How the fight for the city plays out will make Islamic State decide whether to persist with its current strategy or scatter its forces across the Middle East and operate like Al-Qaida.
- White House blocks CNN, New York Times, Politico from press briefing (Haaretz)
- Quarterly UN report puts Iran nuclear material well below amounts allowed by deal (Reuters)
- Trump: Wall to be built on Mexico border way ahead of schedule (Reuters)
- Trump at CPAC: Media doesn't represent the people, unnamed sources should be banned (Haaretz)
- Turkish military says has seized control of Syria's al-Bab (Reuters)
- Iraqi PM says ordered air force to strike ISIS positions in Syria (Reuters)
- UN Human Rights office: 'Deeply disturbed at lenient sentence' handed to Elor Azaria (Reuters)
- Car bomb kills 20 in village held by Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, war monitor says (Reuters)
- Islamic militants gun down Christian man in Sinai, Egyptian officials say (AP)
- Iraqi forces secure half of Mosul's airport, most of military base, officials say (AP)
- Malaysian police: Chemical used for murder of Kim Jong-nam identified as nerve agent (Reuters)
- Trump says wants to expand nuclear arsenal, make U.S. 'top of the pack' (Reuters)
- Syrian opposition says UN talks must focus on political transition (Reuters)
- Strong storm kills one in U.K., batters northern Europe (AP)
- Peace talks between Syrian government, opposition kick off in Geneva (Reuters)
A video shows that Nidal Mahdawi, a mentally unstable Palestinian on his way to visit his wife and kids in Israel, could have been arrested without being shot.
Judging books for this year's JQ/Wingate Prize on 1930s European fascism, the fate of refugees refused asylum and mass warfare and its aftermath, it was clear how history refuses to stay neatly in the past.
And Israel's opposition leader hopes for a comeback after details of secret peace summit emerge
Some hope to see an incompetent leader at the helm of the Democratic party, while others worry about the U.S. relationship with Israel.
The annual conference at billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson's casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip has become a de facto campaign stop for Republican presidential candidates over the past few years.
Asghar Farhadi, whose film 'The Salesman' was nominated for best foreign film, said he would not be attending the ceremony in protest of President Trump's travel ban.
Set in the immediate aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, ‘Jackie’ depicts the initial stages of his elevation to mythic status by his widow, Jacqueline, who in the process became a living icon.