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Here's Why Israel's New Defense Minister Is So Controversial

After a week of intense negotiations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a deal Wednesday to bring the right-wing nationalist party, Israel Our Home, into an expanded coalition government.<p>Under the agreement, party leader Avigdor Lieberman — a polarizing figure inside and outside …

Male doctor helps Saudi woman deliver baby - and is then shot by husband

According to 'Al-Araby', the father went to the hospital in order to "thank" the doctor, only to pull out a gun and shoot him at close range.<p>><br>• ><p>Saudi …

Salon.com

Iraq PM urges end to protests while army busy fighting Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi appealed on Thursday for an end to protests against his government while the armed forces are fighting to retake the city of Falluja from Islamic State (IS) insurgents.<p>Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks at a news conference during …

Middle East

Barack Obama visits Hiroshima: What else has the US not apologised for?

This week, President Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, the Japanese city that the United States nearly destroyed …

'World Health Organization condemnation of Israel is anti-Semitism,' says Lapid

Yesh Atid chairman's remarks come after WHO singled out Israel, passing a resolution at the UN organization’s annual assembly in Geneva against its …

Taliban Says Ex-Leader Often Visited United Arab Emirates, Iran

The Afghan Taliban said its former leader traveled frequently to the Middle East from Pakistan over the past decade to raise funds for an insurgency …

Israeli forces kill teenage Palestinian girl at checkpoint, and return another teen’s body 7 months after he died

<b>Violence / Detentions — West Bank, Jerusalem</b><p>Teenage girl shot dead after alleged stabbing attempt near Jerusalem<br>BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 23 May — A …

Israel

Homosexuals 'Worthy of Death' Bible Verse Read Before Key Vote

Gay rights advocates call on GOP leaders to condemn the reading<p>House Republicans at a conference meeting heard a Bible verse that calls for death for …

LGBTQI

An argument over transgender rights has killed a major spending bill in Congress

The legislation, which would have funded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Energy in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, failed on a 112-305 vote, with 130 Republicans and 175 Democrats opposing the legislation.<p>The vote outcome was such a surprise that the House Appropriations …

Triumphant Trump says bring it on: I’ll debate both Bernie and “big mouth” Elizabeth Warren

Trump clarified that he isn’t bluffing about taking on Sanders and made clear that Warren is getting under his skin<p>There have been no promises to have the 21st Century version of the Lincoln-Douglas debate, but the political world has been buzzing all Thursday about a possible Bernie Sanders-Donald …

Hundreds of Egyptian Muslims attack Christian woman and homes after rumours about her son

Hundreds of Muslims have set fire to homes of Christians in southern Egypt and stripped a 70-year-old woman naked after rumours her Christian son had an affair with a Muslim woman, the local church and witnesses said.<p>The Christian man fled with his wife and children on May 19, said Ishak Ibrahim at …

Prominent Catholic Cardinal Mocks 'Demonic' Transgender Rights Laws: WATCH

A high-ranking Catholic cardinal has said that god “is being eroded, eclipsed, liquidated” by laws “promoting transgender equality.”<p>Speaking at the …

Louisiana is the first state to offer hate crime protections to police officers

Louisana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) signed the “Blue Lives Matter” bill into law Thursday, making the state the first in the nation where public safety workers are considered a protected class under hate-crime law.<p>In many states, hate crime laws call for additional penalties for those convicted of …

FBI director says 12 percent of devices inaccessible because of encryption

The federal government’s struggles with unbreakable encryption are growing, FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday.<p>“We are increasingly finding …

Privacy

This politician’s guide to ‘LGBT jargon’ is the most offensive thing you’ll read all year

A British politician has released a “queer dictionary” to help people understand “LGBT jargon”, and it is SO offensive it is unreal.<p>Julia Gasper, a …

Professor Claims ‘Neo-Nazi’ Ben Shapiro’s Campus Lecture Left Students ‘Brutalized’

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro held a lecture at California State University, Los Angeles, in February. One week ago, university President William Covino hosted a “healing space” meeting to brainstorm ways CSULA can block speakers like Shapiro from visiting the school in the future.<p>In the …

New law would let the FBI read your email without a court order

A new Senate bill would let the FBI and other law enforcement agencies access the contents of any US citizen’s email without a court order during …

Why did the secular ambitions of the early United States fail? – Sam Haselby

In the beginning was the thing, and the thing was against God. So might begin the gospel of American secularism. The sudden flourish of secularism at …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Ilana Dayan: Netanyahu-military rift could be a 'game-changer'

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> The open rift between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the military could be a "game-changer," upsetting Israel's fragile balance of power, says one of the nation's leading broadcast journalists.<p>Ilana Dayan, anchor of the investigative news program "Uvda" ("Fact") on Israel's …

MPs warn voters being 'conned' as Brussels keeps plans for EU army secret until after referendum

British voters are being “conned” by Brussels officials who are keeping plans for a European army secret until after the referendum, leading Tories have claimed.<p>Liam Fox, the former defence secretary who served under David Cameron, told The Telegraph that the ambitions showed the EU is wedded to …

Who’s in charge?

ABOVE the grimy car-choked streets of Tehran, Iran’s down-at-heel capital, a new poster campaign is under way. Beside the brooding black-turbaned …

Middle East

The Russian MoD says a US spy plane almost hit 2 passenger jets

According to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense, a US spyplane flying over the Sea of Japan, in international airspace, near Russia's eastern border, was involved in two near collisions with passenger planes in a matter of a few hours.<p>According to the State-controlled media outlet …

NATO Prepares For War With Russia As If Inevitable

-Analysis-<p><b>WARSAW</b> — In the Baltic nations, Scandinavia, and across Eastern Europe, the question is no longer <i>if</i> there will be war with Russia, but …

Michelle Obama and Melania Trump pictured together at White House meeting as Donald Trump considers administration appointments

• <b>Obama says "an excellent conversation" with Trump at White House</b>• <b><br>Trump calls Obama "a very, very good man"</b>• <b><br>Melania Trump also meets the first lady</b>• <b><br>Nigel Farage to be Trump's go-between</b>• <b><br>How the world's cartoonists reacted</b><p>The White House has released an image of Michelle Obama speaking to Melania Trump - …

Dutch government follows Sweden in affirming right to boycott Israel

The Dutch government has defended the right to boycott Israel, in a rejection of Israeli efforts to outlaw such political activity.<p>In response to …

Israel

Thanks, Jimmy Carter, for Stating What Should Be Obvious: Trump’s Campaign Is Racist

During a presidential cycle in which the mainstream media and political class has used frustratingly neutral language to describe the deep-seated …

Bob Arum says he wants to promote Donald Trump v Bernie Sanders debate

Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum has offered to promote a possible debate between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.<p>“It’s the debate of the century between two of the top pound for pound politicians in the country: Mr Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee and Senator Sanders, the …

Government

Moments from Trump's rise in chaotic GOP race, now settled

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nicknames. The outrage. The rallies — and the protests.<p>The moments history will probably remember from the fight for the 2016 …