Trump says ‘we’ll know next week’ about summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the fate of a landmark summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will be decided “next week,” as aides traveled to Singapore on a preparatory mission.“On Singapore we’ll see. It could very well happen,” Trump said of the on-again-off-again June 12 meeting that has been as keenly teased as any of his “The Apprentice” season finales.“Whatever it is, we’ll know next week about Singapore. If we go, I ...

Melania Trump returns to White House after kidney procedure

Saturday, 19 May 2018

President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a surgical procedure this week to treat a benign kidney condition, her office said. The first lady, 48, had been recovering at Walter Reed medical center since Monday, when she underwent an embolization procedure to treat the kidney condition. Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday morning. ...

US Senate confirms Haspel to be first woman CIA director

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The US Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency’s past use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques. Haspel, who will be the first woman director of the CIA, is a 33-year veteran at the agency currently serving as its acting director. As senators continued to vote, the tally was 51-43 in favor of her nomination in the 100-member chamber, where a simple majority was ...

At least one dead in southern Iran protest , says news agency

Thursday, 17 May 2018

At least one person was killed in Iran’s southern city of Kazeroon when protesters set fire to a police station, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Thursday. It said the protest on Wednesday night had left at least one person dead and at least six others wounded. “A small number of people gathered to protest against a decision made by local officials to divide some districts of Kazeroon and merge them into a new town,” Fars reported. ...

Details emerge of Qatari investor’s hawkish peddling in the US

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

A Qatari investor referenced in a series of tweets from Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti this week confirmed to CNN on Tuesday that he did attend meetings at Trump Tower in December 2016. "Mr. Al-Rumaihi was at Trump Tower on December 12, 2016. He was there in his then role as head of Qatar Investments, an internal division of QIA, to accompany the Qatari delegation that was meeting with Trump transition officials on that date," said a spokesperson for Sport Trinity, a ...

Photos spark speculations over Kerry’s ‘secret meeting’ with Iranians in France

Monday, 14 May 2018

US media outlets are questioning this week whether former Secretary of State John Kerry broke the law after photos emerged of him allegedly leaving a quiet meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif earlier this month in a reportedly last-ditch attempt to salvage the nuclear deal. Iranian activists took to social media to reveal the names of the diplomats who accompanied former Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi in Paris, where they allegedly met with Kerry. Kharazi is currently ...

$90 million? The price Qatar would pay to get cosy with Trump-friendly media

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Qatar had offered millions of US dollars to obtain a major stake in Newsmax, a conservative media company run by Christopher Ruddy, a friend of President Donald Trump, according to US journalist Ben Schreckinger who asserted that his two sources had knowledge of the talks. Two prominent members of the US Republican Party confirmed to Al Arabiya English, on the condition of anonymity, that the talks between Qatar and Newsmax were on going until it was frozen, not canceled, in April 2018. In an ...

US flag set ablaze as Iran says it has ‘no obligation to honor nuke deal’

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Iran's parliament speaker said President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of a 2015 international nuclear deal was a violation of an agreement that would isolate the United States, state television reported on Wednesday. "Trump's abandoning of the nuclear deal was a diplomatic show ... Iran has no obligation to honor its commitments under the current situation ... It is a threat to peace and security ... I am not sure whether the European signatories of the deal will fulfill their ...

Trump announces US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the Washington will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran. "The United States does not make empty threats," he said in a televised address. Trump's decision means Iran's government must now decide whether to follow the US and withdraw or try to salvage what's left of the deal. Iran has offered conflicting statements about what it may do - and the answer may depend on exactly how Trump exits the agreement. Trump said he would move ...

Iran exiles demand regime change as nuclear deadline looms

Monday, 7 May 2018

The international community is literally hanging in the balance over the upcoming May 12th Iran nuclear deal deadline. Advocates of the accord, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), continue to claim anything but the deal will lead to a new war in the Middle East.The Iranian people, however, represented by thousands of exiles taking part in Saturday’s “Iran Freedom Convention” in Washington, DC, voiced their demand for regime change in their home ...

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