Trump extends Iran deal, issues allies ultimatum to ‘fix’ it

US President Donald Trump has signed sanction waivers, upholding Washington’s commitments to former president Barack Obama’s deal with Iran. He did, however, issue a warning that he still wants to see the deal “fixed”. “Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal,” Mr Trump said in…

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Saudi women allowed into stadium for first time

Saudi Arabian women have been allowed to attend a football match in Jeddah as part of reforms being made by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. This step was made as part of an initiative to integrate women into society, in efforts to reduce strict gender segregation. The Saudi government also announced plans to allow women…

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Trump denies controversial remarks, stands by criticism of immigration plan

US President Donald Trump has denied using the word “shithole” to describe Haiti and other African countries, after receiving strong global and domestic condemnation. US Democratic Senator Dick Durbin told reporters that Mr Trump used “vile, vulgar” language, including the word “shithole” to describe African countries when discussing an immigration plan at a White House…

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Gunman kills 11 in Cairo attack on Coptic church

A gunman on a motorcycle has killed at least 11 people after opening fire on a Coptic Christian church. The gunman first attacked Christian shop nearby, killing two people, then went on to attack the Mar Mina church in Helwan, a south-Cairo suburb. At the church he opened fire through the door, killing at least…

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