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After the United States embassy move, what is actually changing for Israelis and Palestinians? : Parallels: NPR

Palestinians put fire on fire, as Israeli soldiers try to prevent protesters from breaking through the Gaza-Israel border. The demonstration marked the 70th anniversary of Nakba, or disaster, a memorial of the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the war of Israel's creation. Anadolu Agency / Getty Images hide caption change caption Anadolu Agency / Getty Images Palestinians …

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US Suspending New Tariffs While Negotiating Trade with China, Mnuchin says

WASHINGTON – The United States has embarked on the plan to introduce severe tariffs on Chinese products as it pushes forward with negotiations to reduce its trade deficit with Beijing, a top priority from President Trump. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of State Treasury, said on Sunday that the two countries had made progress when they ended two days of intensive trade …

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Saudi Arabia – CNN

Activists Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef and Aisha Almane were arrested last week with four male supporters, the government and Saudi Arabian media said on Friday. They are accused of "suspicious contact with foreign entities in support of their operations, recruiting certain persons responsible for sensitive state positions, and providing financial support to hostile parts outside the country," reported …

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Voices for a Rebel Monastery Evidence of the Resistance of Iraqi Democrats

In the case of Iraq, the fathers have a sense of humor. The party's middle age monastery, which once led a rebellion against US forces, won most seats in last week's election – a choice US intervention 15 years previously made possible. Most Americans remember Moqtada al-Sadr as the first face of Iraq's real resistance. Certainly there were remnants of …

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The latest: Venezuelan line up to the vote in Sunday's election

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro makes a victory after a meeting with former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero at the Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 18, 2018. Maduro seeks a new six-year mandate and, despite violent hyperinflation and widespread lack of food and medicine is expected to generally win it on May 20 in a choice that …

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Palestinian leader Abbas included: Palestinian officials

RAMALLAH (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in the West Bank because of complications after minor surgery last week, a Palestinian official said on Sunday. PHILPHOTO – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas dare in Ramallah, occupied West Bank on May 1, 2018. REUTERS / Mohamad Torokman / Filfoto It was the third time Abbas, 82, had been in …

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Cuba air crash: Damojh company "had security complaint"

Media playback is not supported on your device Mediaskrift Doctor Jose Luis Castellano described the crash site as "very painful" to see The Mexican charter company whose plan crashed in Cuba on Friday and killed 110 people aboard had received previous security complaints, say two ex-pilots. One of the pilots described Facebook how a plane hired from Damojh Airlines had …

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Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals in June

Pope Francis Asperger Sacred Water When He Celebrates a Pentecostal Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press) of Associated Press at 19659003] Associated Press ] May 20 at 6:36 pm VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has announced that he will make 14 new cardinals next month, including his prime aide …

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Local Muslims mark first Ramadan in their own house of Worship Local News

When the holy month of Ramadan begins, observant Muslims in the Monadnock region prepare for a month of fasting and prayer. Keeses first mosque opened in December. Almost six months later, the members take the ninth month of the Muslim calendar as an opportunity to fill their spirituality through self-control and strict compliance with the principles of their faith. Everywhere …

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