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Egyptian Muslim leader rejects meeting with US Vice President Pence

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>CAIRO - One of Egypt's top Muslim leaders, the Imam of Al Azhar mosque, rejected a meeting requested by US …

Mike Pence

Saudi Prince's Revolution Is the Real Arab Spring

The West, like Israel, should welcome radical change, so long as he doesn't start a war with Iran.<p>When Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia rounded up 500-head of royals and billionaires last weekend and tossed them into luxury confinement, it was more than just a power grab by a young …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia has united with Israel against Iran – and a desert storm is brewing

Mass arrests are the Crown Prince’s opening salvo in a fight against corruption and an embrace of moderate Islam<p>Until last weekend, the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh’s exclusive Diplomatic Quarter was colloquially known as the Princes’ Hotel. It was a luxurious retreat from the heat, where royals could …

I Want ‘Allahu Akbar’ Back

Allahu akbar. It’s Arabic for “God is greatest.” Muslims, an eccentric tribe with over a billion members, say it several times in our five daily prayers. The phrase is also a convenient way to express just the right kind of gratitude in any situation.<p>I say “Allahu akbar” out loud more than 100 …

U.S. Evacuation Drills in South Korea Heighten Fears of Military Action

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States military said on Monday that it would practice evacuating noncombatant Americans out of South Korea in the event of war and other emergencies, as the two allies began a joint naval exercise amid heightened tensions with North Korea.<p>It has conducted similar …

North Korea

Sharm el Sheikh: still off the airline map

Russia’s worst air tragedy, the Metrojet crash in the Sinai Desert, took place on 31 October 2015. Shortly afterwards, Sharm el Sheikh airport was …

How to stop WhatsApp sharing your phone number with Facebook

WhatsApp changed its privacy policy for the first time in four years yesterday, announcing that users’ phone numbers will be shared with its parent …

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N. Korea launches ballistic missile from submarine amid US-Seoul drills

A North Korean submarine has test-launched a ballistic missile in the East China Sea, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. It comes amid …

To combat climate change, these scientists are turning CO2 into rock

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a key to slowing climate change. Scientists based in Iceland have made a …

Why the French keep trying to ban Islamic body wear

LIFEGUARDS in Australia wear them. A mainstream British retailer sells a fashion version of them on the high street. But the “burkini”, a …

China just took a huge step toward becoming a global military power

China is building its first overseas military outpost just miles from the largest US military base in Africa.<p>The Chinese naval base in Djibouti is positioned on a 90-acre plot of land and expected to be completed next year, according to the <i>Wall Street Journal.</i> China's construction of the base …

The ruining of Egypt

IN EGYPT they are the <i>shabab al-ahawe</i>, “coffee-shop guys”; in Algeria they are the <i>hittistes</i>, “those who lean with their backs to the wall”; in Morocco …

Turkey will temporarily suspend the European Convention on Human Rights

The emergency state was implemented following a failed coup last weekend during which over 250 were killed.<p>Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Thursday that the state of emergency could end before the three months are up and may only last for one to one and a half month, according to …

Deja vu: Moving on from the French peace initiative | Politics

Last month, the French government convened an international meeting to revive the Israeli-Palestinian "peace process".<p>Yet by calling for direct negotiations without offering any new ideas of either a substantive or a procedural nature, the initiative is bound to fail. Its flaws might be corrected, …

Istanbul airport explosions: 28 dead, 60 injured, Turkish official says

<b>Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) —</b> Gunshots, screams and explosions pierced the air Tuesday as three terrorists armed with bombs and guns killed at least 36 people at Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey.<p>Witnesses described deadly carnage and crowds in a panic as the attackers struck one of the world's busiest …

Terrorism

Flight recorder of crashed EgyptAir flight is repaired

One of the flight recorders of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 has been successfully repaired in Paris and is to be sent back to Cairo for analysis. Work will now begin on the cockpit voice recorder<p>The plane is believed to have crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May killing all 66 people on …

Airplanes

Belgium deploys F16s in fight against ISIL

For the first time, six Belgian F16s are to be used in strikes against ISIL positions over Syrian Territory.<p>Belgium is replacing the Netherlands in a year long mission, deploying 100 of its soldiers. The F16s will fly four times a day over Iraq and Syria.<p>The six F16s took off Tuesday morning headed …

Islamic State (ISIS)

EU leaders gather for the post-Brexit summit in Brussels

The leaders of Europe’s member states are meeting in Brussels for the first time since last week’s shock vote by the UK to leave the EU.<p>The 27 leaders will be looking for clarification from the UK Prime Minister on what will happen next.<p>EU officials have made it plain they would like David Cameron …

Donald Tusk

Volkswagen to pay historic 15.3 billion dollars for cheating US emissions tests

German vehicle maker Volkswagen AG is to pay more than 15.3 billion dollars – around 13.8 billion euros – in an historic settlement deal with government regulators and nearly 500,000 US diesel car owners.<p>The agreement, which settles charges that VW cheated on US emissions tests, will pay for buying …

U.S. Department of Justice

Nightclub shooting in Orlando is the worst in American history

THE MURDER in the early hours of June 12th of at least 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, apparently by a 29-year-old American-born …

Guns

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Campaign to remove judge in Stanford rape case gains steam

SAN FRANCISCO — A fledgling campaign to recall the judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually …

Santa Clara County

Man lives 555 days without a heart

<b>(CNN) —</b> While waiting for a human heart transplant, Stan Larkin lived 555 days without the organ at all.<p>To passers-by, the 25-year-old Ypsilanti, Michigan, resident appeared to be a typical young adult. He enjoyed taking his three toddlers to the park and hanging out with his younger brother, …

Merkel says will raise concerns on China's new NGO law | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would raise concerns about Chinese steel production and a new Chinese law that restricts non-governmental organisations during a pending trip to Beijing.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference following talks …

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Iraq’s Shia Militias Accused of War Crimes in Fight Against ISIS

Residents in two towns near Fallujah have allegedly been kidnapped, tortured, and killed.<p>BAGHDAD — The stalled battle to retake the Iraqi city of …

Middle East

Migrants could help tackle eurozone ageing population - Draghi

It’s known as the Old Continent, but Europe’s ageing population could be an economic time bomb. European Central Bank president Mario Draghi is sounding the alarm that the eurozone’s unfavourable demographics will start to bite in the not so distant future.<p>He called on eurozone countries to make …

European Central Bank