On 21st May, in Riyadh it will be hosted an important conference about themes as terrorism and extremism, under sponsorship of Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism. It was organized by Faisal Center for Research and Islamic studies. According to the executive director of this Center, Saudi Arabia gets responsible of leading a war against terrorism, and this event, which will bring several experts, coming from local and international levels, could help in enhancing this role of Saudi Arabia. This event will be the chance of discussing and studying several and various aspects of terrorism, giving the opportunity to researchers to prospect new solutions. The conference will concern some themes as: The future perception of terrorism, extremism on the Internet and social media, the linkage between terrorism and corruption, and finding mechanism in fight against terror and extremism in the Middle East.
China and the Philippines will start bilateral consultations on the disputed South China Sea this week, the Philippine ambassador to Beijing said, as Manila looks to ease tensions with Asia’s top economic power. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is visiting Beijing to attend a summit on China’s ambitious new Silk Road plan, has opted to court China for its business and investment and avoid the rows over sovereignty that dogged his predecessors. Philippine ambassador to China Jose Santiago Santa Romana told reporters late on Saturday that the consultations between the two countries would take place in China.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 kilometers and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 kilometers, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an intermediate-range missile North Korea successfully tested in February from the same region of Kusong, northwest of Pyongyang. North Korea is widely believed to be developing an intercontinental missile tipped with a nuclear weapon that is capable of reaching the United States.
The Croatian ambassador in Podgorica, Veselko Grubisic, said that through the entry into NATO, Montenegro has met many democratic criteria that will be useful for joining the European Union. He also said that relations between Croatia and Montenegro are good and are very optimistic about their development. He also hopes that Montenegro will be able to join the European Union within the deadlines set.
President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will move quickly to nominate a new FBI director, after he sparked a political firestorm by firing the man investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign. Trump told reporters he might even be able to make his decision on who should succeed James Comey to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation before he departs on his first foreign trip late next week.
Hizb Ut-Tahrir, an extremist salfist party, appealed army to sustain the creation of Caliphate in Tunisia. The party says that army should help the Country to free itself from colonial power, to protect Tunisians from foreign and appealed soldiers to sustain people of Tatouine who demonstrate. Salafist movement remembered that soldiers are Muslims, and they have to protect Muslims from foreign countries and their companies. Hizb UtTahrir accused government to subjugate Tunisians in favor foreign powers that rub Muslims since 60 years. Extremist party than accused the president of the Republic to adopt laws to favorite businessmen, to ensure that businessmen will sustain President’s party during next elections.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to negotiate a Middle East peace deal, declaring that the Palestinians were ready to cooperate with Trump’s efforts to broker a regional peace agreement. Last week, the Palestinian Authority president met Trump in Washington. The Palestinian leader made a similar statement on Tuesday, following a meeting with German President FrankWalter Steinmeier in Ramallah. “I stressed to President Trump that under his auspices I am open to cooperating and to meeting with the Israeli prime minister in order to make peace”, Abbas told reporters. “I pledged our full cooperation in the war on terror and extremism in our region and across the globe”. Putin also said Thursday Russia will continue efforts to help restore direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians. After their meeting, Putin and Abbas praised bilateral relations as they dedicated a cultural center in Bethlehem via video conference. According to the WAFA Palestinian news agency, the construction of the new venue, named Putin Palestinian Foundation for Culture and Economics, cost $40 million.The center is meant to promote cultural exchange between the Russians and the Palestinians.
US deputy assistant secretary of state Hoyt Brian Yee said that MP who boycott Parliament shirk his responsibility. At the 2BS Forum in Budva on Friday he said that Montenegro’s membership in NATO is one of the most important changes in the international scenario and – he added – USA will follow this country in every part of the integration process. But, he also said that Montenegro’s accession to NATO reveals the russian efforts to undermine the Balkan path in Europe and the russian support to some kind of movement in Bosnia to isolate Kosovo. He also added that Montenegro’s governement has to fight against corruption.
The personal envoy of Khalifa Haftar and Libyan ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Abdul-Basit Al-Badri, has criticized the Italian role in Libya, saying the Italians had attempted to impose a government on Libyans. Al-Badri has criticised Italian implication in Libyan political peace process. “Italy also appointed Paolo Serra as head of UNSMIL Security Arrangements Committee, which prompted many Libyans to consider him as the grandson of General Graziani who killed Omar Mukhtar and set up detention camps all over Libya”, He remarked. Critics was also against former Obama administration, which has, according to them, install Muslim Brotherhood.
It has been established the meeting with UN envoy Ahmed and the other Gulf countries ambassadors, who have spoken about the way of solving crisis in Yemen. Talks were about the recent efforts made thank to constant consultations between States, but also about reaching a political solution in accordance with the iniziative of GCC, The National Dialogue and Security Council. President Hadi had a meeting with the UN Envoy Ahmed as well. Ahmed has also said his aim is realizing a new security plan, which involves other areas, including Houdaydah port, which will become a new humanitarian area.