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World Jun 09Palestinians announce counterproposal to Trump plan
The Palestinians say they proposed a demilitarized Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem with one-to-one land exchanges with Israel as a counteroffer to President Donald Trump's Mideast plan.
World May 24Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears
Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks.
Health Mar 15Iran reports 113 new virus deaths as concerns mount
An Iranian official has acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic could overwhelm health facilities in his country, which is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East while under heavy U.S. sanctions.
World Jan 29Israel postpones move to annex large parts of West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has postponed a move to annex large parts of the West Bank, a government minister said Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to quickly act on the Trump administration’s Mideast plan despite fierce…
World Jan 17Amid month of turmoil, Iran’s supreme leader says country won’t bow to U.S.
Iran's supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years.
World Jan 16Iran’s president says there’s ‘no limit’ to nuclear enrichment now
After the Jan. 3 airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran said it would abandon all restrictions in the nuclear deal.
World Jan 12Iran braces for protests after admitting plane shootdown
Iran's security forces deployed in large numbers across the capital on Sunday, expecting more protests after its Revolutionary Guard admitted to accidentally shooting down a passenger plane at a time of soaring tensions with the United States.
World Jan 11Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake
Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Saturday acknowledged that it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 people aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations and mounting evidence that it was responsible.
World Jan 10Pompeo blames Iran for downing Ukrainian plane
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the highest-level U.S. official to directly pin the blame on Iran, after Canadian, Australian and British leaders announced similar intelligence conclusions Thursday. “We do believe it is likely that that plane was shot down…
World Jan 10Iran denies plane was shot down, says West should share evidence
Western leaders said the plane appeared to have been unintentionally hit by a surface-to-air missile just hours after Iran launched around a dozen ballistic missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq.