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President Donald Trump, joined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, to announce the Trump administration's much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trump plan calls for Palestinian state, settlement freeze

Associated Press January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan Tuesday, calling for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem. He...

Tensions spike between US, Iran following Soleimani’s assassination

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor January 12, 2020

Tensions between the United States and Iran following the U.S.-led airstrike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 3 continue to mount, as new information comes to light and the world waits...

People gather for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Ukraine plane crash, at the gate of Amri Kabir University that some of the victims of the crash were former students of, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Iran on Saturday, Jan. 11, acknowledged that its armed forces

Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake

Associated Press January 11, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In the face of mounting evidence, Iran on Saturday acknowledged that it shot down the Ukrainian jetliner by accident, killing all 176 people aboard. The admission by Iran’s Revolutionary...

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

Associated Press January 7, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is calling a ballistic missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops a “proportionate measures in self-defense.” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad...

A woman mourns in a demonstration over the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 3, 2020. Iran has vowed

Cycle of revenge: What’s next after killing of Iran general?

Associated Press January 3, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — The unprecedented killing of Iran's top general in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq has sent shockwaves across the Middle East, with Iran and its allies vowing revenge amid fears of an all-out...

This image released by the Department of Defense on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, and displayed at a Pentagon briefing, shows an image of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Who was mysterious Islamic State group leader al-Baghdadi?

Veronica Schoonover, Contributing Writer November 11, 2019

Before he declared himself caliph of the Islamic State militant group’s territory across much of Iraq and parts of Syria on June 29, 2014, and before he reportedly detonated a suicide vest — killing...

Professor Scott Bucking is pictured surveying the Beni Hassan preservation site in 2018.

DePaul professor preserves archaeological artifacts from Egypt

Aaron Somo, Contributing Writer October 28, 2019

DePaul does not harbor an especially large history department, let alone a department specifically dedicated to archaeology. As a result, a DePaul student might be surprised to hear that one of their own...

A Syrian girl who is newly displaced by the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria, weeps as she sits in a bus upon her arrival at a camp in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

Over 100 civilians killed since start of Turkish offensive

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor October 21, 2019

The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced Sunday that 120 civilians had been killed since the start of the Turkish offensive in northern Syria. The group also said 300,000 civilians...

In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Turkey launched a military operation Wednesday against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria after U.S. forces pulled back from the area, with a series of airstrikes hitting a town on Syria's northern border.

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Lefteris Pitarakis and Sarah El Deeb October 9, 2019

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving...

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei talks to students in Tehran on Wednesday, May 22, 2019; U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 31, 2019; current National Security Adviser John Bolton speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

Tensions rise between leaders in Tehran, Washington

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor June 3, 2019

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to rise as the White House announced that it will send an additional 1,500 troops to the Middle East, and President Donald Trump tweeted about “the official...

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Tokyo.

US moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran

Susannah George and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press May 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran...

Frank Augstein | AP

Iran protests send shockwaves around the world

Neil Sengupta, Contributing Writer January 16, 2018

Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in massive protests on Dec. 28 against the Iranian regime that lasted all the way into last week. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, called...

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