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by | May 24, 2017 | 12:37

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected yet again as per the announcement made by the state television. President Donal Trump, for his part, is in Riyadh, where "the Saudis are hosting an Arab Islamic American Summit with leaders from dozens of Muslim countries", and where "Trump and the Saudi king signed several agreements spanning diplomatic, governmental and commercial ventures, including an arms deal worth $110 billion", as NPR reports .

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:57

His speech at an Arab-Islamic-American summit marked a dramatic departure from the rhetoric during his presidential campaign - most notable was his deliberate decision not to use the phrase " radical Islamic terrorism " as he pointedly did as a candidate, the Wall Street Journal reported.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:44

The White House deflected criticism of the dismissal by identifying Rosenstein's recommendation as the reason , but Trump later said the firing was imminent regardless of Rosenstein's opinion. Trump wrote, adding "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" Trump has reacted furiously to the appointment of a special counsel, a prosecutor with wide authority to investigate Russia's interference and other potential crimes uncovered.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:00

McClay will be staying on in Vietnam for a meeting of an Asian regional trade deal being negotiated, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Malaysia and Vietnam had set to benefit hugely from greater access to USA markets but have signalled their desire to renegotiate the TPP after Trump's withdrawal.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:43

Jibril Rajoub, a senior Palestinian official close to Abbas, confirmed Palestinian confidence in Trump , calling him a "serious president" who "seeks to have a real deal, not just managing the conflict". Yesterday, Mr Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Jerusalem's Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites. Trump arrived at Abbas' presidential palace in Bethlehem on Tuesday morning after traveling there by auto from Jerusalem , The Times of Israel reported.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:25

On Sunday Pyongyang conducted what it said was a successful test of a medium-range ballistic missile . Participants included Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to echo that sentiment in a series of tweets that claimed North Korea "is looking for trouble". They also sent warning broadcasts three times toward North Korea , the JCS added.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:21

He also said India can play a big role in establishing peace in the region because of its good relations with both Palestine and Israel . Abbas, for his part, said he appreciated the solidarity that India extended. It may be recalled that India's ties with Israel expanded simultaneously with expansion of its partnership with Arab World during the past two decades.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:43

Husam Zumlot, a former adviser to Abbas who is now the Palestinian ambassador in Washington, said the contours of any deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians were well known to both sides. "We stand with our British friends as they heal from this cowardly act of terror", she said. Trump is now on his first overseas trip since becoming president of the United States.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:30

He said the European Union highly assessed the envoy dispatch by the new South Korean administration and gave them a special welcome. According to the official Xinhua news agency, Xi told Lee: " China is willing to strengthen communication with the new South Korean government..." China has been infuriated by the US deployment of the THAAD system in South Korea , saying it was a threat to its security and would do nothing to ease tensions with Pyongyang.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:05

Among the crowd of around 200 people in George Square was Joanne Toward and her daughters Carly, 10, and Kayla, six. A lone male suicide attacker set off a bomb in the foyer shortly after 22:30 on Monday. "And also, people have lost loved ones. If it was me, I'd want to see this". As for Grande, a person close to the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, said the pop star's tour was not canceled or postponed.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:16

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT): "While Donald Trump built his campaign message around standing up for middle class and working class families, the draft budget he released today clearly shows that he is intent on doing the opposite". To square these ambitious pledges, the budget then needs either a close-to-impossible acceleration in economic growth, or an implausibly severe squeeze on most other kinds of spending.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:13

Saying he hoped Trump would go down in history as the president who brought peace to Israelis and Palestinians, Abbas said in English; "I extend my hand to you to be your partner in this noble and possible mission". An opportunity to seize. 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 U.S.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:56

The resolution of the nuclear crisis is of crucial importance, as Iran needs the global sanctions to be lifted. The country more than doubled oil sales after restrictions were eased in January 2016. Total SA, which agreed to draw up plans to produce offshore natural gas and pump crude onshore, hasn't signed any final deals for projects there. He criticised Iran for allowing terrorists a "safe harbour, financial backing, and the social standing needed" and their role in the Syrian Civil War, ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:09

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir had on Thursday said America's first lady Melania and Ivanka won't be required to wear a headscarf in Saudi Arabia . One point of contention in the talks: the fate of east Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war. Trump also visited the Israel Museum.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:07

The message from ISIS also stated the attack was in response to Britain's " transgressions against the lands of the Muslims ". The PM said: "It is now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack, an attack that targeted some of the youngest people in our society with cold calculation".

