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Feb 23, 2017
Australian ex-PM Kevin Rudd: Netanyahu 'torpedoing' Middle East peace plansCanberra: Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has accused Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu of "torpedoing" peace negotiations in the Middle East.
Feb 07, 2017
Donald Trump's order on travel ban 'unconstitutional', say Muslim groups; urge US court to dismiss itUS President Donald Trump's travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries inflicts "significant harm" on Muslim Americans, over half a dozen groups representing the community have told a court, urging it to dismiss the "unconstitutional" order.
Jan 30, 2017
Under Donald Trump travel ban, Syrian Christians still see no lightMixed messages from Washington have left Syrian Christians confused about the effect of US restrictions on refugees and travelers from several Muslim-majority countries, with some seeing hope fading away.
Jan 29, 2017
After Trump ban, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau welcomes refugeesPrime Minister Justin Trudeau has welcomed Canadian immigrants in a sunny Twitter message written in stark contrast to Donald Trump's order temporarily banning all refugees and many Muslims from traveling to the United States.
Jan 13, 2017
Incoming secretary of defence James Mattis takes aim at Russia, unlike future boss Donald TrumpJames Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for US defense secretary, on Thursday accused Russia of trying to break up Nato and said the United States needs to stand up to its old foe.
Dec 29, 2016
Kerry warns Israel settlements threaten democracy; Netanyahu says Israelis don't need to be lecturedIn a stern parting shot, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israel on Wednesday that building settlements on Palestinian land threatens the country's very future as a democracy.
Dec 27, 2016
Israel to 'reduce ties' with countries that voted in favour of UNSC resolution on settlementsIsrael's foreign ministry on Tuesday said the country was "reducing" ties with nations that voted for last week's UN Security Council resolution demanding a halt to settlement building in Palestinian territory.
Dec 21, 2016
Suspect in Berlin attack was known to German security agencies - minister | ReutersBERLIN A Tunisian man suspected of involvement in a truck attack in Berlin was in contact with Islamist militants in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and was known to German security agencies, the state's Interior Minister said on Wednesday."Security agencies exchanged their findings and information about this person with the Joint Counter-Terrorism Centre in November 2016," NRW Interior Minister Ralf Jaeger told a news conference.He said the suspect had applied for asylum in Germany and his application was rejected in July. Attempts to deport the man to Tunisia failed as he did not have identification papers, and the Tunisian authorities disputed whether he was their national. He had moved from NRW to Berlin in February 2016 and sought to make the German capital his new home, Jaeger said, adding that the Tunisian man sought by police had used different names.
Dec 21, 2016
Evacuation of civilians from east Aleppo resumes after hold-up - U.N | ReutersGENEVA Buses carrying evacuees started leaving the last rebel-held enclave of Syria's Aleppo again on Wednesday, aid agencies said, raising hopes that a last minute hold-up had been resolved.Civilians have been waiting in freezing temperatures since plans to get them out of the war-battered city hit problems on Tuesday. Sixty buses were stuck there, a war monitor said earlier on Wednesday, as TV pictures showed vehicles covered in snow.But a U.N. official in Syria told Reuters by email at 1400 GMT that buses had started moving again from east Aleppo.
Dec 21, 2016
Trauma of Islamic State rule follows Iraqi women out of Mosul | ReutersBy Stephen Kalin | KHAZIR, Iraq KHAZIR, Iraq One wrong word to an Islamic State fighter in Mosul last year was all it took to set in motion a harrowing chain of events for an Iraqi woman who became so traumatised that she trembled in fear even after escaping the group's control.The widowed mother was being vetted to receive a pension from the ultra-hardline Islamists a few months after they seized the northern city in 2014 and turned it into the Iraqi capital of their self-styled caliphate."I made the mistake of telling them my husband had been a victim of terrorism," she said in an interview on Tuesday at a government-run camp in Khazir, east of Mosul.