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FM Qureshi says Pakistan always supported world peace efforts

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan has always supported efforts for restoration of peace the world over. Addressing a meeting on "Action for Peacekeeping" at the United Nations, he said the nature of global controversies is changing with the march of time, adding that there are numerous challenges in restoration of peace. The foreign minister said Pakistan has provided more personnel for the UN peacekeeping missions than any other country and that it has been taking part in peace efforts…

Trump peace efforts like herding cows to slaughter: Palestinian official

RAMALLAH: US President Donald Trump’s hard line approach to the Palestinians is similar to herding cows for slaughter, a top Palestinian official said Tuesday. The comments came a day after the US leader welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington and ahead of the expected launch of Trump’s plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. “Today what is happening with us is what you call in the United States a cattle shoot trap,” Mohammad Shtayyeh, an adviser to president Mahmud Abbas, told journalists in the…

Abbas says ready to meet Israel PM as part of Trump peace efforts

JERUSALEM: Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said Tuesday he was ready to meet Israel’s prime minister as part of peace efforts by Donald Trump, who is expected to visit the Palestinian territories “soon”. The US president is expected in Israel later this month as part of his first foreign trip and Abbas said “we are looking forward to his visit soon to Bethlehem” in the occupied West Bank, with speculation it will occur on May 23. Abbas met the US president in Washington last week for their first face-to-face talks.…