Israel immediately challenged the request, which came a week after at least 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in protests at the Gaza border.
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With the last of 1,600 militants departing from the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, fighting around the capital is over. Peace, though, remains elusive.
Mr. Lewis’s views on the connection between Islam and terrorism inspired controversy but also helped shape American foreign policy under George W. Bush.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a remarkably hard-line speech about Iran, offering no concessions to European leaders who want to do business with Tehran.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could have more time tacked on to her conviction for spying, possibly because of a gaffe by Boris Johnson, the British foreign minister.
Palestinian officials and doctors gave conflicting accounts of the condition of Mr. Abbas, who is 82.
Moktada al-Sadr, the upset winner of Iraq’s election, has undergone a reinvention, from a militant Shiite to an anticorruption champion whose “Iraq First” message appeals across religious divides.
Chanting “death to Israel,” marchers carried Palestinian flags and placards that called Jerusalem “Palestine’s eternal capital.”
The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem marks the increasing importance of conservative Christians to Israel, at the risk of upsetting American Jews.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants to broaden negotiations to other nations, but European allies will most likely balk at his demand to forever limit Iran’s nuclear program.
With scores dead and the border still intact, many extend criticism beyond Israel to Hamas, the militant group that governs Gaza.
At least five people connected to the campaign to end the longtime ban have been detained, despite the government’s promise to lift the ban next month.
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A political party led by Moktada al-Sadr, whose militia once targeted American troops, will wield considerable power in setting up Iraq’s next government.
President Vladimir V. Putin says “foreign armed forces” will be withdrawn from Syria as part of peace settlement, a possible reference to Iran’s military presence.
Layla Ghandour, an 8-month-old Palestinian girl whose grandmother carried her to Monday’s protest in Gaza, died after they were engulfed by a cloud of tear gas.
A look at the politics and history of the border fence dividing Israel and the Palestinian territory.
The arrest and the cancellation of the celebration highlight the opposition to homosexuality in one of the Arab world’s most socially liberal countries.
Doctors struggled to treat the wounded. Funerals surged through deserted streets. And tensions lingered that the crisis could escalate.
A day after their soldiers killed 60 mostly unarmed Palestinians in Gaza, Israelis were defiant, defensive or blasé.