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Arab Summit Expected To Affirm Palestinian Rights

In the statement, which came at the end of the heavily-guarded Arab League Summit in Jordan, the 17 leaders expressed their support of a two-state solution and urged the worldwide community to condemn "unilateral steps" of Israel. He also spoke against the growing Western attitude against refugees, particularly Muslims. The UN Chief urged the parties to the conflict in Syria and the countries th... [Full Article...]

Fighting Islamic State Top Goal in Middle East, Tillerson Says

Trump said during his presidential campaign that he had a "secret" plan to defeat the terrorist group and later that he'd give his generals 30 days to offer their own solution. The dead included the assailant and the policeman. One official directly involved in the planning told The Washington Times in January that proposals won't start from scratch but are likely to green-light and accel... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Drops Human Rights Conditions for Bahrain F-16s

Trump Administration Drops Human Rights Conditions for Bahrain F-16s That notification triggers two consecutive periods in which Congress can review the deal and take steps to block it before it goes through. The Trump administration's pending approval has no such conditions. FMS refers to the Pentagon's Foreign Military Sales program. Sen. Bob CorkerBob CorkerState remove human rights conditions of Bahrain jet deal: report Senate braces for fallout over... [Full Article...]

Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul citizens

Iraq's ministry of defense also blamed ISIS for the deaths saying they planned the incident to "impact the civilians, to inflame the public and to convey a wrong message to the world that the joint forces and the worldwide coalition are behind the killing and bombings". [Full Article...]

French election: Macron takes lead in latest poll

French election: Macron takes lead in latest poll Macron also used humor to defuse Le Pen's attacks. "I don't need a ventriloquist". Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for French 2017 presidential election, addresses supporters during a political rally in Metz, France , March 18, 2017. [Full Article...]

Hamas has developed advanced short-range rockets

Hamas has developed advanced short-range rockets However, several Hamas officials say the group does not seek a confrontation with Israel now, but that it has developed its arsenal and restored its capabilities to even greater amount than before the 2014 war. "An investigation has been launched", he said, giving no further details. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied any role in the killing but Faqha's death has raised tensions in Gaza, an... [Full Article...]

Ryan says Nunes shouldn't recuse himself from Russian Federation investigation

Ryan says Nunes shouldn't recuse himself from Russian Federation investigation Nearly as soon as that story appeared , the White House denied it. Spokesman Sean Spicer called it "entirely false". The Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation has garnered increased intention as the House investigation has stalled along partisan lines related to its chairman, Rep. [Full Article...]

Scottish Parliament to defy United Kingdom and back independence referendum

Scottish Parliament to defy United Kingdom and back independence referendum Sturgeon said that she would not write to May until the British Prime Minister invoked article 50 to trigger the Brexit process, which she is expected to do on March 29. "We should have the right to decide the nature of that change". They said it wouldn't be fair to the people of Scotland until they had the necessary information about the post-Brexit deal. [Full Article...]

Saudi, Jordan sign deal on $3 billion in Jordan investments

Hadi, who heads the internationally recognized government based in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, lavishly praised Saudi Arabia for its role in the war. The Arab League is a regional organization comprising 21 states as well as the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Discussions also included the Palestinian issue, as King Abdullah believed effective peace talks and the two-state so... [Full Article...]

Pence: Trump is going to move the USA embassy in Israel

Bob Corker of Tennessee, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. " Israel's hand and my hand is extended to all of our neighbors in peace", Netanyahu told the annual convention of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee ( AIPAC ). [Full Article...]

Trump vows to step up efforts to combat drug addiction

Former Christie aide Bridget Ann Kelly was sentenced to 18 months in prison. In addition to their time behind bars, Baroni and Kelly will each have to complete 500 hours of community service. Sokolich said the sentence was fair and that he hopes Baroni "gets through things and resumes his life" after he serves his term. Dozens of family members, colleagues and others wrote letters to Wigento... [Full Article...]

Trump Tower Wiretapping: Devin Nunes explicitly states that Trump wasn't wiretapped

The announcement comes as Nunes is embroiled in controversy after claiming on Wednesday that the communications of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team were "incidentally collected " by United States intelligence surveillance operations of foreign entities. [Full Article...]

South Korea to hold presidential election on May 9

South Korea to hold presidential election on May 9 The Park administration did try to create more jobs in the public sector and increase welfare services for the unemployed, but it wasn't sustainable, especially in a stalling economy, said Hong Junpyo, a research fellow at Hyundai Research Institute in Seoul. [Full Article...]

Irish Prime Minister blasts 'horrific' Taylor tackle as Coleman undergoes surgery

Ireland striker Shane Long has backed Coleman to come back "fitter and stronger" from his injury, even though it was so gruesome that television bosses decided not to show replays of the incident. "Of course, Neil is devastated himself". Meanwhile, Welsh manager Chris Coleman defended Taylor against any backlash over the tackle saying the player did not mean to cause such extensive damage. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump to get own office in White House

Ivanka Trump to get own office in White House Trump is not subject to the same mandatory ethics rules imposed upon government officials, although Gorelick said that she would voluntarily subject herself to such considerations. Gorlick said the Justice Department clarified the president could consult family members as private citizens, a role he maintained would be played by Ivanka Trump . [Full Article...]

Thousands in London take to streets to protest Brexit plan

The march comes days before Britain is expected to formally begin its separation from the EU. EU Council President Donald Tusk said sustained unity was the only way for the EU to survive. As such, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has called it "a tragedy" the United Kingdom is not celebrating with the other 27 member states. [Full Article...]

GOP lawmaker: Senate should take lead on Congress's Russian Federation investigation

GOP lawmaker: Senate should take lead on Congress's Russian Federation investigation Nunes confirmed Monday that he met with the source at the White House complex, but he denied coordinating with the president's aides. "It is unfortunate we are where we are in the House", he said . The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the correspondence. But the issue of whether and why the Obama Administration was listening to Trump officials is important for the public to k... [Full Article...]

Ferocious Cyclone Debbie batters north-eastern Australian coast

Ferocious Cyclone Debbie batters north-eastern Australian coast Debbie ripped a trail of destruction through northeast Australia on Tuesday as a category four storm, one rung below the most unsafe wind speed level, before being gradually downgraded through the night to a tropical low. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who called the storm a "monster" that would last for hours, said at least 30,000 homes were without power with communications down in ma... [Full Article...]

Pravin Gordhan heading to court

The rand fell by 1 percent against the dollar in early trade. "Today's market moves underline the importance of Mr. Gordhan to investor confidence in South Africa", Capital Economics Africa economist John Ashbourne said in a note. The president's decision to order the minister back from United Kingdom during an investment roadshow led to predictions that Pravin Gordhan may soon be sacked, whic... [Full Article...]

Okla. officer dies after being shot by fleeing suspect

An Oklahoma police officer died on Monday after he was wounded in a shootout overnight, police said . It started around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night when the officer pulled over a vehicle near Benson Park and Gordon Cooper . He stole a pickup and equipment from an oil drilling company, according to court records. Terney also was a volunteer firefighter. "Our departments need all the prayers we ... [Full Article...]

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