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Brokering Peace Calls for Vision, Strategy, Determination and Action — APN to Trump

He will also realize that while Arab governments in the region may play an important assisting role in advancing peace, the so-called "ultimate deal" will have to be negotiated between Israelis and Palestinians. "Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded", he said. "Conflict can not continue forever", he said.


French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

For his part, the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, also congratulated Mr Macron , immediately stressing European Union expectations. Macron was a wild card in the French Presidential Election because he did not have an established political party backing him. Stéphane Ravier, a National Front senator and a close adviser to Marine Le Pen , said the party needed to go further in remaking its identity.



Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election

Hardliners had been perceived to boast great advantages against the moderate till days before the election, however, Rouhani jumpstarted his chances by raising the banner of reform during the final stage of his campaign, which echoed Iranians' ardent desire for change.


Iran's Zarif suggests U.S. 'milking' Saudis of $480 bln

Iran's Zarif suggests U.S. 'milking' Saudis of $480 bln

Trump's hard line against Iran, which came two days after a landmark election that cemented President Hassan Rouhani's reformist agenda in the country, was seen by some Iranians as a slap in the face. "This is a battle between good and evil". "We have stood up for people", Sen. Iran is a Shi'ite Muslim country. Ahead of Trump's visit to Israel , Iran accused the United States of selling arms to "dangerous terrorists" in the Middle East and of spreading "Iranophobia".



Australia leads fight to save Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact

New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay said the remaining 11 TPP countries are open to others joining provided they accept the trade agreement's high standards on labor and environmental protection. "We need the nation that contributes to 85 per cent of the TPPA to make it happen", said Malaysia's trade minister Mustapa Mohamed last November. Spearheaded by former USA president Barack Obama, the far-reaching TPP - which notably excludes China - would have rewritten the rules of 21st century ...


Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

Trump, in his weekly address Friday, said he looks forward to "the honor" of meeting the Pope and discussing "how Christian teachings can help put the world on a path to justice, freedom and peace". And while the pontiff is an ardent supporter of efforts to combat climate change , Trump has pledged to pull the United States out of the COP21 Paris Agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.