Mounting confidence nerve gas was used in Syria attack

BEIRUT –  Diplomats at the U.N. Security Council sparred Wednesday over whether to hold President Bashar Assad’s government responsible for a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people in northern... Read more »

UN diplomat: Security Council to meet Trump at White House

UNITED NATIONS –  A Security Council diplomat says the 15 members of the U.N.’s most powerful body will visit Washington later this month and meet President Donald Trump at the White House.... Read more »

The Latest: Rebel official says UN 'responsible' for deaths

BEIRUT –  The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A top Syrian rebel representative says he holds U.N. mediator Staffan De Mistura “personally responsible” for... Read more »

At White House, Jordan king to present Arabs' view on peace

AMMAN, Jordan –  Jordan’s King Abdullah II will be able to deliver an Arab consensus on Mideast peace when he meets with President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday, after... Read more »

Haley: Assad a 'war criminal' protected by Russia, Iran

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has branded Syrian president Bashar al-Assad as “a war criminal,’ who has been protected by Russia and Iran in the Security Council for far... Read more »

Israel unveils latest addition to David's Sling missile defense system

Israel unveiled on Sunday the latest addition to its multilevel missile defense system with David’s Sling, a joint Israeli-U.S. project designed to intercept medium-range missiles. David’s Sling — which sees Israel’s Rafael Advanced... Read more »

In DC visit, Egypt's el-Sissi to test 'chemistry' with Trump

CAIRO –  Making his first official visit to Washington, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s meeting this week with U.S. President Donald Trump would be a significant step in the international rehabilitation of the general-turned-politician who... Read more »

Boycott leader calls Israeli tax fraud probe 'vicious lies'

JERUSALEM –  The founder of an anti-Israel boycott movement says the Israeli authorities’ investigation into his suspected tax evasion is based on “vicious lies.” Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian who holds Israeli residency,... Read more »

Norway minister: 2-state Mideast solution “under pressure”

COPENHAGEN, Denmark –  Norway’s foreign minister says a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “is under pressure” as he left Oslo for a visit to the Middle East. Borge Brende says “only... Read more »

Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 3 in old city of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM –  Israeli police say they have apprehended a Palestinian who stabbed three people in the old city of Jerusalem. Spokeswoman Luba Samri says the man stabbed two Jewish youths Saturday before... Read more »