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A peace accelerator in the Mideast desert
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A peace accelerator in the Mideast desert

Yahoo News China and the United States reconciled decades ago through a table tennis match. Serbia and Albania have edged closer after putting on a production of “Romeo and Juliet.” India and

A Mideast rivalry worth watching
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A Mideast rivalry worth watching

Yahoo News At the heart of many Middle East conflicts lies a fierce rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Both now have leaders eager to win over young people with fundamental reform. For Saudis,

Trump drops US commitment to 'two-state' Mideast deal
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Trump drops US commitment to 'two-state' Mideast deal

Yahoo News US President Donald Trump halted Washington's quest for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Wednesday, saying he would back a single state if it led to peace. The new

White House will not insist on two-state solution in Mideast
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White House will not insist on two-state solution in Mideast

Yahoo News The White House signaled a sharp break with decades of support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, on the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the

Russia says hopes Trump sends Mideast expert to Astana talks on Syria
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Russia says hopes Trump sends Mideast expert to Astana talks on Syria

Yahoo News MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hopes that the administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will send a Middle East expert to talks on the Syria conflict in the Kazakh capital Astana

Paris summit warns against 'unilateral' steps in Mideast conflict
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Paris summit warns against 'unilateral' steps in Mideast conflict

Yahoo News A conference for peace in the Middle East on Sunday warned Israel and the Palestinians against taking "unilateral steps" on Jerusalem and on borders that could imperil a negotiated

World diplomats in Paris to urge renewed Mideast peace talks
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World diplomats in Paris to urge renewed Mideast peace talks

Yahoo News PARIS (AP) — More than 70 world diplomats are gathering in Paris to urge renewed Middle East peace talks that would lead to a Palestinian state.

US headlines Mideast peace conference ahead of Trump inauguration
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US headlines Mideast peace conference ahead of Trump inauguration

Yahoo News The US will join the international community in Paris Sunday in a new push for peace in the Middle East, just five days before Donald Trump, who has vowed unstinting support for Israel,

In long-shot Mideast peace bid, France sees nothing to lose
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In long-shot Mideast peace bid, France sees nothing to lose

Yahoo News PARIS (AP) — It sounds far-fetched at best: holding a Mideast peace conference without Israelis, Palestinians or the incoming U.S. government.

Paris meeting marks end to Obama's failed Mideast diplomacy
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Paris meeting marks end to Obama's failed Mideast diplomacy

Yahoo News WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's eight years of unsuccessful Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy will come to a crashing end this weekend, with chances for a Mideast peace deal at

Egypt: Trump should have chance to resolve Mideast conflict
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Egypt: Trump should have chance to resolve Mideast conflict

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says its president received a call from President-elect Donald Trump in which they both agreed to give the incoming U.S. administration a chance to try and resolve the

U.S. Mideast intelligence analysts fear superiors distorting findings: survey
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U.S. Mideast intelligence analysts fear superiors distorting findings: survey

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A National Intelligence survey found officials in U.S. Central Command, which oversees combat operations in the Middle East and South Asia, had far less

With Trump, a major US shift in Mideast
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With Trump, a major US shift in Mideast

President-elect Donald Trump's positions on Middle East issues, if carried out, could bring yet more volatility to the world's most combustible region.

AP Interview: IMF says low oil prices still hurting Mideast
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AP Interview: IMF says low oil prices still hurting Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund in the Mideast says nations are making efforts to cope with low oil prices, though more needs to be done.

US, at UN, urges action 'now' on Mideast conflict
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US, at UN, urges action 'now' on Mideast conflict

The United States on Friday called for immediate action to salvage the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the Security Council weighed its next steps to revive peace prospects.