12:00 AM, September 11, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 11, 2018

US closes Palestinian mission in Washington

US confirms closure of the Palestinian mission in Washington in the latest move against them by President Donald Trump, a Palestinian official said yesterday, denouncing it as a "dangerous escalation." The closure comes as Trump seeks to force the Palestinian leadership to negotiate as his team pursues a plan for Middle East peace.