WASHINGTON (CMC) – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it will support a US$3 million technical cooperation project to help the government of Haiti test different renewable energy solutions with the goal of expanding rural electrification.
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JERUSALEM, Israel (AP) — FIFA is asking Israel to return VIP status to Palestinian Football Union President Jibril Rajoub, allowing him to enter Israel without security checks.
The Zurich-based global football governing body said yesterday that it asked the Israeli Football Association to help secure Rajoub's "freedom of movement".
An Israeli defence official said Rajoub's status was lowered last month along with another Palestinian official, Nabil Shaath, because they had "incited violence against Israel".
He was speaking on condition of anonymity, according to protocol. He said they can travel freely in and out of Israel, but now need to show credentials and can be subject to security checks.
The status change came after the UN endorsed a Palestinian state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza.
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