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Iran's ballistic missile programme will continue: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help, responding to criticism of the Islamic Republic from US President Donald Trump who is visiting the region. Mr Rouhani yesterday ridiculed United States strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Mr Trump's summit with Arab leaders on Sunday as "just a show".



Key Republicans In Congress Cool To Trump's Proposed Cuts In Foreign Aid

Although it is not expected to survive on Capitol Hill, the proposal puts numbers on Trump's vision of a government that radically cuts assistance to lower-income Americans. Parental leave: A new proposal allowing six weeks of paid leave for parents of newborns and adopted children, a programme championed by Trump's daughter Ivanka, costs US$20 billion.



Ethiopia's Tedros becomes first African to head WHO

The WHO said that while Tedros was Ethiopia's health minister, he led comprehensive health system reforms that expanded the country's health system, including the creation of 3,500 health centers and 16,000 health posts and boosting the health workforce by 38,000.


Israelis Elated by Trump Visit; Palestinians Disappointed

Israelis Elated by Trump Visit; Palestinians Disappointed

He is bringing with him a delegation of 1,000 personnel to secure his visit at a cost of millions to the American taxpayer. Trump used his visit to Riyadh to bolster U.S. Donald Trump on Monday became the first sitting USA president to visit the Western Wall in the disputed city of Jerusalem, placing his hand on one of the most sacred sites in Judaism.


NK says its new ballistic missile can carry nuke warhead

NK says its new ballistic missile can carry nuke warhead

UNITED NATIONS May 15 The United Nations Security Council on Monday condemned North Korea's recent ballistic missile tests , warning that the launches contributed to the development of nuclear weapons delivery systems and were greatly increasing tensions.