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  1. Trump: Turkey's Erdogan has become a friend of mine, he gets high marks for his leadership

    09.21 / 19:53 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Eleven people were hurt in May in what Washington's police chief described as a brutal attack on peaceful demonstrators outside the Turkish ambassador's…
  2. Istanbul's Ataturk Airport closed to traffic after private jet crashes on runway

    09.21 / 19:53 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Anadolu Agency says firefighters were mobilized to extinguish the fire ■ no casualties r…
  3. Palestinian President Abbas puts one-state solution on the table

    09.21 / 13:56 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    The humanitarian crisis in Gaza and despair in the West Bank in the face of massive settlement construction have left the Palestinian president with few options and his back against the…
  4. 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and porn are inspiring sexual violence in Iran. Women are saying enough

    09.21 / 11:58 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    A rising number of Iranians getting divorced, a trend that some experts attribute to women's growing confidence in speaking out about violent sex and marital…
  5. U.S. pressures Iraq's Kurds to give up on independence

    09.21 / 10:59 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    In a forceful warning, the Trump administration said the costs of holding the Sept. 25 vote would be high 'for all Iraqis, including…
  6. U.S. Secretary of State: Iran 'technically complying' with nuke deal, but remains destabilizing force

    09.21 / 09:03 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Tillerson's comments come after meeting with all parties to the deal, including Iran. Trump has said he has made a decision but will not disclose…
  7. Netanyahu at odds with Israeli military and intelligence brass over whether to push Trump to scrap Iran nuclear deal

    09.14 / 23:54 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Netanyahu and his defense minister believe that the U.S. leaving the deal would be in Israel's interests, but experts in intelligence agencies have…
  8. Netanyahu, the first world leader to endorse independent Kurdistan, hits back at Erdogan for supporting Hamas

    09.14 / 22:55 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Netanyahu's message to Turkey is that as long as it supports Hamas, it can expect stones to be thrown at its glass…
  9. Palestinian factions meet to compensate bereaved families of Hamas-Fatah clashes

    09.14 / 16:38 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Hundreds meeting in Gaza on Thursday night as part of reconciliation event based on Sharia law; Fatah’s Mohammed Dahlan has raised $50,000 for each f…
  10. Under Trump, Orthodox Jews' profile has never been so high, and their moral standing so low

    09.14 / 16:38 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    The Goldins want Orthodox U.S. Jews to lobby leaders to do more to return their son's body, held by Hamas since 2014. But a community wedded to Trump and Netanyahu won't rock the…
  11. Assad is selling Syria to Iran, which is bad for the rest of the world

    09.14 / 15:39 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Now that the war is more or less over, Tehran is not just tightening its military hold over the Assad regime, it’s doing big business in S…
  12. Russia and U.S. rejected Israel's demand to keep Iranian forces away from Syria border

    09.14 / 13:42 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Israel demanded that the cease-fire in southern Syria not allow the presence of Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias closer than 60 kilometers from…
  13. Saudi Aramco set to deliver world record profit for next year's IPO

    09.14 / 13:42 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Investors have long debated whether Aramco could be valued anywhere close to $2 trillion, the figure suggested by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin…
  14. In Argentina, Netanyahu jabs Trump hard on Iran deal - but at a safe distance

    09.14 / 12:42 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    The Iran nuclear deal deadline looming, Buenos Aires was a perfect platform for Israel's PM to blast Iranian terror and send Trump a forceful message too politically awkward to deliver…
  15. '200,000 Jews will settle Kurdistan': Turkey turns to fake news to discourage Kurdish referendum

    09.14 / 11:40 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    After Netanyahu endorses Kurdish independence, Turkish pro-government launch media blitz about 'secret' Israel-Kurdish deal to settle Kurdish Jews in new…
  16. Palestinian prisoners’ group says it is not being disbanded, contrary to rumors

    09.14 / 09:45 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Activists tell Haaretz there was a major power struggle between the club and Fatah on the one hand, and the Palestinian Authority on the other, but the PA will not be cutting…
  17. Turkey warns Iraqi Kurds: Referendum on independence will come at a cost

    09.14 / 09:45 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Turkey fears a 'yes' vote could fuel separatism in its southeast, calls on Iraqi Kurdish leadership 'to abandon this erroneous approach…