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Netanyahu and Trump Skip Aipac Meeting

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:04:26 GMT

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel spoke via a video link from Israel to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington on Monday.The absence of the president and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at the high-profile conference spoke to the fluidity of the nations’ relationship.


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Coalition Airstrikes Raising Concerns About Civilian Deaths

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:55:54 GMT

Recent airstrikes from U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria and Iraq have raised concerns about whether the United States military has become less selective in its targeting.



Tax on Saudi Aramco Oil Profits Is Cut to Prepare for I.P.O.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:23:57 GMT

Construction on Saudi Aramco’s Al-Khurais central oil processing facility in 2008. The company’s new tax rate will amount to 50 percent, slashed from 85 percent, according to a royal order.Saudi Arabia is aiming to increase the company’s appeal to international investors as it gets ready to sell a 5 percent stake.


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At Site of Deaths, Our Reporters Find Cost of U.S.-ISIS Battle

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:08:56 GMT

A man stood near several bodies recovered from a house that was destroyed in the Mosul Jidideh neighborhood. Scores of residents are believed to have been killed in American-led airstrikes that hit the neighborhood this month.Times reporters are in Mosul, Iraq, to assess reports that less time is being taken to weigh risks for civilians as the battle intensifies.


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Killing of a Hamas Leader Could Signal a New Conflict With Israel

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:39:29 GMT

Members of Hamas’s armed wing carried the body of Mazen Fuqaha at his funeral in Gaza City last week.The mysterious death of a Qassam Brigades commander threatens the fragile cease-fire that ended 50 days of deadly fighting in Gaza in the summer of 2014.


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U.S. to Send Over 200 More Soldiers to Iraq to Help Retake Mosul

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:38:08 GMT

American-led coalition instructors training Iraqi soldiers at a military base south of Baghdad in January.The deployment includes two Army infantry companies and a platoon equipped to clear away roadside bombs. They are due to leave for Iraq within the next 36 hours.


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High-Ranking Syrian Officials Could Face Reckoning in Landmark Spain Case

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:29:28 GMT

A judge in Spain will hear criminal proceedings against nine Syrian officials in a torture case, in which the victim’s sister is a Spanish citizen.



Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:31 GMT

A dusty dirt road winds across a dry, stark landscape in Baidoa, Somalia.Six years after its last famine, another is about to tighten its grip on Somalia. South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen are also at risk.


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