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Israeli settlements: What you need to know

1 year 4 months ago
Four issues have dominated the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the most difficult to solve and the most complex to handle: the status of Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees (and their right of return), borders, and settlements.

Palestinians fear UN roadblock

1 year 4 months ago
Palestinian officials foresee an uphill battle to curb Israeli settlement expansion -- particularly with US President Donald Trump who has voiced such strong support for Israel's government.

Zoo animals survive the battle for Mosul

1 year 4 months ago
An emaciated lion lying curled up on a rubble-strewn floor; a bear peering through a window, looking scared. These animals, pictured in images posted on social media by activist blogger Mosul Eye this week, are the only two that survived after a Mosul zoo was destroyed in the battle to retake the city from ISIS.

US raid in Yemen raises questions

1 year 4 months ago
The raid which killed 14 al Qaeda fighters and 10 civilians has raised questions about the approach President Donald Trump will take to fighting terrorism, the timing of the raid and the advisers who were consulted

Women al Qaeda fighters surprise US in Yemen

1 year 4 months ago
New details have emerged surrounding Sunday's deadly joint US-United Arab Emirates counterterrorism raid on an al Qaeda compound in Yemen, shedding light on why the mission happened when it did -- and what went wrong.

First US combat death under Trump

1 year 4 months ago
A US servicemember died of wounds suffered during a raid in Yemen against al Qaeda -- the first American combat death under President Donald Trump, US Central Command said Sunday.

Israel to decriminalize marijuana use

1 year 4 months ago
Cannabis advocates scored a major victory in Israel on Thursday. In a move seen as a step toward marijuana decriminalization, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced a new policy that would cut down on prosecution for recreational use of the drug.

US Embassy pledge sparks storm

1 year 4 months ago
The Palestine Liberation Organization will revoke its recognition of Israel if President Donald Trump moves the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the PLO's chief negotiator tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
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