NKorea no longer a nuclear threat: Trump

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(Washington) - US President Donald Trump congratulated himself on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, insisting that country is no longer a nuclear threat. The remark was part of a blast of tweets that Trump fired off even as…

UN adopts text urging greater protection for Palestinians

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(New York) - The emergency session of the 193-member Assembly, came about following weeks of violence along the border of the Gaza Strip – the Palestinian enclave blockaded by Israel – where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians participated…

Saudi Arabia, Sudan explore regional developments

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(Makkah) - Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, and Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan, have explored paths to further promote bilateral relations and cement friendship…

Sisi sworn in for a second term

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(Cairo) - The Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been sworn in for a second term. “Egypt can fit us all with all our differences. Accepting others and creating common ground will be important for us in order to create political…

IISS Shangri-La Dialogue held in Singapore

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(Singapore) - Asia's key defense forum opened in Singapore, with North Korea's nuclear issue high on the agenda, at a time when regional security faces a potential turning point. The annual Shangri-La Dialogue comes amid cautious optimism…

UN aid chief highlights 2 million Syrians in greatest need

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(New York) - Less than 20 per cent of the "desperate" civilians living in Syria’s hard-to-reach areas have gotten the humanitarian aid they need so far this year, a senior United Nations official warned, calling for the Security Council to…

Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

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(Seoul) - The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries. The meeting is only the second between South Korea's Moon Jae-in and the North's Kim Jong-un. It comes as the two sides…

North Korea destroys nuclear test site

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(Seoul) - North Korea destroyed its nuclear tests site in Punggye-ri area, Yonhap News Agency, of South Korea, quoted some reporters who attended the event. The Northern Korean authorities used dynamite to dismantle the site, located north-east…

Trump cancels summit with N. Korean leader

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(Washington) - US President Donald Trump will not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month in Singapore. "I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in…

First woman CIA director sworn in

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(Washington) - Veteran CIA officer Gina Haspel was sworn in as the agency´s first female director Monday, hailing the "heroines" who had gone before her and expressing hope she and her team would be "role models." The 61-year-old Haspel,…

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are officially married

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(Windsor) - The archbishop of Canterbury has declared Prince Harry and Meghan Markle husband and wife. Justin Welby, the head of the Church of England, has made the proclamation after the couple promised to love and cherish one another "till…

At least 8 killed in Texas school shooting

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(Texas) - Between eight and 10 people have been killed in a shooting by a student at a Texas high school, say police. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters the majority of the dead at Santa Fe High School were students. The…

Saudi Foreign Minister meets EU representative for Horn of Africa

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(Riyadh) - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Adel al-Jubeir, has held talks with the European Union Special Representative for the Horn of Africa, Alexander Rondosa, on regional and international issues and developments, as well as…

King Hamad meets Queen Elizabeth

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(London) - His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the Endurance Village of the Windsor Great Park. This…