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Row over West Bank outpost exposes Israel cabinet split

Cracks have emerged within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hardline government, with a row over the demolition of a settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank testing the fledgling coalition. Netanyahu vowed in December to expand settlements across the West Bank,

Turkish quake survivors face big freeze in cars, tents

Temperatures in the quake-stricken Turkish city of Gaziantep plunged to minus five degrees Celsius early Thursday but thousands of families spent the night in cars and makeshift tents -- too scared or banned from returning to their homes. Parents walked the streets of the city

Deadly quake puts Erdogan under pressure in May polls

The stakes could hardly be higher for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Just three months before the biggest test of his political career, a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Turkey and Syria, killing more than 15,000 people. On May 14, Turkey will vote in

UN pleads for access to deliver quake relief to NW Syria

A leading United Nations official on Wednesday called for the facilitation of aid access to rebel-held areas in Syria's northwest, warning that relief stocks will soon be depleted. Rebel-held areas near Turkey's border -- hard hit by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on

Macron ‘changed for real’ on Ukraine: Zelenskyy

French President Emmanuel Macron has undergone a significant change on his stance towards Ukraine after seeking to keep channels open to Russia in the early phase of the conflict, his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an interview published Wednesday.The

Syrian man digs for 30 relatives buried by quake

Malek Ibrahim made it out of his home after the earthquake hit Syria and thought he could breathe a sigh of relief. But 30 relatives were still unaccounted for elsewhere. For the past two days, Ibrahim has been doggedly tearing at the rubble with his hands as he searches for