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Remaining 82 Nigerian Girls Abducted by Boko Haram Now Free

On Saturday, one of the released girls was seen on crutches and another with her arm in a sling. She was accompanied by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, and the Minister of Women's Affairs, Jummai Alhassan. "We've always made it clear that we will do everything in our power to ensure the freedom & safe return of our daughters" and all captives of Boko Haram , Buhari said on his Twitter account. Read More »

Pep Guardiola reveals futures of Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany

Arsenal finish fifth and miss out on Champions League football , instead qualifying for the Europa League. "I'm convinced that with time we'll be able to implement his ideas, that with time his ideas will also be able to probably match the challenges of the Premier League , and therefore will be successful, so we just have to do it now". Read More »

White House Faces New Pressure on Comey, Russia

M - Dogged by controversy at home, President Donald Trump opened a nine-day foreign trip on Saturday in Saudi Arabia , looking to shift attention from a spiraling political firestorm over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey last week. Read More »

Palestinian deal put on backburner during Trump visit


Nevertheless, Trump's visit will long be remembered in the history of U.S. "I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it can begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East and that will be an unbelievable accomplishment", he said. Read More »

Iran must stop supporting terrorists, Trump says in Israel


Citing current and former US officials, The Washington Post reported last week that Trump disclosed a sensitive Islamic State plot to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during a conclave earlier this month. Allowing them to do so could have led to accusations that Washington was implicitly recognising Israel's unilateral claim of sovereignty over the site, which would break with years of United States and global precedent. Read More »

Qatar says its official state news agency was hacked

Qatar has blamed hackers for a story on its state news agency website that quoted the emir as criticising USA "hostility" towards Iran. The hackers purportedly published what Qatari authorities described as a fake article claiming the small, gas-rich nation had ordered its ambassadors from Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates withdrawn over "tension" with the administration of U.S. Read More »

US Intel Community Cannot Confirm Daesh Responsibility for Manchester Attack


According to UK Prime Minister Theresa May, another attack was highly likely and the terrorist threat remained in place. The suspected suicide blast occurred at the end of a concert by United States singer Ariana Grande on Monday night. "We are grieving today , but we are strong". Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the attack was "utterly heartbreaking". As I speak to the House now, the cause of the blast is unknown, but the authorities in the United Kingdom are treating it as a ... Read More »

Israelis and Palestinans are ready 'to reach for peace'

On the Israeli side, Netanyahu heads what is seen as the most right-wing government in the country's history , and members of his coalition were elated with Trump's election. At an airport greeting ceremony, Israeli Cabinet Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the religious nationalist Jewish Home Party, asked Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem . Read More »

Palestinians strike in support of prisoners in Israel

The president's visit will include a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center, Bethlehem and the Western Wall. The official spoke on condition of anonymity pending a formal announcement and did not provide further details. The publicity hound later posted the selfie on his Facebook page with the caption, "Thank you Mr. President - it was my pleasure!" In fact, the US has never officially recognized the Western Wall as part of Israel . Read More »

Ethiopia's Tedros wins World Health Organization race, first African to get top job

Tedros has also served as chairman of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and was also at a point chairman of the Roll Back Malaria partnership board. "At present, only about a half of the world's people have access to health care without impoverishment". As health minister, he led a comprehensive reform effort of the country's health system, creating 3,500 health centres and 16,000 health posts; and expanded the health workforce by 38,000. Read More »

President Trump arrives in Israel during first foreign trip


Accompanied by his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and his Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, the American head of state is slated to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday. Erekat said a Palestinian state without eastern Jerusalem as its capital would have "no meaning". Trump's domestic troubles over Russian Federation reemerged during his visit Monday, one with potential diplomatic consequences with Israel . Read More »

Minister says Manchester bomber likely did not act alone, criticises US leaks

USA sites reported the death toll, the attack being a suspected terror attack and the attacker's name well before British police had publicly released the details. Abedi used an improvised explosive device, apparently packed with metal, to massacre concertgoers and end his own life. Pantucci, the security expert, said authorities had disrupted a number of plots in recent months, but that Monday's attack somehow slipped through. Read More »

Racist Woman Tells Latina To Leave The US, Calls Black Shopper 'N****'


I never in my life thought this would happen to me. It was a normal trip to the grocery store for Hicks, until she turned down the medicine aisle. "I love this country and I will stay in this country". When Hicks can be heard sobbing from behind the camera, the white woman mocks her. The video, posted to Hicks' Facebook on Monday, had more than 2 million views by Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

British PM upgrades threat level, says 'further attack may be imminent'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it "will only strengthen our resolve with our British friends against those who plan and carry out such inhumane deeds". Ms Charlotte Campbell was not so lucky. May also initiated Operation Temperer, which enables military personnel to assist civil police. "She was with her friend Adam - Adam was found. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani Criticizes Trump, Recent Saudi Summit


