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Why does Israel fear the BDS movement so much?

Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel seemed to confirm a long-held suspicion among many long-time observers: The United States is not interested in a solution to Details

Trump says he’s ‘like, really smart,’ ‘a very stable genius’

President Donald Trump felt compelled Saturday to let the world know he's playing with all his marbles and is among the sharpest cookies around. In a series of tweets, Trump defended Details

Turkey ‘tired’ of EU membership process: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Ankara is "tired" of its sluggish European Union membership process, noting that it cannot indefinitely be requesting to join the bloc. His comments on Details

Iran prosecutor blames CIA, Israel, Saudi for protests

A CIA agent was the "main projector" of deadly demonstrations in Iran with assistance from Israel and Saudi Arabia, the country's chief prosecutor alleged on Thursday. Planning for the plot - Details

2018 starts with record cold in parts of the Midwest

Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the central U.S. as 2018 began Monday (Jan 1), breaking century-old records, icing over some New Year's celebrations and leading to at least two deaths Details

Israel indicts Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi

Israeli authorities are seeking 12 charges against Ahed Tamimi, a prominent 16-year-old Palestinian activist filmed slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. The teenager was detained on Details

Ismail Haniya warns against US ‘deal of the century’

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya has said that the US had offered the Palestinian Authority government a Jerusalem suburb, Abu Dis, as an alternative to East Jerusalem for the capital of Details

UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council has unanimously voted to impose tough new sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's latest missile test. The sanctions, passed on Friday, include a ban on Details

Palestinians killed in protests against Jerusalem move

The death toll has risen to four as Israeli forces violently crack down on Palestinian protesters in besieged Gaza and the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Local media reported that Details

East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital, OIC declares

OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) has declared East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, rejected the US stance as "dangerous" and called on the international community to follow in its Details

Doubts over impact of Putin’s Syria withdrawal declaration

On a brief and surprise stopover, Russia's President Vladimir Putin landed in Khmeimim airbase in Syria's Latakia early on Monday. Addressing Russian troops before him on the tarmac, an upbeat and Details

UN envoy warns N.Korea ‘miscalculation’ could trigger conflict

A senior UN envoy warned Saturday there was a grave risk that a miscalculation could trigger conflict with North Korea as he urged Pyongyang to keep communication channels open after Details

Trump Jerusalem move triggers Palestinian unrest

Furious Palestinians have called for a "day of rage" on Friday as protests spread against US President Donald Trump's widely criticised recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. A senior Palestinian official Details

Trump to call Jerusalem Israel’s capital, move embassy

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and direct the state department to begin the lengthy process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the Details

Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal

The US Supreme Court says the Trump administration can implement its revised ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries while the policy is challenged in appeals courts The US Supreme Court Details

North Korea holds mass celebrations for latest missile test

North Korea held mass celebrations for its latest successful long-range missile test, Pyongyang's state media said Saturday, with a propaganda-filled display of fireworks and dancing in public squares. The ruling Workers Details

Pope Francis wraps up Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

Pope Francis wraps up a high-stakes Asia tour Saturday after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar. The Details

African refugees bought, sold and murdered in Libya

Hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in "slave markets" across Libya every week, a human trafficker has told, with many of them held for ransom or forced Details

In Myanmar, Pope Francis Calls for Peace Without Saying Rohingya

Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has constantly used his pulpit to champion the downtrodden and draw attention to the misery of the powerless and the persecuted. He risked the Details

Pope s Myanmar speech avoids reference to Rohingya

Pope Francis has delivered a keynote speech in Myanmar, demanding "respect for each ethnic group" but without referring specifically to its Muslim Rohingya community. Rights groups had urged the Pope to Details