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Trump set to announce embassy move to Jerusalem

International | The timing of the change puzzles world leaders
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/06/17, 11:02 am

ISRAEL: U.S. President Donald Trump will give a statement later today on his plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as world and regional leaders puzzle over the change ahead of substantive negotiations on an Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative. Palestinians have long seen Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, and the dispute over the city has kept foreign diplomats in Tel Aviv since Israel’s founding in 1948.

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Death toll from renewed Yemeni clashes rises to 234

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/05/17, 10:58 am

As many as 234 people have died in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, as clashes continue between the Houthi rebels and supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who reportedly died in fighting this week. Clashes between the two groups began last week, and the Houthis on Monday announced Saleh’s death. His supporters and the Houthi rebels claimed joint control of Sana’a three years ago, but Saleh gained the support of the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition after he said the Yemeni rebels would “turn a new page.” The Houthis accused him of betraying their alliance.

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Houthi rebels claim death of Yemen’s ex-president

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/04/17, 10:36 am

Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Monday claimed they killed former President Ali Abdullah Saleh amid days of continued fighting between the group’s two factions. The Houthi-run Masirah TV announced Saleh’s death, but his supporters denied he died in the fighting.

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