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Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials have said. He is due to announce the controversial decision in a speech later. Trump is also expected to approve moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but not for several years. Israel welcomes the changes but the Palestinians and Arab leaders have warned they ...

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US court allows Trump travel ban

The US Supreme Court ruled President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go into full effect, keeping the legal challenges pending. The decision is a boost for Trump’s policy against travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. The ruling covers the third version of the directive that the president has issued since taking office. ...

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Qatari, Saudi ministers at summit talks despite Gulf spat

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Qatar attended round-table talks Monday ahead of a regional Gulf summit, in their first such encounter since Riyadh cut all ties with Doha. The meeting was also attended by UAE state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash and Bahrain’s assistant foreign minister, Abdullah al-Dossari. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, all ...

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Nuclear-armed North Korea poses real danger to world: US NSA

A nuclear-armed North Korea poses the real danger to the world including its allies China and Russia, US National Security Adviser Lieutenant General H R McMaster said. Pyongyang acquiring nuclear weapons “would be the most destabilising development” in the post-World War II period, he told Fox News. “It is something that places us at direct risk, but places the world ...

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Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses ‘Rohingya’ word

Pope Francis’s embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier he chose not to publicly air their plight. On Friday the head of the Catholic church met a group of refugees from Myanmar’s stateless Muslim minority in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. He referred to them ...

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Ex-Yemen president  Saleh is dead, Saudi-owned TV says citing party sources 

Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in fighting with the Iran-aligned Houthi militia raging in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Monday, quoting sources in Saleh’s party. Al Arabiya quoted a source in Saleh’s General Peoples Congress as saying he was killed by sniper bullets. A Houthi video distributed on social media showed what appeared ...

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Suu Kyi loses Oxford honor over Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi was formally stripped of an honor granting her the Freedom of Oxford because of her response to the Rohingya crisis. The de facto leader of Myanmar was granted the freedom of the city in 1997 for her “long struggle for democracy”. But Oxford city councillors said they did not want to honor “those who turn a ...

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Bangladeshi student shot dead in US

A Bangladeshi student was shot to death by some miscreants in Kansas City of the United States on Saturday. The deceased, identified as M Hasan Rahman Badhon, 26, was a mechanical engineering student of Butler Community College and a part-time worker in a pizza delivery company.  Confirming the matter, Wichita Police Department on Monday (Nov 27) said that his body ...

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Pope Francis lands in Myanmar amidst Rohingya crisis

Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar on a three-day visit to a country which is widely accused of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. After touching down in the afternoon (November 27), the pope was greeted by a large crowd on both sides of the street. Likewise, he waved hand and exchanged greetings. Francis is scheduled to meet the country’s de ...

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