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Trump visits Israel amid tight security

 US president Donald Trump is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories, as he continues his Middle East trip. He flies in from Saudi Arabia, a key US ally, where he gave a speech to Arab and Muslim leaders at a summit. Trump will hold talks with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders during the course of his two-day stop. The president ...

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North Korea calls latest solid-fuel missile test successful

North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as perfect by leader Kim Jong Un. The official Korean Central News Agency confirmed Monday the missile was a Pukguksong-2, a medium-to-long range ballistic missile also launched in February. South Korea and the US had earlier ...

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King Salman: Iran spearheading global terror

King Salman in his speech at the Arab-Islamic-American Summit said Trump’s effective participation in the summit reflects his keenness on enhancing cooperation and coordinate stances in various fields. “The meeting significantly shows that our 55 Arab and Islamic countries attending the summit today, with a population exceeding 1.5 billion, are an important partner in fighting the forces of extremism and ...

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Fight global extremism

US president Donald Trump on Sunday urged Islamic leaders to take a stand against violence done in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a ‘battle between good and evil’. In a highly anticipated speech in Saudi Arabia, Trump lashed out at Iran, accusing Tehran of fuelling ‘the fires of sectarian conflict and terror’ and calling for ...

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Bomb wounds 20 at Bangkok military hospital: police

A small bomb struck a Bangkok military hospital on Monday wounding more than 20 people, police said, three years to the day since the army seized power of the politically unstable kingdom.   Thailand remains starkly divided since the May 22, 2014 coup, but dissent has broadly been silenced by a military with sweeping security powers.   It was not ...

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71 militants killed in Afghan forces fresh operations

Up to 71 armed militants have been killed during series of operations across the conflict-hit Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, said a statement of Interior Ministry released here on Monday.  “Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched 12 Counter-Terrorism operations to clear some areas from terrorists and enemies and as a result 71 rebels have been killed over the past 24 hours,” the statement ...

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Violence flares at anti-Maduro motorised protests

Thousands of Venezuelans in cars and motorbikes have filled roads across the country in motorised protests against president Nicolas Maduro. Riot police on motorbikes fired teargas against opposition demonstrators and blocked their motorcade in the capital, Caracas, where a bus was also set on fire. There were clashes in Valencia and other Venezuelan cities. Nearly 40 people have been killed ...

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US appeals court to review Trump revised travel ban

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on Monday over President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries, the second such court to review Trump’s directive over the past week. A three-judge 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals panel, made up entirely of judges appointed by Democratic former President Bill ...

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Qatar emir urges political solution to refugee problem

Millions of refugees have fled their countries and homes to escape oppression, persecution and natural disasters in search of a better life, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said at the opening of the 17th Doha Forum. Attendants of the forum, under the theme “Development, Stability and Refugee Crisis,” included Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, ...

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North Korean new long-range missile can carry heavy nuclear warhead

North Korea has claimed that the missile it tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.   The missile, launched at a steep angle, reached an altitude of 2,000km (1,242 miles) and travelled about 700km, landing in the sea west of Japan.   North Korea said on Monday it was a test ...

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