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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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US Giving Saudis More Time to Finish Investigation into Missing Journalist

The U.S. appears willing to give Saudi Arabia a bit more time to finish its investigation into Turkish allegations that Saudi agents killed a ...

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Turkish Investigators Revisit Saudi Consulate as Pompeo Prepares to Brief Trump

Turkish investigators carried out searches Thursday at the Saudi consulate and the nearby consul’s residence in Istanbul in connection with the ...

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Israel says Australia considering moving embassy to Jerusalem

Australia is considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving its embassy to Jerusalem, according to a statement from the office ...

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Trump administration has new plan to drive Iran out of Syria

U.S. defense officials worry the increased focus on Iran and the presence of both militaries in Syria could pull the U.S. military closer to open conflict.

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Market Can Cope with Push for Zero Iranian Oil Sales, Says US Envoy

The United States still aims to cut Iran's oil sales to zero and does not expect restored oil sanctions against Tehran to have a negative impact on a market that is well-supplied and balanced, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. U.S. special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, was talking to reporters after a visit to India, a major importer of ...

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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, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

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3 Arrested in New York Violence After Far-Right Speech

Three people were arrested in New York City following violent clashes after a speech by the founder of a far-right group, and police said Saturday ...

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Iran and Iraq: From foes to friends

Can the Iran-Iraq war explain today’s conflicts shattering the region?

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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 Turkey. Speculation has been growing that Turkey could allow Andrew Brunson to return to the United States, ending ...

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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 Palestinian-led boycott movement of Israel.

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'Tehran Taboo': A provocative look at Iran's capital

The film by Iranian director Ali Soozandeh has screened all over the world, but one place it hasn't hit cinemas is Iran itself.

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Trump Says he May Pick new UN Ambassador This Month

In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced she is resigning at the end of the year, raising questions about who will fill the key national security post and about the ...

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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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Iran Widens an Already Huge Rift Between Europe and U.S.

Since President Trump announced that he would pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, European leaders are actively working to help Tehran get around new ...

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US Envoy to UN Nikki Haley Announces Resignation

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is resigning. "It has been an honor of a lifetime," said Haley, sitting alongside President Donald Trump in the Oval Office where they announced her pending departure on Tuesday. "I'm not leaving until the end of the year." "We will miss you," Trump said to Haley. "You have done a ...

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US Student Detained in Israel for Alleged Boycott Support

Israel has held an American graduate student in detention at its international airport for the past week, accusing her of supporting a Palestinian-led boycott campaign against the Jewish state. Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American citizen with Palestinian grandparents, landed at Ben-Gurion Airport last Tuesday with a valid student visa. But she ...

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Police hunt Palestinian suspect after 2 Israelis killed in West Bank

Two Israelis were killed and a third person seriously injured in a shooting attack inside a West Bank industrial park on Sunday, said the Israel Defense Forces.

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US Urges UN Court to Toss out Iranian Case on Frozen Assets

The U.S. on Monday urged the United Nations' highest court to toss out a case filed by Iran that seeks to recover around $2 billion worth of frozen ...

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Hamas's Gaza leader gives rare interview to Israeli newspaper

If Israel and Hamas agree on anything at the moment, it is probably that Gaza is as close to another war as it has been since the end of the last one ...

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Refugee Families Split Due to Stricter Screening to Enter US

Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. ...

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Trump's battering of Iran is affecting the cost of oil

Oil prices have marched to a four-year high. A growing chorus insists that Washington's policy against Iran has ratcheted up geopolitical tensions ...

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Saudi Crown Prince: ‘We Did Our Job’ Replacing Iranian Oil

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the kingdom has met its promise to Washington to make up for Iranian crude oil supplies lost through U.S. sanctions. “The request that America made to Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries is to be sure that if there is any loss of supply from Iran, that we will supply that. And that happened,” Prince ...

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US Broadens War on Terror, Has Harsh Words for Iran

The United States renewed its call to win the war on terrorism Thursday, unveiling a new counterterrorism strategy that promises to confront a complex and expanding threat by taking whatever steps are deemed necessary. The long-awaited document, the latest in a series of updated strategies issued by the Trump administration, casts the effort to ...

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As Tensions Rise With Israel, Hamas Chief Calls for Cease-Fire in Gaza

In a rare interview with an Israeli newspaper, the Hamas leader in Gaza, Yehya Sinwar, sent a message to Israelis that war was in “no one’s interest.”

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