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Trump ‘to do everything’ for Middle East peace

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump said he looks forward to working with Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lasting peace US President Donald Trump has said he will “do everything” to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace. At talks with Mahmoud Abbas, he spoke of being gratified that the Palestinian leader had committed to […]

Bahrain protester ‘killed in raid on sit-in’ near Shia cleric’s home

Image copyright AFP Image caption Last June, the authorities stripped Sheikh Isa Qassim of his Bahraini citizenship A protester has been killed in a raid by Bahraini police on a sit-in near the home of the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s most prominent Shia cleric, activists say. Witnesses said officers had opened fire as they moved into the […]

Trump ‘to do everything’ for Middle East peace

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump says he looks forward to working with Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lasting peace US President Donald Trump has said he will “do everything” to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace. At talks with Mahmoud Abbas, he spoke of being gratified that the Palestinian leader had committed to […]

Bahrain police ‘open fire on sit-in’ around Shia cleric’s home

Image copyright AFP Image caption Last June, the authorities stripped Sheikh Isa Qassim of his Bahraini citizenship Bahraini police have opened fire during a raid on a sit-in near the home of the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom’s most prominent Shia cleric, activists say. The UK-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said one protester had been […]

Trump’s Saudi speech to condemn violence in name of religion

Media captionDonald Trump sways along with a traditional Saudi sword dance US President Donald Trump is expected to underline the need to confront extremism in Islam when he makes a speech in Saudi Arabia later on Sunday. A leaked version of his speech says the fight against extremism “is not a battle between different faiths” […]

Iran election: Hassan Rouhani wins second term as president

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Rouhani (C) voted in the capital Tehran Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has won a second term in office, the interior minister has announced. Out of more than 40 million votes cast, he received 57%, or close to 23m votes in total. Mr Rouhani, a moderate who agreed a […]

Trump in Riyadh as troubles mount

Media captionMoment President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump get off Air Force One Multi-billion dollar deals between the US and Saudi Arabia will be signed on Saturday as US President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip begins in Riyadh. Mr Trump and his wife Melania were greeted in the Saudi capital by King Salman on […]

Sudan’s Bashir declines Saudi summit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Omar al-Bashir had been invited by King Salman Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has decided not to take up an invitation from Saudi Arabia to attend an Islamic summit at which US President Donald Trump will be guest of honour. Mr Bashir, who cited “private reasons”, is wanted for alleged […]

Syria and Russia condemn US-led attack on pro-Assad forces

Image caption British special forces personnel were photographed near the Tanf base in June 2016 Syria and its ally Russia have condemned air strikes by the US-led coalition on pro-Syrian government forces near the Jordan border. Syria said the strikes were a “blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism”, while Russia said they breached the country’s […]

Syria condemns US-led attack on pro-Assad forces

Image caption British special forces personnel were photographed near the Tanf base in June 2016 Syria has condemned air strikes by the US-led coalition on pro-Syrian government forces near the Jordan border. Syria said the strikes killed “a number” of people, destroyed some “material” and were a “blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism”. The convoy […]

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