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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, offers a press conference after the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul (Turkey) on December 13, 2017. The leaders of the OIC meet in Istanbul after the US President Donald J. Trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, on December 6. EFE / Sedat Suna

After President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas decided to renounce the Oslo Agreements reached with Israel in 1993 and assured that the United States is no longer a mediator in the peace process.

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Mounting evidence of genocide of Rohingyas in Myanmar, says rights group

 11/15/2017 - 02:07
Rohingya refugee children in a makeshift camp at the beach at the Myanmar-Bangladesh border near the town of Maungsaw, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 12 November 2017. EPA-EFE FILE/HEIN HTET

 Myanmar denies citizenship to the Rohingyas, a Muslim minority - considering them illegal immigrants from Bangladesh - and imposes multiple restrictions on them including restrictions on their movement. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday is scheduled to visit Myanmar to meet with the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the conflict.

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