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U.S. President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their fair share to "drive out" terrorism from their countries on Sunday in a speech that put the burden on the region to combat militant groups.

Trump, who generated controversy with his push to ban many Muslims from entering the United States, described the fight against terrorism as a battle between good and evil rather than a clash of civilizations.

"America is prepared to stand with you in pursuit of shared interests and common security. But nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them," Trump told leaders of 55 Muslim majority countries representing more than a billion people.

"The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries and frankly for their families and for their children," he said.

"It's a choice between two futures and its a choice America cannot make for you. A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists.

Read more:  Reuters

The Trump administration imposed its first terrorism sanctions jointly with Saudi Arabia on Friday as President Donald Trump travels to the kingdom on his first overseas trip.

The State Department announced sanctions on senior Hezbollah leader Hashem Safieddine and Muhammad al-Isawi, a leader of the Islamic State group's operations on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

Saudi Arabia joined the U.S. in targeting Safieddine, who is said to oversee the financial empire of the Lebanon-based party.

"As a result, any of his assets held in Saudi Arabia are frozen, and transfers through the kingdom's financial sector are prohibited," the State Department said in a statement.

Read more: US News & World Report

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed two lawsuits accusing Facebook Inc (FB.O) of supporting terrorist groups by letting them use its social media platform to further their aims, including violence against Jews.

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn dismissed a lawsuit brought on behalf of roughly 20,000 Israeli citizens and a lawsuit by family members and the estates of victims of attacks by Hamas.

Garaufis said the plaintiffs in the first lawsuit lacked standing to pursue their claims in federal court, and that Facebook was immune from claims in the second lawsuit.

Source: Reuters

A lawyer for a man accused of setting off bombs last year in New Jersey and New York, injuring more than 30 people, has asked a judge to dismiss attempted murder charges stemming from a shootout with police.

Deputy Public Defender Peter Liguori argued Monday there's no evidence Ahmad Rahimi intended to kill officers during a Sept. 19 gunbattle in Linden. He says the evidence might support a lesser charge of aggravated assault.

Read more: NBC New York

Sudan has been removed from the US list of countries harboring and sponsoring terrorism.

US intelligence has confirmed in a report to Congress that Khartoum is abiding by a number of conditions that would pave the way for lifting the sanctions imposed on the country for over 20 years,.

Washington has demanded that Sudan submit a report by July 12 stating its commitment to several conditions, including combating terrorism and ending warfare in conflict areas.

In January, the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its regret over the inclusion of Sudanese citizens in a ban issued by US President Donald Trump restricting entry for citizens of some countries to the United States.

Read more: Al-Arabiya