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Un Chief Suggests Options For Improved Palestinian Protection

UNITED NATIONS – The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N....

Us Raises 300 Million From Allies For Syria Stabilization

WASHINGTON – The United States said on Friday it had secured $300 million from coalition partners to help stabilize parts of Syria retaken from Islamic State,...

Turkeys Lira Falls 3 Percent Trump Wont Take Pastors Detention Sitting Down

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s battered lira weakened 3 percent on Friday after a Turkish court rejected an American pastor’s appeal for release, drawing a stiff...

Chinas Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue Xinhua

– China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang...

Sampp Lowers Turkeys Credit Rating Deeper Into Junk Territory

ISTANBUL – Standard & Poor’s said on Friday it had cut Turkey’s sovereign credit rating deeper into “junk” territory, citing extreme...

Oil Rises In Session But Has Weekly Loss On Trade Worries

NEW YORK – Crude prices rose on Friday, but declined on the week on worries that oversupply would weigh on the U.S. market while trade disputes and slowing global...

Israeli Troops Kill Two On Gaza Border Jerusalem Stabber Shot Dead

GAZA – Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and wounded scores of others taking part in weekly Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said, as Egyptian mediators...

China Offers Turkey Moral Support Says Can Overcome Difficulties

BEIJING – China offered moral support to Turkey on Friday as Ankara reeled from a currency crisis and U.S. sanctions, saying it believed the country could overcome...

Turkeys Lira Weakens 4 Percent Trump Says Wont Take Pastors Detention Sitting Down

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s battered lira weakened 4 percent on Friday after a Turkish court rejected an American pastor’s appeal for release, drawing a stiff...