Foreign Policy

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Boko Haram Leader Warns Trump ‘War Has Just Begun’

11/14/2016 9:00 AM Updated: 5 months ago

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – The leader of the jihadist group Boko Haram has reacted to the election of Donald Trump to the White House with a

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Can Trump Rip up The Iran Deal? Easier Said Than Done

11/13/2016 1:00 PM Updated: 5 months ago

    Washington (AFP) – As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to tear up the Iran nuclear deal, the signature diplomatic breakthrough of Barack Obama’s second

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Trump May Not Move Embassy to Jerusalem: Advisor

11/13/2016 11:00 AM Updated: 5 months ago

    According to the Times of Israel, Walid Phares, one of Trump’s foreign policy advisors have indicated that Trump might not move the United States


Six Dead, Dozens Wounded as Taliban Strikes German Consulate

11/11/2016 9:32 AM Updated: 5 months ago

  Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan) (AFP) – The death toll from a powerful Taliban truck bombing at the German consulate in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif city rose to at least

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Canada PM Says Ready to Renegotiate NAFTA With Trump

11/10/2016 12:00 PM Updated: 5 months ago

Ottawa (AFP) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday he is willing to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which US President-elect Donald

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Could Trump Unravel Paris Climate Change Deal?

11/07/2016 10:40 AM Updated: 5 months ago

Paris (AFP) – Diplomats gather next week for a fresh round of UN climate talks in Morocco, but all eyes will be on the US where

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S. Korea’s ‘Female Rasputin’ Returns to Face Scandal

10/30/2016 2:01 PM Updated: 5 months ago

Seoul (AFP) – The woman at the heart of a lurid political scandal engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye returned to the country Sunday to face

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US Orders Family of Istanbul Consulate Staff to Leave

10/30/2016 12:30 PM Updated: 5 months ago

Washington (AFP) – The United States ordered the relatives of staff members in its consulate in Istanbul to leave the country Saturday, warning that “extremist groups”

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US Says up to 900 Jihadists Killed in Mosul Battle

10/27/2016 9:30 AM Updated: 5 months ago

Arbil (Iraq) (AFP) – The United States said Thursday that up to 900 Islamic State group jihadists have been killed in the offensive to retake Iraq’s

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Kerry: New Ideas Discussed in Syria Meeting

10/15/2016 7:30 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Lausanne (AFP) – The United States, Russia and Syria’s neighbours discussed new ideas for reviving a ceasefire in the war-torn country at talks Saturday in Switzerland,

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Turkey, Israel Consider Building Gas Pipeline: Israeli Minister

10/13/2016 7:40 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey and Israel are to start examining the feasibility of building an undersea gas pipeline to pump Israeli gas to Turkish consumers and

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Warplanes Hit Aleppo Ahead of Diplomatic Resolutions

10/13/2016 7:20 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Beirut (AFP) – Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded Aleppo again on Thursday after two days of heavy bombardment that killed more than 70 civilians, as world

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World Powers to Try Again For Syria Ceasefire

10/12/2016 9:00 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Washington (AFP) – Despite repeated setbacks on the path to peace in war-wracked Syria, the United States and Russia will give diplomacy another chance, as Washington

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After 2 Debates, Israel Still Absent

10/11/2016 7:20 AM Updated: 6 months ago

The second presidential debate was yesterday, and the entire 90 minutes went by without a single mention of Israel. In the first debate, the country was

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Did Jewish Aid Help Haiti After the Earthquake, and Will Aid Help Now?

10/10/2016 11:40 AM Updated: 6 months ago

When Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on Tuesday, it killed more than 1,000 and destroyed over 30,000 homes. This Hurricane may be one of the worst the

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Gorbachev: Tensions Rising Between Russia and United States

10/10/2016 8:40 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Moscow (AFP) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Monday that the world has reached a “dangerous point” as tensions between Russia and the United

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Israel’s Only Concern with Clinton? Obama

10/09/2016 4:40 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Email correspondence released by Wikileaks over the weekend sheds new light on Israeli attitudes toward Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the Jerusalem Post reported. The emails

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Palestinian Gunman Kills 2 in Jerusalem

10/09/2016 2:00 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – A Palestinian opened fire from a car in Jerusalem on Sunday and again as Israeli police chased him, killing an officer and a

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Mixed Reaction in Columbia as President Wins Nobel

10/09/2016 9:30 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Oslo (AFP) – Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end a half-century war with the FARC

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Afghanistan in Numbers, 15 Years After US Invasion

10/07/2016 12:20 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Kabul (AFP) – Nearly a month after the September 11 attacks that killed 3,000 people, the US launched its first major salvo in the “war on