Main News of November 30


* The UN General Assembly recognized the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a non-member observer state

* The Israeli authorities have approved the construction of 3,000 housing units beyond the 1967 borders, less than a day after the UN recognized the Palestinian authority as a non-member state, the Ynet news portal said

* The German Bundestag approved the latest rescue package for Greece amid growing fears over that country’s eurozone future

* The US Senate voted to impose broader sanctions on Iran targeting the country’s domestic industries

* Egypt’s Islamist-led constitutional commission voted to approve the country’s draft constitution following an almost 19-hour long debate on the nation’s new political framework



* The latest version of Russia’s world-famous Kalashnikov assault rifle, the AK-12, has completed a set of preliminary tests, the weapons-making agency responsible for trials of the new gun said

* The Russian opposition activists who were allegedly plotting to orchestrate anti-Kremlin unrest were “trained” abroad, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said

* A Moscow Region court sentenced a man to four years in prison after finding him guilty of organizing the savage beating of an environmental protester, allegedly on the orders of a local administration official

* A Russian man who murdered and robbed five pensioners near Saratov has been sentenced to life in prison, the Investigative Committee said

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