RAMALLAH — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem Monday and called for mourning on Tuesday, after Israeli forces killed 55 Palestinians in Gaza.
Abbas addressed a leadership meeting on Monday evening in his West Bank headquarters in Ramallah city, saying “what we saw in Jerusalem today was not the opening of an embassy, but the opening of an American settlement outpost.”(Palestine-U.S.-Jerusalem Embassy)
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UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting to address the violent clashes between Palestinian protestors and Israeli forces along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, a Palestinian envoy said Monday.
Speaking to reporters at the UN headquarters in New York, Riyad Mansour, permanent observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, said the meeting would take place “possibly within the next 24 hours.”(UN-Israel-Palestine)
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BUENOS AIRES — Argentinean federal judge, Julian Ercolini, on Monday began legal proceedings against former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (2007-2015) and her two children for charges of money laundering and illicit association.
A statement from the court said that Ercolini had frozen assets belonging to the family worth 800 million pesos (about 32 million U.S. dollars).(Argentina-President-Corruption)
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BAGHDAD — The political coalition led by prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr kept its leading position in two more provinces, official figures announced Monday.
The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) announced the initial results of Iraq’s parliamentary election in six of the remaining eight provinces after announcing earlier 10 of the country’s 18 provinces.(Iraq-Election) Enditem