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Trump, Netanyahu Discuss Iran and Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

President Donald Trump spoke Sunday by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about ways to strengthen relations between their two countries and “threats posed by Iran,” according to the White House. Mr. Netanyahu’s office described the conversation as “very warm” and Mr. Trump invited the prime minister to come to Washington to meet sometime in February. Relations between Israel ...

Syria conflict: US says Idlib strike kills 100 al-Qaeda fighters

KALAHAN DENG A US military air strike in north-western Syria has killed more than 100 al-Qaeda militants at a training camp, the Pentagon says. Spokesman Capt Jeff Davis said the camp in Idlib province had been in operation since 2013. The attack involved a B-52 bomber and an undisclosed number of drones, officials said. The strike on Thursday was the ...

Melbourne car deaths: Four killed as driver strikes pedestrians

KALAHAN DENG Four people, including a young child, have died after a car deliberately hit pedestrians in central Melbourne, police say. At least 29 people were injured, among them a baby who is in a critical condition after the car hit a pram. Police say they rammed the car, shot the driver in the arm and arrested him. They say ...

Biafran pro-Trump rally turns violent in Nigeria

KALAHAN DENG A rally in Nigeria to show support for Donald Trump as he was inaugurated as US president turned violent, injuring several people, police say. The event in the southern oil hub of Port Harcourt was organised by a group supporting the independence of the south-eastern region of Biafra. The group says it backs Mr Trump because he supports ...

Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia after losing election

KALAHAN DENG Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power. Mr Jammeh was defeated in December’s election by Adama Barrow but he went on to challenge the results. But two days after Mr Barrow was sworn in, Mr Jammeh left on a plane reportedly bound for ...

Bulls and bullying: the fight over animal rights and tradition

KALAHAN DENG A ban on the ancient practice of bull-taming has spurred thousands to protest in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. While the demonstrations have been mostly peaceful, the argument over the festival has turned ugly online. This week around 4,000 protesters camped out on a beach in the state’s capital, Chennai (Madras) – with hundreds more gathering ...

Donald Trump protests: Washington leads global rallies

KALAHAN DENG   It’s true to say that the world have never seen such mass protests against the United States New President . Hundreds of thousands have massed for a “Women’s March on Washington”, part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump. The rally is one of more than 600 being held worldwide on the ...

South China Sea: China media warn US over ‘confrontation’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Blocking China from islands it has built in contested waters would lead to “devastating confrontation”, Chinese state media have warned. The angry response came after secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson said the US should deny Beijing access to new islands in the South China Sea. Two state-run papers carry editorials strongly criticising his comments. The ...

Donald Trump says Merkel made ‘big mistake’ on migrants

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG US President-elect Donald Trump has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a “big mistake” by allowing more than one million migrants into Germany. He said Mrs Merkel was by far Europe’s most important leader, and that the EU had become a vehicle for Germany. Mr Trump was giving details of his foreign policy goals in an ...

Gambia President-elect Barrow ‘to stay in Senegal until inauguration’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow is to remain in Senegal until his planned inauguration on Thursday, state media in Senegal say. The move was requested by West African leaders after a summit in Mali, Senegalese news agency APS said. President Yahya Jammeh is currently refusing to step down until the supreme court can hear his challenge ...