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UN: PA President Abbas attends Security Council

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attended a United Nations Security Council meeting where Nicolay Mladenov, the Secretary-General's personal representative for Middle Eastern affairs offered a report. Also in attendance where Palestinian diplomats, Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, and permanent representative Dr Riyad Mansour.

Palestinians have turned out in the streets of Gaza City to commemorate the death of Yasser Arafat. The longstanding Palestinian leader and Fatah movement founder died in 2004, but his death has not been marked in Gaza for 10 years.Palestinians have turned out in the streets of Gaza City to commemorate the death of Yasser Arafat. The longstanding Palestinian leader and Fatah movement founder died in 2004, but his death has not been marked in Gaza for 10 years.
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LAHORE, PAKISTAN-FEBRUARY 21,2018= A view of cricket match played between Punjab Traffic Police and Canadian Traffic Police at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on February 21,2018. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain / Pacific Press Agency)LAHORE, PAKISTAN-FEBRUARY 21,2018= A view of cricket match played between Punjab Traffic Police and Canadian Traffic Police at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on February 21,2018. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain / Pacific Press Agency)

Pakistan: Cricket match at Gaddafi Stadium

A view of cricket match played between Punjab Traffic Police and Canadian Traffic Police at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris, and about 500 people from the city of Naples protested in Piazza Montecitorio, in Rome, against the debts contracted for the 1980 earthquake. The 10 coaches coming from Naples to participate in the event arrived with two hours of delay because stopped by the police (and the people in the area searched) at the height of South Rome.The mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris, and about 500 people from the city of Naples protested in Piazza Montecitorio, in Rome, against the debts contracted for the 1980 earthquake. The 10 coaches coming from Naples to participate in the event arrived with two hours of delay because stopped by the police (and the people in the area searched) at the height of South Rome.

Rome: Mayor De Magistris protests in Montecitorio

The Mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris, and about 500 people from the city of Naples protested in Piazza Montecitorio, in Rome, against the debts contracted for the 1980 earthquake. The 10 coaches coming from Naples to participate in the event arrived with two hours of delay because stopped by the police (and the people in the area searched) at the height of South Rome.

Andreas Loverdos, deputy of Pasok party and of Democratic coalition, former Minister of Health, during his speech in Hellenic Parliament.Andreas Loverdos, deputy of Pasok party and of Democratic coalition, former Minister of Health, during his speech in Hellenic Parliament.

Former Minister Loverdos speech in GR Parliament

Hellenic parliament is going to verify whether there are reasons to set up a preliminary screening committee on the basis of the proposal submitted by the government majority for the investigation of financial crimes concerning Novartis company, that may have been committed by two former Prime Ministers Antonis Samaras and Panayiotis Pikrammenos and eight former Ministers, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Andreas Lykourenzos, Marios Salma, Adonis-Spyridon Georgiadis, Giannis Stournaras, Evangelos Venizelos, Giorgos Koutroumanis.

Antonios Samaras, deputy of New Democracy party and former Greek Prime Minister, during his speech in Hellenic Parliament.Antonios Samaras, deputy of New Democracy party and former Greek Prime Minister, during his speech in Hellenic Parliament.

Speech of former PM A.Samaras in Parliament

Hellenic parliament is going to verify whether there are reasons to set up a preliminary screening committee on the basis of the proposal submitted by the government majority for the investigation of financial crimes concerning Novartis company, that may have been committed by two former Prime Ministers Antonis Samaras and Panayiotis Pikrammenos and eight former Ministers, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Andreas Lykourenzos, Marios Salma, Adonis-Spyridon Georgiadis, Giannis Stournaras, Evangelos Venizelos, Giorgos Koutroumanis.

LAHORE, PAKISTAN-FEBRUARY 21,2018= Pakistani transgenders community take part during trans food festival (Meena Bazaar) organized by transgenders at Trans Community centre in Lahore on February 21,2018. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain / Pacific Press Agency)LAHORE, PAKISTAN-FEBRUARY 21,2018= Pakistani transgenders community take part during trans food festival (Meena Bazaar) organized by transgenders at Trans Community centre in Lahore on February 21,2018. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain / Pacific Press Agency)

Pakistan: Meena Bazaar

Pakistani transgenders community take part during trans food festival (Meena Bazaar) organized by transgenders at Trans Community centre in Lahore.

