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Netanyahu made the remarks during his India visit, adding they were based on a 'solid assessment' and that the move was one of several unprecedented US policy changes toward Israel.

Washington froze tens and thousands of dollars to Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, leaving it to face a crisis of funding.

US withholds $65 million from UN Palestinian refugee agency

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US withholds $65 million from UN Palestinian refugee agency

The US has withheld half of planned aid money to the UN's agency for Palestinian refugees, urging the world to make up the shortfall.

Former Iranian president: Authorities must listen to popular demands

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Former Iranian president: Authorities must listen to popular demands

The Iranian authorities must listen to popular demands warned Khatami after economic protests rocked the country.

Iran attacks planned US-trained Kurdish border force in Syria

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Iran attacks planned US-trained Kurdish border force in Syria

A US plan to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and “add flames of fire” in the war-torn country, Iran has ...

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Israel's war on African refugees is inspiring white supremacists

Comment: Netanyahu's racist, anti-African immigration policies are bringing cheer to white supremacists on both sides of the Atlantic, writes David Sheen.

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Pakistan clerics issue Muslim fatwa forbidding suicide bombings

In Pakistan's latest move to crackdown on extremism, thousands of clerics have come together and issued a ruling on suicide bombings as ...

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Trump praises Qatar as UAE attempts to escalate crisis

The US president on Monday praised Doha for its counter-terrorism efforts as rival UAE sought to escalate crisis with unsubstantiated claims ...

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Turkey suffers 'dramatic decline' in freedoms after coup: watchdog

Turkey has been declared "not free" according to a new report by democracy watchdog Freedom House, which put its dramatic decline down to the ...

Israel says Abbas 'lost his senses' after defiant speech

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Israel says Abbas 'lost his senses' after defiant speech

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas' speech, where he accused Israel of ending the peace process and ended the US' role in it, has come under ...

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US-purchased 'aid cranes' arrive at Yemen rebel-held port

Cranes purchased by the US have arrived in a Houthi - controlled port, boosting the capacity of the Houthi-controlled Hodeida port to receive ...

Palestinian leaders call for suspension of recognition of Israel

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Palestinian leaders call for suspension of recognition of Israel

Palestinian leaders have called to suspend the PLO's recognition of Israel, although it is unclear whether the vote in binding.

Saudi Arabia casts shadow over US role in Yemen

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Saudi Arabia casts shadow over US role in Yemen

Analysis: As the US pressures Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the Yemen crisis, Washington's own subtle involvement in the war may fall by ...

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

Alex Macheras

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

Comment: Baseless allegations from Abu Dhabi undermine confidence with a public already wary of Middle East travel, writes Alex Macheras.

Abbas calls Trump's peace efforts 'slap of the century'

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Abbas calls Trump's peace efforts 'slap of the century'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will not accept Trump as a mediator for peace talks with Israel.

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Israeli premier starts visit to India to deepen ties

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu arrives Sunday for his first visit to India to expand defense, trade and energy ties during his six-day stay.

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Turkey issues tit-for-tat travel warning for US

Citing the risk of 'terror attacks' and 'arbitrary detentions', Turkey issued a travel warning urging its citizens to reconsider their travel ...

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Saudi foreign minister meets US counterpart in Washington

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington on Friday, the State Department said, to ...

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Iran rejects Trump's demand for changes to nuclear deal

Iran said it rejects any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord if certain ...

Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president

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Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president

Donald Trump has denied he described African countries and Haiti as 's********', as world voices disgust at president's alleged statements on ...

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UN slams Trump's immigration slur: 'Use facts not prejudice'

American president Donald Trump has caused international anger after he asked why the US would accept immigrants from "sh*thole countries".

Iran violated Yemen arms embargo: UN

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Iran violated Yemen arms embargo: UN

A UN report found that Iran violated an arms embargo after failing to block supplies to Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions 'for the last time' Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions 'for the last time'

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Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions 'for the last time'

Despite threatening to leave the nuclear deal many times, President Donald Trump has decided to extend sanctions relief for Iran, keeping the ...

US sanctions Iran's judiciary chief over human rights abuses

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US sanctions Iran's judiciary chief over human rights abuses

The United States has placed sanctions on Iran's head of judiciary Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, among 14 other individuals and ...

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