World Jul 26

People wait outside the U.S. embassy, near the site of a blast in Beijing, China. Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters
Man explodes small bomb outside US Embassy in Beijing

Photos on social media showed a large amount of smoke and police vehicles surrounding the embassy shortly after the incident. Apart from a heightened security presence, the scene outside appeared to be normal by early afternoon.

World May 15

A relative of a Palestinian, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, mourns during his funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters
Palestinians bury dead after bloodiest day in Gaza since 2014

Thousands joined funeral processions Tuesday for some of the dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in a mass march on the Gaza border, as Israelis faced growing diplomatic fallout from the use of lethal force against unarmed protesters.

Feb 23

U.S. may move embassy to Jerusalem as early as May 2018

Two Trump administration officials say the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring independence. The officials say Congress is being notified of the impending move on Friday.

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