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Speaking at the White House earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed that achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians "may not be as hard as people have thought over the years". Trump's supposed deal-making skills, but that is backed by no strategy or resolve to achieve anything tangible. If Washington tackles the Middle East issues under a strategy created to exclude Iran, its actions are likely to widen the rift between Iran and Arab states , causing tensions in ...
  • Awkward moment when Trump pushes a prime minister at NATO conference

    Awkward moment when Trump pushes a prime minister at NATO conference

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    But to demand that other nations pay a fairer share of the bill is not, in and of itself, an attack on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or an undermining of America's commitment to the alliance. Praise was always going to be in short supply after Trump's sharp election campaign criticism of the alliance, which he blamed for not doing more to combat terrorism.
  • Gunmen attack bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, kill 23

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    The Egyptian government said armed men killed at least 29 Coptic Christians and wounded dozens others while they were travelling to a monastery in Egypt's Minya province. In December, a suicide bomber targeted a Cairo church. Copts fear they will face the same fate as brethren in Iraq and Syria, where Christian communities have been decimated by wars and Islamic State persecution.
  • US, Japan to extend North Korea sanctions

    US, Japan to extend North Korea sanctions

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    Trump said the men would discuss the situation with North Korea, which has repeatedly conducted missile tests, rattling its Pacific neighbors. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with his military officers. Trump also queried Duterte about whether he believed Kim was "stable or not stable". But Beijing, the North's main trade partner, has made clear that the push for diplomatic talks - not imposing more sanctions - is the priority.
  • India Opens Longest Bridge in Northeast

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    He stressed on development of infrastructure, electricity, roads, rail infrastructure and optical fibre network in the northeast. The bridge will fill a huge connectivity gap that existed in the region. "Our government has completed three years in office". Apart from reducing the distance between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by 165km, the 9.15km bridge has also been created to facilitate the movement of battle tanks.
  • Sri Lanka mudslide, flood deaths rise to 126; 97 missing

    Sri Lanka mudslide, flood deaths rise to 126; 97 missing

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    The Indian rescue personnel are now being deployed to the disaster affected zone in coordination with Sri Lanka Navy and other authorities. Sri Lanka has also sought worldwide assistance, with India rushing a naval ship equipped with a medical team and other supplies Saturday.
  • Trump to decide next week whether to quit Paris climate agreement

    Trump to decide next week whether to quit Paris climate agreement

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    President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision next week on whether the US will stay in the Paris climate agreement. US President Donald Trump has concluded his first official trip overseas as president boasting the nine-day tour that took him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium, was "a home run" without elaborating.
  • Duterte declares martial law in Philippines amid terror clashes

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    He said some civilians refused to evacuate because they want to guard their homes, which is slowing down the government operations. As the battle for Marawi City - one of the biggest Muslim cities in the Philippines - enters its sixth day, authorities said those killed include 41 militants (with 31 body count), 13 soldiers and two police officers.
  • Melania Trump rebuffs husband's hand again

    Melania Trump rebuffs husband's hand again

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    The "first couples" huddled together as Mrs Netanyahu reportedly claimed that, "like the Trumps ", they are loved by the people but not the media. The first of what appears to be a pointed avoidance by Melania of her husband occurred after the couple touched down in Tel Aviv Monday for President Trump's two-day visit to Israel .