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What’s wrong with the Lausanne Treaty?

The Lausanne Treaty was signed on July 24, 1923, in order to ratify the peace between the occupying United Kingdom, France, Italy and Greece …

Turkey

Senior Egyptian prosecutor survives car bomb assassination attempt

A senior assistant to Egypt's top prosecutor survived an assassination attempt when a car bomb exploded in an eastern suburb of Cairo as his …

Egypt

9/11 lawsuits bill causes Saudi Arabia 'great concern'

<b>Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry has said it is a matter of "great concern" that 9/11 relatives in the US may be able to sue the kingdom for damages.</b><p>On Wednesday the US Congress voted for a law allowing families of nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks to sue.<p>In doing so they overrode a veto by …

Saudi Arabia

Egypt asks Interpol to take Mubarak-era businessman off watchlist

Egypt gave the green light on Thursday for Interpol and the European Union to drop charges against Hussein Salem, a businessman ally of deposed …

Egypt

Hamas: Abbas 'disregarding the blood of the martyrs'

Hamas blasts PA chairman for attending the funeral of former President Shimon Peres and sending condolences to his family.

Gaza

More American Troops Headed to Iraq

Vice President Joe Biden once triumphantly declared that Iraq would one day be seen as the Obama administration's "greatest achievement." This was …

United States

Will Obama Come to Your Funeral? Depends on Your Political Beliefs

President Obama mourned the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Wednesday in his signature fashion: By posting a photo of himself …

Funerals

Administration Gets Around to 'Actively Reviewing' a Plan B in Syria

A State Department official testified Thursday morning that the administration was considering "some new" options to address Russia's activity in …

Russia

Syria slams U.S. coalition for destruction of bridges in east

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government on Thursday criticised the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State for destroying two bridges on the Euphrates river this week in areas the jihadists hold in the east of the country.<p>Monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said warplanes …

Russia

Kashmir: Why is India's Modi going on the offensive?

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/world/2016/09/29/kashmir-tensions-von.cnn_811836_768x432_1300k.mp4<p><b>(CNN) —</b> India's reported "surgical strike" across the border into Pakistani-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday brings India-Pakistan relations to their lowest point in almost a decade.<p>But it will be …

India

Gazan man killed in Islamic Jihad tunnel colllapse

At least one Palestinian was killed when a tunnel under the border with Israel collapsed in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, an official in the …

No Obama-Netanyahu-Abbas summit, though all 3 will be at Peres funeral

US president flies in Friday morning and heads straight to ceremony, leaving immediately afterwards, White House says

Israel

09/28 Links Pt2: Christian criticism of Israel is myopic; SJP cancels Peled lead hate fest.

From Ian:<p>Eugene Kontorovich: If FIFA kicks Israeli teams out of soccer, it has to also kick out a Korea<p>The absurdity of the Palestinian reading of …

Boris wins Turkish hearts and minds

The visit by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Ankara was bound to be one of the most difficult in his career.

AKP lacks Gülenists’ PR skills

“Gülen schools are the best educational institutions in certain countries. There have never been complaints about them. In addition, Gülenists have …

Turkey

Montreal Student Asked to Remove Kippah At “Arabic” Concordia University

Jewish blog bill613.com recently reported on its Facebook Page on an incident involving an orthodox Jewish student who was asked to take off his …

What is the significance of Shimon Peres' burial place?

Muslim Journalist Noor Tagouri Brings Something New to Playboy

Noor Tagouri attended the "Free State Of Jones" New York Premiere at Paris Theater on June 22, 2016 in New York City.After a summer in which women …

Journalism

Arab responses to 9/11 bill point to US interventions abroad

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A bill passed by Congress allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government has prompted reactions of outrage and ridicule among some in the Arab world. Many critics say the bill reinforces a long-held perception in the Middle East that the U.S. …

Terrorism

Peres’s 2-state support must be upheld, Jordan king says in condolence

King Abdullah II of Jordan on Thursday sent a condolence letter to President Reuven Rivlin consoling Israel on the death of former president Shimon …

Israel

Newly-arrived Syrian refugee saves Canadian bride's wedding day

<b>It is the nightmare situation that no bride wants on her wedding day: as one of Jo Du's bridesmaids did up the zip on her dress, it broke.</b><p>Jo didn't know it yet, but there was no need to panic.<p>Because next door was a tailor, a man who had only arrived in Canada days before after fleeing Syria's …

Brides

Financial watchdog worries Iranian hard-liners

Fierce criticism of engagement with the Financial Action Task Force rages on in Iran, but the government is holding firm with the support of several …

Iran

#BREAKING Washington 'on verge' of suspending #Syria talks with #Russia: @JohnKerry - @AFP https://t.co/vjYu18PIXP

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dead at 93

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Former Israeli President Shimon Peres died early Wednesday at 93 years of age, after suffering a stroke two weeks ago.<p>As one of …

Shimon Peres

UNRWA employees planning strike over salaries, staff shortages

(File)<p>GAZA (Ma’an) -- The union of workers for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced on Thursday that …

United Nations

Syria's 'Army of Islam' Says It Wants No War With Israel - Bloomberg View

There was a time when you could count on hard-core Sunni Islamists in the Middle East to be reliably opposed to the existence of the Jewish state. …

Israel

Darkness and fear in Aleppo as the bombs rain down

BEIRUT — The bombings at night are the worst. There is no electricity in the rebel-held portion of eastern Aleppo, and the warplanes flying overhead target any light piercing the blackness beneath.<p>So families huddle together in the dark, gathered in one room so that they don’t die alone, listening …

Aleppo

Despite Other Global Conflicts and Occupations, Israel is the Only Country the UN Calls an “Occupying Power” | Europe Israel News

Source: <i>Counter Jihad</i><p><i>Forget prolonged military occupations in East Timor, Cyprus, Georgia, Cambodia, Azerbaijan, and the Crimea; Israel is the UN’s</i> …

Israel