December 16, 2016 2:03 AM Will Trump move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem?
'It’s hard to come up with a single act that would make the Middle East burn more than it is burning right now,' a former peace negotiator says. Donald Trump wasn’t the first winning candidate to call for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, but unlike previous presidents, he just might keep his promise. Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush made similar 67
December 10, 2016 7:32 AM Assad Relies on Foreign Fighters in Push to Retake Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria — Syria's President Bashar Assad is on the verge of recapturing all of Aleppo from rebels, but the victory won't be his alone. The battle for Syria's largest city has attracted thousands of foreign forces backing Assad — including Russian soldiers and Shiite fighters from Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan. The remarkable political and sectarian 50
December 2, 2016 8:12 AM Resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict to bring peace to Mideast: Pakistan
UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has underscored the need for settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to accomplish peace in the Middle East as well as to deal with some of the drivers of extremism and terrorism. "It is this conflict that has contributed most significantly to the anger and frustration in the Arab and Islamic world," Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi 37
November 23, 2016 8:20 PM Why on earth did Donald Trump tap Ben Carson for HUD secretary?
And what Michael Scott can tell us about the president-elect's thought process during this transition period Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson once said he wouldn’t accept a spot in President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet. According to his latest interview, though, he’s considering a job offer to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development 100
November 16, 2016 2:22 PM Israel's parliament gave preliminary approval to a bill that legalizes Jewish settlements on Palestinian-owned land
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's parliament gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to a disputed bill that would retroactively legalize Jewish ettlement outposts built on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. The United States has described the measure, promoted by far-right members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing 55
November 16, 2016 11:55 AM Israel's Hard-Liners Are Emboldened by Donald Trump's Win
TEL AVIV — Emboldened by Donald Trump's presidential victory, Israeli right-wing politicians are renewing calls to ditch the "two-state solution" to the conflict with the Palestinians — a bedrock of U.S. foreign policy in the region. "The combination of the changes in the United States, in Europe and the region provide Israel with a unique opportunity 51
November 9, 2016 12:10 PM World gasps in collective disbelief following Trump's election
LONDON — The world gasped in collective disbelief on Wednesday following the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential race, with apprehensive allies seeking to put a brave face on a result they had dreaded and American adversaries exulting in an outcome they see as a potential turning point in global affairs. Within minutes of Trump's triumph 55
November 3, 2016 12:01 AM Florida Republican rep connects Black Lives Matter movement to terrorism in ad bashing Democratic opponent
Fla. Republican connects Black Lives Matter to terrorism in ad A Democratic Florida state senator who wore a black hoodie in solidarity with Trayvon Martin in 2012 is being criticized by his Republican opponent in an ad connecting the Black Lives Matter movement to terrorism. Sen. Dwight Bullard of Miami, who is an avid supporter of the Black Lives Matter 54
October 23, 2016 10:29 AM Battle for Mosul: Why Turkey Is Bombing Anti-ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Syria
Turkey is a NATO partner that stands with U.S. troops on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, but it's an ally that's increasingly turning its guns on fighters the U.S. sees as vital to crushing ISIS. But the strikes north of Aleppo didn't involve President Bashar al-Assad's army, or any of the main groups fighting his government like the Free Syrian 64
October 10, 2016 5:30 PM Palestinian leader's party calls Jerusalem shooter a 'martyr'
The gunman who killed two Israelis and wounded five during a shooting rampage in Jerusalem Sunday is now being hailed as a “martyr” by the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The Fatah party wrote on its Facebook page that “the one who carried out the operation today in Jerusalem is a pilgrim martyr, one of the most prominent people in Jerusalem 51