Jacob Martinson

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Obama, Free Iraq's Kurds

The Kurdish people, members of the largest stateless nation in the world, have dreamed of independence for 100 years. President Barack Obama could be …

Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 soldiers to border with Iraq - al-Arabiya TV | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said Saudi Arabia had deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq on Thursday after Iraqi forces abandoned the area, but Baghdad denied pulling forces back and said it remained in full control of its frontier.<p>A member of the Iraqi security …

Israel pounds Gaza Strip after rockets fired from territory

The Israeli air force launched 15 strikes on the Gaza Strip after rockets were fired at southern Israel from the besieged territory, as security forces clashed with Palestinian youths in Jerusalem after the abduction and killing of a teenager.<p>At least 10 Gazans were reportedly injured in the …

Taliban Rocket Attack on Kabul Airport Damages Military Aircraft

Helicopter of President Hamid Karzai Was Destroyed, Official Says<p>KABUL—The Taliban on Thursday attacked Kabul International Airport's military wing with rockets, causing millions of dollars in damage and destroying the helicopter of President Hamid Karzai, Afghan officials said.<p>The attack followed …

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Martin Indyk Explains the Collapse of the Middle East Peace Process

There is a "deep loathing" between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders, America's Mideast envoy said in his first interview since stepping down.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Take a good look at the image above. That now-iconic handshake took place 20 years ago, when Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO …

Who Will Be Afghanistan's Al Gore?

Afghanistan was supposed to release preliminary results from its June 14 presidential runoff this week. Instead, it delayed them until next week to …