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At This Palestinian University, Students Are Losing Hope In A 2-State Solution

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:32:00 -0500

Palestinians at a West Bank university say they fear the idea of a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel is dead after President Trump's meeting with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

Trump's Sons Heading To Dubai As Business Interests Continue To Expand Overseas

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:52:00 -0500

The president's eldest sons will cut the ribbon on a new Trump golf course in Dubai this weekend. The Trump family stands to profit, while U.S. taxpayers pick up the tab for Secret Service protection.

Schools Begin To Open After ISIS Is Ousted From Mosul

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:31:55 -0500

The sounds of kids in regular schools can be heard again in the eastern side of the Iraqi city of Mosul. ISIS was forced out the area Iraqi forces a couple months ago.

Trump's Pick For Ambassador To Israel Faces Confirmation Hearing

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:31:00 -0500

A day after President Trump raised questions about the decades-old approach to Middle East peace, his pick to become ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has his confirmation hearing.

Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 70 People At Sufi Shrine In Pakistan

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:41:00 -0500

The blast tore through the historic Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Pakistan, which had been packed with worshippers after evening prayers. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

How The Trump And Netanyahu Meeting Is Playing In The Middle East

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:41:00 -0500

Israelis and Palestinians are taking in the meeting between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — where U.S. policy seemed to turn more toward some Israeli priorities.

In West Bank, Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Both Lay Claim To Heritage

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:41:00 -0500

The military's archaeology unit conducts excavations but keeps some information about the digs secret. "This approach raises suspicions," says an Israeli archaeologist who favors greater transparency.

Trump Appears To Back Off 2-State Solution In Meeting With Netanyahu

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:29:00 -0500

Meeting Israel's prime minister, President Trump said he does not think a Palestinian state next to Israel is necessarily the way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, representing a shift in U.S. policy.

'I'd Like To See You Hold Back On Settlements,' Trump Tells Netanyahu

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:59:00 -0500

Recent remarks by senior White House officials had seemed to signal a possible shift in the long-held U.S. view that a two-state solution is integral to peace negotiations.

White House Narrows List Of National Security Adviser Candidates To Replace Flynn

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:41:54 -0500

A senior administration official says the White House has already interviewed former CENTCOM deputy director Robert Harward about the vacancy, speaking to him last week and again on Monday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Set To Meet Trump

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:41:00 -0500

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to meet President Trump, who might be changing U.S. policy on settlements, Jerusalem and Israel's adversary — Iran.

Iron Age Potters Carefully Recorded Earth's Magnetic Field — By Accident

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0500

The planet's magnetic field is weakening. Scientists aren't sure why, but studying ancient jars could help them find out. The ceramics provide a remarkable window onto Earth's magnetic past.

Trump To Welcome Israel's Netanyahu To White House Meeting

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 04:56:00 -0500

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will pay his first visit to President Trump on Wednesday. Rachel Martin talks to former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk about the meeting.

People Will Be Talking About The 'Knesset' As Israel's Prime Minister Meets Trump

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:23:00 -0500

Shmuel Rosner, a conservative journalist and International New York Times columnist talks about "Knesset," as President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepare to meet.

Amnesty International Identifies Assad's 'Policy Of Extermination'

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:36:00 -0500

Amnesty International says as many as 13,000 opponents of Bashar Assad have been hanged outside Damascus. NPR's Scott Simon wonders why any Syrian refugee who opposes the regime would return home.