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Yadlin to the Times of Israel: Israel should consider intervening in Syria

The former head of Israel’s military intelligence (Aman) has stated that Israel must consider intervening in Syria, noting that the Israeli …

Middle East

Anti-Israel official needs to go: Ban Ki-moon must replace cabinet member Rima Khalaf

Despite its charter’s solemn affirmation of “the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small,” the United Nations is the home of singular mistreatment for one member state, Israel, whose commitment to equality can rival that of virtually any country in the world.<p>The mistreatment of …

Israel hints back-channel talks launched with Palestinians

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A senior member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government hinted on Saturday that Israel was involved in back-channel contacts with Palestinian and Arab officials despite the collapse of U.S.-brokered peace negotiations last month.<p>Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor …

CIA's plan to retrench in Afghanistan worries U.S. military

The<p>CIAis planning to close its satellite bases in Afghanistan and pull all its personnel back to Kabul by early summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that theU.S. militaryfears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American troops remain in the country, U.S. officials …

It’s Spring in Afghanistan, Time for Taliban Fighting Season | VICE News

Spring is in the air in Afghanistan. The snow is melting, the opium poppy harvest is over, and religious <i>madrasas</i> in neighboring Pakistan are on recess.<p>So it's time for the Taliban’s annual spring offensive — as the insurgents themselves announced in a statement last week.<p>As promised, the annual …