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Trump's deadline for Syria response has passed. Now what?

2 months 1 week ago
As someone who once criticized President Barack Obama for offering public timelines on American military engagement overseas, US President Donald Trump may have backed himself into a corner following his own promise to respond, and respond harshly, to the deadly chemical attacks in Syria.

Iran vows to retaliate against Israel for Syria strike

2 months 2 weeks ago
Iran vowed to retaliate for the recent attack on a military base in Syria, blaming Israel for the strike. Speaking in Damascus at a two-day conference on Jerusalem Tuesday, a senior advisor to Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Ali Akbar Velayati, told Iran' state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that Israel's "crimes will not remain unanswered."

Pope calls for peace after Gaza violence

2 months 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis used his Easter Sunday address to call for "reconciliation for the Holy Land," in an apparent reference to violence on the Israeli-Gaza border which killed at least 17 Palestinians and injured more than 1,400 on Friday.

Syrian regime, rebels reach evacuation deal

2 months 3 weeks ago
The Syrian government and rebel group Ahrar Al-Sham have reached their first evacuation agreement that allows for rebel fighters and their families to leave the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.

Israeli PM has mild viral illness, tests show

2 months 4 weeks ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to a hospital on Tuesday where he was diagnosed with a mild viral illness of the upper respiratory system, according to officials with the hospital and the Prime Minister's office.
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