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An American flag hangs at a burned out mobile home park in Paradise, California on November 18, 2018. - The family lost a home in the same spot to a fire 10 years prior. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Aid Group Sends Rescue Team to California Fires

TEL AVIV – Israeli NGO IsraAID has dispatched an emergency response team to California to assist communities impacted by the devastating wildfires that have so far killed 80 people and destroyed 14,000 buildings.

Nikki Haley, India

WATCH: Nikki Haley Questions UN’s Count of Palestinian ‘Refugees’

TEL AVIV – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday questioned the official number of Palestinians designated as refugees by the international body, and said that the agency for those refugees must undergo an overhaul if the U.S. was to continue to support it. 

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Trump Cuts $200 Million In Aid To Palestinians

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump ordered that more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority be cut, a State Department official said on Friday.

In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The Hamas militant group on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2017, said it has accepted key conditions demanded by its rival, President Mahmoud Abbas, including nationwide elections …

Palestinian Authority Accuses U.S. of ‘Cheap Blackmail’

In response to the US decision to cut more than $200 million in aid money to the Palestinians, the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas’ spokesman says the US decision is meant to force the Palestinians to abandon their claim to Jerusalem.

The huge port under construction in Colombo straddles the world's busiest east-west shipping route and also gives a strategic foothold to China in a region long dominated by India

China Insists Aid to Pacific Nations Is Not a Political Power Play

China’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday denying allegations that its financial assistance programs for Pacific nations are an effort to buy political influence and muscle out regional competitors, especially Taiwan. The Foreign Ministry insisted China’s $5.9 billion in pledged foreign aid comes with no strings attached.

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Australia’s FM Rules Out Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Australia will not follow U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead and move its embassy to Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said, defying her own governing Liberal Party’s request to do so.

In this Sunday, March 18, 2018 photo, members of a Tunisian police commando unit listen to instructions during a drill at the Jordan Gendarmerie Training Academy, in al-Swaqa, about 44 miles (70 km) south of Amman, Jordan. The U.S.-funded center, which formally opens Thursday, will conduct counter-terrorism training for law …

U.S.-Funded Counterterrorism Training Center Opens in Jordan

L-SWAQA, Jordan — A U.S.-funded counterterrorism center has opened in Jordan where law enforcement officers from partner countries in the Middle East and beyond can practice shooting, storming hideouts and responding to bomb threats.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

UN Gets $100m in New Funds for Palestinian Aid After U.S. Cuts

The United Nations received pledges Thursday of nearly $100 million in new funding for the UN relief agency for Palestinians after the US slashed its aid, but it is still facing a nearly $350 million shortfall this year.