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Kerry: Progress in Iran talks, tough road ahead

by Louis Charbonneau and Jonathan Allen, Reuters

1 day ago

Secretary of State John Kerry addresses a news conference after a meeting in Vienna on Nov. 24. Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday Iran and the six world powers had made substantial progress toward a final deal over its nuclear program, but the talks would remain difficult... read full article

  • AJWS expands focus on Ebola prevention, education

    by Aron Chilewich

    1 day ago

    When the magnitude of the Ebola crisis became clear in August, Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and her team contacted the 10 Liberian organizations AJWS supports to ask whether the agencies would like to change course from other social service...

  • Gunmen kill 28 in northeast Kenya bus attack

    Reuters

    4 days ago

    Attackers ambushed a bus and killed 28 people early on Saturday in northeast Kenya, police and the Ministry of Interior said.

    It was not immediately clear who the attackers were.

    "Bandits ambushed a bus from Mandera that was heading to Nairobi at dawn and killed 28 passengers...

  • Merkel against unilaterally recognizing Palestine as a state

    Reuters

    4 days ago

    Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday rejected the idea of Germany recognizing Palestine as a state unilaterally, saying the Palestinians and Israel could solve their long-running conflict only through negotiations.

    The aim should be that both sides agree on a two-state solution –...

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  • Analysis: Why the Temple Mount is at the heart of Jerusalem strife

    by Jacob Wirtschafter

    6 days ago

    The murders of four rabbis on Nov. 18 during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue — a police officer also died of his injuries — could throw a wrench into the results of the Nov.13 summit in Amman that brought together Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • Spanish parliament backs call for eventual Palestine state

    by Julien Toyer, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Spanish lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognize Palestine as a state, albeit only when the Palestinians and Israel negotiate a solution to their long-standing conflict.

    The symbolic motion, which echoes similar votes last month in Britain and Ireland, was backed...

  • Egypt to deepen buffer zone with Gaza after finding longer tunnels

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    Egypt will double the depth of a security buffer zone it is clearing on its border with the Gaza Strip to 0.62 miles after some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown last year.

    Egypt declared a state of emergency in the border area after at...

  • ISIS beheads American aid worker, an Iraq war veteran

    JTA

    1 week ago

    The Islamic State jihadist group beheaded an American hostage.

    In a video posted online Sunday morning on jihadist and social networking sites, the group also known as ISIS and ISIL said it beheaded American aid worker Peter Kassig, who went by the name Abdul-Rahman Kassig after...

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