News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Jun 09, 2019, 09:01 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi. Photograph:(ANI)

Story highlights

Top developments of the day.

US President Donald Trump on Saturday predicted Mexico would strongly enforce a new deal under which it agreed to expand a controversial asylum program and boost security on its southern border to stem Central American migrants trying to reach the United States.

A key protest group on Saturday announced a nationwide "civil disobedience" campaign in Sudan. The campaign would run until Sudan's ruling generals transfer power to a civilian government, the protest group said.

The US ambassador to Israel did not rule out an Israeli move to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, land that the Palestinians seek for a state, in an interview with the New York Times published on Saturday.

On Saturday, at the busiest crossing point along Mexico`s porous southern border with Guatemala, evidence of Mexico`s promised crackdown on waves of new arrivals trying to reach the United States was nowhere to be seen.

After a day-long visit to the Maldives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a state visit to Sri Lanka on Sunday. The prime minister will be personally received by his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo today.