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Saudi, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged $100 million to a women’s business fund supported by Ivanka Trump, who Monday wound up a visit to Riyadh. World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced the donation from both oil-rich Gulf states on Sunday during a meeting between the daughter ...

/ May 22, 2017

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

Reformist candidates swept municipal elections in Iran’s capital, taking all 21 seats in Tehran as moderate President Hassan Rouhani won a second term, state media reported Monday. Their win in Friday’s election marks the first time reformists have totally controlled Tehran’s municipal council since ...

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

/ May 22, 2017

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

Having declared that finding a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is “maybe not as difficult as people have thought,” President Donald Trump will make his first visit to Israel with few concrete ideas of solving a problem that has vexed presidents for decades. Trump, ...

Trump urges Mideast states to drive out 'Islamic extremism'

/ May 22, 2017

Trump urges Mideast states to drive out 'Islamic extremism'

President Donald Trump on Sunday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish “Islamic extremism” emanating from the region, describing a “battle between good and evil” rather than a clash between the West and Islam. In a pointed departure from his predecessor, ...

Notre Dame grads walk out as Pence starts commencement speech

/ May 22, 2017

Notre Dame grads walk out as Pence starts commencement speech

Dozens of graduates and family members silently stood and walked out Sunday as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre Dame’s commencement ceremony. Pence, the former governor of Indiana, was invited to speak after Notre Dame students and faculty protested the prospect ...