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S Korea president says 'high possibility' of conflict with North

S Korea president says 'high possibility' of conflict with North

Ties soured following the deployment of the American THAAD missile defense system in South Korea. Xi's conciliatory tone came a day after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Lee that Seoul must "remove the obstacles that have been placed on the road to good relations between our two countries".



Call Turkey's bluff on arming Syrian Kurds

The Kurdish fighters, known as YPG, are considered by Erdogan and his administration to be terrorists, due primarily to the group's refutation of the Turkish president's increasingly authoritarian rule, and the Kurds' own desire to create an autonomous state.



Israelis on edge before Trump Visit

President Trump has decided not to immediately move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem , a senior White House official said, breaking a campaign promise but avoiding a provocation that could drive Palestinians away from peace talks. After negotiating that diplomatic minefield, Trump is scheduled to visit Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Memorial. "He will then deliver remarks at the Israel Museum celebrating the unique history of Israel and of the Jewish people", a text accompanying the ...


Donald Trump lands in Riyadh and meets King Salman

Donald Trump lands in Riyadh and meets King Salman

He was joined by First Lady Melania Trump. He's also hoping to move past the controversies engulfing his administration. The president sparred with Pope Francis during the presidential campaign, after the head pontiff criticised the then-candidate's controversial plan to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.


Saudi Arabia looks to assert new role with Trump summit

Saudi Arabia looks to assert new role with Trump summit

It said one official had read quotations to the Times and another had confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion. On Sunday, Mr. Trump is scheduled have lunch with the leaders of more than 50 predominantly Muslim nations. But if you're a long-standing fan of Keith's music, like I am, and if you've found ways to acknowledge the man's principles even if you don't always admire the destinations to which he's pursued them, this concert feels even worse.


Polls open in first Iranian presidential vote since nuclear deal

Polls open in first Iranian presidential vote since nuclear deal

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran has dismissed claims that Friday's presidential election would trigger fluctuations in the foreign exchange market, reassuring the public that all is calm in the Iranian currency market. But Rouhani won't necessarily benefit. While the population can vote for a presidential candidate they see as reflecting their values and hopes for the country, ultimate approval resides with the Supreme Leader.