Abbas aide: There will be no meeting with Pence

Aide to PA chairman confirms Abbas won't meet U.S. Vice President following Washington's policy shift on Jerusalem.

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Trump’s Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision

Key allies are among Arab countries who condemn the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital ...
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Turkey blasts Israel’s ‘excessive force’ against Arab rioters

Turkey's Foreign Ministry claims Israel used excessive and disproportionate force against Palestinian Arabs during their "Day of Rage".

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Firebombs hurled at synagogue in Sweden following protests against Jerusalem

Over a dozen men threw firebombs while those inside the synagogue hid in the basement. No injuries were reported ...
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Arab League: Trump’s decision against international law

Arab League secretary-general says Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is dangerous and unacceptable.

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Iran parliament approves nuclear deal with world powers

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C) chats with parliament members during a session in Tehran on October 13, 2015 in which the Islamic republic's parliament approved its nuclear deal with world powersIran’s parliament approved Tuesday the country’s nuclear deal with world powers, paving the way for the historic agreement curbing Tehran’s atomic programme to take effect and for sanctions to end. The vote came after fierce debate over the terms of the accord, which was struck on July 14 but has faced a rough ride from hardliners in Tehran and in the US Congress. A tally on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the deal’s official name, said 250 of Iran’s 290 lawmakers were present, with 17 of them not voting.

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Merkel rebuffs party pressure to take tougher line on refugees

German Chancellor Merkel arrives for CDU party board meeting in BerlinChancellor Angela Merkel resisted pressure from her own conservatives on Tuesday to tighten Germany’s border controls and turn away refugees arriving via Austria, participants at a meeting of lawmakers said. Germany, a favored destination for refugees fleeing war in the Middle East, expects a record 800,000 to a million asylum seekers to arrive this year. Merkel has seen her popularity ratings slump to a four-year low and some members of her Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), want her to take a tougher line with comprehensive border controls.

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