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Trump's big-league Middle East trip through the eyes of an Israeli satirist

That figure is down from 79% on January 11. In a reversal of the roles played before the election, it is the Palestinians who are confident of Trump's visit, while the Israelis worry. Trump is expected to visit Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, even though some in the Israeli government had hoped Trump would snub the Palestinian leader during the trip.


GST won't affect financial autonomy of local bodies: Maha govt

GST won't affect financial autonomy of local bodies: Maha govt

While the Opposition Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party did not oppose the passage of the Bill, their leaders took the opportunity to make sharp digs at Fadnavis, Thackeray and Mungantiwar over the latter's Matoshree visit. As per the constitutional provisions, a charged expenditure (here it will be treated akin to charged expenditure) is one which does not require a vote in the state legislature or the Parliament and is charged on the Consolidated Fund.



US State Department summons Turkish Ambassador

His appearance at the Brookings Institution during the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit was marred when his security detail roughed up demonstrators and tried to eject "undesired" journalists. I agree with @SenJohnMcCain.Unacceptable. Turkey and the United States have branded the PKK a terrorist group, but the United States thinks differently about the YPG and fights with them against ISIS.



Melania Trump decision on headscarf draws notice

When women from Western nations visit Saudi Arabia, they typically forgo a head covering. Mrs. Trump wore a black pantsuit with a golden belt and did not cover her head, consistent with the custom for foreign dignitaries visiting Saudi Arabia.



Rouhani Wins Re-election in Iran

Voters line up to get ballots to cast for the presidential and municipal councils election as some of them work with their cell phones in a polling station in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 19, 2017. Under Rouhani, Iran reached a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement that capped Iran's nuclear activities in return for the lifting of worldwide economic sanctions.


Two militants, 2 soldiers die in encounter on LoC

Two militants, 2 soldiers die in encounter on LoC

Three civilians have lost their lives in two separate incidents of shelling in the Poonch sector of Jammu this week, prompting dozens to migrate to safer areas. An army official said soldiers deployed along LoC in Nowgam sector detected a movement of militants trying to sneak into this side from across the LoC late this afternoon.