Ivanka Trump's HQ Shared Thanksgiving Advice On Twitter. It Did Not Go Over Well.

Ivanka Trump’s team attempted to dish out some Thanksgiving decoration tips via Twitter earlier this week.
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After a decade of Hamas control, Gaza’s border crossing with Egypt opened under PA

While disagreements over the Strip's security arrangements remain, the crossing has been opened temporarily for 'humanitarian reasons' ...
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According to Israel’s deputy defense minister, the Palestinians might have landed from Mars

Orders intended to deal with Jewish outposts are now being used to uproot Palestinian communities ...
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Lebanon’s Hariri arrives in Paris after rumors of Saudi detainment

French leader Macron says Hariri will be received 'with the honors due a prime minister,' even though he has announced ...
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Netanyahu seems unfazed by Trump’s looming Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

Netanyahu appears more worried about passing a 2019 budget than by the emerging Trump peace plan; he might have hidden ...
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China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said after its ...
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U.S. admits two children killed in Islamic State campaign

By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two children were likely killed by a U.S. air strike in Syria in November, the U.S. military said on Thursday, the first time the Pentagon has acknowledged civilian casualties since it began an air campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Two noncombatant adults also received minor injuries in the November air strikes, which targeted an explosives manufacturing facility operated by the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan Group, the U.S. military’s Central Command said after an investigation of the reported casualties.

Clinton emails reveal Benghazi militant fears: report

Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University, in New York, April 29, 2015Emails from Hillary Clinton obtained Thursday by a US daily revealed her own sources provided intelligence on a deadly 2012 attack in Libya that conflicted with White House statements. With the State Department poised to release the emails sent by Clinton during her four-year tenure as secretary of state, the New York Times published some 350 pages it said related just to Libya and the attack on the US mission in Benghazi. A day after the attack in which ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, Clinton was told confidentially Al-Qaeda linked militants were likely behind the assault.


Obama boosts support, elevates status for ally Tunisia

U.S. Secretary of Defense Carter walks with Tunisian President Essebsi before their meeting at the Pentagon in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged to elevate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally of the United States, a gesture that recognizes the country's democratic progress after the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. The upgrade in status, shared by close U.S. allies like Israel and Japan, can help expedite defense shipments. After meeting with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi in the Oval Office, Obama said the United States will provide short-term aid so Tunisia can complete economic reforms.


Russia’s Lavrov discusses Syria and Yemen with Kerry

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the situation in Syria and Yemen as well as Ukraine with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The phone call was the latest in a string of high-level contacts between Moscow and Washington in recent days over the crises in the Middle East as well as Ukraine, a conflict that has dragged ties between the Cold War-era foes to new lows. “The situation in Syria and Yemen, including efforts by the international community to facilitate the start of a peace process in both the ‘hot spots’, was the focus,” the ministry said.