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Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory
- March 22, 2019

US President Donald Trump abruptly declared on Thursday the US will recognise Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights , a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election. (more...)
Jimmy Carter becomes oldest living former U.S. president Jimmy Carter becomes oldest living former U.S. president
- March 22, 2019

Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center nonprofit established by the former president, said in a statement to CNN , said that even as the one-time Georgia governor marks the monumental milestone, work isn't over for him or his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter. (more...)
Rs 13000-crore PNB scam accused Nirav Modi arrested in London Rs 13000-crore PNB scam accused Nirav Modi arrested in London
- March 22, 2019

Singh, head of the Ministry of External Affairs, told India's Parliament that the government had located Modi in the United Kingdom. District Judge Marie Mallon said there were substantial grounds to believe he might not surrender to bail and no conditions would satisfy her to grant his release. (more...)
Italy Set to Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Belt & Road Italy Set to Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Belt & Road
- March 22, 2019

With more than 1,700 projects worth US$1 trillion, China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative aims to positively impact 4.4 billion people, or 65 percent of the world's population that equals to about 40 percent of the global Gross Domestic Product, GDP. (more...)
U.S. Imposes First New North Korea Sanctions Since Trump's Failed Summit U.S. Imposes First New North Korea Sanctions Since Trump's Failed Summit
- March 22, 2019

The North said it "is pulling out with instructions from the superior authority", according to a Unification Ministry statement. According to the United States side, North Korea vowed to denuclearise some of the areas of the country in return, with no official confirmation following. (more...)
Taliban capture 58 Afghan security forces Taliban capture 58 Afghan security forces
- March 22, 2019

An overnight Taliban attack on checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed 22 troops after some 100 Afghan forces fled heavy fighting in the country's west in recent days and tried to cross into neighbouring Turkmenistan, officials said on Sunday. (more...)
Italy closes port to 49 migrants rescued by NGO ship Italy closes port to 49 migrants rescued by NGO ship
- March 22, 2019

The directive was issued just hours after an Italian charity ship rescued 49 people off the coast of Libya , under the nose of the Libyan coast guard, before requesting permission to disembark the migrants in Italy . He accused the ships in question of "carrying out the rescue on their own initiative and then heading towards European maritime borders.in violation of worldwide maritime law". (more...)
Explosion at chemical plant in eastern China kills 6 Explosion at chemical plant in eastern China kills 6
- March 22, 2019

The explosion also knocked down neighboring buildings, blasted windows out of schools and residences miles away and sent an enormous plume of toxic black smoke into the sky. Although there were no confirmed casualties, a video shot near the scene showed several people unconscious, lying on the pavement and others injured. (more...)
Facebook reveals more details about how Christchurch terror attack video spread Facebook reveals more details about how Christchurch terror attack video spread
- March 22, 2019

The shooter live-streamed his attack and videos circulated on social media afterwards. Mia Garlick, the Facebook spokeswoman for New Zealand , said in a statement that the company continues to "work around the clock" by deleting violating content from the site with the aid of specific technology and people.' A total of 1.5 million videos of the massacre were filmed using a camera carried and strapped through a perpetrator's body, and nearly 1.2 million were already blocked at upload. (more...)
Trump supporter pleads guilty to sending bombs to Democrats Trump supporter pleads guilty to sending bombs to Democrats
- March 22, 2019

Besides Obama and Clinton, those targeted included billionaire George Soros, former president Bill Clinton, former vice president Joe Biden, actor Robert De Niro and several Democratic lawmakers, including 2020 presidential hopefuls Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. (more...)
Death toll in China chemical plant explosion rises to 44 Death toll in China chemical plant explosion rises to 44
- March 22, 2019

Thursday's blast was so powerful it triggered a small 2.2-magnitude quake and smashed the windows of nearby houses. Numerous others in the vicinity were slightly injured in the blast at a facility run by Tianjiayi Chemical in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, city officials said on their official Twitter-like Weibo account. (more...)
Pompeo on God Sending Trump to Save the Jews: It's 'Possible' Pompeo on God Sending Trump to Save the Jews: It's 'Possible'
- March 22, 2019

We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Neither were accompanied by Israeli leaders during the hugely symbolic visits. But now, it seems that the USA government is preparing to go further and formally and fully recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. (more...)
Sanders: ‘We Must Follow New Zealand’s Lead’ on Assault-Rifle Ban Sanders: ‘We Must Follow New Zealand’s Lead’ on Assault-Rifle Ban
- March 22, 2019

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist who was living in Dunedin, on New Zealand's South Island, has been charged with murder following the attack. "If we want to make sure globally that we are a safe and tolerant and inclusive world, we can not think about this in terms of boundaries", she said. (more...)
Palestinian shot dead after stone-throwing at Israeli cars: medics, army Palestinian shot dead after stone-throwing at Israeli cars: medics, army
- March 22, 2019

