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Arab airlines beat Trump’s electronics ban with sarcasm and jokes
US President Donald Trump's controversial ban on electronic devices on flights from Muslim-majority countries began Saturday. But instead of condemning the move, Arab carriers took advantage of it as a fun PR boost and to promote their products…

US Senate approves settlement backer as ambassador to Israel
The US Senate on Thursday approved the appointment of President Donald Trump's former bankruptcy lawyer, a supporter of Israeli settlement building, as Washington's ambassador to Israel.

Iraq’s Abadi says Trump vows to accelerate security support
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he won assurances of greater U.S. support in fighting Islamic State militants in talks on Monday with President Donald Trump, but cautioned that military might alone would not be sufficient

Israel to ‘continue’ targeting Hezbollah-bound arms in Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that Israel's latest air strikes into Syria targeted weapons bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah, and that it will continue to carry out such raids.

UN official Khalaf resigns, stands by report accusing Israel of 'apartheid'
Senior UN official Rima Khalaf announced her resignation on Friday, saying that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had asked her to withdraw a report that accuses Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians.

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