Category Archives: Middle East

Trump, in unprecedented fashion for a president, rips press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaks are real. But the news approximately them is fake. The White House is a fine-tuned machine. Russia is a ruse.

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Foreign policy challenges pile up for Trump

Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump's brief honeymoon from global affairs is over. After a week of relative calm & domestic preoccupations, actors from Russia to Iran are testing the new…

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Trump says he turned down $2bn Dubai deal over the weekend

New York (AFP) – US President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that he rejected a $2 billion deal in Dubai last weekend, demonstrating he was putting his business behind as he…

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Turkey closing in on nightclub gunman, official says

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police are closing in on the gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub, a senior government official said Thursday, insisting the suspect's possible whereabouts…

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Turkey's tourism takes big hit after extremist attacks

ISTANBUL (AP) — The once bustling Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is astonishingly quiet. The shops & restaurants in the city's trendy Istiklal Street are all yet empty of foreign customers…

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The Latest: Turkish bar urges prosecution of attack backers

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the Istanbul nightclub attack (all times local): 5:00 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says a criminal complaint has been filed against people who used…

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In Iraq, Hollande says IS battle prevents attacks at home

Baghdad (AFP) – Western support for military action against Islamic State jihadists is key to preventing attacks at home, French President Francois Hollande said Monday in Iraq, where yet another…

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Britain, edging towards Trump, scolds Kerry over Israel

By Guy Faulconbridge & Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) – Britain scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for describing the Israeli government as the most right-wing in Israeli history, a…

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AP PHOTOS: Top Middle East photos from 2016

CAIRO (AP) — For the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan, 2016 was a year of grueling warfare. It saw the campaign against the Islamic State group gain momentum, with international…

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Israel postpones vote on new East Jerusalem homes before Kerry speech

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel pulled back from approving hundreds of new homes for Israelis in annexed East Jerusalem on Wednesday before a speech in which the U.S….

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