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Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation
Iran and Syria signed a deal for military cooperation in a meeting between the defense ministers of the two countries in Damascus, the Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.
US and Mexico close to reaching NAFTA deal, sources say
The United States and Mexico look close to resolving key differences on the North American Free Trade Agreement and may have a complete deal worked out by as early as Monday, according to sources close to the talks.
Iran to open lawsuit against Washington’s sanctions at UN’s top court
Iran will argue Monday against renewed sanctions imposed by the United States, as a bitter legal battle between Tehran and Washington opens before the UN’s top court.
European Aid To Iran Sends Signal To United States
The European Union’s decision to transfer millions of dollars in aid to Iran is a symbolic move intended to undermine the United States’ strategy of pressuring Tehran into re-negotiating the nuclear deal, analysts said.
U.S. strike kills ISIS leader in Afghanistan
The leader of ISIS in Afghanistan was killed in an airstrike on Saturday along with 10 other fighters, officials said.
US cuts $200m from Palestinian aid
The cut follows a review ordered by President Donald Trump to examine whether the aid gave the US taxpayer value for money.
Hezbollah's Nasrallah: Israel cannot avoid defeat
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech marking the first anniversary of the liberation of the Syrian border from the ISIS and Jabhat Al Nusra control, and claimed that it could not embark on another fight in Lebanon.
Israel's water sources rapidly drying up
The Water Authority announced Sunday that even if the coming winter brings average precipitation, or even above average, the hydrological drought will continue.
Inside the United States
Republicans Secretly Study Potential Investigations if Dems Take Control of House
Congressional Republicans are getting ready for hell. Axios has obtained a spreadsheet that's circulated through Republican circles on and off Capitol Hill -- including at least one leadership office -- that meticulously previews the investigations Democrats will likely launch if they flip the House.
Federal judge rules Trump 'exceeded his authority' with executive orders
A federal judge dealt a blow Saturday to President Donald Trump’s efforts to 'promote more efficient' government, ruling that key provisions of three recent executive orders 'undermine federal employees’ right to bargain collectively' under federal law.
More floods threaten Hawaii as tropical Storm Lane drifts away
Tropical Storm Lane, greatly diminished from the major hurricane it once was, drifted away from the Hawaiian coast on Saturday, but lingering showers threatened to trigger more flooding and landslides.
Senator John McCain, Ex-POW and Political Maverick, Dead at 81
U.S. Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008 and became a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, died on Saturday, his office said. He was 81.
Over 750 Faith Groups, Leaders Say Trump Must Allow More Refugees in the US
An interfaith coalition of more than 750 religious groups and leaders have demanded that the Trump administration allow for more refugees to settle in the United States.
UNREAL! This Man Has Been Threatened with Eviction for Holding a Bible Study
A retired pastor in Virginia is facing potential eviction from his senior living community for hosting a Bible study.