While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 22 edition

US President Donald Trump delivers a speech during Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 21, 2017.
US President Donald Trump delivers a speech during Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 21, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

US President Donald Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' Islamist extremists

 US President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their fair share to "drive out"terrorism from their countries on Sunday (May 21) in a speech that put the burden on the region to combat militant groups.

He also said that Arab nations had suffered the deadliest toll of "fanatical violence" and that there was a humanitarian and security disaster that was spreading in the region

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 civilisations.


Saudi king Salman slams Iran as 'spearhead of global terrorism', vows to eliminate ISIS

 Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday accused regional rival Shiite Iran of exporting extremist Islamic movements to the world and vowed to eliminate ISIS.

"The Iranian regime has been the spearhead of global terrorism since the (Ayatollah Ruhollah) Khomeini revolution" in 1979, King Salman said in a speech to leaders including US President Donald Trump.

"We did not know terrorism and extremism until the Khomeini revolution reared its head," he said.


Seoul says North Korea's latest missile test dashes hopes for peace

South Korea said North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile off its east coast on Sunday (May 21) has dashed the hopes of the South's new liberal government for peace between the neighbours.

A South Korean military official said the missile appeared to be an upgraded, extended-range version of the North's solid-fuel submarine-launched missile. The missile fired a week ago flew was liquid-fuelled, and flew further.

North Korea has defied all calls to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, even from China, its lone major ally, saying the weapons are needed for legitimate self-defence.


Football: Misery for Arsenal as City, Liverpool book Champions League berths

Arsene Wenger's torrid year reached a calamitous climax as Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years after Manchester City and Liverpool wrapped up the remaining top four places on the final day of the Premier League season.

Wenger's side won 3-1 against Everton, but Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough and Manchester City's 5-0 demolition of Watford pushed Arsenal out of Europe's elite.

After reaching the Champions League for the last 19 seasons, Arsenal will spend next term trekking around the unglamourous outposts of the Europa League.


Apple Orchard Road store unveiled

The Apple Orchard Road retail store has finally been unveiled.

The white wallpapers with the "Apple loves little red dot" icons, which has adorned the store front for the past two weeks, were removed late last night (May 21) to reveal the store's interior.

Apple Orchard Road - the official name of the Apple retail store here - will be opening its doors on May 27 at 10am. The store will open daily from 10am to 10pm.