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2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex


A Shariah court last week sentenced each man to 85 strokes. The men were caned alongside four other couples, who had been found guilty of being intimate outside of marriage. While homosexual relations are not illegal in Indonesia, they are in Aceh province, which has been granted a special exemption to adopt and enforce laws based on a strict interpretation of Islam. Read More »

Trump administration wavers on whether 'Western Wall a part of Israel'


When Trump met Abbas this month in Washington , he stopped shortly of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, a long-standing foundation of US policy. It shows the bond. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump feels now is a "moment in time" when a breakthrough is possible. Read More »

Trump believes he can make an Israel-Palestine peace deal


Earlier in the day, when receiving Mr Trump at the airport, Mr Netanyahu said Israel shared the U.S. leader's commitment to peace - but he also repeated his right-wing government's political and security demands of the Palestinians, including recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Read More »

Britain Raises Threat Level To 'Critical'; Attack 'May Be Imminent'


British police said on Tuesday they believed British-born Abedi, 22, carried out the suicide bombing. "But that leaves a degree of uncertainty which has led the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre to independently judge that the threat level needs to be raised to critical, meaning a further attack may be imminent". Read More »

'Repeating the likes of 9/11': Tehran slams Trump on shocking Saudi shift

We welcome the opportunity to continue that support. But Eisen said the donations need to be strictly vetted and must be transparent. We believe you're willing. Palestinians, who viewed Trump's victory with some trepidation, are said to have been pleasantly surprised by Trump's openness during a recent meeting with Abbas in Washington. Read More »

Theresa May: UK to deploy troops after attack, risk now critical

The government Tuesday night raised the threat to "critical", its highest level, following an emergency Cabinet session. The man suspected of carrying out Britain's deadliest bombing in almost 12 years was named as Salman Abedi , aged 22, but police declined to give further details about him. Read More »

Donald Trump denied Melania's hand - again


Marco Rubio said Tuesday he is not optimistic that a major peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians is near, despite recent comments made by President Donald Trump . On Monday Palestinians gathered at military checkpoints around the West Bank to protest against Mr Trump's visit, and over conditions in Israeli prisons. Read More »

Trump emphasizes cooperation during first visit to Israel

On his maiden foreign tour since taking office in January, Trump is already showing signs of fatigue from a packed schedule. He is on a nine-day trip through the Middle East and Europe that ends on Saturday after visits to the Vatican, Brussels and Sicily. Read More »

Security stepped up across Surrey and Hampshire in wake of Manchester attack


Again, they are there to help. Following the terrorist attack in Manchester, the UK's security threat level has been raised to critical. The number killed in the attack now stands at 22 with more than 50 others injured. "The security and intelligence services are dedicated to keeping people safe and communities can be confident that, together with our partners, eastern forces are continually working hard to safeguard the public". Read More »

Melania Trump slaps away husband's hand in Israel


In Israel , Trump is to be the first sitting USA president to visit the Western Wall, which has pleased Israeli officials. But it also attracted the anger of some internet users, especially in the right-wing Likud party of which Hazan and Netanyahu are both members. Read More »

Manchester attack: Olivia Campbell was a 'precious girl'

Born and raised in Manchester, Abedi grew up in a Muslim household. Speaking at Downing Street, the Prime Minister said: "The work undertaken throughout the day has revealed it is a possibility we can not ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack". Read More »

Trump pushes for Mideast peace, but avoids thorny details


His first stop was a meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly pounded the table with the words " radical Islamic terrorism ", and harshly criticized President Obama for avoiding the phrase, which the previous administration regarded as incendiary and inaccurate. Read More »

Three Years After Their Kidnapping, These Chibok Schoolgirls Are Coming Home


Boko Haram has killed thousands and displaced more than 2 million people across northeast Nigeria and surrounding countries. Chairman, Chibok community in Abuja, Mr Hosea Tsambido, told journalists the community would never accept such a claim because the government could use it as an excuse to give up on the rescue of the other girls. Read More »

Melania Trump Appears To Avoid Holding Donald's Hand Again


One activist took to the mic to say, "We came to tell you that the one who decides the fate of Palestinian people are the Palestinian refugee camps and not the Americans, the cause of the camps is the cause of all Palestinians", Palestinian news outlet Ma'an reported. Read More »

Melania Trump, Sara Netanyahu visit kids at Jerusalem hospital


The White House captioned a live video feed of President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking together as being broadcast from " Jerusalem , Israel", a departure from the policies of past presidents. "We understand each other", said Netanyahu. That there's something larger going on that's affecting all of us. "I think there will certainly be opportunities for that in the future", he said. Read More »

Ex-CIA head says he warned Russian Federation about meddling

Republicans on the House intelligence committee pushed Mr Brennan about whether there was evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, a point President Donald Trump has tried to enlist allies to quash. Despite those warnings and efforts at retaliation, Brennan said that Russian Federation was likely not dissuaded from attempting similar interference operations in the future. Read More »

Melania Trump slaps at President Trump's hand, refuses to hold it

Trump (pictured with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin ) had earlier asked Netanyahu whether he was allowed to pose for photos as they strolled past dignitaries and politicians, to which the prime minister threw up his hands and replied: 'Who knows?' Image via YouTube.comWith video of first lady Melania flicking, swatting or slapping away the president's hand as they walked down an Israeli red carpet, speculation soared. Read More »

Iran must stop supporting 'terrorists', Trump says in Israel

During their White House talks, Trump praised Abbas, and said he looked forward to working with him to pursue peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel's security cabinet passed a package of economic measures late Sunday aimed at bolstering the Palestinian economy as a confidence-building gesture ahead of the Trump visit. Read More »

Paul Clement: Swansea City players 'deserve' to be in top flight

A win for Hull would have brought them to within a point of Palace with a game remaining, but instead it was Allardyce's charges who guaranteed themselves Premier League football next season. Once the team became settled, Palace went on a good run of six wins in eight matches from late February that included memorable victories away to Chelsea and at home to Arsenal . Read More »

Qatar says state news website hacked, fake article published

Among the issues allegedly addressed in the fake statement on the website were the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, strategic relations with Iran, and comments about Hamas . The "false statement" on QNA , which appeared in the early hours of the morning, was picked up and reported by broadcasters and newspapers across the region, including in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Read More »