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Trump White House lowers expectations for quick embassy move in Israel


JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump's team spoke often about moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But since taking office, the contentious issue has become more nuanced and may already be moving to the backburner.

Emirates' Dubai-Athens-New York flight violates U.S. aviation agreement, say U.S. airlines

DUBAI Emirates' announcement on Monday that it would start flying to the United States with a stop for passengers in Greece sparked a strong reaction from a lobby group representing U.S. competitors who accused it of competing unfairly through state subsidies.

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U.S. military denies coordinating Syria air strikes with Russia

WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Monday denied that it had coordinated air strikes with Russia in Syria, after Russia's defense ministry said the United States had provided coordinates for Islamic State militants.

World, Russia, Syria 4:21pm EST

Iraqi forces claim recapture of eastern Mosul after 100 days of fighting

BAGHDAD Iraqi officials said on Monday government forces had taken complete control of eastern Mosul, 100 days after the start of their U.S.-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State militants from the city.

World, United Nations, Iraq 4:18pm EST

Egyptian state TV airs video of murdered Italian student Regeni

CAIRO Egyptian state television has aired footage of Italian student Giulio Regeni, who was found murdered in Cairo almost a year ago, speaking to the head of a Cairo street vendors' union who reported him to police a few weeks before his death.

World, Italy, Egypt 3:59pm EST

Trump, Sisi discuss fighting terrorism in phone call

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed ways to boost the fight against terrorism and extremism on Monday and the new American leader underscored his commitment to bilateral ties, the two countries said.

World, Egypt 3:48pm EST

Gulf-backed Yemeni forces push into Red Sea coast city: officials

ADEN, Yemen Yemeni army forces backed by Gulf Arabs fought their way into the Red Sea coast city of al-Mokha on Monday, military officials said, pushing out Iran-allied Houthi militia.

World, Yemen 2:25pm EST

Russia and Turkey push Syria's warring sides to seal truce

ASTANA Syria's warring sides met for their first talks in nine months on Monday, with their Russian and Turkish backers pushing to cement a ceasefire that could pave the way for political talks. | Video

World, Syria, United Nations 2:12pm EST

Russian bombers hit Islamic State near besieged Syrian army enclave

BEIRUT Russian jets pounded Islamic State in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor on Monday, seeking to thwart a full-blown assault by the militants against the last district in the region still held by the Damascus government.

World, Russia, Syria 2:12pm EST

Some Mosul residents face new fears after Islamic State rule

MOSUL, Iraq Mohamed Mahmoud is relieved he no longer has to watch Islamic State militants hang corpses from electricity poles, now that Iraqi forces have cleared the group from his east Mosul district. But he still fears for his safety.

World, Iraq 12:57pm EST

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