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Druze men at the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights flash the V for victory sign as they look out across the southwestern Syrian province of Quneitra on July 7, 2018. (Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty Images)
March 25, 2019 - 19:35 GMT
In a puzzling tweet last Thursday, US President Donald Trump announced that he would recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. It was puzzling because the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over this land runs against long-standing US foreign policy, which relies on the principles of international law, including the UN Charter, against the acquisition of land by force.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy (Twitter)
March 25, 2019 - 18:00 GMT
Turkey on Monday voiced concern over speeches of some country leaders about moving their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) meeting in Washington on Sunday.
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March 25, 2019 - 15:17 GMT
An Israeli website known for its close links to the regime’s military intelligence services says it has found evidence showing the US is beefing up its military presence in Syria.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) and Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze  (AFP)
March 25, 2019 - 15:09 GMT
NATO chief on Monday said the alliance support Georgia’s territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP)
March 25, 2019 - 14:59 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was forced to cut short a Washington trip after a rocket from Gaza hit a house in a rare strike north of Tel Aviv on Monday.
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March 25, 2019 - 14:03 GMT
And major media outlets wonder why people have lost faith in them...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP)
March 25, 2019 - 12:25 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to take to the UN the issue of the Israeli regime’s claim over the occupied Golan Heights, as the US president is to recognize Tel Aviv’s sovereignty over the Syrian territory.
A man raises a New Zealand flag as he attends a vigil in memory of the twin mosque massacre victims in Christchurch (AFP)
March 25, 2019 - 11:22 GMT
New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned the 74-page manifesto written and released by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
Conference of AIPAC (Twitter)
March 25, 2019 - 11:18 GMT
Several leading Democratic presidential candidates have decided to skip the annual conference of AIPAC, the largest pro-Israel lobby, in a decision that represents a shift in discourse on Israel.
President Michel Aoun (Twitter)
March 25, 2019 - 11:04 GMT
President Michel Aoun left Lebanon for Russia Monday morning, where he will meet with President Vladimir Putin to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis.
Border crossings in the Gaza Strip (Twitter)
March 25, 2019 - 10:55 GMT
The Israeli military on Monday decided to close two main crossings with the Gaza Strip, following rocket fire from the Palestinian territory.
King Abdullah  (Twitter)
March 25, 2019 - 10:43 GMT
King Abdullah has called off a planned trip to Romania following remarks by Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila that her country's embassy in Israel will be moved to Jerusalem.
Prime Minister, Viorica Dancila (Twitter)
March 25, 2019 - 10:26 GMT
The Romanian President Klaus Iohannis rebuked, on Sunday, his Prime Minister, Viorica Dancila, for stating that the Romanian embassy in Israel will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and US President Donald Trump (AFP)
March 25, 2019 - 09:10 GMT
US President Donald Trump's role in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's electoral campaign gets its star turn this week when the two allies meet in Washington ahead of Israeli polls.
emeni fighter loyal to the government backed by the Saudi-led coalition walks past debris along a road near the town of Al-Shurayja in the southern Lahij province (AFP)
March 25, 2019 - 09:00 GMT
Yemen's four-year conflict has left thousands dead and triggered the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations.
A puppet head of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May spearing a representation of the British Economy is positioned on Whitehall outside Downing Street. (AFP/ File)
March 25, 2019 - 08:55 GMT
Up to a million people took to the streets of London on Saturday afternoon, demanding a people’s vote on the final deal after London and Brussels agreed to a short extension to the Brexit date.