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.
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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.
Gaza women say they were turned back at border because they didn’t have their cellphones, which were taken by Hamas.
Israeli opposition leader's plan: Sides will agree on decade of calm, during which time West Bank will be a violence and incitement-free zone; settlement construction outside blocs will be frozen, with more powers to Palestinians – only then negotiations.
Jordan's king and Egypt's president discuss stalemate in Middle East peace, say two-state solution is not up for compromise.
Speakers at Tehran confab, at a time when hopes for a two-state solution wane, stress Tehran's support of Palestinian struggle – a cause of concern among Fatah leaders in Ramallah.
Members killed by drone were planning a rocket attack at Israel, ISIS-aligned news agency reports.
Exclusive Kerry Offered Netanyahu Regional Peace Plan in Secret 2016 Summit With al-Sissi, King Abdullah
Kerry's outline included Arab recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Netanyahu claimed he couldn't get his coalition to back it.
The delegitimization, if not criminalization, of any opposition – political, media or cultural – by Turkey's ruling party coincides with a crucial referendum on expanding presidential power even further.