LAHORE, PAKISTAN-FEBRUARY 21,2018= Pakistani activists of Rawadari Tehreek and Civil Society dancing the drumbeats during a rally to mark International Mother Language Day outside the press club in Lahore on February 21,2018. International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism. First announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999, it was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in a resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain / Pacific Press Agency)LAHORE, PAKISTAN-FEBRUARY 21,2018= Pakistani activists of Rawadari Tehreek and Civil Society dancing the drumbeats during a rally to mark International Mother Language Day outside the press club in Lahore on February 21,2018. International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism. First announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999, it was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in a resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain / Pacific Press Agency)

Pakistan: International Mother Language Day

Pakistani activists of Rawadari Tehreek and Civil Society dancing the drumbeats during a rally to mark International Mother Language Day outside the press club in Lahore on February 21, 2018. International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism. First announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999, it was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in a resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.

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Pope Francis greets bishops at the end of his Weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Vatican on September 20, 2017. Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday expressed his closeness to the people of Mexico after the country was hit Tuesday by a powerful earthquake.Pope Francis greets bishops at the end of his Weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Vatican on September 20, 2017. Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday expressed his closeness to the people of Mexico after the country was hit Tuesday by a powerful earthquake.

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19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; the ball is seen in front of coach Simone Inzaghi of Lazio.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; the ball is seen in front of coach Simone Inzaghi of Lazio.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; the ball is seen in front of coach Simone Inzaghi of Lazio.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; coach Simone Inzaghi of Lazio gives instructions to his players.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; coach Simone Inzaghi of Lazio gives instructions to his players.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; coach Simone Inzaghi of Lazio gives instructions to his players.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Jordan Lukaku of Lazio watches the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Jordan Lukaku of Lazio watches the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Jordan Lukaku of Lazio watches the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio controls the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio controls the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio controls the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Jordan Lukaku of Lazio looks on.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Jordan Lukaku of Lazio looks on.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Jordan Lukaku of Lazio looks on.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Marco Parolo (bottom) of Lazio tackles Romulo of Verona.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Marco Parolo (bottom) of Lazio tackles Romulo of Verona.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Marco Parolo (bottom) of Lazio tackles Romulo of Verona.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Senad Lulic of Lazio controls the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Senad Lulic of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Senad Lulic of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Senad Lulic of Lazio controls the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Senad Lulic of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Senad Lulic of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio holds the ball as he gestures to supporters.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio holds the ball as he gestures to supporters.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio holds the ball as he gestures to supporters.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Jordan Lukaku of Lazio controls the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Jordan Lukaku of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Jordan Lukaku of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio cleans the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio cleans the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio cleans the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio cleans the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio cleans the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio cleans the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; (L-R) Mattia Valoti of Verona challenges Ciro Immobile of Lazio.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; (L-R) Mattia Valoti of Verona challenges Ciro Immobile of Lazio.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; (L-R) Mattia Valoti of Verona challenges Ciro Immobile of Lazio.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; goalkeeper David Nicolas of Verona puts the ball back into play.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; goalkeeper David Nicolas of Verona puts the ball back into play.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; goalkeeper David Nicolas of Verona puts the ball back into play.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio controls the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; (L-R) Mattia Valoti of Verona challenges Ciro Immobile of Lazio.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; (L-R) Mattia Valoti of Verona challenges Ciro Immobile of Lazio.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; (L-R) Mattia Valoti of Verona challenges Ciro Immobile of Lazio.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio controls the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Marco Parolo of Lazio gives instructions to his teammates.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Marco Parolo of Lazio gives instructions to his teammates.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Marco Parolo of Lazio gives instructions to his teammates.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio controls the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Luis Alberto of Lazio controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; supporters of Lazio wave their flags during the match.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; supporters of Lazio wave their flags during the match.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; supporters of Lazio wave their flags during the match.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Romulo of Verona controls the ball.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Romulo of Verona controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Romulo of Verona controls the ball.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; (L-R) Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates with teammate Luis Alberto after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; (L-R) Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates with teammate Luis Alberto after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; (L-R) Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates with teammate Luis Alberto after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio appeals for a foul as he sits on the field.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio appeals for a foul as he sits on the field.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio appeals for a foul as he sits on the field.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.

19th February 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Verona; Ciro Immobile of Lazio celebrates after scoring his first goal in the 55th minute.