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United States vows to veto UNSC proposal to protect Palestinians

The US is vowing to veto an Arab-backed resolution that asks the United Nations chief to propose measures to ensure "international protection" for Palestinian civilians. This makes her a much higher profile victim of Israeli violence than most, and will likely add to regional anger about Israel's actions in Gaza . It calls for urgent steps "to ensure an immediate, durable and fully respected ceasefire" and asks UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a written report within 60 days ...


Only Syrian army should be on country's southern border: Russia

Only Syrian army should be on country's southern border: Russia

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has said that Damascus is ready to reassume control over northern Syria if talks break down between his regime and the YPG/PKK terrorist group. Assad has been battling rebels opposed to his rule since a popular uprising seven years ago plunged the country into civil war . Israel's has long said it would not allow Iran to gain a permanent military foothold in Syria .


China slams surprise USA trade announcement, says ready to fight

China slams surprise USA trade announcement, says ready to fight

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump had the potential to do more to correct China's "unfair" trade policies than any president has had but he must be strong, tough and consistent. After threatening tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese products in April, the president settled earlier this month for what Mnuchin described as a "framework" for progress, following two days of bargaining with Chinese officials in Washington .


Saudi Arabia law criminalises harassment

Saudi Arabia law criminalises harassment

The legislation, which awaits an expected royal decree to become law, is the latest in a series of decisions by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), who has presented himself as a reformist. "This group was targeted mainly because they advocate for human rights, and some of them advocated for Saudi women's rights , the same rights that the people in power are claiming to be giving to women gradually", the organization Prisoners of Conscience previously told Newsweek following the ...


Trump says June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un back on

Trump says June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un back on

The president said he told North Korea , "take your time - we can go fast, we can go slowly", adding he will cease using the phrase "maximum pressure" regarding his administration's approach to the country and its nuclear program moving forward.