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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Palestinian gunman kills one, wounds 11 in Israeli city of Beersheba

A Palestinian holding Palestinian flags stands on a burning car belonging to Jewish settlers after it was set on fire by Palestinians in the West Bank city of NablusBy Ori Lewis and Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian gunman went on a shooting rampage at the central bus station in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Sunday, killing a soldier and wounding 11 other people, police said. Palestinian media outlets named the attacker as Asam al-Araj from Shuafat, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Initial reports had said two attackers were involved but the regional police commander said investigators later believed there was only one.

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Thousands stranded on new migrant route through Europe

Police officers organize groups of migrants after they arrive from Croatia in Sredisce ob Dravi, Slovenia, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. Hungary shut down its border with Croatia to the free flow of migrants, prompting Croatia to redirect thousands of people toward its border with Slovenia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)OPATOVAC, Croatia (AP) — Tension was building among thousands of migrants as they remained stranded in fog and cold weather in the Balkans on Sunday in their quest to reach a better life in Western Europe, a day after Hungary closed its border with Croatia and the flow of people was redirected to a much slower route via Slovenia.

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Anti-immigration SVP wins Swiss election in swing to right

Brunner talks to media outside the Swiss Parliament building in BernBy Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) – The anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party (SVP) won the biggest share of the vote in Sunday’s national parliamentary election, projections showed, keeping pressure on Bern to introduce quotas on people moving from the European Union. Success for the Swiss People’s Party (SVP), coupled with gains made by the pro-business Liberal Party (FDP), led political commentators to talk of a “Rechtsrutsch” – a “slide to the right” – in Swiss politics. “The vote was clear,” SVP leader Toni Brunner told Swiss television.

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Factbox: Iran's law approving nuclear deal – full translation

Iran passed a law on Oct. 14 approving the nuclear deal reached by Tehran and six world powers, supporting President Hassan Rouhani’s government in implementing the agreement subject to certain conditions. The bill, proposed by parliament and ratified by the Guardian Council, was published in full by state news agency IRNA. Separately, the European Union on Oct 18 published legal acts that open the way for the bloc to lift sanctions if Tehran meets the conditions tied to a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers.

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