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How A Trial In A Federal Courthouse In Manhattan Is Riveting The Turkish Government

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:26:00 -0500

Star witnesses have testified that the scheme of a Turkish-Iranian gold trader charged with conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran was broader, and possibly involved the Turkish President.

Palestinians Face Pressure To Assimilate In Jerusalem

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:26:00 -0500

President Trump may have handed Israel a symbolic victory with his recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, but every day in East Jerusalem, Palestinians face pressures to assimilate. With hope for a two-state solution dwindling, more families are applying for Israeli passports, and more Palestinian children are attending schools that teach the official Israeli curriculum.

Abbas Says U.S. Shouldn't Lead Mideast Peace Process, Citing Jerusalem Policy

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:15:00 -0500

An emergency session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation was dominated by talk of the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Amnesty International: Europe Complicit In Libyan Migrant Abuses

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:04:00 -0500

European governments aiming to stem an exodus of refugees from Libya have been knowingly complicit in the abuse of would-be migrants held in detention centers there, says Amnesty International.

Saudi Arabia Announces Opening Of Cinemas For First Time In 35 Years

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:21:00 -0500

The announcement is part of social and economic reforms undertaken by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Netanyahu Says Palestinians Need To 'Come To Grips With This Reality'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:16:00 -0500

Israel's prime minister said that Palestinians must "come to grips" with Jerusalem as Israel's capital. President Trump's declaration last week triggered protests in the Middle East.

Beirut Crowd Protests Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:32:07 -0500

Lebanese security forces used tear gas and water cannons against demonstrators outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. They were protesting against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

What Does The Jerusalem Decision Mean For U.S. Jews?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:32:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, about the U.S. declaration.

Stories Of Syria's Uprising, And Its Backyard Funerals, In 'Gardens Speak'

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:18:00 -0500

In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury's interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria's civil war.

Anti-Trump Protests Flare In Beirut Near The U.S. Embassy

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:15:00 -0500

The demonstrators are responding to President Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of American foreign policy.

The View From Saudi Arabia On Trump's Jerusalem Policy

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

Saudi Arabia called President Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital "unjustified and irresponsible."

ISIS's Last Stand Falls In Iraq, Prime Minister Says

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:17:12 -0500

After a three-and-a-half year fight, Haider al-Abadi announced Saturday Iraqi forces had retaken the group's final stronghold along the Syrian border.

To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:51 -0500

According to some pro-Israeli Christians and Jews, God wants Jerusalem to be the capital of a Jewish state. That argument, however, is not universally accepted among those faith groups.

Clashes, Airstrikes Follow Jerusalem Policy Change

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

We have the latest from Jerusalem following the U.S. decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.

Violence Erupts As Palestinians Protest Trump's Action On Jerusalem

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:07:00 -0500

Days after the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, protests spread throughout the Muslim world. Violent clashes erupted in the Palestinian territories.