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As President Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding USA policy by declaring the wall's location to be Israel, versus Jerusalem .
  • Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', 'warmongering' after Trump's Saudi visit

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    Speaking during his first visit to Israel as United States president, Mr Trump said there is strong consensus on these issues among the world's nations, including many in the Muslim world. "The U.S. leaders should know that whenever we need a missile test because of a technical aspect, we will test", he said. Trump also signaled that America is willing to look past the shortcomings of potential allies in the fight for peace.
  • President Trump denies collusion with Russian Federation

    President Trump denies collusion with Russian Federation

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    Trump's frustrations came to a head this week with the firing of FBI Director James Comey , who was overseeing the probe into his campaign's possible ties to Russia's election meddling. Later, however, they said that Trump had planned to fire Comey regardless. Since Comey's firing, current and former Federal Bureau of Investigation officials have given alternative descriptions of a meeting between the president and the former Federal Bureau of Investigation head.
  • Turk urges U.S. to back off arming Kurds

    Turk urges U.S. to back off arming Kurds

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    United States military commanders have long argued that the surest and quickest way of defeating Daesh is to arm the Kurds, who are major players in the conflict in Syria. The SDF, which also includes Arab fighters, has captured large swathes of land in northern Syria from IS with the help of US -led airstrikes. The city, located in northern Syria, is surrounded by opposition forces fighting IS militants and government forces.
  • Trump vows to 'do everything' for Mideast peace

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    In what may concern peace advocates, he did not specifically mention the two-state solution, long the focus of global efforts and US Middle East diplomacy. Trump was greeted with an extended standing ovation on Tuesday afternoon by a small audience of Israeli lawmakers and guests at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem , and his speech was punctuated by applause.
  • Chaffetz, Comey to speak Monday

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    Chaffetz acknowledged the speculation but insisted to reporters that "the overwhelming driving force" of his resignation was a desire to spend more time with family as he realized he was in a mid-life crisis. The former kicker for the Mormon-owned Brigham Young University football team was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008. Liberals said that he did not go after the incoming administration with nearly the vigor used against the prior Democratic administration.
  • Rubio not optimistic on prospects of Middle East peace

    Rubio not optimistic on prospects of Middle East peace

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    Thank you for such a wonderful and unforgettable visit , Prime Minister @ Netanyahu and @PresidentRuvi . Trump asserted that both Israel and the Palestinians are ready to pursue a peace agreement and reiterated his "personal commitment" to helping them achieve that goal.
  • S. Korean, US, Japanese military chiefs discuss N

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    Inspections of ships operated by third-party nations that are transporting trade goods for North Korea could be strengthened, to block the movement of materials that could be diverted into nuclear weapons and missile development. North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as ideal by leader Kim Jong Un .