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South Korea, U.S. launch air drills amid North Korean warnings of nuclear war
The United States and South Korea went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean peninsula to 'the brink of nuclear war', ignoring calls from Russia and China to call them off.
Israeli jets reported to strike Syrian military site near Damascus
Israel’s military struck a Syrian military installation on the outskirts of Damascus late Monday night, according to initial reports.
Is Trump eyeing a plan to expand a Palestinian state into Sinai?
US President Donald Trump could be eyeing an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal that would include transferring sections of the Sinai Desert from Egypt to a newly created Palestinian state, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm reported on Saturday.
UN Passes Wave of Anti-Israel Resolutions, Disavows Israeli Ties to Jerusalem
The United Nations General Assembly passed six anti-Israel resolutions on Thursday, including a measure disavowing Israeli ties to Jerusalem and its holy sites.
State Department issues warning to US embassies to increase security amid Trump's Jerusalem decision
American embassies around the world have been warned by the State Department to increase security in the event that President Trump delivers an announcement saying the U.S. acknowledges Jerusalem is Israel’s capital later this week.
U.S., foreign officials warn Trump not to call Jerusalem Israel's capital
The possibility that U.S. President Donald Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has stirred opposition from U.S. and foreign officials who fear it could unleash violence.
Jerusalem mayor, outside White House, pleads with Trump to move the embassy
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat made an impassioned appeal to US President Donald Trump asking him to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the US embassy to the city.
No decision on embassy move to Jerusalem before deadline — White House
The White House confirmed Monday that US President Donald Trump would let a deadline on signing a waiver to delay moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem pass without signing a new one, though it was not clear if an actual policy shift was in the offing.
Report: Saudi peace plan favors Israel
A November meeting between Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman included a discussion of a peace plan largely favoring Israel, The New York Times reported.
Inside the United States
Supreme Court Lets Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Go Into Full Effect
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.
House Republicans call for Democrats to make concessions to get a vote on Obamacare bills
A top House Republican said Democrats need to make concessions that make them 'wince' in order to get a vote on two Obamacare stabilization bills.