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President Trump to Meet With Palestinian President at The White House

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (right) meets with Jason Greenblatt, the USA president's assistant and special representative for global negotiations, at Abbas's office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, March 14, 2017. Greenblatt has made two trips to the region since Trump assumed the presidency in January in an effort to jumpstart the long-dormant peace negotiations.



Islamic State death toll hits 90 from huge U.S. bomb in Afghanistan

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast was unleashed by USA in combat for the first time Thursday, hitting IS positions in a remote area of eastern Nangarhar province. President Ashraf Ghani threw his support behind the bombardment. "This was the first time that we encountered an extensive obstacle to our progress", he said on Friday of a joint Afghan-US operation that has been targeting IS since March.


North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of U.S. 'recklessness'

North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of U.S. 'recklessness'

The North Korean military has reportedly displayed new types of ballistic missiles in a Saturday parade marking the 105th birthday of its late founder Kim Il-Sung. Kim Dong-yub, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said the canisters and trucks suggested that the North was developing technology to "cold launch" ICBMs, ejecting them from the canisters before they ignite.


Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News? Bosses not commenting

Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News? Bosses not commenting

While advertisers fled, his viewership went up after the Times story broke, rising to 3.71 million that week from 3.31 million the week before, according to the Nielsen company. O'Reilly has been enmeshed in controversy since the start of this month after The New York Times reported that five women have received payments coming to about $13 million in exchange for agreeing not to pursue litigation or speak about accusations related to sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.


Big Bureaucratic Reshuffle: Yogi Adityanath Government Transfers 20 IAS Officers

Big Bureaucratic Reshuffle: Yogi Adityanath Government Transfers 20 IAS Officers

The Chief Minister had sought the services of Awasthi as his Principal Secretary and had requested the Centre to relieve him at the earliest, a source in the Ministry said. Anita Singh, who was Principal Secretary to Chief Minister in Mr Yadav's tenure, has also been transferred. An official release here said that he, along with Anita Singh, Dimple Parma and Rama Raman have been put on the wait list.