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Jerusalem Decision Could Boost Extremist Islamist Parties

Islamist parties are using the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as a rallying cry that likely will resound in upcoming election campaigns in Muslim-dominated countries. U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday sparked protests in a number of countries, with clashes breaking out with security forces in …

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US State Department Braces for Violent Fallout from Jerusalem Recognition

STATE DEPARTMENT —  The State Department has issued security warnings at scores of U.S. embassies around the world, bracing for protests or violence from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. At the United Nations, American diplomats are preparing for a meeting Friday called by eight of …

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No End in Sight for Yemen War, Analysts Say

The killing Monday of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh by Iran-backed rebel Houthis, his uneasy allies-turned-foes, has plunged the war-torn country into further uncertainty and violence, prompting some of the fiercest fighting since the start of a multiparty conflict three years ago. Following Saleh’s death at the hands of …

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Trump Urges Saudis to Immediately Allow Aid Supplies Into Yemen

Calls comes as country grapples with bloody conflict, cholera outbreak, lack of fuel, food and medicine President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. officials to urge Saudi Arabia to completely allow fuel, food and medicine into Yemen. In a short statement Wednesday, Trump said, “This must be done for humanitarian reasons …

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