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US & Canada

US sues Fiat-Chrysler over emission scandal

The US government is suing Fiat-Chrysler, one of the world’s largest automakers, over the alleged use of illegal software to bypass emission controls on diesel cars.

United States

US government plans to abolish net neutrality rules

A US federal agency responsible for regulating telecommunications is moving ahead with plans to abolish net neutrality rules. The rules prevent internet service providers from favouring one company over another.

Middle East

US ambassador to Israel's ties to settlements on Palestinian land

David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, has taken up his new post. An ardent Zionist, Friedman has long ties to Jewish settlements on Palestinian land, considered illegal by international law.

US & Canada

Trump relaunches bid for Muslim travel ban

US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travellers from six-majority Muslim nations is back in court.

US & Canada

California traffic jams to generate electricity

California is well known for its car culture, traffic jams and smog. All of those cars and trucks consume energy, but soon they could be made to create energy as well, with small generators called piezoelectric devices.

Middle East

Performers flock to Palestine dance festival

Palestinian artists are attempting to overcome obstacles imposed by the Israeli occupation to enrich their cultural heritage.

Middle East

US defence secretary talks Syria with Israel's Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a warm welcome for the US defence secretary in Jerusalem on Friday. Mattis reiterated US expressions of staunch support for Israel and discussed Syria’s ability to use chemical weapons.

Middle East

Gaza's ailing economy affected by energy shortage

Crisis adding pressure on population already reeling from high unemployment and low living standards.

Middle East

Gaza energy shortage adds to plight of residents

Crisis takes its toll on territory's two million people already trapped by Israeli and Egyptian border blockades.

Middle East

Gaza's public workers face salary cuts

Tens of thousands of Palestinian public employees in the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip are facing a nearly one-third cut in their salaries.

Middle East

Palestinians demand Israel recover missing bodies

Israel says it has lost the bodies of several Palestinians, most of whom died during the Second Intifada of the 1990s.

US & Canada

California wages climate war against Trump

The US state of California is moving ahead with tough fuel standards, defying new White House policies. Regulators in the state have voted to extend vehicle emission rules until the end of 2025.