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    Eight-month-old Leila, Palestinian martyr and political poster child

    Eight-month-old Leila, Palestinian martyr and political poster child


    Leila al-Ghandour's little face peeked out as her father carried her body from the mosque, wrapped in a white funeral shroud and the green, black and red Palestinian...

    Leila al-Ghandour's little face peeked out as her father carried her body from the mosque, wrapped in a white funeral shroud and the green, black and red Palestinian flag.
    Israel faces diplomatic fallout after dozens of Palestinians killed in Gaza

    Israel faces diplomatic fallout after dozens of Palestinians killed in Gaza


    Israel faces a growing backlash and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 61 Palestinians and wounded more than 2700 at a mass protest in...

    Israel faces a growing backlash and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 61 Palestinians and wounded more than 2700 at a mass protest in Gaza.
    Taliban launch large-scale assault on western Afghanistan city of Farah

    Taliban launch large-scale assault on western Afghanistan city of Farah


    The Taliban launched attacks from multiple directions on a city in western Afghanistan early on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time), killing and wounding at least six security forces, officials...

    The Taliban launched attacks from multiple directions on a city in western Afghanistan early on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time), killing and wounding at least six security forces, officials said.
    Dozens of Palestinians killed in Gaza as US Embassy opens in Jerusalem

    Dozens of Palestinians killed in Gaza as US Embassy opens in Jerusalem


    Israeli soldiers have killed 58 Palestinians demonstrating along the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and wounded more than 2400 in the bloodiest day in the enclave since the 2014 war with Israel, according to the Gaza Health...

    Israeli soldiers have killed 58 Palestinians demonstrating along the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and wounded more than 2400 in the bloodiest day in the enclave since the 2014 war with Israel, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
    Israeli PM praises Trump's

    Israeli PM praises Trump's "bold" embassy move


    With American officials looking on, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised President Donald Trump's "bold decision'' to move the American Embassy to contested...

    With American officials looking on, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised President Donald Trump's "bold decision'' to move the American Embassy to contested Jerusalem.
    Israel prepares for opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

    Israel prepares for opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem


    Israel is preparing a series of festivities to celebrate the opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, a move that has ignited Palestinian...


    Israel is preparing a series of festivities to celebrate the opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, a move that has ignited Palestinian protests.
    Europe undertakes to uphold Iran nuclear deal

    Europe undertakes to uphold Iran nuclear deal


    France urged Europeans to stand up to US President Donald Trump over the Iran nuclear deal and not act as "vassals,'' as the region scrambles to save the 2015 accord and billions of dollars in...

    France urged Europeans to stand up to US President Donald Trump over the Iran nuclear deal and not act as "vassals,'' as the region scrambles to save the 2015 accord and billions of dollars in trade.
    Jennifer Rubin: We can all now agree: There is no Plan B to deal with Iran

    Jennifer Rubin: We can all now agree: There is no Plan B to deal with Iran


    OPINION: Pundits and politicians who either (1) opposed the Iran nuclear deal at the time and cheered US President Donald Trump's pullout; or (2) opposed the deal at the time, but worried about the impact of a unilateral pullout, can at least agree with...

    OPINION: Pundits and politicians who either (1) opposed the Iran nuclear deal at the time and cheered US President Donald Trump's pullout; or (2) opposed the deal at the time, but worried about the impact of a unilateral pullout, can at least agree with those who supported the deal and opposed its abrogation: There is no Plan B.
    Nuclear deal: Trump's oil gamble comes at just the wrong time for world economy

    Nuclear deal: Trump's oil gamble comes at just the wrong time for world economy


    OPINION: US President Donald Trump could hardly have chosen a more treacherous economic moment to tear up the "decaying and rotten deal" with Iran. The world crude market is already tightening very...

    OPINION: US President Donald Trump could hardly have chosen a more treacherous economic moment to tear up the "decaying and rotten deal" with Iran. The world crude market is already tightening very fast.
    Israel hits dozens of Iranian targets in Syria

    Israel hits dozens of Iranian targets in Syria


    The Israeli military says it attacked nearly all of Iran's military installations in neighbouring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the occupied Golan Heights, in the most serious military confrontation between the...

    The Israeli military says it attacked nearly all of Iran's military installations in neighbouring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the occupied Golan Heights, in the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date.
    Iran fired rockets in Golan Heights: Israel

    Iran fired rockets in Golan Heights: Israel


    Iran has reportedly fired about 20 projectiles or rockets at Israeli targets in the Golan...

    Iran has reportedly fired about 20 projectiles or rockets at Israeli targets in the Golan Heights.
    Suicide bombers strike in Afghan capital Kabul, killing five

    Suicide bombers strike in Afghan capital Kabul, killing five


    Suicide bombers struck two police stations in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday (Wednesday night NZ Time), killing at least five people and wounding 16, officials...

    Suicide bombers struck two police stations in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday (Wednesday night NZ Time), killing at least five people and wounding 16, officials said.
    Trump just accelerated Iran's implosion - he won't like the results

    Trump just accelerated Iran's implosion - he won't like the results


    OPINION: US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal signed with Iran and the European powers in 2015 doesn't just make it likelier that Iran, too, will abandon the treaty and renew its push to make a...

    OPINION: US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal signed with Iran and the European powers in 2015 doesn't just make it likelier that Iran, too, will abandon the treaty and renew its push to make a bomb.
    US President Donald Trump decides to exit nuclear accord with Iran

    US President Donald Trump decides to exit nuclear accord with Iran


    US President Donald Trump has announced the US will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to US allies and potentially deepening the president's isolation on the world...

    US President Donald Trump has announced the US will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to US allies and potentially deepening the president's isolation on the world stage.
    Nuclear deal: Iran to negotiate with Europeans, Russia and China

    Nuclear deal: Iran to negotiate with Europeans, Russia and China


    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his government remains committed to a nuclear deal with world powers, despite a decision by the United States to withdraw from the accord, but is also ready to step up its uranium...

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his government remains committed to a nuclear deal with world powers, despite a decision by the United States to withdraw from the accord, but is also ready to step up its uranium enrichment.
    Iran president warns of 'problems' as Donald Trump nuclear deal decision looms

    Iran president warns of 'problems' as Donald Trump nuclear deal decision looms


    Iran's president on Tuesday warned the country could face "some problems," just hours before US President Donald Trump was to announce whether he is pulling America out of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world...

    Iran's president on Tuesday warned the country could face "some problems," just hours before US President Donald Trump was to announce whether he is pulling America out of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
    All the different ways Trump could go on the Iran deal

    All the different ways Trump could go on the Iran deal


    ANALYSIS: On Monday afternoon (all times local to Washington DC), US President Donald Trump declared via Twitter that his decision on the Iran deal will come Tuesday (about 6am, Wednesday May 9 in...

    ANALYSIS: On Monday afternoon (all times local to Washington DC), US President Donald Trump declared via Twitter that his decision on the Iran deal will come Tuesday (about 6am, Wednesday May 9 in NZ).