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Donald Trump says India a victim of terrorism, urges nations to ensure terrorists don't find safe havens on their lands
Donald Trump says India a victim of terrorism, urges nations to ensure terrorists don't find safe havens on their lands

Urging Arab and Islamic leaders to unite and do their share to defeat Islamist extremists, US President Donald Trump acknowledged that India was a victim of terrorism.

No bilateral meet between Trump-Sharif at Saudi Summit
No bilateral meet between Trump-Sharif at Saudi Summit

United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump did not schedule a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, even as he met Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the sidelines of the Riyadh Summit.

US, Japan, South Korea call 'urgent' UN Security Council meet to discuss North Korea's missile test

The US, Japan and South Korea have called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting -- to be held on Tuesday -- to discuss North Korea's missile test on Sunday, diplomatic officials said.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss peace efforts with Donald Trump
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss peace efforts with Donald Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he would discuss ways to advance peace with Donald Trump on the US President's first visit to Israel on Monday.

Iran foreign minister scorns Donald Trump after speech, arms deal
Iran foreign minister scorns Donald Trump after speech, arms deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday criticised U.S. President Donald Trump for sealing an arms deal and other investments worth hundreds of billions of dollars with Saudi Arabia, Tehran`s arch-rival in the Middle East.

North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment
North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment

The missile tested was the Pukguksong-2, which uses solid fuel that allows for immediate firing.

Pleased to meet Nawaz Sharif: Donald Trump
Pleased to meet Nawaz Sharif: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump had a brief encounter with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday and said he was pleased to meet him.

German and Afghan killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack which took place late last night on the guest house run by Swedish charity Operation Mercy in the heart of the Afghan capital.

UK Conservatives lose ground after manifesto launches

The governing centre-right party is still on course for a comfortable victory, but no longer enjoys the 20-point lead that provoked talk of a landslide at the start of the campaign.

Tillerson says US pressure on North Korea in 'early stages'

The test of what the US military described as a medium- range missile fired from Pukchang, North Korea was the second this week, and the 10th this year.

Defeated Iran candidate Raisi claims poll violations

In a letter to the Guardian Council, which oversees elections, Raisi called for "the investigation of certain violations committed before and during the election", according to the Fars news agency.

Step up in fight over 'Islamist extremism', Donald Trump tells Middle East
Step up in fight over 'Islamist extremism', Donald Trump tells Middle East

Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their share to fight "Islamist extremism" on Sunday.

Dassault Aviation hopes talks in 2017 to sell more Rafale to India

Chief executive Eric Trappier said the company was awaiting more information on Canada's search for fighter planes. 

Saudi Arabia has made 'encouraging' progress in empowering women, says Ivanka Trump

US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka said on Sunday that ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has made "encouraging" progress in empowering women but more freedom is needed.

Ivanka Trump says Saudi progress on women 'encouraging'

"The stories of Saudi women, such as yourselves, catalysing change, inspire me to believe in the possibility of global women's empowerment," said Ivanka. 

Anti-terror fight 'not a battle between different faiths': Trump

Trump will also appeal to countries in the Middle East to play their part in fighting extremism.

Three sentenced to death over Hamas commander assassination

The assassination of Mazen Faqha in the middle of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on March 24 shocked the Islamist movement and raised the possibility of a new round of violence with Israel.

President Rodrigo Duterte says won't allow US to treat Philippines as colony

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said that he would not allow the United States to treat his country as a colony.

Bangladesh 'militants' surrender after Facebook plea

Elite counter-terror troops surrounded a one-storey house in the central district of Narsingdi on Saturday afternoon after a tip-off that Islamist extremists were holed up there.

Bomb attack on powerful Syrian Islamist rebel group kills 14: Syrian Observatory

Two blasts including at least one suicide attacker hit the base in a village east of Saraqeb in Idlib province, the British-based Observatory reported.

Gay Indian-origin leads race to become new Irish PM

Welfare Minister Leo Varadkar is leading the race to succeed Enda Kenny as Ireland's first Indian-origin and also openly gay Prime Minister or the Taoiseach, the media reported.

North Korea fires another ballistic missile despite sanctions threats
North Korea fires another ballistic missile despite sanctions threats

North Korea on Sunday launched an unidentified projectile, just a week after Pyongyang carried out its most successful ballistic missile test, South Korean military has confirmed.

Donald Trump-GCC leaders' summit begins in Saudi Arabia
Donald Trump-GCC leaders' summit begins in Saudi Arabia

US President Donald Trump and leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries -- Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates -- began asummit meeting here on Sunday, officials said.

When Donald Trump participated in Saudi Arabian sword dance
When Donald Trump participated in Saudi Arabian sword dance

US President Donald Trump along with other male White House officials participated in a ceremonial sword dance in Saudi Arabia outside the Murabba Palace, the media reported.

Ex-Navy SEAL who claims he killed bin Laden bought 'never coming back' gifts
Ex-Navy SEAL who claims he killed bin Laden bought 'never coming back' gifts

Robert O'Neill, the former Navy SEAL who claims to have fired the shots that killed Osama Bin Laden, said that ahead of 2011 Abbottabad raid, he gave departing gifts to his children and believed that he won't be able to meet his family again.

Afghanistan's Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum exiled to Turkey

Afghanistan's embattled Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum has left for Turkey, another long exile for the former warlord amid a criminal investigation into rape accusations leveled against him.

China 'crippled CIA by killing US sources'
China 'crippled CIA by killing US sources'

At least 20 US spies were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government between 2010 and 2012, crippling the country's information-gathering, a media report has said.

Defence deal with Saudi to counter 'malign Iranian influence': Rex Tillerson
Defence deal with Saudi to counter 'malign Iranian influence': Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday that arms agreements worth $110 billion signed with Saudi Arabia aim to help the kingdom deal with "malign Iranian influence".

Under siege in Washington, Donald Trump reaps Saudi arms deal, stronger ties
Under siege in Washington, Donald Trump reaps Saudi arms deal, stronger ties

US President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the director of the FBI.

Lebanon detains Iraqi allegedly spying for Israel: Report

Lebanon's state-run news agency is reporting that security forces have detained an Iraqi citizen who was allegedly spying for Israel.