World


What we know about Salman Abedi, the Manchester bombing suspect

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said yesterday: "I can confirm that the man suspected of carrying out [Monday] night's atrocity has been named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi ". A trio of suicide bombers who simultaneously targeted soccer spectators at the Stade de France killed one passerby in addition to themselves. Twelve children were among the 59 seriously injured people taken to hospital.


Trump speaks of 'rare opportunity' for peace as he lands in Israel

Trump speaks of 'rare opportunity' for peace as he lands in Israel

The visit to the Western Wall drew controversy before Trump even left Washington, when USA officials declined to say whether it belonged to Israel . He also welcomed what he said was Netanyahu's commitment to pursuing peace and renewed his pledge to achieve a deal.



'We can use some peace': Trump meets Pope

Before the spat, Trump had mostly praised Francis, congratulating Catholics on the choice of the new pope in 2013 and saying via Twitter , "People that know him love him!" In its official press release , the Vatican described the meeting as "cordial" and said the two men spoke favorably of "the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy See and the United States of America", as well as their joint commitment "in favor of life, religious liberty and freedom of conscience".


Chinese, South Korean Officials Seek to Mend Rift With Meetings

Chinese, South Korean Officials Seek to Mend Rift With Meetings

Furthermore, all transactions between these targets and US persons (including foreign companies resident in the United States) are now prohibited. Iran's various weapons programs have always been deemed to constitute such a threat under Executive Order 13382, issued by President Bush in 2005.



UK National Terror Threat Raised To Highest Possible Level After Manchester Attacks

Britain has increased its security threat level to "critical" from "severe" following a suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people , including children, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, those working at the nearby Victoria Station railway - a one-minute walk from the arena - were still making sense of the explosion they heard.


Trump promises peace effort as he meets Palestinian president in Bethlehem

Trump promises peace effort as he meets Palestinian president in Bethlehem

Donald Trump was forced into taking an awkward selfie with one of Israel's most controversial politicians as he touched down in Tel Aviv. Trump's visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories is part of his first trip overseas as president, and follows an initial leg in Saudi Arabia, where he urged Islamic leaders to confront extremism.