Middle East

UNSC to Vote on Resolution Rejecting US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

The UN Security Council plans to vote on a draft resolution Monday rejecting U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. As a permanent council member, the U.S. will likely veto the Egyptian-sponsored text. Reuters says the resolution does not mention the United States or President Donald Trump by name. …

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UN Council Mulls Call for US Jerusalem Decision to Be Withdrawn

UNITED NATIONS —  The U.N. Security Council, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the city’s status have no legal effect and must be rescinded. The one-page Egyptian-drafted text, which was circulated to …

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White House Signals Western Wall Has to Be Part of Israel

WASHINGTON —  Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem’s Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to inflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the ultimate borders of the holy city must be resolved …

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Palestinians, Israelis Clash as Jerusalem Fallout Continues

GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP —  Clashes broke out amid a fresh wave of violence across the West Bank and along Gaza’s border on Friday as the fallout continued over President Donald Trump’s announcement last week recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, killing three Palestinians and wounding dozens of other protesters and …

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US Jets Intercepted Russian Warplanes in Syria, Pentagon Says

WASHINGTON —  Two U.S. warplanes intercepted two Russian jets over a part of Syria they were not supposed to be operating in, the Pentagon said Thursday. At one point during Wednesday’s incident, the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighters deployed radar and infrared countermeasures to try to persuade the Russian Su-25s …

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