APPLE RETURNS: Tech Giant INVESTS $350 BILLION in USA, Creates 20000 JOBS
Maruti Swift unveiled ahead of Auto Expo debut, bookings open
Google to penalize slow-loading websites
WhatsApp officially launched a new WhatsApp Business app in Select Markets
Kyrgios takes down idol Tsonga to reach fourth round
Toby Keith to perform in Saudi Arabia this weekend during Trump's visit
19 May 2017, 06:49 | Bernard Bryant
"President Omar al-Bashir has apologised to King Salman of Saudi Arabia for being unable to attend the Riyadh summit", a statement from his office carried by the official SUNA news agency said. "They need foreign direct investment to transform the economy, and the US doesn't need oil anymore". The kingdom backs efforts to topple the Syrian government, which counts Iran and Russian Federation as its closest allies. Yet each of those meetings will be shadowed by Mr Trump's firing last week of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.
Saudi Arabia has been enthusiastic about Trump's arrival at the White House after seeing his predecessor Barack Obama as too soft on its arch foe Iran and cool toward Washington's bilateral relationship with Riyadh that is a mainstay of the Middle East's security balance.
"This (new) administration comes in and ... says, "No, wait a minute, Iran is active", the official said, referring to Gulf states' views of Iran's involvement through proxies in regional conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Yemen. Prince Mohammed has ruled out any dialogue with Iran, framing the tensions in sectarian terms and accusing Iran of trying to "control the Islamic world". Trump is scheduled to address the Twitter event, where Fox's Baier will also be a speaker.
Study to test if Zika kills brain cancer
While the impact of Zika on the developing brain is devastating, it does not appear to affect fully developed brains. The research, using tumour cells in the laboratory and in mice, will see if the virus can destroy cancer cells.
Toby Keith, famous for his songs about alcohol and women, is to perform in the ultra-conservative Islamic country in an alcohol and women-free concert. White House officials have said in recent days that joint economic projects could be announced worth tens of billions of dollars. Trump will continue to support the bloody Saudi war in Yemen, which is now also in the grips of a ugly starvation; he will nearly certainly avoid lecturing the kingdom about its abysmal record on human rights; and it's unlikely that he would publicly call out the role that extremist preachers and certain Islamic charities in Saudi Arabia play in fomenting extremism and jihadist movements elsewhere.
The last president to take longer before traveling overseas was Lyndon B. Johnson, who waited more than 10 months after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 before visiting Canada.
Chaffetz Resigning From Congress Effective June 30
Chaffetz said last month he was not running for reelection, and then later said he might not finish out his term. He made the comments from his home in Utah after announcing he'll resign from Congress and leave by June 30.
Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief, dead at 77
Gretchen Carlson , a former Fox anchor, sued him for sexual harassment, and other women came forward to support her claims. Some reports said as many as 25 women had accused the executive of misconduct or harassment. "He was a genius".
The US unveils new sanctions for an old enemy
The State Department also released its semi-annual report on human rights violations in Iran, as required by law. In the administration of the President of the United States chose to renew sanctions taken in 2015.
Trump to embark on high-stakes 8-day trip overseas
Rosenstein was returning to the Capitol on Friday for another closed-door session, this time with all members of the House. Politico also reported that Chaffetz has informed his colleagues that he will likely join Fox News after leaving Congress.
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
The most concerning factor for Coach Stevens is the fact that LeBron James has leveled up his game at this point of the season. They have been the most prolific three point shooting team in the playoffs, and that is not going to change in this series .