more jobs for Egyptians to help dissuade them from making dangerous voyages to Europe after more than 160 migrants died when a boat capsized off the country's Mediterranean coast. Survivors and their families said poverty and a lack of jobs and opportunity along with political repression in Egypt have driven thousands to embark on perilous journeys in rickety boats across the Mediterranean to Europe.


Oman court orders journalists jailed, newspaper shut down

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Oman court on Monday ruled in favor of a government decision to shut down al-Zaman daily newspaper and jail three of its journalists, including its editor-in-chief, for reporting on alleged corruption within the judiciary.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Oman court on Monday ruled in favor of a government decision to shut down al-Zaman daily newspaper and jail three of its journalists, including its editor-in-chief, for reporting on alleged corruption within the judiciary.

Iran introduces credit cards for first time

The move comes in an effort to boost oil production and the Iranian economy following lifting of devastating sanctions; cards to be offered with limits of up to 15,000 dollars.

צלום: AP

The move comes in an effort to boost oil production and the Iranian economy following lifting of devastating sanctions; cards to be offered with limits of up to 15,000 dollars.