Middle East Headlines

  • Saudi, UAE, Qatari leaders to visit Trump in March, April

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Saudi, Emirati and Qatari leaders will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in the next couple of months, U.S. officials said, amid efforts by Washington to try to resolve a dispute between the Gulf neighbors.

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  • All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia's first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom's recent efforts of shedding its conservative image.

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  • All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia's first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom's recent efforts of shedding its conservative image.

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  • All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia's first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom's recent efforts of shedding its conservative image.

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  • U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

    UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

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  • U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

    UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

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  • U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

    UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

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  • Iranian official panned for rights abuses to visit UN body

    An upcoming visit to the United Nations’ top human rights body by Iran’s justice minister is attracting criticism since the European Union has issued sanctions against him for rights violations.

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  • Kasatkina upsets Muguruza to set up Dubai final with Svitolina

    (Reuters) - Russia's Daria Kasatkina stunned second seed Garbine Muguruza to reach the final at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday, while defending champion Elina Svitolina cruised past former world number one Angelique Kerber.

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  • Pakistan could evict, rather than kill, militants: U.S. official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan need not kill or capture militants such as members of the Haqqani network that use its territory to launch attacks in Afghanistan but could push them across the border instead, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

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  • Pakistan could evict, rather than kill, militants: U.S. official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan need not kill or capture militants such as members of the Haqqani network that use its territory to launch attacks in Afghanistan but could push them across the border instead, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

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  • Syria's eastern Ghouta bombed again before U.N. ceasefire vote

    BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year-old civil war.

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  • Syria's eastern Ghouta bombed again before U.N. ceasefire vote

    BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year-old civil war.

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  • U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.

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  • U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.

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  • Kasatkina upsets Muguruza to set up Dubai final with Svitolina

    (Reuters) - Russia's Daria Kasatkina stunned second seed Garbine Muguruza to reach the final at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday, while defending champion Elina Svitolina cruised past former world number one Angelique Kerber.

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  • Merkel hopes U.N. will agree on Syria ceasefire this evening

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she hoped that the United Nations Security Council would agree a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria to allow humanitarian aid in.

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  • Palestinians angry at reports of early U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem

    RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians reacted on Friday with anger to reports that the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within months, saying this could destroy the prospect of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

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  • U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.

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  • EU leaders agree to spend more on migration, defense, security

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Friday to spend more on common defense and security policy, as well as on "fighting illegal migration" in their next long-term budget after Britain leaves the bloc, the chairman of EU leaders, Donald Tusk, said.

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  • Syria's eastern Ghouta bombed again before U.N. ceasefire vote

    BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year-old civil war.

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  • U.S. expects to open Jerusalem embassy in May, officials say

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.

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  • U.S. expects to open Jerusalem embassy in May, officials say

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.

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  • More bombs fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta before U.N. vote

    BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

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