Author: 0 Iran foreign minister scorns Trump after speech, arms deal

President Donald Trump's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv may make history as the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel . This is exactly the kind of language that the 35 heads of state and government from Muslim-majority countries attending the Arab Islamic American Summit would be pleased to hear.

World Hopes for climate pact shift to diplomatic sphere
Author: 0 Hopes for climate pact shift to diplomatic sphere

Countries reported on their progress in reducing emissions and transforming their energy systems. There was also clear recognition that all of the elements of the Paris Agreement are linked, and that understanding and mapping these linkages to develop a framework that is coherent and mutually reinforcing is essential to ensure the Paris Agreement reaches its full potential.

Author: 0 Saudi oil minister expects extension of production cut deal

It is planned to consider at the meeting of the Committee on 24 may in Vienna and on a meeting of OPEC with the countries outside the cartel, may 25. Gordon Kwan, head of regional energy research at Nomura, said deeper production cuts of more than 2 million barrels a day may be on the card as Saudi Arabia is showing signs of impatience with the pace of rebalancing, which is happening slowly as US producers have stepped up output this year.

Author: 0 JIT submits initial report in SC today

The bench also rejected PTI's plea to share the report. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Ejaz Afzal in their remarks said the prime minister must be de-notified in the split verdict of the case; three other judges had a different opinion.

Author: 0 Trump in Bethlehem to meet Palestinian president

For instance, the Israeli leader on Monday complemented Trump for his tough stance on Iran during his Middle East swing, saying it would "help reconciliation between israel and the Palestinians". Abbas said the Palestinians "are committed to working with you to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel ". Mr Trump and Mr Abbas. "The problem is with the occupation and settlements, as well as the non-recognition of the state of Palestine".

Author: 0 At least 3 climbers die on Mount Everest

In addition to the three deaths, a fourth climber has gone missing near the top of the world's tallest mountain. "The weather has been pretty bad, especially with high winds, but there were some little keyholes which climbers have been lucky to take advantage of", a longtime guide, Tendi Sherpa, said in a Facebook direct message from the base camp.

World Marking difference with US, France urges dialogue with Iran
Author: 0 Marking difference with US, France urges dialogue with Iran

Rouhani, a pragmatist who won a new mandate in last week's presidential election, also dismissed a summit Trump attended at the weekend in Saudi Arabia as a "ceremonial (event) that had no political value and will bear no results". Following Trump's comments in Israel, that he would "never let" Iran get a nuclear bomb, Iranian Foreign Minister Qassemi also said that the USA and its allies "should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country" and that it promotes "peace, good ...

Author: 0 Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

Flynn's trip was not a US company, but the Russian media propaganda arm, RT", he added, referring to the government-run TV network. Trump fired Flynn on February 13, 18 days after the then-acting attorney general had warned the White House that Flynn had lied about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

World Trump wants more US-Israeli trade with narrower US deficit
Author: 0 Trump wants more US-Israeli trade with narrower US deficit

That's why the Trump administration did not want Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accompany Trump to visit the Western Wall . "You have another story wrong", he said. "I hope one day an Israeli Prime Minister can fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh ", he said. -Israeli relationship is stressed by revelations that Trump shared sensitive Israeli intelligence with Russian Federation in an Oval Office meeting two weeks ago.

World U.S. launches NAFTA renegotiation countdown
Author: 0 U.S. launches NAFTA renegotiation countdown

Many chapters are outdated and do not reflect modern standards. He also told Congress that "the administration's primary goal in renegotiating the more than 23-year-old agreement will be to update it, including by adding provisions on digital trade , intellectual property rights and labor and environmental standards".

Author: 0 Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

Trump claimed that his meetings with both Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed to efforts toward peace. During his brief stay the USA leader met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, visited Christian and Jewish holy sites in Jerusalem , paid respects at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and made an optimistic - yet somewhat vague - Mideast peace speech at the Israel Museum.

Author: 0 North Korea Test Fires Mid-Range Missile Amid Growing Tensions

The Security Council adopted two sanctions resolutions past year to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang and deny leader Kim Jong-Un the hard currency needed to fund his military programs. The American military bases in Guam, which are about 2,000 miles from North Korea , are key, because they host American strategic bombers and would be used as a major launching pad for additional United States reinforcements if there was war on the Korean Peninsula.

