Donald Trump rededicated the United States' to its alliance with Israel on Monday as the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem officially opened. Trump in a video address said that the U.S. will 'always be a great friend of Israel and a partner in the cause of freedom and peace' while honoring the nation and the city it claims as its capital as a 'testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people.' 'We extend a hand in friendship to Israel, the Palestinians and to all of their neighbors,' Trump said in a video address. 'May there be peace.' In a tweet shortly after he said, 'Big day for Israel. Congratulations!' Neither Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence were there see the realization of their campaign promise that they would relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Pence is headlining a celebratory event at the Israeli embassy in Washington, instead. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both White House advisers, were part of a delegation of … [Read more...] about Trump tweets jubilantly at official U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (BARBARA RODRIGUEZ and SCOTT STEWART) May 2, 2018, 7:49 AM EDT Updated on May 2, 2018, 2:08 PM EDT Des Moines, Iowa (AP) -- Republican legislators sent Iowa's governor a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, propelling the state overnight to the front of a push among conservative statehouses jockeying to enact the nation's most-restrictive regulations on the procedure.Critics say the so-called "heartbeat" bill, which now awaits the signature of anti-abortion GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds, would ban the medical procedure before some women even know they're pregnant. That could set up the state for a legal challenge over its constitutionality, including from the same federal appeals court that two years ago struck down similar legislation approved in Arkansas and North Dakota.Backers of the legislation, which failed to get a single Democratic vote in either Iowa chamber, … [Read more...] about Iowa Lawmakers Approve Most Restrictive U.S. Abortion Bill
International donors raised $4.4 billion in emergency aid for Syria and its neighbors this year on Wednesday, but the total fell well short of the U.N. target for 2018 after the United States failed to submit a pledge, Reuters reports. Humanitarian agencies also pleaded for peace before the Syrian military and its Russian and Iranian backers turn their firepower on the rebel-controlled Syrian city of Idlib, warning of civilian suffering on a greater scale than during the siege of Aleppo last year. “What I fear is a very cruel battle engulfing Idlib. We cannot accept the war moves towards what is essentially a gigantic refugee camp,” Jan Egeland, a senior U.N. adviser on Syria, said of the northwestern region. “There have to be talks to spare the civilians from the fighting,” he said, adding that 2.5 million people were at risk. Britain, Germany and France were among those offering new money for refugees at the conference, which brought together 86 governments, … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the RegionSyria donors fall short without U.S. aid, warn of cruel end-game
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Will North Korea 'get rid of their nukes'? Questions answered before summits with South Korea, U.S. Will North Korea "get rid of their nukes" and other questions as summit looms between the North's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 3 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Oren Dorell, USA TODAY Published 4:54 a.m. ChT April 25, 2018 | Updated 6:57 a.m. ChT April 25, 2018 CLOSE President Donald Trump says North Korea wants to hold a high-stakes meeting "as soon as possible" and he is praising Kim Jong Un as "very open" and "very honorable." (April 24) AP CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 3 … [Read more...] about Will North Korea ‘get rid of their nukes’? Questions answered before summits with South Korea, U.S.
THESE harrowing pictures reveal the plight of young Rohingya Muslims who have been forced to live in squalid conditions in Bangladesh after reports of “ethnic cleansing” in Burma.Child refugees evicted from overcrowded roadside camps and farmland can be seen queuing for hours in the mud for food as aid groups struggle to find emergency shelter.More than 420,000 Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state in what the United Nations has described as "ethnic cleansing."Police evicted thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees from camps on Tuesday after they crossed over into Bangladesh.Aid groups have warned of an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the camps following the mass exodus as mobs of half-starving people rush passing food trucks in violent stampedes for rations.The 1.1-million strong Rohingya have suffered years of discrimination in Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship even though many have longstanding roots in the country.Authorities are … [Read more...] about Harrowing pics reveal plight of Rohingya Muslims forced to live in squalid Bangladesh camps after ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Burma