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U.S. to merge diplomatic mission serving Palestinians with embassy in Israel

The consulate move further downgrades diplomatic relations with the Palestinians.

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US Downgrades Jerusalem Diplomatic Mission to Palestinians

The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The move, which was immediately denounced by the Palestinians and hailed by Israel, is the latest Trump administration decision to align with Israeli government views and a ...

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Israel Can’t Deport U.S. Student Over Past Support for Boycott

Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the government to allow entry to Lara Alqasem, detained at the airport for more than two weeks while she fought ...

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Exiled Vietnamese Blogger: I’m Not Alone in Pushing for Freedom

A prominent Vietnamese blogger sent into exile in the United States says her reunion with her family after two years in prison is proof she is not ...

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Food, Water, a Ride: Guatemalans Help Honduran Migrants

Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from ... /
Jill Scott opens up on Instagram about the type of men she refuses to date

Jill Scott went on social media to post lessons she's learned from past relationships, which include knowing her self-worth. The post Jill Scott ...

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Turkey renames street of their new U.S. embassy to ‘Malcolm X Avenue’

Turkey renames the street leading to the new US Embassy to Malcolm X Avenue in reverence to the famed Black Muslim civil rights leader. The post Turkey renames street of their new U.S. embassy to ‘Malcolm X Avenue’ appeared first on ...

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Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras over migrants

A group of at least 1,500 migrants is currently in Guatemala, heading north toward the US border.

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Trump Threatens to Cut Aid to Honduras If Migrant Caravan Isn't Stopped

President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off aid to Honduras if its government does not stop a large ‘caravan’ of migrants headed toward the United States. A group estimated at 1,600 to 2,000 people hoping to arrive in the U.S. marched from Honduras into Guatemala Monday, fleeing violence and poverty in their home country. The group twice ...

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Washington Has Stood by Riyadh through Multiple Crises

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special ...

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Australia considers following US on Jerusalem embassy

PM Scott Morrison says he is "open" to recognising the city as Israel's capital, but draws criticism.

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Julian Assange given feline ultimatum by Ecuador

The Wikileaks co-founder is told to look after his cat at the London embassy or he may lose it.

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Australian Leader Considers Moving Embassy to Jerusalem From Tel Aviv

Prime Minister Scott Morrison echoed many of the points President Trump gave for a similar decision. The announcement drew criticism as a political gambit to win a local election.

Growing Honduran migrant caravan nears Guatemala border

The caravan formed a day after Vice President Mike Pence urged the presidents of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to tell their citizens to stay home.

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US embassy in Australia apologises for Cookie Monster cat email

A "training error" caused a bogus meeting invitation to be distributed last week, officials say.

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Honduran Migrant Caravan Grows as it Moves Toward the US

The migrant caravan that started in San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has grown as it crosses the country.  Some are walking. Some are in ...

Seven Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli forces during violent Gaza protests

Seven Palestinians died Friday after being shot by Israeli soldiers along the security fence between Gaza and Israel during violent weekly protests, ...

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Immigrants Face Hurdles to Prove Abuse by US Agents

Within hours of being booked at a Border Patrol station in far West Texas, two teenage sisters from Guatemala came forward to allege that an agent conducted an improper strip search. The agent in question denied the allegations, including the sisters’ claims that he touched their genitals. He insisted he had only fingerprinted the sisters before ...

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Nigeria striker Aaron Samuel joins Beitar Jerusalem

Struggling Israeli Premier League club Beitar Jerusalem sign Nigeria international striker Aaron Samuel on a one-year deal.

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Taliban, US Agree to Sustain Direct Dialogue on Afghan Peace

The United States and the Taliban held a new round of direct talks this week in Qatar, where the two sides agreed to continue the dialogue process to promote a negotiated settlement to the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan. A Taliban spokesman, while announcing details of Friday’s meeting, the second in less than three months, said that U.S. ...

CNN and other media sponsors pull out of Saudi conference

Three more major news organizations have pulled out of a business conference in Saudi Arabia as pressure mounts on the kingdom to explain the ...

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American Pastor on Trial in Turkey

The trial of an American pastor whose detention has sparked a diplomatic standoff between Ankara and Washington resumed Friday in ...

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Rafael Nadal opens his tennis academy centre to Majorca flood victims

Rafael Nadal helps flood victims in his native Majorca, opening up his tennis centre to the homeless and clearing mud and water.

Israel tells US student to renounce views or leave the country

Israel has detained an American graduate student at Ben Gurion International Airport for more than a week, accusing her of supporting the ...

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Guatemala ex-VP Roxana Baldetti jailed in 'Magic Water' scandal

Roxana Baldetti, Guatemala's first female vice-president, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Four killed after massive sinkhole opens in Chinese city

Four people have died after they were swallowed up by a massive sinkhole in a Chinese city, despite desperate rescue efforts to save them.

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U.S. Student, Barred From Israel Over Boycott, Goes to Court

Lara Alqasem once belonged to a group perhaps most notable for backing an Israel hummus boycott. Now Israel says she can’t study in Jerusalem.

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