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As Israelis await Netanyahu’s fate, Palestinian youths seize moment of unity to campaign for rights and justice
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As Israelis await Netanyahu’s fate, Palestinian youths seize moment of unity to campaign for rights and justice

To many Palestinians, Netanyahu's likely replacement Naftali Bennett — his former chief of staff, and a former settler leader who rejects Palestinian statehood — would be no improvement

Israel's incumbent PM Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form majority govt, returns mandate to President Reuven Rivlin
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Israel's incumbent PM Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form majority govt, returns mandate to President Reuven Rivlin

Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he had failed to form a majority government in parliament, marking a major setback for the embattled Israeli leader that plunges the country into a new period of political uncertainty.

US withdraws from 'absurd' 1955 treaty normalising relations with Iran; Mike Pompeo says 'we ought to have pulled out decades ago'
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US withdraws from 'absurd' 1955 treaty normalising relations with Iran; Mike Pompeo says 'we ought to have pulled out decades ago'

In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The move is a largely symbolic gesture that highlights deteriorating relations between Washington and Tehran.

Iran will not budge on nuclear inspections until standoff is resolved; France warns of red line
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Iran will not budge on nuclear inspections until standoff is resolved; France warns of red line

Iran will not cooperate more fully with atomic inspectors until a standoff over its nuclear deal is resolved, its U.N. envoy said, as one signatory warned Tehran against moving ahead with preparations to boost its uranium enrichment capacity.

Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vows tough response to any attack; dismisses war fears as Western 'propaganda'
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Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vows tough response to any attack; dismisses war fears as Western 'propaganda'

Iran's top leader says anyone who fires one missile at his country "will be hit by 10" in response, but dismisses fears of war as "propaganda" by the West.

Benjamin Netanyahu leads Israeli security cabinet meetings in underground bunker as tensions with Iran rise - media
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Benjamin Netanyahu leads Israeli security cabinet meetings in underground bunker as tensions with Iran rise - media

Israel's Security Cabinet, a forum of senior ministers headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has begun holding its weekly meetings in a secure underground bunker in Jerusalem, Israeli media said on Tuesday.

In new US hardline on Iran, Mike Pompeo lists sweeping demands
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In new US hardline on Iran, Mike Pompeo lists sweeping demands

By Lesley Wroughton and Parisa Hafezi WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States told Iran on Monday to drop its nuclear ambitions and pull out of the Syrian civil war in a list of demands that marked a new hardline against Tehran and prompted an Iranian official to warn that Washington seeks regime change. Weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, his administration threatened to impose "the strongest sanctions in history," setting Washington and Tehran on a deeper course of confrontation

EU chief lashes out at Donald Trump amid new push to save Iran deal; says 'with friends like that, who needs enemies?'
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EU chief lashes out at Donald Trump amid new push to save Iran deal; says 'with friends like that, who needs enemies?'

A top European Union official branded President Donald Trump selfish and capricious Wednesday as EU leaders gathered to count the likely economic damage U.S. policies might inflict on the bloc and to try to rescue the Iran nuclear deal.

France urges Europeans to stand up to Donald Trump over Iran nuclear deal
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France urges Europeans to stand up to Donald Trump over Iran nuclear deal

European governments tried for months to persuade Trump to stick with the deal but failed, and now fear it will raise the risk of conflict in the region. Military tensions between Iran and Israel have already mounted, and oil prices are rising on the uncertainty.

Donald Trump warns of 'severe' consequences if Iran restarts nuclear program
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Donald Trump warns of 'severe' consequences if Iran restarts nuclear program

US President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday against resuming its nuclear weapons program, a day after announcing that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark Iran nuclear deal.

US withdraws from Iran nuclear deal: All you need to know about the 2015 accord and its complex history
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US withdraws from Iran nuclear deal: All you need to know about the 2015 accord and its complex history

At its heart, the 2015 deal imposes restrictions on Iran's nuclear program that make it impossible for Iran to produce a bomb, in return for the lifting of most of the U.S. and international sanctions against it. But the accord has a series of time limits.

Israel declares high alert over Iranian actions in Syria
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Israel declares high alert over Iranian actions in Syria

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has instructed local authorities in the Israeli-held Golan Heights to "unlock and ready (bomb) shelters" after identifying what the military described as "irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria". The military statement further said that its defence systems had been deployed "and IDF (Israel Defence Force) troops are on high alert for an attack". (Writing by Dan Williams)

Donald Trump pulls out of 'horrible' Iran nuclear deal in huge blow to US allies; Israel braces for backlash
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Donald Trump pulls out of 'horrible' Iran nuclear deal in huge blow to US allies; Israel braces for backlash

The decision came after a burst of last-minute diplomacy, punctuated by a visit by Britain's top diplomat and after the deal's European members gave in to many of Trump's demands, according to officials, diplomats and others briefed on the negotiations.

Iran nuclear deal: Donald Trump told Emmanuel Macron he's going to exit, say reports as Tehran remains defiant
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Iran nuclear deal: Donald Trump told Emmanuel Macron he's going to exit, say reports as Tehran remains defiant

US President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that he is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, Reuters is reporting European officials as saying as the clock ticks towards the Tuesday 2 pm deadline when Trump is scheduled to announce his decision.

Benjamin Netanyahu's India visit: Ties with Palestine, disagreement on other issues no impediment to better relations with Israel
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Benjamin Netanyahu's India visit: Ties with Palestine, disagreement on other issues no impediment to better relations with Israel

Though some might accuse Modi of performing a dangerous balancing act by befriending Netanyahu while maintaining ties with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, no one can deny India is one of the few nations in the world which has truly cordial relationships with Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab states. India could very well play a critical role in peacemaking in West Asia.

Benjamin Netanyahu at Raisina Dialogue 2018: Israeli PM sounds 2019 bugle for Narendra Modi, goes turbo-realist
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Benjamin Netanyahu at Raisina Dialogue 2018: Israeli PM sounds 2019 bugle for Narendra Modi, goes turbo-realist

The third edition of the Raisina Dialogue kicked off on Tuesday with a triple-whammy featuring Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. The theme of this year’s iteration is “Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms” and it began on something of a disruptive note.

Raisina Dialogue begins in New Delhi: From Benjamin Netanyahu to David Petraeus, big names headline geo-political conference
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Raisina Dialogue begins in New Delhi: From Benjamin Netanyahu to David Petraeus, big names headline geo-political conference

The Raisina Dialogue is expected to kick off today at 6 pm in New Delhi. Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in India on a six-day visit, is slated to deliver the inaugural speech. The theme of the Raisina Dialogue (16 to 18 January) is Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms.

'No UN vote' can change Jerusalem's status, says Israel's ambassador to India, Daniel Carmon
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'No UN vote' can change Jerusalem's status, says Israel's ambassador to India, Daniel Carmon

With India, a growing friend of Israel, joining the UN majority in voting for a General Assembly resolution criticising US President Donald Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel

Nawaz Sharif in China: Under siege at home, Pakistan PM's image abroad receives boost
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Nawaz Sharif in China: Under siege at home, Pakistan PM's image abroad receives boost

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may be facing investigations at home, but his image abroad appears to have improved ever since China placed Pakistan at the heart of its One Belt One Road (Obor) initiative.