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Palestinians recall envoy after rally with Pakistan cleric

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Islamabad, Dec 31 (AP) - The Palestinians have withdrawn their envoy to Pakistan after he appeared at a rally with a radical cleric linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Palestinian envoy Walid Abu Ali shared the stage with Hafiz Saeed, the head of the hard-line Jamaat-ud-Dawa movement, at Friday's rally, which was held to protest U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The rally in Rawalpindi, attended by thousands, was organized by the Defense of Pakistan Council, an alliance of...
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Liberia president-elect calls for foreign investments

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Monrovia, Dec 31 (AP) - George Weah gave his first public address as Liberia's president-elect Saturday, tell-ing potential investors that the nation is "open and ready for business" and calling on Liberians who live abroad to come home.
The former international soccer star spoke at Coalition for...
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Australian diplomat’s tip a factor in FBI’s Russia probe

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Washington, Dec 31 (AP)- An Australian diplomat's tip appears to have helped persuade the FBI to investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign, The New York Times reported Saturday.
Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos told the diplomat...
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Merkel sees Germany split over pace of social change

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Berlin, Dec 31 (AP) - Germans have rarely been so divided about the changes taking place in their society, the country's long-time leader Angela Merkel said Sunday, adding in her New Year's address that she is committed to helping tackle the challenges of the future by swiftly forming a new...
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New economic protests in Tehran challenge Iran’s govt

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Awave of spontaneous protests over Iran's weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic's clerical establishment.
The demonstrations appear to be the...
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