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Ethiopia's Tedros elected first African to head WHO


Geneva-based African experts told the South Sudan News Agency ( SSNA ) that "Dr. Ghebreyesus is simply the person the entire Africa needs". He succeeds China's Dr. "I am a strong believer that there should be an exit strategy, that means a gradual exit that avoids any shocks", he said. He noted that while the World Health Organization has never had a director-general from Africa, no one should elect him just because he's from Africa. Read More »

Manchester bomber 'likely not acting alone'

The raising of the threat level mean further attacks may be imminent. The official threat level was raised late on Tuesday to its highest level, "critical", meaning an attack is expected imminently. "I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this terrible event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured", she said . Read More »

Next stop for Trump is Israel President pursues 'ultimate deal'


Trump was considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announcing plans to relocate the United States embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv during his trip. Israeli soldiers patrol and secure the Western Wall , or the Kotel, as Jews refer to it, while access to the al-Aqsa compound above the wall is administered by the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf. Read More »

'Never mentioned' Israel in meeting with Russians

Likud politicians said after the incident that Hazan wasn't invited to the welcome ceremony, and that he "caused a great embarrassment to Netanyahu ". Arriving directly from Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Mr Trump expressed his hope for cooperation among United States allies in the Middle East. Trump's aim is clear: to ensure that no one challenges the hegemony of the USA and Israel in the region. Read More »

CHINA: There is 'no reason' not to talk with N. Korea


People watch a news broadcast on the launch of the solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile on a screen in front of the railway station in Pyongyang , North Korea , Monday, May 22, 2017. and allies to detect an impending attack. Last week, the Security Council "strongly condemned" Pyongyang's testing and urged members to fully implement stiff United Nations sanctions already in place. Read More »

Merkel says open to principle of reciprocity in trade policy


Last week, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel of Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) - a junior partner in Merkel's coalition - accused Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of trying to "torpedo" Macron's EU reform plans for political reasons ahead of Germany's election in September. Read More »

Trump vows to do everything to achieve Israel-Palestine peace

Without integrating the leaders of the Arab states he just met in Riyadh into a new framework for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, President Trump is unlikely to achieve the peace he seeks. He added that "my very good friend Benjamin". In introductory remarks, Netanyahu voiced hope that Trump's efforts would help forge peace with Arab states, which, he said, shared with Israel a common concern about Iran. Read More »

Ivanka Trump makes 'deeply meaningful' visit to Western Wall

In Jerusalem , in public remarks after talks with Israeli leaders on the first day of his two-day visit, he again focused on Iran, pledging he would never let Tehran acquire nuclear arms. But Trump's unconventional approach to diplomacy has raised hopes that he may be well positioned to jumpstart talks bogged down by entrenched interests and ancient enmity. Read More »

Donald Trump's plan for Middles East based on shared fear of Iran

Trump is the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall , and the first president to visit Israel so early in his term. They tell me this is going to be harder than I thought. "This includes a renewed effort at peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians". Trump has sent mixed signals about how he will approach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More »

U.S. strikes Syrian regime-allied forces

The coalition has denied the attack occurred . The US characterised the strike as "defensive", with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis telling reporters: "We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war, but we will defend our troops". Read More »

China Says Willing to Put South Korea Ties Back on Track


Yang made the comments in a meeting with Seoul's envoy to China Lee Hae-chan, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Ties between the two countries have soured in recent months over the deployment of the powerful Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) shield in South Korea, which Beijing sees as a threat to its own military capability. Read More »

Senate Intelligence Committee issues new subpoenas to Flynn's businesses


Warner said one subpoena had been served and that he expected the second one to be served Tuesday evening. The Senate Intelligence Committee has now crafted two new subpoenas to get around that argument, targeting a limited liability corporation and a separately registered company both under the name Flynn Intel Group. Read More »

United Kingdom raises threat level to maximum, Army deployed after attack


The British military will guard music and sports events in an unprecedented security operation as police hunt for potential accomplices of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a Manchester pop concert. The schoolgirl, along with eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and teenager Georgina Callander, were among the first of the terrorist's victims to be named. Read More »

Trump Vows 'To Do Everything I Can' to Achieve Middle East Peace


Israel , meanwhile, has always been alarmed by Iranian calls for its destruction , Iran's development of long-range missiles capable of striking Israel and Iran's pursuit of a nuclear program. The selfieA scandal-plagued Member of Parliament from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud party, Oren Hazan, managed to gain access to the red carpet and greet Trump upon his arrival. Read More »

Syrians built crematorium at prison to dispose of bodies, Syria denies accusations

There's something about the very existence of a large government-run crematorium just outside the once-civilized Syrian capital of Damascus that is enough to send shivers through the conscience of the civilized world. "We are appalled by the atrocities taking place in Syria [with the] seemingly unconditional support of Russia ", he said, adding that Moscow had "aided or passively looked away" while the Syrian government acted. Read More »

Iran will never have nuclear weapons

The selfieA scandal-plagued Member of Parliament from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud party, Oren Hazan, managed to gain access to the red carpet and greet Trump upon his arrival. It later annexed east Jerusalem and claims the entire city as its capital. The only credible ideas still require the creation of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state alongside Israel. Read More »

Chinese Market Opens To US Credit Cards And Beef Imports

But a report by Capital Economics consultancy saw "paltry trade benefits" from the deal because it would amount to "just a few billion dollars". "We believe in free and open fair trade , and we think that if we're going to be able to have access to other markets around the world", he says, "we should at least give other countries the opportunity to try and meet our own standards here in the USA, which are the highest in the world". Read More »

Manchester bombing: Olivia Campbell, 15, named as fourth victim of attack


The Tories said they would not be campaigning at local or national level on Wednesday after Mrs May announced that the terror threat level was being increased from severe to critical - meaning another attack could be imminent. The head of Britain's domestic intelligence agency MI5, Andrew Parker, cancelled his attendance at an global anti-terrorism meeting in Germany this week as intelligence forces work round the clock on the Manchester attack investigation. Read More »

Trump tests waters for Mideast peace in meeting with Abbas

President Trump kicked off his first presidential trip overseas by visiting Saudi Arabia , where he gave a speech Sunday to leaders from 50 Muslim countries about his vision for U.S. Standing alongside Trump, Abbas, 82 and in the 12th year of his original five-year term, said he was determined to deliver an agreement for all Palestinians, although he did not provide any substance on how such an objective could be achieved. Read More »

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte just declared martial law

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the island of Mindanao. Several facilities were also torched by the terror group including St. An Arabic-speaking Islamic preacher known for his expertise in commando assaults, he pledged allegiance to the IS group in 2014, according to security officials. Read More »

Palestinian Youth Shot Dead By Israeli Settler In West Bank


He also suggested that Israel stop building in biblical Judea and Samaria and announced he will hold off on moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . The global community regards all Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories as illegal and a major obstacle to Middle East peace. Read More »

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

Mr Trump had done nothing, he said , to address the impact of his rhetoric on Muslims at home. "Money talks, so the Saudis are about to commit a significant amount of money to the USA, so it will build some bridges", Morcos told CNS . The worldwide community says the fate of east Jerusalem , claimed by the Palestinians, must be resolved through negotiations. Trump, wearing a black skullcap, on Monday became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall. Read More »