Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad’s future
Middle East

Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad’s future

PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country’s long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come overnight. Discussing the Syria crisis with world leaders in Paris, Obama also urged Turkey and … Continue reading

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A look at the growth of Israeli settlements over the years
Middle East

A look at the growth of Israeli settlements over the years

JERUSALEM (AP) — The European Union’s move to label goods produced in Israeli settlements is the latest expression of international disapproval of one of the country’s most controversial policies. The Palestinians view Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a major obstacle to reaching any two-state solution, saying they carve up lands expected to … Continue reading