Daniel Estrin, NPR’s Jerusalem correspondent, breaks down what Trump said -- and didn't say -- during his Middle East tour this week.
By Erica R. Hendry
President Donald Trump departs Friday for the Middle East in his first overseas trip as president. He visits Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican -- the bases of three major world religions -- aiming to unify the region against extremism…
By Larisa Epatko
White House spokesman Sean Spicer will brief the press on Wednesday afternoon, the day of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' visit to Washington, D.C., and FBI Director James Comey's testimony on Capitol Hill. You can watch Spicer's press conference live.
By News Desk
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will press Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday to end payments to families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails, according to U.S. officials, one of several actions Washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
By Karin Laub, Associated Press
Two senior Palestinian officials say CIA chief Mike Pompeo secretly held talks in the West Bank with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
In our news wrap Thursday, Syria’s military and its Russian allies scaled back airstrikes on Aleppo, but President Bashar al-Assad vowed to recapture all of the city. Also, lawmakers in Pakistan vowed to enact harsher penalties for so-called “honor killings,”…
By PBS NewsHour
The funeral of Shimon Peres, who passed away Wednesday at 93, brought together delegations from 75 countries -- even those with a bitter history of war. After shaking hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu eulogized…
By Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he will meet this week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in a bid to ease tensions that have erupted in deadly violence.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, the first two bodies recovered from the crash of AirAsia flight 8501 landed in Surabaya, Indonesia, but efforts to continue searching for more victims were delayed by strong winds and heavy rains. Also, in Afghanistan,…
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