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:26

Sensitive or classified intelligence is meant to be shared with intelligence counterparts, rather than visiting dignitaries, Brennan said , citing his own past cooperation with Moscow on intelligence matters. According to Mr. Brennan's account, Mr. Bortnikov denied any attempt to intervene and said Moscow is routinely and falsely blamed for such efforts by the US government.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:04

Trump made personal pleas to both sides of the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the first leg of his overseas trip, which took him to both Saudi Arabia and Israel and the West Bank. Karl Rove , Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, spoke with Brian Kilmeade today about President Trump's Middle East Trip.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:09

U.S. President Donald Trump travelled in a high-security convoy to Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Tuesday to discuss Middle East peace with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas . Standing with Trump after their talk in Abbas' presidential residence, Abbas said that Palestinians "are committed to working with you to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel".

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:19

And by the time they reached the plane, Trump was back to his usual ways, walking up the stairs, ahead of his wife. And if a "Rogue White House Senior Advisor" Twitter account is to be believed, the video likely has earned the ire of President Trump as well.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:22

The administration also estimated that usa economic growth would accelerate from 1.6 percent a year ago to 3 percent by 2021, and would continue staying at that level for the rest of the decade, with the help of tax reform and deregulation.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:13

Everyone started screaming and we almost got trampled on. They were all screaming and crying. People were pushing down the stairs. Officials said several school-age children were among them. Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, 18-year-old Georgina Calder and 26-year-old John Atkinson have so far been named as three of the dead victims.

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:51

Manchester Police Constable Ian Hopkins said the blast was for officers - seen decked out in riot gear - to gain access to the home. "But this attack stands out for its appalling sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenceless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives".

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:06

He died at the arena. Manchester police chief constable Ian Hopkins told reporters: "The priority remains to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network". "Outraged & angry about this cowardly terror attack on a crowd of young people ". But while campaigning for the June 8 election was suspended by the main parties after the attack , she insisted: "The terrorists will not prevail".

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:51

But the administration's budget would cut more than $600 billion from Medicaid and the federal Children's Health Insurance Program on top of the $250 billion saved from repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. "This travesty of a budget punishes need and rewards greed", Markey said in a statement Tuesday. The number of countries receiving direct US economic and development assistance would be reduced by almost 45 percent "in order to focus on those that are most critical to ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:17

Continuing with the theme of isolating Tehran, a strong plea the USA leader made with Arab leaders during his stay in Saudi Arabia, he went a notch higher in lashing out at the root of all evil during his meetings with Israeli leaders. "He's looking for a kind of outside-in approach, first peace between Israel and Sunni Arab states, who have a common enemy in Iran, and that regional peace leading to Israeli-Palestinian peace".

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:41

Smart was 5-of-6 from three in the second half (on some tough shots), and as a team the Celtics were 11-of-22 from deep after halftime. But me personally, I didn't have it. Thompson shot just.498 percent on the 2016-17 season at the line. "I mean, he's human, so he's going to have a night like this", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:30

Palestinian officials say they are ready to resume negotiations with Israel that collapsed in 2014, but the road ahead remains challenging. U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting at the presidential headquarters in the West Bank town of Bethlehem , May 23, 2017.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:54

The practice of paying "martyrs" and their families dates back decades and survived the Oslo peace process launched in 1993. Trump emphasized the point he had made throughout his trip, including at a summit of Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia , that the region could unite against violence he claimed was promoted by Iran.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:07

No points in guessing, he was trolled endlessly, which prompted him to go on a Twitter rant early morning as he made a decision to delete his account but now before he gave his two bits on the matter. 9 And we have stopped being Humans. "One could disagree with Abhijeetda's language but isn't Shehla's accusation that BJP has a sex racket, provocation enough to supporters?" His tweet targeting her was reported by various users after which the account was suspended.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:46

If the incident is confirmed as a terrorist attack it would be the deadliest in Britain since four suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on three subway trains and a bus in July 2005. Islamic State's claim of responsibility echoed others the group has made for attacks in the West, on an established communications channel but with vague details that leave room for an opportunistic attempt at propaganda.

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:40

People were pushing down the stairs. He said it was possible the brothers had travelled between the two countries since then. "We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated causing this atrocity".

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:24

Three people are still missing and the eight injured, who were rescued after great efforts and difficulty, have been admitted at the Community Health Centre at Chinyalisaud, an official informed IANS. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced compensation of Rs2 lakh for the family of the deceased. Meanwhile, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan experssed grief over the tragedy and issued instructions for immediate aid to the victims.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:00

Muhammad Fraser-Rahim , executive director for North America of Quilliam International. Security experts suggested that the use of a suicide bomb in Manchester, if true, would display a level of sophistication that implied collaborators - and the possibility that other bombs had been fabricated at the same time.

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:54

Mr Trump later visited Israel's national Holocaust memorial, the Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem . President Donald Trump gave a highly-anticipated address to Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia during his first trip overseas on Sunday.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:14

As news of the Trump Administration's implosion circulates, tensions in Washington D.C. continue to escalate as demonstrators protesting against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faced a series of violent assaults. The Senators called the behavior "wholly unacceptable and, unfortunately, reflective of your government's treatment of the press, ethnic minority groups and political opponents".