The Chinese have been coming to DR Congo in increasing numbers for business, especially to Katanga province where Lubumbashi is located, because of its mining activities. Turkish press reports have suggested a breakthrough may come soon, with Ankara keen to wrap up the issue before the Turkish foreign ministry’s powerful pointman on Israel, Feridun Sinirlioglu, takes up a new job in New York as Turkey’s representative to the United Nations. But it’s a tough job selling tours to DR Congo. For the past several years, DR Congo has been mired in a political crisis, which has worsened since President Joseph Kabila refused to step aside when his mandate expired in December. Greg Gerber, editor of the RV Daily Report explained his decision: ‘For years, Brad and Amy Herzog have been the voice of the Go RVing campaign. Reports have suggested that Turkey’s increasingly close ally, fellow Sunni Muslim power Saudi Arabia, is keen to engineer a reconciliation between Cairo and Ankara. Turkey’s new prime minister on Friday stretched out a cautious hand of reconciliation to Turkey’s regional foes, saying he wanted no permanent tensions with Black Sea and Mediterranean neighbours after serious ruptures with Egypt, Israel, Russia and Syria. Some analysts have suggested that Davutoglu made way for Yildirim to allow a more reconciliatory foreign policy that would allow Turkey to mend bridges with its enemies and return to its former dictum of “zero problems” with neighbours.
It is part of a crackdown aimed at reducing Palestinian stabbing, shooting and vehicular attacks that have claimed the lives of 28 Israelis and two Americans since mid-September. Biden criticized the Palestinians for failing to condemn the stabbing, after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ political party posted a statement online praising the stabber. The wave of near-daily Palestinian assaults on Israeli civilians and security forces erupted in mid-September and is showing no sign of abating. For more than five months, there has been a rash of Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians and security forces. Palestinian leaders. There were speculations he would try to revive the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, but Biden said, “I didn’t come with a plan. I just came to speak with a friend,” referring to Netanyahu. Turkey however has denied suggestions it may be prepared to soften its position that Assad must depart immediately for there to be a solution in Syria. JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel denied Jerusalem residency Thursday to the relatives of a Palestinian man who shot at police officers in Jerusalem, wounding two before he was killed by security forces, police said. Paramedics carry the body of a Palestinian involved in a shooting attack in Jerusalem Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Israeli police say two Palestinian gunmen carried out shootings in Jerusalem and were shot and killed by police.
In the last two days, Israeli police arrested an additional 250 Palestinians who were in Israel illegally, Samri said. A couple who were paid to blog for a RV website lost their jobs after they began fundraising to launch an anti-Donald Trump picture book. Amy and Brad Herzog spent 17 years writing for the popular GoRving blog but were terminated once management discovered their picture book plan. The couple in a blog promoting the book said: ‘The national and swing-state polls are looking good, but let’s not get complacent. He said university resources are being made available for students, faculty and staff who may seek counseling. “I’m not happy to be away from my family, but I can’t lose work,” said Ibrahim, 38, who typically crosses daily from the West Bank city of Hebron. Yildirim said in his first major interview with Turkish reporters, quoted by the Hurriyet daily. Yildirim said Ankara would never accept the 2013 “coup” but said “this should not be an obstacle in the commercial relations between our countries”. Yildirim said Turkish diplomats were working on a solution for normalisation, with the lifting of the Israeli blockade on Gaza the key condition.
Previously tight relations between key NATO member Turkey and Israel were downgraded over the 2010 deadly storming by Israeli commandos of a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza, which left 10 Turkish activists dead. Relations with Russia tumbled to post Cold War lows when Turkey on November 24 shot down a Russian warplane over the Syrian border. On the Syria conflict, Turkey has always called for the ousting of President Bashar al-Assad and opposed attempts by Syrian Kurds to carve out an autonomous region. Relations with Egypt suffered a similar downturn after the 2013 ousting of Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, a close Ankara ally, and Erdogan has denounced President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an “illegitimate tyrant”. His comments come after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter this month to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin congratulating him on Russia’s national day, the first such high level contact since the plane crisis. Binali Yildirim, a close ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, took over the premiership in May from Ahmet Davutoglu who had spearheaded a policy of projecting Turkish power in the region.