On February 1, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, succeeded in extracting from the Arab League a rejection of US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan by warning its leaders that neither he, nor they, could afford to go down in history as the ones who “sold Jerusalem” and the Al-Aqsa Mosque to Israel.…

The moon will be dancing with multiple planetary partners this month, offering delights in both the morning and evening skies. And as the nights get warmer for viewers in the Northern Hemisphere, sky-watchers lingering outside will be in for a spring treat: a lovely meteor shower streaking across the constellation Lyra. So dust off those…