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28 min ago | Home

Maggie Gyllenhaal glows as 'The Honorable Woman'

"The Honorable Woman" is a meditative thriller that investigates a woman's inner life and a global hot spot.


Related Topix: Crazy Heart, Thriller, Crime Movies, Action Movies, The Dark Knight, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Israel, World News

28 min ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

PLO offers truce as at least 100 killed in Gaza

A senior PLO official proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire Tuesday in the Gaza war, saying he spoke in the name of Hamas, but was contradicted a short while later by a spokesman of the Islamic militant group.


Related Topix: World News, Israel, Palestinian Territories

1 hr ago | WHAS11

Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

2 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Palestinian-American Teen Held in Israeli Custody for 3 Weeks

United States officials are "gravely concerned" about a Palestinian-American teen who has been in Israeli custody for three weeks, the State Department said Monday.


Related Topix: Israel, World News,

6 hrs ago | Barriere Star Journal

B.C. premier offers support to Israel

Premier Christy Clark has aligned herself and British Columbia with Israel in a letter to a Jewish-Canadian advocacy group in which she says the province can be "counted as a friend."


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Canada, North America

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Iraq is already splitting into three states

Ever since U.S. forces invaded Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, the U.S. government has worried that Iraq would splinter into three states - each representing the feuding religious and ethnic factions the dictator held together through his iron rule.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden

KHOU-TV Houston

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

SEPTEMBER 21: A statue is adorned with flowers for the visit of a casket containing relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux at The Sacred Heart and Saint Theresa Church on September 21, 2009 in Coleshill, England.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, France, Warwickshire County, England, United Kingdom,

Deseret News

House Speaker John Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration.


Related Topix: Israel, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives


Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, most children

After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records... A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Israel

Detroit News

Government accused of suppressing evidence in Blackwater case

This image obtained by the Associated Press, defendants' Trial Exhibit DX2414, shows eight spent shell casings from the scene of the shootings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad in 2007.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

News Observer

Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

Khaled Meshaal said in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn't taken an even-handed view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Related Topix: Israel, World News

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of thousands of displaced sleep on the floors of schools and hospitals.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Ramadan, Life, Holidays

The Lebanon Daily News

Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll

Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists.


Related Topix: Syria, World News

Government said to suppress evidence in Blackwater

The attorneys say the suppressed evidence consists of photographs of eight spent shell casings that would fit an AK-47 - the weapon of choice used by insurgents and Iraqi authorities.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

The Jackson Sun

Obama's 2nd term travails: A lame duck before his time?

The woes of a second term are nothing new, but for President Obama they seem to have started sooner and struck harder than for his predecessors.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Washington, Israel, World News, State of the Union, Immigration Reform

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Globe and Mail

Israel says errant shell hit UN school, but could not have caused deaths

Discarded belongings are left behind at a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 24. Discarded belongings are left behind at a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 24. Israel acknowledged Sunday that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a U.N. school in Gaza last ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories,

News Observer

Obama: US worried about worsening Gaza conditions

The White House says Obama and Netanyahu spoke Sunday about the ongoing violence in the region and the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Islamic militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul

They spoke anonymously to The Associated Press for fear of reprisal. The Islamic State group launched an aggressive offensive through western and northern Iraq beginning late last year and took over Mosul in June.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News

Cybercast News Service

Palestinian says Israeli action extends conflict

Mohammad Shtayyeh says people under siege will react to defend themselves and that is what is happening in Gaza.

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Salisbury Journal

British hostage released in Yemen

A British man held hostage in Yemen for the past five months has been released safely, the Foreign Office said.


Related Topix: Yemen, World News