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6 Movies You Should See This Month

Here are some under-the-radar blockbuster alternatives that are all worthy of your time.

13 Jewish graves vandalized in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Thirteen Jewish graves were damaged as headstones were smashed and knocked over Friday at a municipal cemetery in West Belfast, Northern …

Egyptian judo athlete refuses to shake Israeli's hand

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Middle Eastern politics spilled onto the judo mat Friday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics when an Egyptian competitor refused to shake hands with the Israeli who beat him.<p>Islam El Shehaby, an ultraconservative Salafi Muslim, had come under pressure before the games from …

Olympics

This is how the Islamic State was founded | VICE News

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump repeated on Thursday his claim that President Barack Obama founded ISIS, and that Hillary Clinton co-founded the radical Islamist group best known for keeping sex slaves and cutting off its prisoners' heads.<p>"You know they honor President Obama. He is the …

Middle East

Turkey's response to the coup could herald a permanent break with the West

A glance at the map of the West’s current crises shows that Turkey occupies the neuralgic point where so many international problems meet. It is the intersection of the West’s war with Isil in Syria and Iraq. Nato’s concerns about a resurgent Russia loom across the Black Sea. Oil and gas pipelines …

Ten years on, is Hezbollah prepared for another war with Israel?

<b>In a region transformed by the wars in Syria and Iraq, the stand-off between Israel and Hezbollah, the Shia jihadist group it last confronted in full-scale warfare in 2006, appears to be one thing that has not changed.</b><p>Ten years is the longest period without major fighting between them - a sign, …

Middle East

Hezbollah: Five ways group has changed since 2006 Israel war

<b>In the wake of the month-long war with Israel in July 2006, Lebanon's Hezbollah rebuilt itself to become one of the most powerful militant groups in the Middle East.</b><p>Over the past 10 years, it has expanded its domestic influence but also become entangled in Syria's civil war. Here are ways it has …

Middle East

Benghazi report: Clinton should have realized risks

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Republicans capped a partisan, two-year investigation of the Benghazi terror attacks Tuesday with a report that faults the Obama administration for security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans but contains no revelations likely to further damage Hillary …

Benghazi

Cocaine seizures have jumped in Colombia, and it's likely a sign of a dangerous shift by traffickers

Cocaine seizures along Colombia's Pacific Coast have spiked so far this year, suggesting criminal groups and traffickers in the country have undertaken a significant shift that could mean trouble for the country in the future.<p>Authorities intercepted 34 tons of cocaine between January and May this …

South America

Why History Matters: The 1967 Six-Day War

Mention history and it can trigger a roll of the eyes.<p>Add the Middle East to the equation and folks might start running for the hills, unwilling to get caught up in the seemingly bottomless pit of details and disputes.<p>But without an understanding of what happened in the past, it's impossible to …

Israel

Report: Saudi Arabia buys drones from Israel through South Africa

Claim made by a Saudi political analyst who is well known for leaking exclusive information about the royal family of Saudi Arabia on Twitter.<p>ELBIT …

Tickets for Copa America final, Chivas-Arsenal friendly, go on sale next month

Tickets for the Copa America final June 26 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., will go on sale April 11 at 10 a.m PDT.<p>Tickets, which start at $140, will be available only by visiting CA2016.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. There will be a limit of eight tickets per household.<p>…

The inside story of the Paris and Brussels attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> The night that shook Paris started with three rental cars: three cars with three teams of terrorists maneuvering through the Friday evening traffic, armed with the weapons of war.<p>A little before 9 p.m., a Renault Clio driven by Salah Abdeslam, the Paris plotter captured on March 18 in …

Terrorism

People All Over The World Have Been Making Sushi Burgers With Delicious Results

This food mashup is retaking Instagram by storm.

