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Saudi Arabia visit a success - Nation

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Saudi Arabia visit a success - Nation

- RIYADH: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has concluded his three-day working visit to Saudi Arabia, describing it as successful as it has put Malaysia in the forefront of combating violent extremism and terrorism. He said Malaysia was among the 10 nations given the role in the development and operation of the Riyadh-based Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology apart from, among others, Saudi Arabia and the United States

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Trump, Flynn, Twin Peaks: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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Trump, Flynn, Twin Peaks: Your Monday Evening Briefing

- (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. Mr. Trump is expected to meet with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, on Tuesday before leaving for Rome. Here’s his full travel schedule. And you may have seen a photo of Mr. Trump with his hand on a mysterious glowing orb at a counterterrorism center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Church of Satan distances itself from Trump orb photo

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Church of Satan distances itself from Trump orb photo

- THE INTERNET WINS AGAIN! Social media is having fun with Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia as the President participated in the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology. At the gala, Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Trump put their hands on a glowing globe. They kept their hand on the bright orb for about a minute and the meme world rejoiced

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The ladies of ‘The View’ react to Melania’s apparent hand slap

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The ladies of ‘The View’ react to Melania’s apparent hand slap

- While many have spent time analyzing what President Trump’s trip to Israel meant for foreign relations, others couldn’t stop talking about another moment. The president and first lady Melania Trump walked down a tarmac in Israel when the first lady appeared to slap away her husband’s hand: It appears First Lady Melania Trump slaps away Pres. Trump's hand as he reaches to hold it while on tarmac in Israel pic

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Donald Trump drops out of Saudi Arabia event due to 'exhaustion'

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Donald Trump drops out of Saudi Arabia event due to 'exhaustion'

- Ivanka Trump spoke at the “tweeps” youth forum in Riyadh, an event to discuss combating extremism on social media, instead of her father after a long day for the President of meetings, conferences and speeches. Mr Trump abruptly skipped the event on the second day of his trip in Saudi Arabia and the day before he was due to meet with Israeli leaders to negotiate a peace process with Palestine

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Fact check: Trump exaggerates record while abroad

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Fact check: Trump exaggerates record while abroad

- WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's a new U.S. export: President Donald Trump's exaggerations about his record. In his speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday during his first foreign trip as president, Trump claimed to have accomplished record spending on the armed forces, even though Congress has yet to pass a budget that reflects his plans and promises. Trump releases a detailed budget proposal Tuesday after having come up only with an outline before, and nothing is achieved until and unless Congress passes something

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Commentary: What Trump gets wrong about the Middle East

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Commentary: What Trump gets wrong about the Middle East

- In his speech before dozens of Muslim leaders who had gathered in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, President Donald Trump toned down his harsh rhetoric against Islam and urged the leaders to “drive out” Islamic extremists from their societies. Trump even distinguished between the majority of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims, and the Islamic militants who wreak havoc, at one point noting that most of their victims have been Muslim

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Video: Tension on display between the Trumps?

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Video: Tension on display between the Trumps?

- Melania Trump appeared to slap President Donald Trump’s hand away as her husband reached to grab hers after a vibrant red carpet ceremony at Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. After two long days in Saudi Arabia, Trump arrived in Israel Monday on the second leg of his five country tour where he’ll try to reignite peace talks with visits to Jerusalem and the West Bank

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US President Donald Trump says concerns about Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer

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US President Donald Trump says concerns about Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer

- JERUSALEM (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said on Monday (May 22) that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Teheran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias". In stressing threats from Iran, Trump echoed a theme laid out during weekend meetings in Saudi Arabia with Muslim leaders from around the world, many wary of the Islamic Republic's growing regional influence and financial muscle

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Melania Trump appears to swat the president's hand away

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Melania Trump appears to swat the president's hand away

- President Donald Trump landed at at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. The President's flight was believed to be the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel. (May 22) But that doesn't necessarily mean she wants to hold his hand. A video of the two arriving in Israel on Monday has gone viral

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King Salman calls Donald Trump's visit to Saudi a 'turning point'

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King Salman calls Donald Trump's visit to Saudi a 'turning point'

- RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi King Salman on Monday described US President Donald Trump's visit to the Muslim kingdom in the Gulf as a "turning point" in relations between the two countries. Trump on Monday concluded his landmark visit to Saudi Arabia, which he chose for his first foreign trip since taking office in January, during which the allies announced arms deals and investments worth hundreds of billions of dollars

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Iran mocks Donald Trump's meeting with Saudi Arabia, says missile tests will continue

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Iran mocks Donald Trump's meeting with Saudi Arabia, says missile tests will continue

- Our tests are for defence and peace. Not for violence, says re-elected President Hassan Rouhani Iran's re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show" and insisting that missile tests will continue. "Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive. Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission of no one," Rouhani told reporters in Tehran

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Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

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Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

- TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called relations with the United States "a curvy road," saying he hoped the Trump administration will "settle down" enough for his nation to better understand it. Rouhani also criticized Saudi Arabia after it just hosted President Donald Trump's first foreign trip, saying that the kingdom "has never seen a ballot box" while Iran just hosted a successful presidential election in which over 40 million people voted

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Trump says he has new reasons to hope for peace

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Trump says he has new reasons to hope for peace

- Tel Aviv: US President Donald Trump arrived in Israel on Monday on the second leg of his first overseas trip since entering office and said he had new reasons to hope for peace and stability to the Middle East after his visit to Saudi Arabia. In a stopover lasting 28 hours, Trump is to meet separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

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Energy stocks higher looking ahead to OPEC

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Energy stocks higher looking ahead to OPEC

- LONDON: Shares in energy companies firmed on Monday (May 22) as oil prices gained on growing expectations that OPEC will this week decide to extend a cut in oil output. With a deal to reduce oil production - agreed between the cartel and Russia - set to end next month, experts had been forecasting a fresh supply glut. But on Sunday Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih expressed confidence that an extension to the agreement could be made to roll over the cuts at Thursday's meeting between Russia and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

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Iraq agrees to nine-month extension of OPEC production cut

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Iraq agrees to nine-month extension of OPEC production cut

- BAGHDAD: Iraq has agreed to a nine-month extension of a production cut pact among OPEC members that is aimed at boosting crude prices, the country's oil minister said on Monday (May 22). "We are in agreement with the kingdom (of Saudi Arabia) ... to continue the production cut" for another nine months, Jabbar al-Luaybi told a news conference alongside the Saudi energy minister in Baghdad

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US President Donald Trump has new reasons to hope for Middle East peace

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US President Donald Trump has new reasons to hope for Middle East peace

- US President Donald Trump said that he had come to Israel from a weekend visit to Saudi Arabia with new reasons to hope that peace and stability could be achieved in the Middle East. On the second leg of his first overseas trip as president, Trump was to hold talks separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time)

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Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

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Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

- By ADAM SCHRECK Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called relations with the United States "a curvy road," saying he hoped the Trump administration will "settle down" enough for his nation to better understand it. Rouhani also criticized Saudi Arabia after it just hosted President Donald Trump's first foreign trip, saying that the kingdom "has never seen a ballot box" while Iran just hosted a successful presidential election in which over 40 million people voted

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  • Trump, Flynn, Twin Peaks: Your Monday Evening Briefing
    Trump, Flynn, Twin Peaks: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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    (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. Mr. Trump is expected to meet with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, on Tuesday before leaving for Rome. Here’s his full travel schedule. And you may have seen a photo of Mr. Trump with his hand on a mysterious glowing orb at a counterterrorism center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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  • Socceroos secure Eredivisie bolter Ajdin Hrustic in tug-of-war with Bosnia
    Socceroos secure Eredivisie bolter Ajdin Hrustic in tug-of-war with Bosnia

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    Australia appears to have won the international tug-of-war for highly-rated youngster Ajdin Hrustic, with the Socceroos set to announce the uncapped winger in their provisional squad on Monday. The 20-year-old Groningen bolter is understood to be the biggest surprise to be announced in the extended 30-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia, friendly against Brazil and Confederations Cup in Russia in what will be one of the biggest months for the national team in recent years

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