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Tight security for Trump's visit to Israel, Palestine

Last week, Trump's current national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, said Trump will call for Palestinian self-determination, setting off alarm bells among Israel's far right who interpreted McMaster's words as a renewed embrace of the two-state solution. [Full Article...]

China installs rocket launchers on disputed S.China Sea island

Lin added that the issue should be dealt with through multilateral discussions, based on the principles of shelving differences and seeking joint development of resources. It was unclear if that was mentioned in the framework draft, which has not been made public. "This is the objective of this bilateral consultative mechanism: to discuss issues that are contentious while we proceed on the non-c... [Full Article...]

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

He seems determined to develop a nuclear missile capable of reach the west coast of the USA, called an intercontinental ballistic missile ( ICBM ). "President Trump and Prime Minister Abe agreed their teams would cooperate to enhance sanctions on North Korea , including by identifying and sanctioning entities that support North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs", the White House ... [Full Article...]

Pakistan bound by ICJ verdict, says Salman Khurshid

Pakistan bound by ICJ verdict, says Salman Khurshid A shocked Pakistan tried to wriggle out of accepting the verdict as its foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said, "We do not accept the jurisdiction of the ICJ in matters related to the national security of the country". "The decision to send Khawar Qureshi was a unanimous one". According to government sources, since the case has reached the worldwide court, it is incumbent on Pakistan to... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu Denies Asking Trump Not to Move Embassy

Netanyahu Denies Asking Trump Not to Move Embassy Since taking office in January, Trump has shown signs of shelving his campaign pledge to move the embassy from Tel Aviv, while vowing to do what is necessary to clinch a Middle East peace agreement. Israeli daily Haaretz described the conflicting comments as "the first public disagreement" between Netanyahu's government and the Trump administration. [Full Article...]

Israeli defence minister says uneasy over US-Saudi arms deal

Paul Gosar of Prescott and Andy Biggs of Gilbert - believe such a move would be the right thing to do, others say it would set back the already hard peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians, both of whom lay claim to Jerusalem . [Full Article...]

AP Report: Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators

The meeting was also attended by Michael Flynn , who served as the White House national security adviser until he was forced to step down for failing to properly disclose contacts with Russian officials and discussions pertaining to sanctions. [Full Article...]

Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

Jared Kushner, senior advisor of President Donald Trump , shakes hands with Pope Francis , at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 . The meeting turned out not to be about Francis , the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, taking the American president to the woodshed about building a wall or closing borders to refugees. [Full Article...]

GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

But Gentolini and other world leaders weren't just waiting for internal reflection. The topic has come up frequently during the second leg of Trump's global trip, his first as President . "A key risk to fulfilling this objective is remaining in the Paris Agreement", the letter said. In Washington , discussions over the climate deal have sown divisions within the White House , splitting ... [Full Article...]

Iraqi chiefs demand compensation over 105 civilians killed in air strike

Iraqi chiefs demand compensation over 105 civilians killed in air strike There are another 36 civilians still unaccounted for, however, U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Matt Isler says that these civilians had most likely left the area just before the deadly airstrike. local time. "CTS visual observers had been in direct visual observation of the area for over two days, and had not observed civilians enter or use the structure", Isler said. [Full Article...]

Putin, Macron meeting a chance to get acquainted

Putin, Macron meeting a chance to get acquainted He then greets Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation secretary general Jens Stoltenber before Mr Trump pointedly holds out his hand. leader was waiting with his hand out. But, then, you know what they say: a country tends to take on the attributes and concerns of the person at its top. [Full Article...]

Manchester attacker's father, younger brother arrested in Tripoli - spokesman

Manchester attacker's father, younger brother arrested in Tripoli - spokesman He said the 22-year-old sounded "normal" when the pair spoke five days ago and clips he was preparing to visit Saudi Arabia. "It's terrible. Very wicked to target that sort of thing", she told Evie Mills, 14, and her parents. Exactly a month later, on May 17, Salman returned alone after a stopover in Dusseldorf, Germany, a hotbed of Islamic extremism. Meanwhile, US president Donald Trump w... [Full Article...]

Brazil gov't revokes decree deploying troops in Brasilia

Brazil gov't revokes decree deploying troops in Brasilia Demonstrators take part in a protest against Brazil's President Michel Temer in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Temer approved a decree allowing army troops to assist police in restoring order in Brasilia for the next week, giving soldiers policing powers and the right to make arrests. [Full Article...]

Trump will not announce Israel embassy move on trip

The official asked not to be identified. HALEY: "I don't know what the policy of the administration is, but I believe the Western Wall is part of Israel and I think that that is how, you know, we've always seen it and that's how we should pursue it". [Full Article...]

Trump declares Palestine ready for peace talks

Trump declares Palestine ready for peace talks Trump arrived at the Presidential palace in Bethlehem in the morning after travelling there by auto from Jerusalem . Noting how Trump did not mention Palestinian statehood or a two-state solution in his public remarks with Abbas, Knesset member Ofir Akunis (Likud) said, "This is a huge achievement, on a historic scale, and a big win for anyone opposed to the mistaken and unsafe idea of a P... [Full Article...]

Trump orders probe into concert bombing leaks

Trump orders probe into concert bombing leaks Grande tweeted a statement that says "I'll be returning to the incredibly fearless city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honour of and to raise money for the victims and their families". In addition to those killed in the concert attack, Manchester officials raised to 119 the number of people who sought medical treatment after the attack. [Full Article...]

Abbas Voices Commitment to Two-State Solution, Arab Peace Initiative

The truth is every serious final status solution ever put forth by an Israeli prime minister, and any agreement that would ever be agreed to by the Palestinians, would include some shared sovereignty over Jerusalem . As he hopscotches through the Middle East, Donald Trump is urging Israel and its Arab neighbors to unite around a " common cause": Their deep distrust of Iran . [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande Cancels Upcoming Shows After Manchester Attack

Twenty-two people, including a police officer, were killed . Other victims who've been identified range from teenagers to a Polish couple, Angelika and Marcin Klis, who came to the venue to pick up their daughters. The Chelsea soccer team announced it would cancel Sunday's victory parade in London that was to have celebrated the team's Premier League title win this season. [Full Article...]

Trump pushes for Mideast peace

Trump pushes for Mideast peace Both sides are wary of being accused of resisting Trump's peace efforts or being cast as obstructing the resumption of talks. "Making peace, however, will not be easy, we all know - both sides will face tough decisions - but with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal", Trump said. [Full Article...]

PM lays Foundation Stone of IARI

They promised to bring (fugitive gangster) Dawood Ibrahim back to the country, but their own leaders are attending a marriage function of Dawood's relatives. The total length of the Dhola-Sadiya bridge project, including the approach roads on each side, is 28.50 km while the length of the bridge itself is 9.15 km. [Full Article...]


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