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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks in Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)
Pence says US embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019Vice President Mike Pence tells Israel's parliament US Embassy will moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2019
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Kurdish mourners carry the coffins of people who were killed by Turkish shelling and airstrikes, during their funeral procession, in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin, Syria, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Intense clashes erupted Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on the Kurdish enclave in Syria, the third day of the offensive aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area, the militia and a war monitoring group said. (Sipam Jan/Rohani via AP)
Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in SyriaIntense fighting has flared as Turkish troops and their allies advance on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, in the third day of Ankara's offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Kurdish demonstrators flash victory signs and hold a flag with a portrait of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, during a protest against the operation by the Turkish army aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area in Afrin, Syria, at the Russian embassy, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Turkish offensive started Saturday and has heightened tensions in the already complicated Syrian conflict, threatening to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. Arabic on placard reads, "Afrin will not bow." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
The Latest: France tells UN that Syria is at 'a crossroads'France's U.N. ambassador says he has told the Security Council that Syria is at "a crossroads," with the worst scenario leading to fragmentation and ethnic cleansing in the conflict-torn country and the best scenario leading to peace
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Turkish Army officers stand next to their tank at a staging area in the outskirts of the village of Sugedigi, Turkey, on the border with Syria, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Turkish offensive on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria, codenamed Operation Olive Branch, started on Saturday, heightening tensions in the already complicated Syrian conflict and threatening to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
AP Explains: Turkey's 'Operation Olive Branch' in AfrinAP Explains: Turkey has launched a military operation into Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria
The Associated Press5 hours ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a statement as Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)
VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrantsVice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti
The Associated Press6 hours ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen wave as they landed at Tel Aviv airport Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Pence will pay a three day visit to Israel. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
The Latest: Israel PM praises Pence speech, approach to IranIsrael's prime minister is praising U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's speech to the Knesset as a "powerful expression of the enduring bond between our two countries," and notes their shared work to prevent Iran from destabilizing the region
The Associated Press6 hours ago
UN readies aid as Turkey attacks Kurdish enclave in SyriaThe top U.N. official in Syria says the organization is ready to help people who might flee from the Afrin enclave, where Turkish troops are on the offensive against Kurdish fighters
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2016 file photo, Pope Francis and then Lutheran World Federation President Palestinian Bishop Munib Younan arrive for an ecumenical event at the Malmo arena, Sweden. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was in Jerusalem Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, expressing his full-throated support for Israel. Palestinian Christians say Pence's brand of evangelical Christianity, which embraces modern-day Israel as a fulfilment of biblical prophecy, lacks their faith’s compassion, including for those who have endured half a century of Israeli occupation. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Palestinian Christians slam Pence's pro-Israel faithPalestinian Christians say U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's brand of evangelical Christianity lacks their faith's component of justice, including for those under occupation
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Pence defends Trump on comments disparaging Africa, says his 'heart' aimed at fair immigration system regardless of racePence defends Trump on comments disparaging Africa, says his 'heart' aimed at fair immigration system regardless of race
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Pence, in AP interview, says the 'door's open' for the Palestinians to enter peace negotiationsPence, in AP interview, says the 'door's open' for the Palestinians to enter peace negotiations
The Associated Press10 hours ago
UN agency for Palestinians seeks funds after US cutsAfter Trump cuts, UN agency for Palestinian refugees launches appeal for hundreds of millions of dollars
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Egypt says 2 policemen to stand trial over detainee's deathEgypt's state news agency says two policemen will go on trial next month on charges of killing a detainee
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Yemen rebels fire rockets at military parade, killing 7Yemeni rebels fire rockets on a military parade near the central city of Taiz, killing at least seven people, including a local journalist, in an apparent assassination attempt on the interior minister and his deputy
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this picture taken Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, Syrian men remove rubble from a damaged shop at the old market in the old city of Aleppo, Syria. Fighting has long died down in Syria's largest city but Aleppo's centuries-old market still has to come back to life, more than a year after government forces retook rebel-held neighborhoods around the Old City. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
In Syria's Aleppo, old bazaar struggles to come back to lifeIn Aleppo, Syria's largest city, centuries-old bazaar destroyed by 4 years of fighting struggles to come back to life
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Iraq signs rare gas deal with US firmIraq has signed a deal with a U.S. company to tap natural gas in one of its southern oil fields, a step toward exploiting a natural resource that has been neglected for decades
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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