Netanyahu demands US backing of Jordan Valley ‘annexation plan’ after Washington denies he ever spoke of it with Pompeo

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FILE PHOTO: Benjamin Netanyahu poses with a placard given while visiting a Jordan Valley settlement © REUTERS/Amir Cohen The embattled Prime Minister wants Washington to approve of Israel’s further expansion into the Jordan Valley, just days after he urged Donald … Read More

Commentary: The Genius of Trump’s Terrorist Designation for Mexican Cartels

Despite the measures the United States takes on our side of the border, our border security will not be fully addressed until the Mexican state itself is a reliable partner. President Trump last week signaled his intention to designate the Mexican drug … Read More

Adam Schiff admits he will not stop investigating Trump even after he finalizes impeachment report

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‘The investigation isn’t going to end’ House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that he will not stop investigating President Donald Trump even after his committee has finalized its impeachment report. After weeks of closed-door testimony and two … Read More

Iran protests: EU urges end to violence

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The EU has urged Iran to show “maximum restraint” in handling protests that have rocked the country in recent days. Iranian officials, meanwhile, have arrested protest leaders and imposed a near-total internet blackout. A spokeswoman for the EU on Thursday … Read More

UN Security Council rebukes US on Israeli settlements

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All members of the UN Security Council — except the US — rejected Washington’s decision to no longer consider settlements a violation of international law. Four European nations said the move hindered peace efforts. The UN Security Council on Wednesday … Read More

Pompeo Issues Historic Policy Reversal: Israeli West Bank Settlements ‘Not Illegal’

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In a major, if entirely expected, complete reversal of Obama-era policy on the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday the Trump administration is reversing the official US stance on the illegality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. “After … Read More

US asks North Korea to ‘seize the moment’ on talks

WASHINGTON: The US envoy on North Korea acknowledged on Wednesday (Nov 20) that Pyongyang has not yet taken verifiable action to denuclearize and called on the regime to “seize the moment.” Stephen Biegun, testifying to Congress on his nomination to … Read More

Syria cease-fire in question after fighting, shelling reported

Just hours after President Trump announced a cease-fire between Turkish and Kurdish-led forces in Syria, journalists have reported continued fighting in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn on Friday morning, while other areas have reported relative calm since the agreement. Journalists from the Associated Press … Read More

Iraqi government seems powerless against protesters even as ‘unknown’ snipers take toll

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Iraqi security forces stand guard as demonstrators take part in a protest over unemployment, corruption, and poor public services, in Baghdad, Oct. 2, 2019. – REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily A video of a fearless teenager performing a dance from the popular multiplayer online game … Read More

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