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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for resolving all issues with Israel for a two-state solution.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This photo released Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a man who was killed during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 100 people since Monday in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, via AP)
Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100Government forces bomb the northeastern suburbs of the Syrian capital for a second straight day, killing more than 100 people and raising the specter of a full-scale offensive that could spell catastrophe for the 400,000 residents trapped under siege
The Associated Press5 hours ago
President of the Syria Negotiation Commission, Nasr al-Hariri, speaks during a media conference in Brussels on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The Syrian Negotiation Commission are in Brussels to meet with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, EU Ambassadors and other senior officials to press their European allies to protect civilians and address the humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
AP Explains: Syria's starved, rebellious suburb under attackAP Explains: Syria's starved rebellious suburbs east of the Syrian capital, Damascus, are under attack
The Associated Press5 hours ago
This photo released on Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018 provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian paramedics treat an injured man who was wounded by the shelling of the Syrian government forces, at a makeshift hospital, in Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria. A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, killed at least 98 people on Monday. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
The Latest: Group says Syria death toll tops 100 for the dayA monitoring group says the death toll from government shelling and airstrikes outside Damascus has exceeded 100 people for the second straight day
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Jared Kushner, left, and Jason Greenblatt, right, listen as American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
The Latest: Envoy says US extends hand to PalestiniansU.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is offering "the outstretched hand of the United States to the Palestinian people in the cause of peace" _ but she says the Trump administration will not change its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, rescue and search team members search for wreckage of a plane that crashed on Sunday in the Dena mountains in southern Iran, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. (Alireza Vasigh Ansari/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
Iran TV airs images of site of airplane crash that killed 65Iranian state TV airs first images of site of airplane crash in southern Iran that killed 65 people
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Pentagon says 'soon' on 1st Guantanamo transfer under TrumpThe Pentagon will miss a deadline to send a prisoner from Guantanamo home to Saudi Arabia but an official says the transfer may occur soon
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompanied by his wife Sara cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony for a bomb-proof emergency room in a hospital in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Netanyahu confidant identified as scandals mountIsraeli police suspect Netanyahu confidant of trying to bribe top judge to drop corruption case against Netanyahu's wife
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Egypt opens border with Gaza temporarilyEgyptian officials say the country will open its border with the Gaza Strip amid a military campaign against Islamic insurgents in restive northern Sinai Peninsula
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Turkey's Erdogan confirms pro-Syrian government fighters pushed back from Afrin, warns against 'wrongful steps'Turkey's Erdogan confirms pro-Syrian government fighters pushed back from Afrin, warns against 'wrongful steps'
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Egypt adds detained Islamist politician to terror listAn Egyptian court has added a detained Islamist politician to a list of wanted "terrorists" over his alleged links to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group
The Associated Press10 hours ago
US senator says $6B in aid for Jordan likely to riseChairman of U.S. Senate panel dealing with foreign aid says Jordan's five-year aid package worth more than $6 billion likely to grow as U.S. tries to stabilize key ally
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Turkish state media: Pro-Syrian government forces withdraw from Afrin city following Turkish shellingTurkish state media: Pro-Syrian government forces withdraw from Afrin city following Turkish shelling
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Syrian Kurdish militia confirms Syrian troops entered Afrin to deploy along border with Turkey and help defend enclaveSyrian Kurdish militia confirms Syrian troops entered Afrin to deploy along border with Turkey and help defend enclave
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Syrian TV reports Turks shelling area where pro-government forces have entered Afrin enclave, journalists fleeSyrian TV reports Turks shelling area where pro-government forces have entered Afrin enclave, journalists flee
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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