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history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 1799 - Palestine Remix

Our timeline spans more than two centuries to explain the dramatic chain of events that led to the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. Further explore pivotal years in depth through our films.<p>SELECT A SPECIFIC ERA:<p>1799 – 1946<p>The British Mandate for Palestine, from 1917 to 1948, laid the …

Israel

Full text of Trump's State of the Union address

President Trump's State of the Union address as delivered, provided by the White House: THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of …

Trump's State of the Union in 280 characters

<b>(CNN) —</b> CNN Opinion is curating tweets from commentators on the State of the Union.

Donald Trump

'Tonight We Got Teleprompter Trump.' Democrats Seethe After State of the Union

In the moments after a president gives the State of the Union, Statuary Hall becomes a carnivalesque madhouse. Television networks from around the …

Donald Trump

Winners and losers from Trump's State of the Union address

President Trump delivered his second address to Congress and his first official State of the Union address Tuesday night. And a year after that address earned plenty of praise, Trump did his best to re-create its aspirational, highflying tone. At least for most of the speech.<p>So what were the big …

U.S. Politics

Democrats furious over Trump's immigration rhetoric

The opposition party says the president has made a Dreamers deal only harder to reach.<p>Democrats were infuriated by President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union speech, claiming the president put an immigration deal even further out of reach with what they called bigoted remarks during the …

Immigration

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claims in his State of Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined (quotations from the speech as delivered or as released by the White House before delivery):<p>WAGE GAINS<p>TRUMP: "After years and years of wage …

Immigration

6,221 people suffered pellet-gun injuries in Jammu and Kashmir in the seven months after Burhan Wani's death

<b>Jammu:</b> The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said 6,221 people suffered pellet-gun injuries during the unrest in Kashmir after the killing of …

Don't Let China Start Calling the Shots in Pakistan

The vast size of the proposed China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has players on all sides struggling to calculate the pros and cons for their …

Commentary: The White House is right to suspend aid to Pakistan | Reuters

President Trump’s decision to freeze approximately $2 billion in U.S. security assistance to Pakistan has received cautious support from senior lawmakers and foreign policy analysts. And while the political and military calculus of suspending aid payments is complex, the Trump administration’s …

Despite Trump’s punitive military aid cut, Pakistan and U.S. are still intertwined

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — After President Trump bluntly accused Pakistan of "lies and deceit" on New Year's Day, then suspended all security aid to the longtime U.S. military ally, Pakistan was widely described as acting like a jilted lover — secretly stricken but publicly defiant and pretending not to …

Why US can never dare invading Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is a nuclear power. It has the 6th largest army in the world at 617,000 personnel approximately. To maintain the security of its …

Pakistan, US clash at UN over Afghanistan

New York - Pakistan and United States have clashed at the United Nations over Afghanistan.<p>The US urged Pakistan not to give sanctuary to “terrorist …

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

First Aid

US War on Terror in 76 Countries Cost $6.5 Trillion

A US study published earlier this week revealed that the United States’ war on terrorism has cost $6.5 trillion, reported The National magazine based …

Middle East

Yen Short Squeeze Extended

<b>Sparked by fears that the BOJ took a step toward the monetary exit by reducing the amount of long-term bonds it is buying, there is an apparent</b> …

Fizzling out: World Bank says global economy is set for a decade of gloom

There are other downside risks to the outlook too. The World Bank fears an upsurge in protectionism could stop trade growth from recovering, …

Economics

A financial crisis in 2018? The danger signs are starting to emerge

It is 10 years since the last financial crisis, and it has taken that long for normality to return.<p>For the first time since the crisis, major …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Recruitment

In China, Macron presses EU for united front on foreign takeovers | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Europe should to be more united in protecting strategic assets from foreign takeovers if it wants Beijing’s respect, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday as he wrapped up a visit to China that brought no eye-catching trade deals.<p>The 40-year-old has deployed a mix …

China

Unrest Shows the Iran Nuclear Deal’s Value, Not Its Danger

For ordinary Iranians, the great promise of the 2015 nuclear deal was economic revival. International sanctions would be lifted, foreign investment would flow and the standard of living, crippled by years of ostracism by the United States and its partners, would rise, allowing Iran to once again …

How Not to Engage With Pakistan

President Trump’s decision last week to suspend almost all security aid to Pakistan, which quickly followed his accusation that Pakistan had “given us nothing but lies and deceit,” suggests that his administration is carrying out the hard-line approach that the president foreshadowed in August.<p>Last …

Israel Moves to Annex the West Bank—This Is How the Two-State Solution Dies

While the media focuses on Trump, Netanyahu imposes a “solution”: There will never be a Palestinian state.<p>More on:<p>Israeli-Palestinian …

This is one of the US' biggest fears about a war with North Korea

With tensions between the U.S. government and North Korea at a historic high, the Department of Defense spent 2017 deterring an armed confrontation with Kim Jong Un's regime on the Korean peninsula.<p>The Pentagon deployed three carrier strike groups to the Western Pacific for the first time in a …

Catalonia: How not to deal with a separatist movement

Yossi Mekelberg<p>December 27, 2017 23:41<p>Insanity was once defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In the …

Europe

5 referendum ideas for 2018

Referendums are great: Just ask David Cameron or Carles Puigdemont.<p>But they can be “dangerous,” as one senior British politician warned back in …

Ray of hope, then deep hostility between US and North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first month of Donald Trump's presidency, an American scholar quietly met with North Korean officials and relayed a message: The new administration in Washington appreciated an extended halt in the North's nuclear and ballistic missile tests. It might just offer a ray of …

Q&A: What's happening with Iran's ongoing protests?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has seen its largest anti-government protests since the disputed presidential election in 2009, with …

2009 vs now: How Iran's new protests compare to the past

CAIRO (AP) — Nearly nine years ago, the upheaval was stunning. Massive crowds marched through the streets of Iran's capital and other cities demanding change in the first major unrest to shake the rule of hard-line Muslim clerics over the country since they came to power in 1979.<p>It was sparked in …