Politics

Trump: People in the Middle East have Borne the Brunt of Terrorism

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason RIYADH, May 21 – U.S. President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their share to fight “Islamist extremism” on Sunday in a speech that put the burden on the region to combat militant groups while urging unity among religions. In his much-awaited speech in Saudi Arabia on

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Iran’s Zarif Urges Trump to Discuss Avoiding Another 9/11 with Saudis

DUBAI, May 21 – Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, advised U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss how to avoid another September 11 attack with the Saudi hosts of his first official visit abroad, Zarif wrote in an editorial published on Sunday. Tehran and Riyadh are regional arch-rivals who accuse each other of sponsoring fundamentalist

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Traveling Abroad, Trump Struggles to Escape Crisis

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland RIYADH, May 20 – President Donald Trump was taking off on Air Force One when the latest bad news pinged into the inboxes of his besieged staff – a report that he had told Russian officials that fired FBI Director James Comey was “a nut job”. Officials on board

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World Court Orders Pakistan Temporarily Not to Execute Alleged Indian Spy

AMSTERDAM, May 18 – The World Court on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute an Indian citizen convicted of spying until it has had time to hear an argument from India that Pakistan violated an international treaty guaranteeing diplomatic help to foreigners accused of capital crimes. The court, formally known as the International Court of

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World Economic Forum – MENA kicks off in Jordan on May 19

King Abdullah: “My friends, we will solve the problems of our region!” By Irene Hell As road blocks are set up around King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre by the Dead Sea, the Jordanian Armed Forces have also increased their presence in Amman. That is quite understood, as the area is gearing up to host

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Congressman Calls For U.S. President Donald Trump’s Impeachment

.@RepAlGreen (D-TX) w/ the strongest demand for impeachment of Trump of any House Democrat I’ve seen so far. “He must be charged.” pic.twitter.com/pCbd678oi4 — Jeff Stein (@JStein_Vox) May 15, 2017 Democratic Congressman Al Green called for impeaching President Trump on Monday, saying Congress must prove to the country that the laws apply to everyone. “President

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More Americans Want an ‘Independent Investigation’ of Trump

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK, May 16 – A majority of Americans, including a growing number of Republicans, want to see an “independent investigation” sort out any connections between Russia and President Donald Trump during the 2016 election campaign, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday. The May 10-14 poll, which was conducted

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