US President Donald Trump on Monday spoke with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging a reduction of tensions between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region. “The president conveyed the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan and maintaining peace in the region,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement. “The two leaders further discussed how they will continue to strengthen United States-India economic ties through increased trade, and they look forward to meeting again soon,” Gidley said.
- Arab News
MANILA: The Beechcraft Baron 55 disappeared ten minutes after it took off on May 17 from San Jose Airport in the central Philippine island of Mindoro. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said that the last known position of RP-C9078, the tail number by which the plane has come to be popularly identified, was just 16 nautical miles south of the airport over the deep waters of the Mindoro Strait, after which radar contact was lost. Since then, no pieces of the wreckage of the training plane have been found; nor have any remains of the two people on board, Abdullah Khalid Al-Sharif, a 23-year-old Saudi student at the Orient Flying School, and his Filipino instructor, Captain Jose
- Al Jazeera
Iran has warned the United States against attempting to seize an Iranian oil tanker that set sail from Gibraltar after being impounded for six weeks. The Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, headed east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday hours after authorities in Gibraltar rejected a request from Washington to hold the ship. Its destination was the Greek port of Kalamata, according to shipping data. Abbas Mousavi, spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry, told a news conference that any attempt at seizing the vessel, which has a cargo of 2.1 million barrels of crude oil, would have "grave consequences". "If such an action is taken or even if it is stated verbally and not done, it is considered
- Al Jazeera
A warning: some viewers may find the pictures in this report disturbing. Families in Afghanistan have begun burying those killed in Saturday's attack. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack on innocent people attending a wedding reception. Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports from Kabul.
- Egypt Independent
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday has chosen to demolish the mosque of Sufi Imam Abu al-Ikhlas al-Zarqani, located on Mahmoudiyah Road in Alexandria's Gheit al-Anab area, in order to complete the Mahmoudiyah corridor project. During the inauguration of several greenhouses during the second phase of the Mohamed Naguib's protected agriculture base project, Sisi explained that the mosque has impeded construction for the Mahmoudiyah corridor and bridge development project in Alexandria. Sisi said that “Prophet Mohammed would not accept the suspension of the project just because people see the demolition of the mosque as unacceptable.” The deputy of the Sufi movement's Chiefdom in
- Al Jazeera
Omar al-Bashir received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police investigator has told a court in Sudan's capital at the start of the former president's corruption trial months after he was toppled by the military in the wake of mass protests against his autocratic rule. Al-Bashir, who is charged with illicit possession of foreign currency and accepting gifts in an unofficial manner, admitted to receiving the $90m in cash from Saudi royals, Brigadier General Ahmed Ali testified on Monday. Nearly seven million euros ($7.8m) was found at al-Bashir's residence, as well as smaller amounts in US dollars and Sudanese pounds, he said. "The accused told us that the money was part of a sum of
"Weak management" and "this isn't tombola" was just some of the negative reaction to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's selection of two penalty-takers, as Paul Pogba missed a spot-kick for Manchester United in their Premier League draw at Wolves. It was 1-1 with just over 20 minutes of the match remaining when the visitors were awarded a spot-kick after Conor Coady tripped Pogba in the area. Marcus Rashford took United's penalty last week in the 4-0 win over Chelsea, but after a discussion with his team-mate it was decided that Pogba would assume responsibility. The Frenchman struck the ball well, but Rui Patricio blocked his effort. "The two of them are designated penalty takers, it's up to them there