Daily Archives: December 9, 2017

Ukraine | Georgian ex-president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine

Ex-Georgian citizen, ex-president and ex-governor of Odessa region Michael Saakashvili was arrested by Ukrainian secret police on December 8. It was the second attempt. The first one was not fruitful. Firstly Saakashvili was arrested at the mid of the day while opposition protest took place in the capital of Ukraine. But supporters of a former Georgian politician encircled a car of secret police, broke inside and liberated their leader. It was humiliating for police so next time it prepared better and arrested Saakashvili at night in private flat. His supporters were unable to prevent arrest.

DR Congo: Over a dozen UN peacekeepers killed in worst attack on ‘blue helmets’ in recent history

8 December 2017 – At least 15 United Nations ‘blue helmets’ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history.

Palestine | Trump’s decision on Jerusalem provoked general strike in Palestine

Thousands of Palestinians across the occupied West Bank took to the streets on Thursday in protest of US President Donal Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Palestinians held a general strike on Thursday, shuttering businesses and institutions en masse in protest of US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.