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Erdogan wins sweeping new powers after Turkish election victory
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament.
Massive Protests Break Out In Tehran
A new wave of civil unrest erupts in Iran as citizens demand improvements in the economy.
Rouhani says Iran will not give in to pressure from Trump
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday (Jun 26) lambasted United States President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from a deal with Iran on its nuclear program, and said Iranians will not give in to US pressure but would defend their independence and Islamic values.
Prince William touches down in Israel for historic royal visit
Prince William arrived in Israel on Monday for the first-ever official visit of a member of the British royal family to the tumultuous region London once ruled.
White House warns Palestinians of aid cut without end to ‘martyr’ payments
The Trump administration is warning Ramallah to end its policy of compensating the families of Palestinians convicted of murder and terrorism in Israel, as it reviews whether to cut foreign aid to the organization.
Israel reportedly agrees to set up seaport for Gaza in Cyprus
Israel has reportedly agreed to set up a floating dock in Cyprus to receive goods bound for the Gaza Strip as a way to ease the rehabilitation of the ailing Palestinian enclave, conditioning the plan on the return of two Israeli civilians and the bodies of two IDF soldiers held by the Hamas terror group.
Kushner and Greenblatt meet Netanyahu for a second time
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Saturday night for the second day in a row with US negotiators Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, even as the Palestinian Authority continues to boycott the team and characterize them as 'spokespeople for the Israeli occupation' intent on normalizing 'Israeli apartheid.'
Lapid asks US lawmakers to recognize Israeli sovereignty of Golan Heights
Visiting the US capital on Monday, Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid met with high-level American lawmakers, urging the United States to recognize Israeli sovereignty over in Golan Heights.
Inside the United States
Christian Florist Wins at Supreme Court in Gay Wedding Case
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday handed a major religious liberty win to a Washington state Christian florist, vacating a lower court ruling that had required her to design an arrangement for a gay marriage ceremony.
Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Admin Over Abstinence-Only Sex Ed
The nation's largest abortion provider is suing the Trump administration over its abstinence-only approach to sex education.
Sarah Sanders’s Red Hen moment shows mob, media mentality
Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s booting from a Virginia restaurant is just a symptom of a much wider illness of left-wing intolerance. It’s part of a growing pattern of intimidation and mob scenes against Republican officials. Grass-roots activists share in the blame, of course, but the largest single accelerant is the mainstream media.
Presbyterian Church USA's General Assembly Passes Resolutions Critical of Israel
The Presbyterian Church USA passed several resolutions critical of Israel on Friday during the denomination's 223rd General Assembly held in St. Louis, Mo.
Christian Conservatives Warn of 'Dangerous' Hate After Trump Press Sec. Booted From Restaurant
The decision of a restaurant to boot President Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sarah Sanders from its premises has elicited responses from Christian leaders, writers, and pundits who warn this will only yield further discord and violence.