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Court Formally Indicts Netanyahu On Corruption Charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday on was formally indicted in court on corruption charges after he withdrew his request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution. Netanyahu was in Washington for meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the release of Trump’s long-delayed Israel-Palestinian peace plan when Israel’s attorney-general filed the charges in a Jerusalem...

U.S. To Evacuate Consulate Staff, Citizens From Wuhan

The U.S. State Department said on Sunday it will evacuate personnel from its Wuhan consulate to the United States and will offer a limited number of seats to private U.S. citizens on a flight out of the epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak. The State Department, in an emailed statement, said some private U.S. citizens will...

U.S. Moves To Stop `Birth Tourism’

The U.S. Department of State has introduced new regulations to stop “birth tourism’’, the practice of giving birth in the country to obtain American citizenship for a child. The rules, which take effect on Friday, would make it harder for pregnant foreign nationals to enter the United States on tourist visas. According to the...

Impeachment: Trial Going In Trump’s Favour As Bid For Evidence Is Blocked

There is an early sign of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in relation to charges of abusing power and obstructing Congress could go in his favour US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could proceed in his favour after a bid to force the White House to produce more evidence was blocked. The Republican-controlled US Senate rejected three...

Republicans Hold Cards At Trump Impeachment Trial

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will begin in earnest on Tuesday with a tussle between Republicans and Democrats over whether witnesses should be called immediately. It is a question that is all but certain to remain unresolved until after the first phase of the trial when the two sides present their...

UN Sound Warning On Escalation Of Violence Against Aid Workers In Northeast

Islamist militants attacked a facility housing several aid groups in northeast Nigeria at the weekend in what the United Nations warned on Monday is an escalation in violence specifically targeting aid workers. It was not immediately clear which militant group was responsible for Saturday’s attack in Ngala, near the border with Cameroon. A more than...

39 Killed As Govt Forces, Jihadists Clash In Syria

Intense fighting between pro-government forces and jihadist-led fighters in Syria’s Idlib province killed at least 39 fighters overnight, a war monitor said Thursday. The violence, which saw air strikes, shelling and ground combat, further buried a ceasefire announced by Russia on Sunday in Idlib, the last major opposition bastion in the country. Government and allied forces...

US Senate Prepares To Set Trump Trial In Motion

Articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress will be formally read to the Senate Thursday, setting in motion a historic trial that threatens the US leader with removal from office. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will then be sworn in to preside over the trial and...

Trump’s Trial ‘Extraordinarily Unlikely’ To Go Over Two Weeks – US Official

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate is almost sure to end within two weeks, a senior administration official said Wednesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, “I think it’s extraordinarily unlikely it will be going beyond two weeks.” According to the official, the White House believes it has an easy case and...

PHOTOS: Regime Air Raids Kill 18 Civilians In Idlib City Despite Truce – Monitor

Regime airstrikes on a city in Syria’s last major opposition bastion killed at least 18 civilians Wednesday, striking bustling areas of Idlib city despite a fresh Russian-sponsored truce, a war monitor said. The raids hit a vegetable market and repair shops in Idlib, capital of the jihadist-held province of the same name, said the Syrian...

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