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Kushner opens ‘Peace to Prosperity’ conference, says US has not ‘given up’ on Palestine

  • Jared Kushner kicked off the two-day workshop with a speech on the plan to create a million new jobs in 10 years
  • Palestinians reject the initiative as it does not address the key political aspects of a peace deal
By Arab News ·

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Trump threatens attacks on Iran in retaliation for strikes

  • US president says any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force
  • US National Security Adviser John Bolton said Washington was still willing to talk to Iran
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Iran abandoning more nuclear deal commitments, France calls move ‘serious mistake’

  • Tehran had announced on May 8 that it was suspending two of its 2015 pledges and gave Europe, China and Russia a two-month ultimatum
  • Iran said further US sanctions permanently closed path to diplomacy
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Saudi special forces capture leader of Daesh in Yemen

  • Weapons, ammunition and telecommunication devices were also seized during the 10-minute operation
  • There were no injuries to civilians, including 3 women and 3 children who were inside the house
By Arab News ·


Donors pledge over $110 million to help Palestinian refugees

  • The $1.2 billion budget for UNRWA provides education, health care, food and other services to Palestinian refugees
  • The Trump administration cut all funding for UNRWA this year
By AP ·

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Selling sketches and clothes, Libyan women set up businesses against the odds

  • Libya has only a tiny private sector and the economy is dominated by the state
  • Cumulative inflation over the last four years has seen real incomes lose more than half of their purchasing power
By Reuters ·


Australia crush England to reach World Cup semifinals

  • Finch made exactly 100 in a total of 285-7 before England slumped to 221 all out with 32 balls left
  • The recalled Behrendorff took 5-44, while Starc became the leading bowler at the tournament with 19 scalps thanks to a haul of 4-43
By AFP ·


UN fears Myanmar human rights abuses in Internet shutdown

  • Mobile phone operators ordered to shut down all internet data across at least eight townships in Rakhine and one in neighboring Chin states
  • The decree was made under Myanmar’s Telecommunications Law
By AFP ·