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Israeli Army Radio: Saudi persuaded Trump to postpone embassy move

Israeli Army Radio: Saudi persuaded Trump to postpone embassy move

During a meeting with President Reuven Rivlin of Israel, Mr Trump started to praise his new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the "incredible job" he has done. Palestinians also observed a general strike on Monday. He didn't talk about the U.S. Embassy. And he also spoke of Israeli settlements and occupation and Palestinian prisoners.



Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Kerry said "there is much up in the air/room for misinterpretation". Later in the meeting, the panel overwhelmingly passed legislation to condemn Russian activities including its effort to influence other countries' elections, aggression in Ukraine and support for Assad.



Crude Oil Tumbles As OPEC Plan Disappoints

The OPEC alliance faces competition from US shale producers. OPEC's oil minister said the extra nine months "should do the trick" of re-balancing the oil markets following a massive global supply glut. Yet this is no repeat of the early 1980s, when Saudi Arabia reduced its production markedly and other producers continued their business as usual, reaping the benefits of Saudi cuts and expanding market share.


Total of seven people arrested over Manchester terror attack

Total of seven people arrested over Manchester terror attack

The counter-terrorism force detained the father, Ramadan Abedi, outside his home in the Tripoli suburb of Ayn Zara on Wednesday afternoon. He did not give any details on the reasons why the father was arrested. The government Tuesday night raised the threat to "critical", its highest level, following an emergency Cabinet session. The prime minister will say she is "grateful for the support and solidarity shown by all our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies" and point to the bombing ...



Demure Melania Trump visits Vatican with black veil, in head-to-toe black

While there were smiles and an exchange of pleasantries between the pontiff and the Trumps during their visit to the Vatican Wednesday, it's a snap shot by the Associated Press that has tickled the internet. The Vatican said later that they shared a commitment to "life, and freedom of worship and conscience" and expressed hope that they can collaborate "in service to the people in the fields of healthcare, education and assistance to migrants".


School bus plunges into gorge in J&K casualties feared

School bus plunges into gorge in J&K casualties feared

The students were returning from a picnic. A news agency even quoted a traffic police official confirming the road accident and the casualties among school children. The accident took place when the driver of the Gareeb Nawaz Academy school-bus, with 45 persons on board lost control of the vehicle, IANS reported.