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An American is among eight people wounded when a car bomb exploded outside the U.S. Consulate in the Iraqi city of Erbil, a Kurdish medical official said. Two people were killed in the blast.
Dr. Zawand Al Rasheed of Erbil's West Emergency Hospital said the eight wounded were brought to his hospital …Middle East
After Israel’s 1967 war with five Arab armies saw it gain control over East Jerusalem, the Jewish state did something unprecedented: it returned …Religion
WASHINGTON: Iran's foreign minister on Friday submitted a letter to U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon outlining a four-point peace plan for Yemen, where …
In a discussion with Saban Forum Chairman Haim Saban before an audience of Americans and Israelis, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton …Middle East
'Isis' has been removed from the official list of names of future hurricanes as it was now deemed inappropriate because of the eponymous militant …Hurricanes
04/17 Links Pt1: A Hamas State of Palestine in Gaza (For Now); Hamas: It’s ‘our right’ to abduct Israelis
Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas's Plan: A Hamas State of Palestine in Gaza (For Now)
Palestinian political analysts believe that it is only a matter …
What appears to be another child sex abuse panic is now ongoing in the haredi neighborhood of Sanhedria Murchevet.
Menachem Kaiser has piece in Tablet …Child Abuse
MEMRI Special Dispatch | 6026 | April 17, 2015
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud 'Abbas Awards Medals Of Honor To
Fatah TerroristsAhead of …
A car bomb exploded outside the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomy zone.
There was no immediate word on casualties. A U.S. official said no consulate personnel or guards were killed or injured in Friday's blast. The official spoke on condition of …Middle East
Venezuela has been a strong defender of the Palestinians, both under the late President Hugo Chavez and current President Nicolas Maduro.Latin America
Instead of arguing over the genocide word, Turks should mend fences with the Armenians
NOTHING inflames the present like the past. When Pope Francis …Turkey
This week, Gen. Martin Dempsey suggested that maintaining control of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, was not central to the U.S. and Iraqi …Middle East
Forthrightness about a past atrocity provokes a strong reaction
IN 1915 Pope Benedict XV wrote to Mehmed V, the Sultan of the Ottoman empire, saying …Pope Francis
When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sat down with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, the two had plenty to discuss. …Middle East
STANBUL—The World Bank on Friday cut its economic growth forecast for Turkey this year to 3% from 3.5%, and warned that restoring confidence through reforms was crucial to boost investment and increase the economy’s medium-term potential.
“The unexpected inventory buildup and a series of poor …World Bank
Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:13pm EDT
By Joseph Menn
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to security researchers at Blue Coat …Research
NICOSIA, Cyprus — Uncertainty reigns as Turkish Cypriots vote for a new leader this weekend: There’s no clear favorite and no way of knowing whether …Cyprus
Unlike China and India, the United States has conducted no large-scale evacuations of its citizens since the civil war began. Now Yemeni Americans say their relatives are stranded.
For most Americans, Yemen’s civil war is the latest flashpoint in what seems like a remote, never-ending crisis in the …New York
Lawmakers are pushing Obama take a page out of the World War II playbook—and let Jordan borrow Predator drones to keep the terror group at bay.
In 1941, before the United States formally entered World War II, it gave governments fighting the Nazis military supplies under a program known as …
If the Americans want to work with Shia militias that are not too cozy with Iran, and they do, they may wind up in bed with Moqtada Sadr.
Sudden setbacks around the strategic city of Ramadi in Iraq have blown a hole in the recent optimism of the Pentagon and the Baghdad government. The war against …Middle East
Manned fighter jets may have a limited future. The secretary of the US Navy has announced that the new F-35 Lightning II “should be, and almost …U.S. Navy
Author: Barbara Slavin Posted April 16, 2015
WASHINGTON — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, concluding his first official visit to the United …Middle East
Paul Pillar, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute and former CIA Intelligence Officer
Ali Vaez, Senior Analyst on Iran, International Crisis Group
Ellie …Middle East
The meaning of Russia’s weapons sale to Iran
HOW revealing of the unsteady allegiances in the Middle East these days that, when Russia announced on …Russia
Israelis don’t seem to understand that the Lausanne agreement will allow them to maintain nuclear ambiguity, while providing Iran with a last-ditch …Middle East