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

The agreement comes ahead of an upcoming meeting between Trump's national security adviser and senior Russian officials ...
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Family vacation turns into mourning

40-year-old haredi man suffers heart attack and dies while on vacation with family in Egypt.

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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

Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 "predator" priests in the United States who are ...
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Massive Martian dust storm threatens plucky NASA rover

Massive Martian dust storm threatens plucky NASA roverBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An immense dust storm that may soon encircle Mars is threatening one of NASA’s rovers on the planet’s surface, with the vehicle becoming dormant and unresponsive at a site called Perseverance Valley, U.S. space agency officials said on Wednesday. The officials, however, expressed optimism that the Opportunity rover, which was built to operate for three months but has thrived on Mars since January 2004, will be able to survive and continue its scientific mission. John Callas, Opportunity project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, said the solar-powered rover, with the sun blotted out by an intensifying dust storm already engulfing a quarter of Mars, is no longer responding to commands.


West Bank Palestinians urge Abbas to ease sanctions on Gaza Strip

West Bank Palestinians urge Abbas to ease sanctions on Gaza StripBy Ali Sawafta and Nidal al-Mughrabi RAMALLAH/GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian security forces on Wednesday used tear gas and batons against protesters calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to end financial sanctions on their fellow Palestinians in Gaza. Hundreds of protesters in the West Bank city of Ramallah faced down forces loyal to Abbas, who had banned such rallies earlier in the day. Abbas’s Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) has sought to use financial measures to isolate its chief rival Hamas, the Islamist movement which controls Gaza.


Volcanic ash forces Guatemala airport to suspend operations

Volcanic ash forces Guatemala airport to suspend operationsGuatemala City’s La Aurora international airport temporarily suspended operations on its only runway on Wednesday due to ash after the Pacaya volcano increased activity, a week and half after a violent eruption from another peak killed more than 100. “This is a preventative measure taken to safeguard the lives of passengers and aircraft safety,” Guatemala’s civil aviation authority said. Pacaya, located some 48 kilometers (30 miles) south of the capital, is spewing a column of ash and gas some 3,500 meters (11,483 feet) into the air and has produced different low-level lava flows over the last few months, the seismological, volcanic and meteorological institute Insivumeh said in a statement.