Abbas to Erdogan: ‘Palestine’ supports you

PA chairman expresses support for Turkey in its crisis with the United States.

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Former CIA chief: I will not be silenced

John Brennan says he will not be silenced after President Donald Trump revokes his security clearance.

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Trump and Putin agree that Iran needs to pull out of Syria, says U.S. official

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Family vacation turns into mourning

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Trump: We will pay Turkey nothing

Trump blasts Turkey as tensions continue over imprisonment of American pastor.

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Pope says on side of victims of US 'predator' priests

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Kerry to Mideast, Europe on damage control mission

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, during a ceremony to dedicate a bust of Winston Churchill. Senate and House leaders, as well as Kerry, gathered on Wednesday to dedicate the Churchill bust, which will now stand in the Capitol as a testament to the strength of the relationship between the US and the United Kingdom. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. watches at right. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of State John Kerry is hitting the road again, this time on a damage-control mission to the Middle East and Europe where rancor is high over U.S. strategies in Syria, Egypt and Iran as well as American surveillance activities revealed by ex-NSA analyst Edward Snowden.


Middle East crises draw Kerry back to the region

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks in Washington October 24, 2013US Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as efforts to hold Syria peace talks bog down, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations stumble and rare tensions with key ally Saudi Arabia flare into the open. With the Obama administration taking fire at home and abroad for what is perceived to be its indecisive Syria policy and Arab unease about its outreach to Iran, Kerry is hitting the road again seeking to ease tensions and soothe allies vital to its Middle East ambitions. The November 3 to 11 trip will take in Saudi Arabia, Poland, Israel, Bethlehem, Amman, Abu Dhabi, Algeria and Morocco.


Iran and big powers end expert talks without comment

Iran and six world powers ended an expert-level meeting over Tehran’s disputed nuclear activities on Thursday, but there was no immediate word on whether they had come any closer to an elusive breakthrough deal. The two-day meeting was meant to prepare for the next round of political negotiations on November 7-8, building on a diplomatic opening created by the election of Hassan Rouhani as new Iranian president. Rouhani, a pragmatist and a former chief nuclear negotiator for Iran, took office in August promising to try to resolve the dispute after years of confrontation and secure an easing of sanctions that have damaged Iran’s oil-dependent economy. Western diplomats had said the talks at the U.N. complex in Vienna could help define the contours of any preliminary agreement on scaling back Iran’s uranium enrichment in return for an easing of sanctions.