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Fifth day of protests in Middle East over Trump’s Jerusalem move | World

Palestinians protest outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City following US President Donald Trump´s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel´s capital. Photo: AFP JERUSALEM: The Middle East saw a fifth day of protests on Monday over US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, while further global condemnation followed ...

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Netanyahu says he expects Europe to follow US on Jerusalem | World

BRUSSELS: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he expected Europe to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as the Jewish state’s capital, but the EU’s diplomatic chief said there was no change to its stance on the holy city. Netanyahu said the controversial announcement by US President Donald Trump ...

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India’s Congress party names Rahul Gandhi president | World

India’s opposition Congress party named Rahul Gandhi as its new leader on December 11, 2017. Photo: file NEW DELHI: India’s opposition Congress party named Rahul Gandhi as its new leader on Monday after years of speculation, calling it a “historic occasion”. Senior Congress leader Mullappally Ramachandran said the 47-year-old had ...

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas: government | World

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince. “Commercial cinemas will be allowed to operate in the kingdom as of early 2018, for the first time in more than 35 years,” the culture and information ...

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