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3 hrs ago | Tehran Times

Kenya is gateway to Africa: Zarif

TEHRAN Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Kenya is the gateway to Africa and can play a significant role in facilitating the expansion of relations between Iran and other African countries.

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7 hrs ago | Newsday

VIDEO: Egypt tourist bus crash kills 33

Two tour buses have collided near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say.

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11 hrs ago | ABC News

Obama Faces Options in Iraq and Syria

The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using U.S. warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations.

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15 hrs ago | NHK World

Little progress made in talks to free Japanese

A member of an armed group in Syria says it has made little progress in an effort to free a Japanese man from Islamic extremists.

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19 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

Alawites to Yazidis: A Guide to Religious Communities in the Middle East

Iranians shout slogans during a protest against the Sunni Arab militants offensive led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq on June 24, 2014 in Tehran.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

the synagogue today | Hong Kong congregation welcomes worshippers, travelers

A taxi ride to 70 Robinson Road in Hong Kong, the address listed for the Ohel Leah synagogue, ends with a simple question: Where is the synagogue? The driver had understood the destination request.

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Religion News Service

Pope to Iraqi president: a I appeal to you with my heart full of paina

Pope Francis has written to the president of Iraq, calling for an end to the "brutal suffering of Christians and other religious minorities" and urging political leaders to end the humanitarian crisis in the country.

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WRAL.com

Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

Colleges say security was the top concern, citing advisories about hazardous travel from the U.S. State Department and from insurance companies that cover students for health, accidents, security and even the cost of evacuation.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, raising concerns that schools may be overreacting.

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Trend

Iranian plane makes urgent landing in Tehran

An Iranian airplane traveling to the country's western city of Kermanshah from Tehran flew back to Tehran after experiencing technical problems.

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Lansing State Journal

U.S.: Dearborn cleric popular with ISIS fighters owes $250K for fraud

A cleric in Dearborn popular with supporters of the militant group ISIS owes a quarter of a million dollars in restitution and other costs stemming from his fraud convictions, according to newly filed court records.

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AME Info

Number of overnight visitors rises by 3% in first seven months of 2014

Jordanian Tourism Minister Nidal Katamine announced last Tuesday that the number of overnight visitors to the Kingdom increased by 3% during the first seven months of 2014, standing at 2,305,870 tourists, compared with 2,237,493 in the same period last year.The number of overnight visitors to the Kingdom increased by 3% during the first seven ... (more)

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Switched

Pope Francis: A 'Homebody' Out in the World Who Has Never Been to the United States

"Following Francis" is a monthly blog on the latest happenings of Pope Francis. It is prepared exclusively for The WorldPost by Sebastien Maillard, Vatican Correspondent for La Croix, Rome Pope Francis is back in Rome after a five-day trip to Korea.

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The Peninsula

Hamad International Airport gears up to receive returning vacationers

DOHA: Summer vacationers returning to Qatar will be screened in the shortest time possible, thanks to the latest passport screening devices installed at Hamad International Airport.

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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

U.S. defies ISIS threats with airstrikes

The United States resumed airstrikes Wednesday against ISIS targets in Iraq, a day after the jihadist militants released a video showing the beheading of an American journalist.

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Israellycool

The Best Way To Support Israel Right Now

If you are a REAL Israel supporter and you are looking for the absolute best way to show your support for Israel right now, there is one way which is by far the best way to demonstrate that support, and that is to plan a trip - preferably as soon as possible - to come over and visit.

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Retford Today

A.A. Grundi: Is Worksop to get a 7 Star hotel?

The need for a hotel would suggest that there are people out there who actually want to come and stay in Worskop.

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AME Info

Hozpitality Group brings together UAE's Hospitality CEO's General ...

Over 200 distinguished hospitality professionals based in UAE attended the event.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Times of Oman

Filipinos upbeat over Muscat-Manila air link

Muscat: Philippine expatriates in Oman are happy about the news that Oman Air has got approval to fly direct to Manila, saying it would greatly improve the experience of passengers.

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Wall Street Journal

Farewell to the Lioness of Iran

Simin Behbahani was 82 and nearly blind when the Tehran regime imposed a travel ban on the fearless, celebrated poet.

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