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  • New Defense Secretary hosts U.S. gathering on Islamic State strategy

    February 23, 2015 | 9:00 am

    New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is gathering top U.S. military commanders and diplomats for talks in Kuwait on Monday about the battle against Islamic State, as America's military effort approaches major hurdles in both Iraq and Syria.

    Carter says he hopes the roughly six...

  • Israel closes embassies around the world as diplomats strike

    March 24, 2014 | 9:46 am

    Israeli diplomats launched an unprecedented strike on Sunday, forcing the complete closure of embassies around the world as they escalated a dispute over pay, officials said.

    The industrial action has already threatened to postpone a visit by Pope Francis to Israel planned for...

  • Palestinian protesters throw shoe at American diplomats

    October 5, 2011 | 1:43 pm

    Palestinian protesters confronted a group of U.S. diplomats visiting the West Bank city of Ramallah.

    The diplomats, including Jerusalem consulate employees, were in a convoy of vehicles heading to a reception reaffirming cultural and educational ties with the Palestinian Authority,...

  • Britain upgrading status of Palestinian diplomats

    March 7, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    Britain will upgrade the status of the Palestinian delegation to the United Kingdom to a mission.

    British Foreign Secretary William Hague made the announcement upgrading the status of Palestinian diplomats in Britain on Monday, a day before Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

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  • Israeli diplomats’ strike damages international ties

    January 12, 2011 | 4:05 pm

    A strike by Israeli Foreign Ministry employees has broadened, halting defense-related exports and freezing assistance for Israelis abroad.

    The strike, which began several weeks ago and has added sanctions on a weekly and now daily basis, has included refusing to cooperate with other...

  • Diplomats: U.S. will not pressure Israel on nukes

    May 5, 2010 | 4:56 pm

    A statement from the major powers committing to a nuclear-free Middle East will not result in pressure on Israel, according to two diplomats familiar with the issue.

    Reuters reported Wednesday that the five permanent, veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council—including the...

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