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US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2016 Policy Conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, March 21, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Trump Team Exploring Logistics of Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has begun exploring the logistics of moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv, and checking into sites for its intended new location, Israeli TV reported on Monday evening, hours after Trump’s campaign manager said the move was “a very big priority” for him.

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State Department Refuses to Say Whether Iran Violated Nuclear Deal

Despite a finding published by the UN’s atomic energy agency this week that Iran has — for the second time — stockpiled more heavy water than permitted under the terms of the nuclear agreement it reached with six world powers last year, the US State Department is declining to acknowledge this as a violation of the deal.

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Israel Helping Paraguay Fight Iran-Backed Hezbollah

Israel is helping Paraguay take actions against Hezbollah in the Tri-Border area with Argentina and Brazil, the Foreign Ministry acknowledged on Wednesday while announcing the opening of the new embassy in Asuncion.

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Hillary Emails: Clinton Personally Oversaw Corrections to Already-Glowing Washington Post Profile

How times have changed. During the current presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has been making great efforts to distance herself from the disastrous consequences of the U.S.-NATO intervention in Libya in 2011. Her campaign website even provides a list of other politicians who supported the operation, though it fails to mention that none of those politicians played as critical a role as she did in securing support for the Libya war.

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Pakistan Bans Valentine’s Day as ‘Insult to Islam’

Pakistani Minister for the Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has ordered a ban on Valentine’s Day for the capital city of Islamabad, promising “strict action” against anyone caught engaged in outward celebration of the festivity.

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China Lashes Out Against U.S. Over Religious Freedom Report

China once again has its hackles up over a U.S. report criticizing the country’s violations of religious freedom, and is insisting that America stop interfering in China’s internal affairs under the pretext of defending religious liberty.

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US State Department Blocks Iraqi Nun from Testifying Before Congress

All but one of the members of an Iraqi delegation of minority groups—comprising representatives of the Yazidi and Turkmen Shia religious communities—have been granted visas to come for official meetings in Washington. The lone member denied a visa was the only Iraqi Christian in the group, a Catholic nun.