Alexa Marchisotto &Bridget Lother

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Obama’s Middle East Cowardice Confirmed

<i>Jerusalem</i> — The eureka moment in Obama’s Middle East policy, in the eyes of Israel and other U.S. allies in the region, came with the famous …

Middle East

Radical Jewish Settlers In Israel Reportedly Torched A West Bank Mosque

The attackers scrawled "Arabs out" and "Revenge for blood spilled in Qusra" in Hebrew on the walls of the mosque in Deir Istiya village, which lies next to the sprawling Ariel settlement in the northern West Bank, an AFP correspondent said.<p>Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement the …

5 years and 3 contractors later, Afghanistan school still deemed unsafe

A school being built in Afghanistan with foreign contractors and funds from American taxpayers has become a money pit that is not even safe for students, a U.S. government watchdog said.<p>The Mazar-e-Sharif school in the northern Afghanistan region of Balkh, one of 16 schools built in the war-torn …

Syria's warring sides meet for new Geneva talks

Second round of peace talks begins, a day after aid convoy evacuates hundreds out of besieged city of Homs<p>Syria's warring sides have headed into a new round of UN-brokered peace talks, 10 days after a debut session managed little beyond a pledge on evacuating civilians from the besieged city of …

Middle East