Arab nations condemn Netanyahu’s Jordan Valley annexation plan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Netanyahu announced his plan, ahead of an election, on television on Tuesday Arab nations have condemned a plan by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to annex a third of the occupied West Bank. On Tuesday Mr Netanyahu pledged to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea…

Banks condemn Hong Kong violence in newspaper adverts

Image copyright Getty Images HSBC and Standard Chartered have taken out newspaper adverts in Hong Kong condemning the violence in the Asian financial hub. In the adverts, the banks also called for a peaceful resolution after more than two months of political unrest. Protests against an extradition bill have evolved into a pro-democracy movement, concerned…

US House votes to condemn Trump’s attacks on congresswomen

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFallout from Trump’s tweets attacking four congresswomen continues to embroil Washington The US House of Representatives has voted to symbolically condemn President Donald Trump after a series of attacks aimed at four congresswomen. The resolution denounced Mr Trump’s “racist comments that have legitimised fear and hatred of…