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 the deeply controversial move. While tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Lebanon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met EU foreign ministers in Brussels, declaring that the move he has lauded as historic “makes peace possible”. In Cairo, Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced Trump’s decision as “destabilising” while calling for a resumption of long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian talks.
Police are searching for the motive behind an attempted terrorist attack on the New York subway, after a man with a home-made bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion during the morning commute. The explosion injured five people including the suspect, named as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah by authorities. Ullah is said to be a Bangladesh national who lived in Brooklyn having arrived in the US in 2011 and become a permanent resident.
Senior Hamas official: ‘Popular struggle’ will continue in Gaza, but will be contained to avert war with Israel
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a breach of peace charge filed against a conservative commentator over a confrontation he had with protesters at the University of Connecticut as he prepared to give a speech titled "It's OK To Be White."
Thousands of firefighters were battling one of the most destructive wildfires in California’s history Monday as it crept relentlessly up the Pacific coast and forced new evacuations. As a wildfire near Los Angeles was brought under control, fire crews were being redeployed to battle the Thomas Fire northwest of America’s second-largest city. Fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters were assisting nearly 6,400 firefighters trying to keep the Thomas Fire away from beachfront towns south of the historic city of Santa Barbara, the California Fire Department (Cal Fire) said.
US President Donald Trump said Monday that a bomb attack by a 27-year-old from Bangladesh on New York’s subway system underscored the “urgent need” for Congress to enact immigration reform. “First and foremost, as I have been saying since I first announced my candidacy for president, America must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country,” Trump said in a statement.