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Palestinians call for UNSC action over new Israeli building plans in east Jerusalem

Jerusalem Municipality decides to advance 770 new Jewish homes in its Gilo neighborhood, which is located over the Green Line.<p>><br>• ><p>Jerusalem …

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Pakistan Advisory Body Suggests Men 'Lightly Beat' Wives Who Refuse Sex

World<p>ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful constitutional body in Pakistan proposed legislation last week that would allow husbands to "lightly beat" their wives who decline sex or refuse to wear what their mates prefer.<p>The Council of Islamic Ideology says it has to finalize the 160-page draft before it …

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Venezuela's Murder Epidemic Rages on Amid State of Emergency

At the Bello Monte morgue in Caracas, the smell of death reeks out from the buildings to the surrounding streets and to the dozens of people waiting …

A brief history of the ‘Nakba’ in Israel

Palestinian refugees in 1948 leaving the Galilee. (Photo: Fred Csasznik/Wikimedia Commons)<p>This text describes the discourse on the Nakba — mostly the …

Israel Patrols Its Southern Border as ISIS Lurks in the Sinai Peninsula

Standing beside a Humvee with a rifle slung over her shoulder, 20-year-old Staff Sergeant Rotem Manzur shields her eyes from the merciless desert …

Middle East

Never-before-seen photos show what Bush Administration did immediately after Sept. 11 attacks

President George W. Bush sat with a children's book in his hands as his chief of staff leaned over to whisper in his ear that the World Trade Center had been attacked Sept. 11, 2001. Many Americans have seen the photo of Bush's reaction, but what they haven't seen is how the administration …

Israel opposes French peace drive, wants direct talks with Palestinians

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel formally expressed its opposition on Thursday to a French-proposed peace initiative, reaffirming its position that only direct talks with the Palestinians can resolve the decades-old conflict.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting …

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin is a blunt voice for tolerance at a time of ugly rhetoric

The chief rabbi of Israel shuffled slightly in his seat so his broad black hat was not blocking the view of the Anglican bishop or the Circassian imam.<p>The Islamic sheikh looked across the circle at the Armenian patriarch in the black hood while the Druze cleric in the white fez folded his hands in …

Watch: Ululations for Hamas terrorists at bus bomber's tent

Masked and armed Hamas terrorists were received with ululations of joy at the mourners tent set up for terrorist Abd al-Hamid Abu Srour, 19, who last …

US warns of 'credible threats' to citizens in Turkey as it launches strikes on Isis

• Turkish police explode bag in Istanbul’s Taksim Square<br>• Twenty-three airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as B-52 bomber mobilized in Qatar<p>The United States warned its citizens about “credible threats” to tourist areas in Turkey, on the same day that Turkish police exploded a bag and the US announced new …

When 500 Palestinians Lose Their Jobs At SodaStream, Who's To Blame?

SodaStream was at the heart of a controversy in the Middle East two years ago. The Israeli company, which makes a kitchen gadget to turn plain water into a flavored, carbonated drink at home, came under pressure for being an Israeli company operating in the West Bank.<p>Pro-Palestinian groups argue …

Khamenei's 'Tweet of the year': A grammatically incorrect threat to Israel

Khamenei relives thinly-veiled threat to the Jewish State; destroys international community's grammar standards.<p>><p>Khamenei on a computer screen. …

Middle East

Travel agency in isolated Gaza recalls the "golden" 1950s

GAZA (Reuters) - Nabil Shurafa’s travel agency in Gaza was once packed with clients booking flights to London, Paris, New York or cities across the Arab world. These days, he’s lucky if anyone comes in, as so few people can get out.<p>Palestinian travel agent Nabil Shurafa (L) receives a document from …

Largest ever prime number discovered has 22 million digits

The number was found by a computer in Missouri and is five million digits longer than the previous record-holder<p>A computer in Missouri has uncovered the world's largest prime number ever seen by humans. The number is 274,207,281– 1, which has 22 million digits.<p>Even the least mathematical among us …

Vladimir Putin is the closest thing to a friend Israel has ever had in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/PoolLove him or hate him, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s …

Belgium charges 10th Paris attacks suspect and arrests six over Brussels plot

A Belgian citizen is charged over the Paris attacks as Brussels cancels New Year fireworks display and arrests six over a suspected plot to attack the Belgian capital<p>Belgian authorities charged another suspect with involvement in the Paris attacks after a large number of mobile phones were found …

New transparent metal could make screens cheaper

A new material that is both highly transparent and electrically conductive could make large screen displays, smart windows, and even touchscreens and …

Saudi Arabia (white Daesh) is the father of Isis, says writer

New York Times article questions the west’s support for the Wahhabist kingdom<p>One of the commenters to my posting, UK newspapers call on Vladimir Putin to keep calm over downed jet, asked:<p>“What irreconcilable opposing interests do Russia and the west have? Excuse the naive question, but can someone …

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Turkish military releases recording of warning to Russian jet

Surviving crew member of downed plane is rescued in 12-hour mission and says there were no warnings<p>The Turkish military has released what it says is an audio recording of a warning it gave to a Russian fighter jet before the aircraft was shot down near the Syrian border, hours after the surviving …

The Jewish story, the Arab story … and a plan by Mr Davies

After a trip to Israel and the West Bank, teacher Michael Davies is planning to change the way students learn about the history of the conflict<p>Last year, I took a group of my history students to Israel and the West Bank. It was a terrific success. We spent three days in Israel visiting the Yad …