Untitled Document
MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
  LATEST NEWS

Pence tells Israel US Embassy to move to Jerusalem in 2019

AP Photo
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence on Monday told Israel's parliament that the U.S. Embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, ahead of schedule, receiving a rousing ovation as he pledged to barrel ahead with a plan that has set off weeks of unrest and thrown U.S. peace efforts into disarray....

Palestinian leader urges EU to recognize state, boost role

AP Photo
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday urged European Union countries to recognize the state of Palestine and called on the 28-nation bloc to step political efforts in the Middle East amid Arab disappointment with the U.S. role in the region....

The Latest: In Israel, Pence calls Iran nuke deal 'disaster'

AP Photo
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Israel (all times local):...

UN agency for Palestinians seeks funds after US cuts

AP Photo
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees has launched what it is calling an "unprecedented" fund-raising appeal seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in response to funding cuts by the Trump administration....

Thai police arrest 2 Israeli men in compatriot's killing
BANGKOK (AP) -- Police in Thailand have arrested two Israeli men suspected of killing a fellow citizen on a Thai resort island after running him down with a car....

Families of Islamist prisoners in Lebanon rally for amnesty

AP Photo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters have rallied in the Lebanese capital demanding that Islamist prisoners be part of a discussed general amnesty....

Lebanese push for more participation of women in politics

AP Photo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon is campaigning to get at least five times more women elected to parliament this spring in its first vote in nearly 10 years, the country's first women's affairs minister says....

Analysis: Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

AP Photo
JERUSALEM (AP) -- From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital to cutting aid to Palestinians, President Donald Trump has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong U.S. alignment with a nationalist Israeli government....

Israel to name Jordan envoy after settling spat: report
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will soon decide on Israel's new ambassador to Jordan a day after the two countries agreed to put a monthslong diplomatic spat behind them....

Hezbollah chief weighs in on Lebanon's Spielberg controversy
BEIRUT (AP) -- The leader of Hezbollah is weighing in on a local controversy surrounding Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama "The Post," saying it was wrong to screen it in Lebanese theaters....