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Trump tells Abbas violence does not advance peace

President Trump wraps Mideast trip after Bethlehem , Jerusalem meetingsU.S. President Donald Trump wrapped up his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Tuesday after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and delivering a keynote address in Jerusalem. Read More »

Jewish groups praise Trump call for Muslim nations to confront Islamist extremism

Riyadh has intervened on behalf of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, a pro-Western Sunni Muslim fighting Iranian-allied Zaydi Shi'a Houthis in North Yemen. "Small and weak countries that could not imagine a fight with Iran, are now publicly talking about forming a military alliance against it". The chief of the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Vice Admiral Joe Rixey, stated that "when completed, it will be the largest single arms deal in American history". Read More »

United Kingdom raises terror threat level to critical

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Ms Brewster was 32, and was understood to have shielded her niece from the blast. Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. Prayers for the deceased & strength to the families of victims. The military will be under the command of police chiefs. The bishop of Manchester , David Walker, addressed the thousands in attendance from the crowd. Read More »

Twin blasts in Indonesia, Three killed

Another eyewitness, Sultan Muhammad Firdaus , told local television station Kompas TV that he had heard two explosions. First a public announcement will be made, then a date will be set, and finally the couple will make a formal report to the emperor and empress, The Telegraph reported . Read More »

IS claims deadly attack in Somalia's Puntland region

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The group's self-styled news agency Amaq claimed the "martyrdom-seeking operation with an explosive vest" in a statement carried by the SITE Intelligence Group which noted it was the first suicide bombing by the militants in Somalia. But the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group often carries out such attacks. A Somali police officer says a number of people have been killed in a vehicle bomb blast outside a restaurant near the port in the capital. Read More »

Manchester attack: Bomber identified, one arrested

Police on Tuesday said they believed British-born Salman Abedi , aged 22, carried out Britain's deadliest bombing in almost 12 years and Prime Minister Theresa May said another attack could be imminent. Olivia Campbell, John Atkinson and Kelly Brewster were also named as victims of the attack . Witnesses described the horror when the bomber blew himself up. Read More »

Theresa May launches her 'war on terror' after Manchester attack

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Britain was on its second-highest alert level of "severe", meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely, after the suicide bomb blast at the end of a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande in Manchester on Monday. Hospitals officials say the wounded included 12 children under 16. British police have identified the man suspected of carrying out the massacre as 22-year-old Salman Abedi , who was born in Manchester to parents of Libyan origin. Read More »

In Jerusalem, Trump solemnly remembers Holocaust victims

The event marked the last of three public appearances that Trump made before the media since landing at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Earlier, U.S. -Israeli alliance: advancing prosperity, defeating terrorism and "facing the threat of an Iranian regime that is threatening the region". But the trip was also "deeply meaningful" for daughter Ivanka, who appeared to cry as she visited the wall. Read More »

Seoul says it wants to reopen communication with North

Although the devastating war between the democratic, wealthy south and the communist, impoverished north ended in 1953 without a peace treaty, there are channels of communication between them. But he has said that North Korea must change its attitude of insisting on pressing ahead with its arms development before dialogue is possible . Read More »

Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack

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In this, Mr Trump sounded a lot like previous United States administrations that saw bolstering the Palestinian economy and Israeli-Palestinian security as a key component of the peace process, but failed to bring about a lasting settlement, said Khalil Shaheen, an analyst with the independent Palestinian think tank Masarat. Read More »

Ariana Grande returns to United States following Manchester attack

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Police raided houses in the northern English city and arrested a 23-year-old man after Monday evening's attack, the deadliest in Britain for 12 years. "Why innocent children?" Dickinson, 69, said as she waited at Logan for her flight home. "This is a temporary arrangement in order to respond to an exceptional event", Rudd said. Read More »

Palestinians Launch General Strike to Protest Trump's Visit

Trump's hour-long visit to Bethlehem was his second meeting in a month with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas . He added: "My thought are with the people of Manchester after this bad terrorist attack". That is completely wrong. President Donald Trump said Tuesday in a speech here capping off his visit to Israel and the West Bank that he believes both Israelis and Palestinian leaders "are ready to reach for peace". Read More »

Trump's visit to Saudi a 'turning point': King Salman

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Trump was greeted at the airport in Riyadh by King Salman , which was notable given that the monarch did not show up a year ago to welcome President Barack Obama on his final visit to Saudi Arabia . That's when Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric and protesters in Iran attacked two of the kingdom's diplomatic posts. Even the White House press corps making the trip on a separate plane from Riyadh to Tel Aviv had to make a technical stop in Cyprus before proceeding to Israel. Read More »

North Korea Says Missile Meets All Specifications, Ready For Mass-Production

The country has also conducted a slew of rocket launches as it continues to advance its arsenal of ballistic weapons, which also include midrange solid-fuel missiles that could be fired from land mobile launchers or submarines. Pyongyang has defied all calls to rein in its nuclear and missile programs, even from China, its lone major ally, saying the weapons are needed for defence against U.S. Read More »

Melania Trump Appears To Avoid Holding Donald's Hand Again

The first of what appears to be a pointed avoidance by Melania of her husband occurred after the couple touched down in Tel Aviv Monday for President Trump's two-day visit to Israel. Is it possible? The Israelis would love to settle the conflict with the Palestinians in a way that allows them to keep their security positions, their major settlements, and all of Jerusalem . Read More »