It gave no details about the circumstances of the night-time shooting. RAMALLAH , Palestinian Territory - The governor of the West Bank city of Bethlehem said Thursday that Israeli soldiers shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian man who was trying to aid another near the city. (more...)
Bernie Sanders Calls for New Zealand-Style Gun Ban in US Bernie Sanders Calls for New Zealand-Style Gun Ban in US
- March 22, 2019

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist who was living in Dunedin, on New Zealand's South Island, has been charged with murder following the attack. "Everyone should do what feels right for them, wherever they are - at home, at work, at school". "This grieving is going to take a long time", said 52-year-old Christchurch resident Bell Sibly, who wore a headscarf to show her support. (more...)
Trump to order colleges to support free speech or lose funding Trump to order colleges to support free speech or lose funding
- March 22, 2019

Inspired by the February 19 incident that didn't involve anyone attending or employed by the University - in which a conservative activist was sucker-punched on camera allegedly by a 28-year-old non-student who was passing through Sproul Plaza - Trump is now sending a message to all universities that they must certify policies protecting free speech or else risk jeopardizing federal research grants. (more...)
U.S. Said to See China Trade Pushback as Trump Touts Talks U.S. Said to See China Trade Pushback as Trump Touts Talks
- March 22, 2019

In a gated story, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) quoted the Trump administration officials, as saying that the US Trade Representative Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin plan to visit Beijing next week to meet with the Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. (more...)
US backs Venezuela opposition to take UN disarmament role US backs Venezuela opposition to take UN disarmament role
- March 22, 2019

On Monday, Guaido's main envoy, Carlos Vecchio, said their opposition group had taken over and seized three diplomatic properties in the U.S. The properties, which are located in NY, were previously controlled by Maduro. It said the transfer of possession violated global law on the protection of diplomatic properties. Venezuelan ambassador Jorge Valero, who represents President Nicolas Maduro's government, called Ms. (more...)
Pompeo to visit Western Wall with Netanyahu in break with diplomatic practice Pompeo to visit Western Wall with Netanyahu in break with diplomatic practice
- March 22, 2019

Mr Pompeo's presence also appeared to signal Mr Trump's support for Mr Netanyahu the political candidate. Netanyahu has been pressing for the United States to recognise its claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights and raised that possibility in his first White House meeting with Trump in February 2017. (more...)
Jared Kushner accused of using WhatsApp and personal email for state business Jared Kushner accused of using WhatsApp and personal email for state business
- March 21, 2019

The White House didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. Lowell claimed on Thursday, however, that at the December meeting, he cautioned lawmakers that he wasn't prepared to discuss the topic and that their questions were best suited for the White House. (more...)
Trump on Mueller report: 'Let it come out, let people see it' Trump on Mueller report: 'Let it come out, let people see it'
- March 21, 2019

Mueller , a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was appointed in May 2017 with widespread bipartisan backing in Congress, four months into Trump's turbulent presidency. And I don't get it. It was a symbolic action created to pressure Barr into releasing as much information as possible. The US House of Representatives voted 420-0 last week on a nonbinding resolution calling for Mueller's report to be released both to Congress and to the public, but it is not clear how the ... (more...)
Police Commissioner Mike Bush announces all 50 Christchurch victims formally identified Police Commissioner Mike Bush announces all 50 Christchurch victims formally identified
- March 21, 2019

As the investigation continues into the attack, Ardern has also said an inquiry would look into intelligence and security services' failures to detect the risk from the attacker or his plans. Linda Armstrong, 64, a third-generation New Zealander who converted to Islam in her 50s, was also buried, as were Hussein Mohamed Khalil Moustafa, 70, Matiullah Safi, 55, and Haji Mohammed Daoud Nabi. (more...)
New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns after mosque attacks New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns after mosque attacks
- March 21, 2019

SYDNEY, March 21 -A leading Australian media personality faced a stinging backlash today after mocking New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's accent during a moving speech in parliament about the Christchurch mosque attacks. She also shared the above video of Arden and added the words "this is what leadership looks like". The Christchurch attacker had five guns in his possession at the time of his attacks, two of the five were semiautomatic. (more...)
At least 72 killed as overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris river At least 72 killed as overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris river
- March 21, 2019

The rescue team was retrieving survivors and had rescued 12 people so far, Khalil said. Videos showed a number of people struggling to stay afloat amid floating bodies in the fast-flowing water in the Tigris, which appeared engorged. Iraqi media report that as many as 170 people may have been on the boat. The river's level was high because of a rainy season that brought more precipitation than previous years. (more...)
Windows smashed at four mosques in Birmingham Windows smashed at four mosques in Birmingham
- March 21, 2019

West Midlands police were first called at 2.32am to a mosque on Birchfield Road, Perry Barr, where a man was reported to be breaking windows. Windows at five Birmingham mosques were shattered with a sledgehammer early Thursday, according to United Kingdom officials, who said counter-terrorism officers are probing the incidents. (more...)

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