UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Has Died

Brigitte N. Brantley; TSgt; USAFAl-Nahyan with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Abu Dhabi, February 2017 - Jim Mattis

United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan died on Friday at the age of 73 while government announced 40 days of mourning across the country. The UAE’s Ministry of Presidential Affairs also announced a three day suspension …

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U.N. Secretary-General Appeals for Easter Ceasefire in Ukraine

Fourth EstateAntonio Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees of UNHCR,

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for a four-day ceasefire in Ukraine for the observation of the Holy Week. The Holy Week humanitarian pause, supposedly to begin on Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday on April 24, would provide safe passage …

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Seminarian Dead after Crucifixion Reenactment Goes Wrong

Fourth EstateClaratian Institute of Philosophy entry gate

A first-year university student in southeastern Nigeria collapsed and died while participating in a reenactment of Jesus’s crucifixion on Friday. Ambrose, 25, was a student at the Claretian Institute of Philosophy and taking classes to become a priest. “Initially when …

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Iraqi PM Orders Security Agencies Tighten Security Measures During Ramadan

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Khadimi has instructed the security agencies to beef up security measures and ensure a peaceful environment for the people across the country during the month of Ramadan. Al Khadimi, during a meeting with officials from …

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Israel Steps Back From Confiscating Church Land in Jerusalem

The government of Israel announced stepping back from a plan designed to expand an Israeli park onto Church-owned lands in the Olive Mount in occupied East Jerusalem due to opposition from Church leaders. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority in …

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