Young Women Are Getting Abducted Off the Streets of Mexico’s Second Largest City | VICE News

When 19-year-old Denisse Velasco left school earlier this month in Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, she walked as she always does to a bus stop on Avenida Americas. It was 11am on March 7, and there was no one else around when a taxi pulled up beside her.<p>"Get in, they sent me for you," …

Mexico

Hezbollah Claims a ‘Nuclear Option’ in Tense Standoff with Israel

The threat of devastation on both sides of the Israel-Lebanon conflict is now enormous. Does that mean no more wars?<p>TEL AVIV — “Lebanon has a nuclear …

Peru has copper. China wants it. And now Beto Chahuayllo is dead.

When the Chinese took over the Las Bambas copper mine here in the Andes Mountains in 2014, Beto Chahuayllo at first barely noticed the change.<p>He kept on painting buildings at the mine, a job he'd been doing for four years in hopes of saving enough to leave his village and his dirt-floor hut and …

Russia is 'trying to draw Turkey into a fight' in Syria, and it may be working

Some experts say, however, that Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be trying to bait Turkey into entering the Syrian battlefield in order to retaliate for Ankara's decision to down a Russian warplane in November.<p>"Russia is trying to draw Turkey into a fight to avenge the downing of its …

Middle East

The 25 richest self-made billionaires

The 25 richest self-made billionaires on earth have accrued more than $850 billion combined, each with a personal net worth of at least $18 billion.<p>This comes from new data provided to Business Insider by Wealth-X, which conducts research on the super-wealthy, as featured in our recent list of the …

Bill Gates
Middle East

8 Things Pablo Escobar didn't want you to know about Colombia

My whole life I grew up hearing about the feuding drug cartels and cocaine trade of Colombia. I had the fear of God put in me by my mother to never go there and that it was too dangerous, especially for a single girl to travel around. To be honest that was ALL I ever heard about the country and to …

South America

The 10 richest people in finance

The world's top investors spend their days handling money and generating substantial returns for their clients — and the best of the best make billions for themselves in the process.<p>Business Insider recently released its list of the 50 richest people on earth in partnership with Wealth-X, a company …

Investing

Lifestyle | Fox News

Bernie and Israel: It's complicated

He's spent time on a kibbutz, but Sanders has made critical statements about Israel that unnerve some in the pro-Israel community.<p>If Bernie Sanders defeats Hillary Clinton to win the Democratic nomination, he'll be the first Jewish presidential nominee of a major political party.<p>But when it comes …

Israel

We Asked an Expert What the Hell Is Going On with the Price of Oil

Potential price wars between energy supplying nations, an Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) not keen on cutting production that could stabilize the market, and conspiracy theories about market manipulation by key players abound.<p>On Wednesday oil prices dropped to just under $27 a …

Oil

This New York City restaurant makes some of the craziest milkshakes you will ever see

Harsh winter weather is on its way to New York City, but despite the cold temperatures, people (and Instagram) are going crazy over the extravagant milkshakes you can find at Black Tap's restaurants in SoHo and the Meatpacking District.<p>These insane frozen creations come stacked with everything from …

New York City

The Palestinian Authority disregards the rule of law in arresting a journalist

A CAR carrying an Israeli family was struck by gunfire as it traveled toward a West Bank settlement Oct. 1. When the driver was hit and the vehicle stopped, the gunmen approached and coldly murdered Eitam and Naama Henkin as their four children watched from the back seat. Soon after, Israeli …

Israel

An Israeli Group Created Fake Anti-Israel and Anti-Palestinian Facebook Pages. Guess Which One Got Taken Down?

An Israeli legal group has accused Facebook of favoring Palestinians over Israelis following an experiment it conducted using two phony Facebook groups with nearly identical content but with the words “Jews/Israelis” and “Arabs/Palestinians” swapped.<p>Shurat HaDin posted a video showing highlights of …

Israel

It now costs $1.15 million to buy a Manhattan home

It's never been more expensive to buy a homein Manhattan.<p>The median sale price in the New York City borough hit a record high of $1.15 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the latest report by real estate appraisal firm Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman Real Estate.<p>"It's unpleasant," …

Real Estate

Johnny Depp Tops List of Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actors

Johnny Depp has ascended from No. 2 to the top spot of a rather ignominious list. The <i>Mortdecai</i> and <i>Transcendence</i> star is the most overpaid actor in …

Film Industry