Donald Trump Jr. to give speech at American University of Dubai graduation

Donald Trump Jr. is set to give the keynote address at an American University of Dubai graduation ceremony. (File photo: AP)
Updated 12 May 2017
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Donald Trump Jr. to give speech at American University of Dubai graduation

DUBAI: Donald Trump Jr. is set to give the keynote address at an American University of Dubai graduation ceremony next week.
The eldest child of the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, and his first wife, Ivana, Trump Jr. will address students and their friends and families at the event, which is slated for May 14.
The event will be held at the city’s World Trade Center.
Billed as the executive vice president of the Trump Organization, a businessman and a reality TV star in the AUD announcement, it has not yet been unveiled what topics he will address in the speech.
Arab News has contacted the American University of Dubai for comment but has yet to hear back.
Trump Jr. will be in Dubai just before his father makes his first foreign visit as president.
Donald Trump is set to visit Saudi Arabia in late May and will promote an agenda of “tolerance,” “burden sharing” and “countering both Iran and Daesh,” according to senior US officials.
Trump Jr. praised Dubai and its ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in a February visit to the UAE, saying: "To see the incredible vision Sheikh Mohammed has been able to put forward for this country is truly awe-inspiring."


Secretary-General of Arab League warns Palestine situation critical

Updated 7 min 15 sec ago
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Secretary-General of Arab League warns Palestine situation critical

  • The United States recently announced that it is ending all funding for the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, UNRWA
  • The Secretary-General stated that this deprives Palestinians of any political solution in the future

The Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit warned of the deteriorating situation of Palestinians in occupied territories, pointing out that the current situation is cause for concern.

Aboul Gheit said in a statement: “The US administration is exerting unprecedented pressure on the weakest party in this conflict, and it is not understood how such an approach could eventually lead to peace, which actually distances us from the two-state solution.”

The United States recently announced that it is ending all funding for the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, UNRWA. Washington’s aid cuts to the Palestinians also affects cancer patients and peace groups.

The Secretary-General stated that this deprives Palestinians of any political solution in the future and puts them under unprecedented pressure, both at a political level and on a humanitarian level with regards to the standard of daily life of millions of people living in occupied West Bank and Gaza.

Aboul Gheit stressed that the explosion of the situation in Palestine will not be in the interest of any party, and that there is a responsibility on the international community to prevent the situation to deteriorate even more.

Aboul Gheit blamed the US, calling Washington responsible for creating this state of anger and despair among Palestinians, stating that the situation has negative consequences for stability in the region.