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Day: May 23, 2017

Donald Trump has strongly criticized Iran over the arrival of Israel
Arab world, ENGLISH

Donald Trump has strongly criticized Iran over the arrival of Israel

    Shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias", said Donald Trump in Israel. In stressing threats from Iran, Trump echoed a theme laid out during weekend meetings in Saudi Arabia with Muslim leaders from around the world, many wary of the Islamic Republic's growing regional influence and financial muscle. Trump has vowed to do whatever necessary to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, dubbing a peace accord the ultimate deal. But ahead of his Holy Land visit, he gave little indication of how he could revive talks that collapsed in 2014. Trump received a warm welcome in Riyadh from Arab leaders, especially over his tough line on Tehra...
Police know who carried out suicide bombing
ENGLISH, London

Police know who carried out suicide bombing

    PM Theresa May outside No 10 Police have identified the Manchester Arena attacker but it is too early in the investigation to release his name, Theresa May has said. There has been no official claim of responsibility for the atrocity, but both Isis and al-Qaeda have been calling for attacks on the West and issued bomb-making guides. Ian Hopkins, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, said investigators believe the attack was carried out by a lone suicide bomber “carrying” a homemade device. Follow The priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network, he added. The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated causing this atrocity.
South Korea Military fires at North Korea drone
Asia, ENGLISH

South Korea Military fires at North Korea drone

    South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew international condemnation and a warning from China. The identity of the object remained unclear, the military said, but Yonhap news agency said it was possibly a drone, more than 90 shots were fired in return and it disappeared from radar screens. The incursion came with tension already high on the Korean peninsula after the North's test-launch of a ballistic missile test on Sunday which Pyongyang said proved advances in its pursuit of building a nuclear-tipped weapon that can hit U.S. targets. The United States has been trying to persuade China, North Korea's lone major ally, to do more to rein in North Korea, which has ...
Melania slaps away Trump’s hand in Tel Aviv (video)
Arab world, ENGLISH

Melania slaps away Trump’s hand in Tel Aviv (video)

    US President Donald Trump, who is on first foreign trip in Israel after Saudi Arabia, is hoping for smooth visit. Trump and his wife Melania Trump, when they touched down in Israeli land, were spotted walking down the red carpet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife. Donald Trump tried to hold Melania’s hand but she slapped away. However, it is unclear, whether Melania intentionally pushed Trump’s hand away, or it was miscommunication between them. Also, during the inauguration of US President on January 20, when Trump turned to speak Melania—failed to suppress distasteful frowns. Later, Trump, wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner visited Western Wall in Jerusalem. Trump becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit one of Ju...
Deadly attack in Manchester leaves children among 22 dead
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Deadly attack in Manchester leaves children among 22 dead

    Police say a lone male attacker carrying an improvised explosive device was responsible for the bombing at Manchester Arena. The explosion at the end of a sold-out Ariana Grande concert has killed 22 people and injured 59 others. Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins has confirmed that children are among those who died. Investigators are trying to establish whether the attacker, who also died at the scene, was part of a wider network. A detailed forensic search is under way at the arena, and nearby Manchester Victoria train station remains closed. Several young people have been reported missing following the explosion with concerned friends and relatives appealing for information on Twitter. A hotline has been set up for those with concerns over loved ones ...