Yet Trump may still need to engage in some delicate diplomacy following revelations that he disclosed highly classified intelligence Israel obtained about the Islamic State group with top Russian officials, without Israel's permission. When President Donald Trump set his hands on a glowing orb during his first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, social media lit up with science fiction jokes. Read More »

United Nations calls on North Korea to stop missile tests


North Korea's media, meanwhile, have stepped up their calls for even more missile launches because of what Pyongyang claims is an increasingly hostile policy by President Donald Trump . He warned that no option is off the table in dealing with the North's weapons program, although Washington has so far opted for sanctions and diplomatic pressure, while looking to China , the North's closest ally, to help rein in Pyongyang. Read More »

Trump tests waters for Mideast peace in meeting with Abbas


Trump received a warm welcome in Tel Aviv after becoming the first USA president to include Israel on his maiden overseas trip. U.S. President Donald Trump talked up the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday, saying he believed both sides were committed to an historic deal, but he offered no concrete proposals on how to get there. Read More »

Trump Becomes The First Sitting US President To Visit The Western Wall


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday said he does not see any reason President Donald Trump should apologize for reportedly sharing Israeli intelligence with top Russian diplomats. US President Donald Trump gestures during his meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem May 22, 2017 . Dershowitz also called on Trump to employ his negotiating and dealmaking skills to help bring peace in the Middle East. Read More »

Melania's 'slap' and other weird Trump trip moments

US President Donald Trump today said that he is committed "to do everything" to achieve Israel-Palestinian peace deal but made it clear that "peace can not take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded". Read More »

In Jerusalem, Trump lashes out at Iran

In a visit fraught with symbolism, President Trump on Monday became the first sitting USA president to set foot in the Old City of Jerusalem. At the end of Mr. Israel occupied the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East war and has held these lands ever since, despite worldwide criticism. Read More »

U.S. coalition air strike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria


The militia, who numbered in the dozens and drove a tank and a small number of construction vehicles, ignored warning shots from USA aircraft and, according to a US -led coalition statement, even "apparent Russian attempts to dissuade" their advance. Read More »

China urges S Korea to 'remove obstacles' to good ties


Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Monday that South Korean President Moon Jae-in has underlined the importance of his country's relations with China, urging Seoul to take concrete measures to "pull out the thorn" in its relationship with Beijing . Read More »

Mueller: Special counsel's probe must clear the air


During testimony before Congress Tuesday morning Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats refused to address - but he did not deny - reports that President Trump asked him and another top intel official to push back against allegations the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation. Read More »

Manchester attack: United Kingdom terror threat level raised to critical


Members of his own family had even informed on him in the past, telling British authorities that he was risky, according to the intelligence official. Among those killed and wounded were children and young people. Also killed was 8-year-old Saffie Roussos , who a teacher called "simply a handsome little girl in every aspect of the word" who was warm, kind, "and unassuming, with a creative flair". Read More »

In Israel, flags Iranian threat, remains mum on Mideast peace plan


He said King Salman of Saudi Arabia is also hoping for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, hinting at bringing in a regional power to clinch an agreement that has eluded numerous American presidents in the past. And as Trita Parsi argues , it is a sign that the Iranian people - especially young ones, who voted for Rouhani by spectacular margins - want "diplomacy, detente, and moderation" instead of confrontation with the West. Read More »

Trump taking unique Saudi-to-Israel flight


Daniel Shapiro, the USA ambassador to Israel under President Barack Obama , said both leaders appeared eager to accommodate the new president - partly in fear of how he would react to rejection. "But we can only get there working together", he added. "Israel shares the commitment to peace that you made yesterday", he said. "Israel's hand is extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the Palestinians", he said. Read More »

China to allow United States beef exports under new deal

Noting that Kansas beef is the largest agricultural sector for the state, generating more than $15 billion annually, Kansas Agriculture Secretary Jackie McClaskey called the agreement "tremendous news for Kansas agriculture". He's argued that America's perennial trade deficits have cost millions of factory jobs and pledged to take a tougher stance in trade negotiations to lower the imbalances. Read More »

First victims of Manchester terror attack named

During her earlier emotional appeal, Ms Campbell said Olivia had been to the concert with her friend, Adam, who was receiving treatment in hospital. Authorities simply can not pick up all terror activities so society must be resilient in the face of what are inevitable attacks, Thomas Sanderson, senior fellow and director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told CNBC. Read More »

UAE and Saudi Arabia to donate $100m to Ivanka Trump fund

Mr Trump said the story is another one the news media has gotten wrong. But news accounts have not accused Trump of naming Israel as a source of the information. He said the only sensible move by Washington was the nuclear deal it signed with Iran in 2015, when the United States "talked with respect" and reached a "win-win result". Read More »

Philippine troops battle IS-linked gunmen in southern city

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has just declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao after clashes between government troops and Islamist militants on Tuesday left three people dead. Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera, an army spokesman, said the military was acting on information that Isnilon Hapilon, a leader of the Abu Sayyaf rebel group, was among the militants hiding in the apartment in Marawi City. Read More »