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Abbas Health Rumors Spark Fears of Succession Battle

TEL AVIV — Recent reports of a deterioration in the health of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas set off fears of a political war of succession that could work to the advantage of Hamas, an Arab intelligence source told Breitbart Jerusalem.

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US, France, Germany Blame Russia for UK Nerve Agent Attack

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of the United States, France and Germany joined Britain on Thursday in blaming Russia for poisoning a former spy with a powerful nerve agent, condemning what they called the first attack with a nerve agent in Europe since World War II.

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Study: Over 200 Million Christians Worldwide Facing Severe Persecution

North Korea stands at the top of a list of 50 countries where at least 215 million Christians faced the most severe persecution in 2017, resulting in 3,066 deaths and 1,020 rapes mainly targeting women, revealed Open Doors, an organization that monitors ill-treated Christians worldwide.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2015, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad gives an interview with the BBC in Damascus, Syria. On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Assad said in an interview with Sputnik, a Russian state news agency, that Syria needs …

Syria’s Assad Praises Russia, Iran, Hezbollah for Military Support

TEL AVIV – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday thanked allies Iran, Hezbollah and Russia for helping him overcome Western attempts for his ouster and added that he would not be restoring diplomatic ties with countries that support “terrorist” opposition groups in Syria.

US President Donald Trump speaks during the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. Trump tells Muslim leaders he brings message of 'friendship, hope and love' / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Mulling Camp David-Style Summit to Confront Islamic Extremism

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump is considering a Camp David-style summit in an effort to resolve tensions between U.S. allies in the Arab world. Trump also intends to use the summit to renew his call for the Arab world confront the “crisis of Islamic extremism,” Fox News reported.

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EU in Urgent Talks with U.S. on Expanding Laptop Ban on Flights

BRUSSELS (AP) — European governments are holding urgent talks Friday with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, alarmed at a proposed expansion of the U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the EU.

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Iran Adopting ‘Art of the Deal’ Strategy as Trump Takes Office

Iran is adopting Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal strategy by scrambling to sign Western energy deals as bargaining chips before confronting the President-elect, who once called the Iran nuclear deal “one of the worst deals ever made by any country in history.”