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    • Iran says Israel ‘biggest threat’ to world peace

      Donald Trump Holds Joint Press Conference With Israeli PM NetanyahuIran said Thursday that Israel's atomic arsenal is the biggest danger to world peace, a day after US President Donald Trump vowed to prevent Iran developing a nuclear weapon. Israel is the "biggest threat to the peace and security in the region and the world," Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said, quoted by state news agency IRNA. Trump had warned Wednesday after meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington that the "threat of Iran's nuclear ambitions" was one of the major security challenges facing Israel.



    • Netanyahu’s far-right allies hail U.S. shift on ‘two states’

      U.S. President Trump greets Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at a joint news conference at the White House in WashingtonBy Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right political allies hailed on Thursday a shift in U.S. support for a Palestinian state and shrugged off a call by President Donald Trump to curb Israeli settlements on occupied land. In his first face-to-face meeting with Netanyahu as president, Trump on Wednesday dropped a U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the longstanding bedrock of Washington's Middle East policy. The Republican president said he would accept whatever peace solution the Israelis or Palestinians chose, whether it entailed two states or one.



    • Saudis voice optimism about relations with US under Trump

      FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seen at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)BONN, Germany (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says his country expects to have a productive relationship with the Trump administration and is optimistic that U.S.-Saudi cooperation can overcome challenges in the Middle East.



    • Saudis optimistic about relations with US under Trump

      FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seen at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)BAD NEUENAHR, Germany (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says his country expects to have a productive relationship with the Trump administration and is optimistic that U.S.-Saudi cooperation can overcome challenges in the Middle East.



Shanghai Daily

    • Thailand to ban imports of e-waste, plastic trash
      Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an environment ministry official said yesterday, the latest country to respond to China’s crackdown on imports of high-tech
    • Influencers warned over paid-for posts
      Celebrities and influencers who endorse products without labelling their social media posts as paid-for by brands were warned yesterday that they were breaking the rules as Britain’s regulator launched
    • Advertisers take note as podcasts come of age
      As radio fades in the new world of digital media, podcasting has become hot.
    • Endangered turtles making comeback
      Against the setting sun, the tiny turtles that have just hatched on Lara Beach, on the island of Cyprus, strain against the surf to reach the Mediterranean Sea and embark on their life’s journey.
    • Hajj-bound Canadian Muslims, Saudi students face conundrum
      Canadian Muslims traveling to the Hajj pilgrimage face delays coming back due to a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia that is also prompting thousands of students from the kingdom to scramble to sell
    • Fresh funding a lifeline for Palestinian kids
      Hundreds of UN-run schools for Palestinian refugees will open on time after fresh funding temporarily staved off a financial crisis triggered by a US contributions freeze, the United Nations said yest
    • Japan urged to protect nuke cleanup crews
      Japan must act urgently to protect tens of thousands of workers laboring to clean up the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station from reported exploitation and exposure to radiation, UN human rights
    • Crows draw attention
      Visitors to a theme park in western France this week have a new attraction to enjoy: six crows that have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish.
    • Death for drug dealer
      A Malaysian drug dealer was sentenced to death yesterday by a court in Bangkok after he was convicted of running a narcotics network that funneled huge profits into legitimate businesses.
    • Everest sees 807 climbers
      A record 807 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest in May this year, officials said yesterday, capping a successful climbing season that also saw multiple other firsts.
    • Shooting at Walmart
      A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people before fleeing but was later arrested after crashing into
    • Honor for 400 killed Allied prisoners during WWII
      US Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labor while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II.

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