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Israelis, Palestinans ready 'to reach for peace'

President Trump said he is "personally committed to helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a peace agreement". It is highly unlikely that even President Trump's outsized personality will be enough, on its own, to end a conflict that has lasted more than a century.



Mueller taking on new challenge after heading Federal Bureau of Investigation on 9/11

Mueller has served under presidents of both parties, and both Democrats and Republicans in Congress spoke highly of the decision to hire him after the announcement was made. He says the Justice Department's naming of Robert Mueller late Wednesday as special counsel is consistent with that goal. "I have great confidence in the independence and integrity of our people and our processes".



Uzbek president takes part in Arab Islamic American Summit

Trump's speech avoided the term " radical Islamic terrorism ", a phrase he often used during his 2016 election campaign. Instead, in Riyadh , he offered a message of unity and common goal, urging the assembled leaders to "drive out" the Islamist militants in their midst.



Trump Israel Trip: Two-State Solution Conspicuously Absent

In a lightening 28-hour visit here - the ninth by six USA presidents dating back to Richard Nixon - Trump hailed Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for his willingness to reach a peace deal. But in his public remarks, Trump steered clear of any such language, and did not mention what has been the goal of USA diplomacy for two decades: a state of Israel and an independent Palestinian state co-existing side-by-side.



Kurdish fighters are not human, Turkey tells US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called on the country's allies to "side with Ankara and not with terrorist organisations". A Kurdish-led Syrian force backed by the US expects to advance on the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria this summer, a commander said Friday, following a decision by the Trump administration to supply the force with heavier weapons.


God Brought You Back, Aisha Buhari Tells Freed Chibok Girls

God Brought You Back, Aisha Buhari Tells Freed Chibok Girls

The programme is tailor-made to meet each girl's specific needs of counselling, to help overcome the trauma endured after being held under captivity for more than three years. According to him, there was evidence to show that the government did not stage-manage the abduction and release of the girls to score political points.