What happens next in the Trump impeachment trial?

What happens next in the Trump impeachment trial?

US President Donald Trump defence team wrapped up its opening arguments on Tuesday as pressure mounted for the Senate to call former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton as a witness in the president's impeachment trial. "This should end now, as quickly as possible," White House counsel Pat Cipollone declared, capping a defence presentation…
Trump impeachment trial day eight: All the latest updates

Trump impeachment trial day eight: All the latest updates

US President Donald Trump's impeachment defence team gave their final of three days of arguments on Tuesday, which came after three days of presentations by the Democrats making the case to impeach the president.  On Monday, Trump's defence team gave the first full day of arguments, offering only a "preview" on Saturday, in apparent response to the…
‘A new Balfour’: Palestinians angered by Trump’s Middle East plan

‘A new Balfour’: Palestinians angered by Trump’s Middle East plan

Jerusalem, Palestine - United States President Donald Trump's Middle East plan, also known as the "Deal of the Century", has been denounced by the Palestinians as a "new Balfour Declaration". Trump revealed his plan on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing by his side at the White House. Introducing the plan as a "win-win…
World leaders react to Trump’s Middle East plan

World leaders react to Trump’s Middle East plan

US President Donald Trump's long-awaited Middle East plan was denounced by some as "aggressive" and "one-sided" while others say the initiative "could prove a positive step forward". "My vision presents a win-win solution for both sides," he said, adding that Israeli leaders have said they will endorse the proposal. Here is how the world reacted to…
Netanyahu formally indicted in court on corruption charges

Netanyahu formally indicted in court on corruption charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been formally indicted in court on corruption charges after he withdrew his request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution. Netanyahu was in Washington for meetings with US President Donald Trump ahead of the release of Trump's long-delayed US-Israeli "peace" plan for the Middle East when Israel's attorney-general filed the charges…
Trump’s Middle East plan announcement: Why now?

Trump’s Middle East plan announcement: Why now?

The unveiling of US President Donald Trump's plan for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict comes at a crucial time for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing trial on corruption charges and is also running for re-election. Trump on Monday held separate meetings with the prime minister and his main rival, Benny Gantz, leader of…
US military confirms Afghan crash but disputes plane was downed

US military confirms Afghan crash but disputes plane was downed

The US military has confirmed one of its planes crashed in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni on Monday, but disputed claim that the aircraft had been brought down by the enemy fire. "While the cause of crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire," US military spokesman Colonel…
Qatari emir accepts prime minister’s resignation, names successor

Qatari emir accepts prime minister’s resignation, names successor

Sheikh Khalid took the oath of office before the emir, in a ceremony also attended by Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani [File: Mohamed Faraga/EPA] Qatar's emir has appointed via decree a new prime minister, according to state media. Qatar News Agency reported on Tuesday that Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani had…
Netanyahu drops request for immunity from corruption charges

Netanyahu drops request for immunity from corruption charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday has said he is withdrawing his bid for parliamentary immunity from prosecution on corruption charges, paving the way for a trial to begin. Israel's longest-serving prime minister issued a Facebook statement on Tuesday saying the immunity proceedings in parliament would have been a "circus" and he did not…
Trump plan will ‘finish off Palestinian cause’, PM warns

Trump plan will ‘finish off Palestinian cause’, PM warns

Palestinian leaders have decried US President Donald Trump's plan for the Middle East as an effort to "finish of the Palestinian cause". Trump on Monday held separate meetings with right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival, Benny Gantz, in Washington, DC over his long-delayed proposal that has been kept secret. More: Palestinians threaten…