Author: 0 Duterte declares martial rule in southern Philippines

The President's scheduled bilateral meetings with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev "will be postponed", Mr. The focus of the raid was about 15 militants belonging to the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State in the Middle East. "Joint elements of the army and the police were trying to serve a warrant of arrest on Isnilon Hapilon in Barangay Basak Malutut when they were met with gunfire?" Images posted on social media ...

World Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'
Author: 0 Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'

Trump's "unfounded claims" are in line with spreading Iranophobia to motivate the regional countries buy more US arms, the spokesman noted. "Drive them out of your places of worship, drive them out of your communities, drive them out of your holy land and drive them out of this earth", Trump said Sunday afternoon during a major speech to the Arabic Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, the Saudi capital.

Author: 0 AAP to launch 'save democracy campaign' against EVM tampering: Rai

However, it was not made clear until the end if those EVMs, which the young engineer tampered allegedly, were tampered at all or not because they were not used in the election process that year. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which rules Delhi, displayed in the state assembly on Tuesday how EVMs can be hacked to get a desired election result. "If not, then it proves our point (that voting machines were being tampered with)", Bharadwaj said.

World Palestinian killed attacking police as Trump visited
Author: 0 Palestinian killed attacking police as Trump visited

US President Donald Trump began his first visit to Israel on Monday, saying he has observed that Muslim states and Israel share a "common cause" in confronting Iran. Trump's seeming openness to at least some of Abbas's concerns has given Palestinians more reason for hope than many may have expected, but still reason to remain wary, some analysts say.

Author: 0 Will try Jadhav as per our laws: Pakistan home ministry

On May 18, the United Nations tribunal had asked Pakistan to not execute Kulbhushan Jadhav before they decide the case. Basit said that there was no doubt that Pakistan would round up the legal case against Jadhav as per its own domestic laws.

Author: 0 Iraq's Crude Oil Production Is near a 9-Month Low

Oil rose on Monday, pushed by reports that an OPEC-led supply cut may not just be extended into 2018 but might be deepened to tighten the market and prop up prices. OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said on Monday that he saw a growing consensus among the group's members as well as non-OPEC producers on the duration of an extension.

World France's Macron hosts Italy's Gentiloni ahead of G7 meeting
Author: 0 France's Macron hosts Italy's Gentiloni ahead of G7 meeting

Pierre de Villiers arrives at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Paris as French President Emmanuel Macron chairs his first security council. Putin and Macron discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria in a phone call last week. One of the main topics at the G7 is expected to be climate change and a USA threat not to ratify the 2015 Paris Accord.

World Former FBI chief Comey postpones testimony before House committee
Author: 0 Former FBI chief Comey postpones testimony before House committee

Ex-FBI Director James Comey will speak to the special counsel overseeing the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election before testifying publicly on the events that led to his ouster, a top House Republican said Monday. "I made the decision to leave, then I started the process to go figure out what post-Congressional work looks like", Chaffetz said. "There's been an bad lot written and said about it, but I don't even know that the Department of Justice has them".

World Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing
Author: 0 Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

Trump made the request to Rogers in a phone call, according to the Washington Post , and a senior NSA official documented the conversation in an internal memo written at the time . Comey was sacked by Trump earlier this month. "Are you able to assist in this matter?" one official said of the line of questioning from the White House.

World Afghan officials: 2 killed after gunmen storm bank
Author: 0 Afghan officials: 2 killed after gunmen storm bank

Local officials said a second suicide bomber also detonated his explosives inside the bank. He said some 1,000 Taliban fighters stormed the police outposts along the highway leading to the regional hub of Kandahar. There are now fewer than 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan. Unknown gunmen killed two people, a German woman and an Afghan guard, and appear to have abducted a Finnish woman in Kabul on Saturday evening, according to officials.

Author: 0 North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

The North's KCNA news agency said leader Kim Jong-un supervised the test which also verified the functioning of the solid-fuel engine for the Pukguksong-2 missile and ordered it for deployment in field action. US officials have been far less sanguine about the test of a long-range KN-17, or Hwasong-12, missile just over a week ago, which USA officials believe survived re-entry to some degree.