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Common cause against Iran: Trump

U.S. PRESIDENT IN FIRST DIRECT RIYADH-TO-TEL AVIV FLIGHT JERUSALEM, May 22, (Agencies): President Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, saying he sees growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a “common cause” with Israel in their determination to counter the threats posed by Iran. Arriving directly …

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Iran shrugs off Trump threats – Missile tests to carry on

TEHRAN, May 22, (Agencies): Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Donald Trump’s summit with Arab leaders as “just a show” and insisting that missile tests will continue. “Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive. Know that …

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Hackers hit Russian bank customers – International cyber raids planned

MOSCOW, May 22, (RTRS): Russian cyber criminals used malware planted on Android mobile devices to steal from domestic bank customers and were planning to target European lenders before their arrest, investigators and sources with knowledge of the case told Reuters. Their campaign raised a relatively small sum by cyber-crime standards …

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Saudis, UAE pledge $100 million women’s business fund supported by Ivanka Trump

RIYADH, May 22, (AFP): Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged $100 million to a women’s business fund supported by Ivanka Trump, daughter of the president who Monday wound up a visit to Riyadh. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced the donation from both oil-rich Gulf states …

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Four killed in IS Iraq attack

BAGHDAD, May 22, (AP): The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack Monday on a military training center in Diyala north of Baghdad that killed at least four soldiers and wounded four others, including two officers, according to a statement released by the group and two Iraqi officers. Six …

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OPPORTUNITY TO EXTERMINATE SCOURGE OF TERROR: AMIR

‘Good against evil, not West … Islam’ – ‘Drive extremists out of your places of worship, communities’ RIYADH, May 21, (Agencies): The Arab-Islamic-US summit stresses the need of further American and Islamic cooperation in the face of mounting challenges, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah said on …

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May’s Conservatives lose ground – British PM to stick with elderly-care cuts

LONDON, May 21, (Agencies): British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have lost some of their substantial lead over the opposition Labour Party, opinion polls showed Sunday after both sides published their manifestos for the June 8 election. The governing centre-right party is still on course for a comfortable victory, but …

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N. Korea fires another missile

Launch dashes hopes for peace: Seoul SEOUL, May 21, (Agencies): North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week, which South Korea said dashed the hopes of the South’s new liberal government for peace between the neighbours. A …

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‘China killed or jailed US spies’ – ‘Deep setback to intel’

WASHINGTON, May 21, (Agencies): Beijing systematically dismantled CIA spying efforts in China beginning in 2010, killing or jailing more than a dozen covert sources, in a deep setback to US intelligence there, The New York Times reported Sunday. The Times, quoting 10 current and former American officials who spoke on …

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Church bomb trial for 48

CAIRO, May 21, (AFP): Egyptian authorities have referred 48 suspected Islamic State group members to military trial over three deadly church bombings, the public prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Sunday. Of the 48 suspects, 31 are in custody and 17 still at large, it said. IS claimed responsibility …

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