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Lebanon PM Resigns, Hezbollah Loyalists Attack Beirut Protesters as Crisis Deepens
Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, has announced his resignation, in a move set to spark further uncertainty in a country paralyzed by political dysfunction and nationwide protests.
Iran, Russia take aim at U.S. military presence near Syrian oilfields
Iran and Russia on Tuesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to maintain a military presence near oil fields in northeastern Syria, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying any exploitation of resources would be illegal.
US House Lawmakers Rebuke Turkey for Syria Invasion
The U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation on Tuesday sanctioning Turkey in a move aimed at reasserting congressional oversight of U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policy.
US House Officially Recognizes Armenian Genocide
The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to officially recognize the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide.
‘Fabulous deal’: Trump team reaches new ‘understanding’ in China trade war, Jared Kushner says
United States and Chinese negotiators have reached 'a fabulous deal' to ease trade tensions between the economic heavyweights, according to White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.
Kushner urges PM, Gantz to unite to seize ‘tremendous opportunities’ in region
US presidential adviser Jared Kushner urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz in separate meetings to work together to form a unity government in order to seize the 'tremendous opportunities' in the region, he said in an interview that aired Tuesday.
Arab nations reject any Trump Israeli-Palestinian plan not on '67 lines
Arab nations have rejected any Israeli-Palestinian peace plan not based on the pre-1967 lines, as US special envoy Jared Kushner visited Israel and Saudi Arabia in advance of the publication of US President Donald Trump's Deal of the Century to resolve the conflict.
Gantz promises area for mixed-gender prayer at Western Wall
The man who is trying to become Israel's next prime minister says he would implement a long-stalled plan for an egalitarian section at the Western Wall in Jerusalem if he takes power.
Inside the United States
House impeachment strategy silences Trump’s staunchest defenders
House Democrats' strategy will exclude some of President Trump’s staunchest defenders from public impeachment hearings that the world will be watching.
House Democrats release text of impeachment resolution but walk back formal vote
House Democrats have released the text of the impeachment resolution they plan to vote on, but when that vote will take place is still unclear.
Federal judge blocks Alabama abortion ban
A federal judge has blocked an Alabama abortion law that would have almost completely outlawed abortion.
Baghdadi Operation Named After Christian Woman Who Refused to Give Up Faith Before ISIS Killed Her
The US military operation that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dedicated to Kayla Mueller, a young Christian woman who was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by the Islamic State.
American Pastor Arrested and Detained in India
International Christian Concern (ICC) learned that Pastor Bryan Nerren, a Christian pastor from Tennessee, has been arrested and detained in India after being accused of violating the country’s Foreign Exchange Management Act. According to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Pastor Nerren and two other pastors from Tennessee arrived in India on October 5 to attend two conferences in India and Nepal. The ACLJ reported that Pastor Nerren was then targeted and arrested by Indian customs agents after he told them he was a Christian.