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Why the Threat of U.S. Intervention in Venezuela Revives Historical Tensions in the Region

Why the Threat of U.S. Intervention in Venezuela Revives Historical Tensions in the RegionMaduro is evoking Washington's bloody history of interference in the region — but the situation in Venezuela today is rather different



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Photos: Deadly winter storm wreaked havoc across the central US, mid-Atlantic region

Photos: Deadly winter storm wreaked havoc across the central US, mid-Atlantic regionA deadly winter storm that claimed the lives of at least nine people pummeled the central and eastern United States, leading to power outages, canceled flights and hundreds of car accidents.



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U.S. allies in Asia-Pacific region rattled after Mattis quits

U.S. allies in Asia-Pacific region rattled after Mattis quitsThe region – which includes strong U.S. allies Japan, South Korea and Australia – hosts some of the world’s most volatile flashpoints, with high tension on the Korean peninsula and China’s militarization of the South China Sea causing friction. Mattis, who embraced America’s traditional alliances, said he was quitting after falling out with President Donald Trump over foreign policy, including surprise decisions this week to pull troops from Syria and start planning a drawdown in Afghanistan. “He has generally been referred to as one of the adults in the Trump administration,” Australian government Senator Jim Molan told The Australian newspaper.



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Gunmen attack China's consulate in Pakistan as violence flares across region

Gunmen attack China's consulate in Pakistan as violence flares across regionThe attack, claimed by separatist insurgents from the impoverished southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, killed four people, including two police officers, but it was far from the most deadly on a particularly violent day across the region. Over the border in eastern Afghanistan, a suicide blast at a mosque on an army base killed at least 26 people and wounded 50, security officials said. Earlier in the week, a suicide bomber killed 55 people in the capital, Kabul.



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Saudi king to tour northern region, address Shura Council next week

Saudi king to tour northern region, address Shura Council next weekSaudi Arabia’s King Salman will resume a domestic tour and make an annual address to the Shura Council next week, as the country grapples with its worst political crisis in a generation over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The king, 82, will meet citizens and launch development projects in northern areas including Waad al-Shamal industrial city, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The king last week visited Qassim and Hail provinces, north of the capital Riyadh, and was accompanied at times by his favorite son and heir apparent Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.



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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Going Down Under. Here’s What to Know About Britain's Tangled Role in the Region

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Going Down Under. Here’s What to Know About Britain's Tangled Role in the RegionWhat the Duke and Duchess of Sussex encounter in Oceania will be inextricably linked to the legacies of the sometimes painful past



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Missing Saudi writer had big plans for his troubled region

Missing Saudi writer had big plans for his troubled regionBEIRUT (AP) — The Saudi contributor to the Washington Post who went missing more than a week ago and is feared dead had major plans, including a string of new projects to promote inclusiveness and accountability lacking around the Arab world, his friends say.



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Alaska's North Slope Hit by Strongest Quake Ever Recorded in the Region

Alaska's North Slope Hit by Strongest Quake Ever Recorded in the RegionAlaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said



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Prince William Is Visiting the Middle East. Here's What to Know About Britain's Controversial Role in Shaping the Region

Prince William Is Visiting the Middle East. Here's What to Know About Britain's Controversial Role in Shaping the RegionIt is an area of the globe that cannot escape its history, a history in which Britain has played a major part



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Fury, resignation, silence in region as U.S. opens Jerusalem embassy

Fury, resignation, silence in region as U.S. opens Jerusalem embassyBy Stephen Kalin and Lisa Barrington RIYADH/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem as Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Monday sparked outrage in much of the Middle East – but virtual silence among Washington’s closest Gulf allies. In recent years the bitter regional rivalry that pits Shi’ite Iran and its allies against a bloc led by Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia has increasingly pushed the decades-old Arab-Israeli struggle into the background. While Saudi Arabia and its fellow monarchies have previously criticized the embassy decision, they have also welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s harder line against Iran, which has cast itself as the guardian of Palestinian rights.



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