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Saudi says Trump visit to bolster security, trade ties

Saudi says Trump visit to bolster security, trade ties

Jubeir said Riyadh and Washington were discussing several "initiatives" related to arms sales, economic and security cooperation and tackling terrorism. During his campaign, Mr Trump vowed to shred the nuclear deal with Iran, but on Wednesday he waived additional USA sanctions on Tehran, as stipulated under the deal.


Toby Keith to perform in Saudi Arabia on weekend of Trump's trip

Toby Keith to perform in Saudi Arabia on weekend of Trump's trip

As for Keith, this concert is possible due to the country loosening its laws toward entertainment and musical concerts. So in many ways, Trump and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are a ideal fit, which may explain why some Saudis are delighted by the president's visit and ready to welcome him with open arms.



Political parties welcome ICJ's order on Jadhav

Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court on April 10 on charges of espionage and subversive activities. The court order was not legally binding in the U.S. "To say that Pakistani lawyer talked for 40 mins, not 90 - is an excuse and a diversion". He said that the decision is binding on both the states.



Indian PM Modi hopes for 'viable Palestine'

Noting India's prominence in the global arena, Abbas said New Delhi had to play a role in the Middle East peace process. Pitching for peace in West Asia, India on Tuesday urged that a future state of Palestine should coexist peacefully with Israel.



US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

More than 40 people have been killed in nearly two months of unrest in Venezuela. The U.S. Treasury Department is freezing the assets of eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice as a result of rulings that the U.S. "The Venezuelan people are suffering from a collapsing economy brought about by their government's mismanagement and corruption", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.



Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL killed in Somalia was William & Mary student

The US military said on Friday a service member has been killed in Somalia during an operation against Al-Shabaab as US President Donald Trump's administration steps up its fight against the Al-Qaeda-linked militant group. A Somali intelligence official confirmed the USA military operation, saying United States forces in helicopters raided an Al-Shabaab hideout near the Somali capital on Thursday night and engaged with fighters.