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'They love us': Trumps and Netanyahus overheard in Israel – video

The US president, Donald Trump, and the first lady, Melania Trump, arrive in Tel Aviv on Monday and are greeted by Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu. Upon arrival the Israeli prime minister admitted there was a lot of protocol that he didn’t understand. Show More Summary

Newly Reelected Rouhani Abandons Promise to End Six-Year House Arrest of Opposition Leaders

In his first news conference after being declared the winner of Iran’s May 19, 2017 election, President Hassan Rouhani refused to commit to ending the more than six-year extrajudicial house arrests of three opposition

Activists Acquitted of National Security Charges for Peaceful Defense of Labor Rights

Trade union activists Jafar Azimzadeh and Shapour Ehsani-Rad have been acquitted of the charge of ‘acting against national security’ for peacefully advocating for labor rights. “The Appeals Court’s decision explicitly states that a review of

Rights group disputes account of US raid in Yemen, saying five civilians died

London-based human rights group cites local sources, who say the raid went wrong from the start when US Navy Seals opened fire on a 70-year-old man Five civilians were killed in a US Navy Seal raid in Yemen against al-Qaida militants,...Show More Summary

Police focus on Libya amid reports of arrest of Salman Abedi's brother

Hashem Abedi, 18, who lives in Libya, has reportedly been arrested by a Tripoli militia, which suspects him of Isis links Manchester attack: live Police and the security service are focusing upon the Libyan connections of the Manchester...Show More Summary

Bomber's father fought against Gaddafi regime with 'terrorist' group

Ramadan Abedi fled Gaddafi regime in 1990s but fought during Libyan revolution in 2011, says fellow fighter The father of Salman Abedi, the Manchester Arena suicide bomber, fought against the Gaddafi regime with a group that was designated a terrorist organisation by the US, according to a man who says he fought alongside him. Show More Summary

The Guardian view on Trumpian diplomacy: not up to much | Editorial

The US president’s foreign tour has underlined how inadequate his art of the deal is when handling relations between states Just over halfway through his first foreign trip as US president this week, Donald Trump tweeted a typically modest assessment of his progress: “Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East were great. Show More Summary

Salman Abedi: why Manchester bomber fits profile of other terrorists

While experts stress there is no ‘typical’ extremist, details of the 23-year-old’s life show parallels with other Islamist attackers Manchester bombing: latest updates What we know so far Now details of the life of Salman Abedi, theShow More Summary

'A rollercoaster ride': how Trump's Muslim travel ban impacted lives | Guardian panel

Families were split apart by President Trump’s executive order barring people from Muslim-majority countries. Four people tell of its impact on them Judges scrutinize motives of Trump’s travel ban as court battle continues When I married my wife Raha, an Iranian citizen, I never expected that we would soon be separated indefinitely by a travel ban. Show More Summary

More than 30 drown as hundreds fall from migrant boat off Libya

About 200 people fell from overcrowded boat that was carrying 500-700 people and rescue boats are looking for survivors More than 30 people have drowned after about 200 people fell from an overcrowded migrant boat off the coast of Libya, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea. Show More Summary

Scientists race against time as Yemen's deadly cholera outbreak spirals

Health system in Yemen at breaking point as sharp spike in reported cases prompts urgent work to identify suspected new cholera strain As Yemen’s cholera outbreak gathers pace, an investigation is under way to determine whether a new and more deadly strain of the disease is responsible for a second wave of cases that hit the country last month. Show More Summary

Somaliland's hunger crisis: ‘The world doesn't respond until children are dying'

Failure to recognise Somaliland’s independence means aid that could save lives of people hit by drought and cholera is too slow to arrive, says foreign minister Somaliland’s foreign minister has said that the international community’s...Show More Summary

Australian kidnapped in Yemen 'safe and well' after negotiators secure release

Hostage may be Craig McAllister, who was abducted in the rebel-held Yemeni capital of Sanaa last year Australia’s foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, says an Australian kidnapped in Yemen in October last year has been released and is “safe and well”. Show More Summary

The 'ultimate deal'? Trump's Middle East peace plan is actually 15 years old

Several regional leaders have urged the administration to revive the Arab Peace Initiative, unveiled in 2002 and under which Arab states would recognize Israel in return for a Palestinian state in line with pre-1967 borders If Donald...Show More Summary

Rouhani’s Battle With Hardliners Over UN 2030 Educational Guidelines Follows Him Into Second Term

A major challenge for newly reelected President Hassan Rouhani’s second term is integrating guidelines from a UN agenda into the country’s educational system—a project he began in the summer of 2016 that was stalled by fierce opposition from hardliners. Show More Summary

Formerly Imprisoned Lawyer and Religious Minority Activist Expelled From University Without Explanation

Mostafa Daneshjou, a formerly imprisoned lawyer and member of a Sufi religious order known as the Gonabadi Dervishes, has been expelled from university without explanation, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “I think the reason why they expelled me was my belief in the Gonabadi order,” Daneshjou told CHRI. “I have […]

Baha’i Persecution Worsens Under Rouhani Government

The persecution of the Baha’i religious minority in Iran has grown worse under President Hassan Rouhani, the spokesperson for the community at the United Nations in Geneva told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “Unfortunately, the situation has not changed in the past four years and if we look at the number of […]

Trump found Holocaust museum 'amazing' — which has many people cringing

Trump's tweet-like message in the guestbook at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust museum, has sparked a new round of controversy.

Opec oil producers poised to extend production cuts

Vienna meeting almost certain to prolong curbs but analysts say tougher reductions in output are unlikely The world’s major oil countries will almost certainly extend production cuts by a further nine months at a crunch meeting this week, though they are thought highly unlikely to toughen the curbs. Show More Summary

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