10 common questions about Ramadan and their answers

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However, there is a greater significance to fasting than mere abstinence from eating and drinking. Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. Read More »

WNY Muslim leader reacts to Trump speech

I remember John B. Taylor, then under secretary of the US Treasury, doing the rounds. It has nothing to do with country. While President Trump hasn't addressed this issue directly, the First Daughter said in a speech to leading Saudi businesswomen that the country was making "progress" in its treatment of women that "is very encouraging". Read More »

Saudi King urges stronger partnership with U.S. to fight terrorism

He talked of a policy of "principled realism". The US President said: "I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to the grandeur of this remarkable place and the incredible hospitality you have shown us from the moment we arrived ". Read More »

Jason Manford's family friend has died in Manchester attack

Jason has deleted his Twitter account after he was confronted by evil trolls following his message to U.S. singer Ariana Grande . Martyn's death was confirmed on Twitter by his good friend, Russel Hayward, who tweeted: "We got the news last night that our wonderful, iconic and handsome Martyn didn't survive". Read More »

Donald Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise for peace

In general, Trump markedly avoided all of the thorny issues that have stymied peace efforts for decades, such as the "settlements" - i.e. On Monday, Trump held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem . The papers included several stories on Trump's visit to the area and his meetings in Palestine and Israel. Gaza, a besieged and densely populated enclave on the Mediterranean, is where Palestinian resistance movements enjoy a massive public support. Read More »

Duterte vows 'harsh' martial law in southern Philippines

That development reportedly surprised White House staffers and drew widespread condemnation from human rights groups, which have accused Duterte of condoning a lawless drug war that has terrorized the nation with a campaign of extrajudicial killings carried out by vigilantes and police officers. Read More »

Donald Trump Meets Pope Francis: Issues The Two Leaders Differ On

Francis and Trump's past spats include the pope describing plans for a border wall with Mexico as not Christian and Trump evoking a possible Islamist attack on the Vatican which would make the pontiff glad to have him as president. A smiling Francis greeted Trump in an anteroom, before showing the President into the private papal library where the two sat down at a table across from one another. Read More »

Trump heads off to Bethlehem to meet Palestinian president

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Palestinians work on a poster depicting U.S. President Donald Trump in preparations for visit in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Monday, May 22, 2017. Trump called Jerusalem a "sacred city", but did not follow through on his campaign pledge to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the United States embassy to the city, which Trump called "the eternal capital of the Jewish people" during the campaign. Read More »

Vatican hopes for 'serene collaboration' with US

Pope Francis poses with US President Donald Trump , US First Lady Melania Trump and the daughter of US President Donald Trump Ivanka Trump (L) at the end of a private audience at the Vatican on May 24, 2017 . The tone of the meeting was warm and relaxed with the Pope even finding a moment to tease the president. According to an interview he gave past year, Trump is 1.88 metres tall (six foot two inches) and weighs 107 kilos (235 pounds). Read More »

Trump unveils first budget with $3.6-trillion spending cut

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The White House claims the proposed budget is balanced and would eliminate the federal deficit by 2027, which relies on assumptions about tax cuts and growth that both conservative and liberal economists have said are unrealistic . Will any Republicans in Congress press Mulvaney and the administration to make the same consideration for Medicare and Social Security reform? The bill would need 60 votes in the Senate, and Democrats have strongly opposed any changes to the program. Read More »

Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

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GOODWYN: The bathroom bill was Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's priority, and his successful shepherding of the measure stands as proof of his growing power. "They failed to get the broad exclusion of transgender people from society they desired and settled for placing vulnerable trans children at heightened risk of bullying and psychological trauma", Herbst said. Read More »

Ex-CIA chief was concerned over Trump campaign's contacts with Kremlin

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As Ed noted yesterday , Gen. Michael Flynn said he would plead the 5th Amendment rather than testify or deliver documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Flynn previously sought immunity from the Senate committee in exchange for his testimony. Burr also explained why the committee is not considering offering Flynn immunity. Read More »

Boston Continues War With Wizards Thursday

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They came out and put on a show in the first quarter, which was a first in this series . The Celtics went on a 16-0 run over a five-minute stretch in the first quarter. Avery Bradley , 26-year-old, shooting guard and point guard of Boston Celtics was the man behind the huge score of the Celtics over the Wizards during the first half of the game. Read More »

Pope Francis welcomes USA President Donald Trump at the Vatican

The president's prior anti-Muslim rhetoric - including his musing that Islam "hates" the West - is the antithesis of what the pope has been preaching about a need for dialogue with Muslims. "We can use peace", the president replied. Trump gave Pope Francis a collection of writings by Martin Luther King Jr. Trump , the 13th president to visit the Vatican, also toured the Sistine Chapel. Read More »

Trump arrives for meeting with Palestinian president

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In a statement, the Prime Minister said: "We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack". "In the minds of Israelis and Palestinians, nuance is what they look for", he told FP. He also made no reference to a question that Israel views as critical in any future negotiation with the Palestinians - recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Read More »

India, Canada in diplomatic row over 'rights abuse'

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T S Dhillon, a retired Inspector General of CRPF has been denied entry into Canada which said he has worked in an organisation that allegedly engaged in "terrorism" and "gross human rights violations" which prompted India to object to the accusations strongly. Read More »