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Trump signs declaration reversing US policy on Golan Heights

Mar. 25, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump made formal a move...

The Latest: Departing senator warns against unauthorized war

Mar. 25, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Sen. Tom Udall's not running for re-election (all times local): 1:00 p.m. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall is being praised by Democratic colleagues for his activism on environmental and Native American issues as he prepares to retire from the Senate. Presidential...

Flash floods in southern Iran kill at least 17, injure 74

Mar. 25, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Flash floods in southern Iran have killed at least 17 people and injured 74, Iranian state TV reported on Monday. Heavy rains outside the city of Shiraz triggered the sudden flooding, according to the head of Iran's emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand. State TV earlier said...

Trump's Golan statement draws strong regional condemnation

Mar. 22, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — From Syria to Turkey and beyond, President Donald Trump's abrupt declaration that Washington will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights drew strong condemnation on Friday. The Syrian government called it "irresponsible" and a threat to international...

Pompeo at odds with Lebanese officials over Hezbollah

Mar. 22, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday called on the Lebanese people to stand up to Hezbollah's "criminality, terror and threats," and claimed U.S. sanctions on Iran and its Lebanese Shiite ally were working and that more pressure on them was forthcoming. His comments in Beirut were in...

Pompeo says Trump is like biblical queen who saved Jews

Mar. 22, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a Christian broadcast network that it's "possible" that President Donald Trump is like Queen Esther, who saved Jews in the Old Testament. Pompeo made the statement Thursday in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network on his trip to the...

US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits Lebanon

Mar. 22, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration hit Iran with new sanctions on Friday while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was denouncing Iran's growing influence on a visit to Lebanon. The Treasury Department said the sanctions target 31 Iranian scientists, technicians and companies affiliated with Iran's...

The Latest: Trump tweets abrupt shift on Golan Heights

Mar. 22, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Israel (all times local): 12:55 a.m. President Donald Trump has abruptly declared the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a...

US abruptly endorses Israel's Golan sovereignty in big shift

Mar. 21, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election....

Pompeo heads to Lebanon, where Hezbollah is at peak strength

Mar. 21, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes to use his first visit to Lebanon this week to step up pressure on Iran and its local ally, Hezbollah. But he could face resistance even from America's local allies, who fear that pushing too hard could spark a backlash and endanger the tiny country's...