Middle East

David Friedman
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Jeff Katz
September 15, 2020 - 6:05 pm
David Friedman: "A week ago, you couldn't make a phone call from Israel to the United Arab Emirates." Click here to listen to Jeff's full interview with the U.S. ambassador to Israel.
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In this Tuesday, June 9, 2020 photo, visitors sit in bars in an area known as Little Venice on the Greek island of Mykonos.
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AP News
June 14, 2020 - 11:51 am
Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans, Asians
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President Donald Trump, joined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
AP News
January 28, 2020 - 12:51 pm
By MATTHEW LEE and ARON HELLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan Tuesday, calling for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem, saying it is a “win-win” opportunity for both Israel...
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Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, meets with sailors and Marines on the USS Bataan amphibious assault ship on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in the northern Red Sea. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
(AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
AP News
January 23, 2020 - 4:30 pm
By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press ABOARD THE USS BATAAN (AP) — Over the past eight months, the United States has poured more than 20,000 additional troops into the Middle East to counter the escalating threat from Iran that peaked with the recent missile attack on American forces in Iraq...
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Jeff Katz
January 14, 2020 - 11:30 am
The "real" reporters in the mainstream media could not have shown their true colors any more than they have in the weeks since Qasem Soleimani's death. During an appearance on MSNBC Live With Ali Velshi on Monday, New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi bashed the United States for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015 file photo, two Qantas planes taxi on the runway at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia. Some Asian airlines have rerouted flights to the Middle East to avoid Iranian airspace. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
AP News
January 08, 2020 - 12:16 pm
By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. Jumbled schedules could effect as many as 15,000 passengers per day, lengthen flight times...
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 - In this Aug. 20, 2015 file photo, two Qantas planes taxi on the runway at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
WRVA News
January 08, 2020 - 11:45 am
By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. Jumbled schedules could effect as many as 15,000 passengers per day, lengthen flight times...
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Colin Kaepernick
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Jeff Katz
January 06, 2020 - 4:01 pm
Good news folks. Colin Kaepernick has decided to weigh in on Middle East affairs. Oh, and he thinks America is the biggest terrorist threat in the world. The former NFL quarterback bashed America on Twitter in the wake of the deaths of three top Iranian military officials (including General Qasem...
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This Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, image provided by Maxar Technologies shows black smoke coming out of the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)
(Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)
AP News
January 02, 2020 - 6:18 am
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran-backed militiamen withdrew from the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Wednesday after two days of clashes with American security forces, but U.S.-Iran tensions remain high and could spill over into further violence. The...
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AP News
October 09, 2019 - 12:01 pm
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday over sharp criticism of his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, insisting he is focused on the "BIG PICTURE" that doesn't include American involvement in "...
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