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  • U.S. to seek death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bomber

    January 30, 2014 | 10:48 pm

    The United States will seek the death penalty for accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with planting homemade explosives devices that killed three people and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon last year, the government's chief prosecutor said on Thursday.

    U.S....

  • Israeli ex-envoy to Argentina: We killed most AMIA bombers

    January 3, 2014 | 10:18 am

    Israel has killed most of the people responsible for the 1994 bombing at a Jewish community building in Buenos Aires, a former Israeli ambassador to Argentina said.

    “The vast majority of the guilty parties are in another world, and this is something we did,” Yitzhak Aviran said...

  • Suicide bombings kill 23 near Iran embassy in Beirut

    November 19, 2013 | 9:59 am

    Two suicide bombings rocked Iran's embassy compound in Lebanon on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people including an Iranian cultural attaché and hurling bodies and burning wreckage across a debris-strewn street.

    A Lebanon-based al Qaeda-linked group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades,...

  • Judge asked to invalidate Iran-Argentine probe of 1994 bombing

    November 13, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    An Argentine prosecutor has asked a judge to declare as unconstitutional an agreement between Argentina and Iran to jointly investigate the deadly 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center that local courts blamed on Tehran.

    Alberto Nisman, who oversaw an...

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  • Argentina’s president tweets: U.S. must include AMIA bombing in Iran talks

    October 1, 2013 | 10:07 am

    Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez on Twitter called on the United States to include the issue of the 1994 Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish center bombing in any bilateral talks with Iran.

    In 31 tweets posted Monday night from the president’s official Twitter account, Fernandez...

  • The best cure for fear? A little more trust

    July 10, 2013 | 1:13 pm

    In the wake of terrorist acts, or school shootings, or other horrific acts of violence, we feel duped. How could we have missed the signs? Or have been susceptible? We remind ourselves to be vigilant. Be suspicious. If you see something, say something. In other words, mistrust thy...

  • Two AMIA bombing suspects running for Iranian president

    May 22, 2013 | 4:38 pm

    Two suspects in the bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires are candidates in Iran’s presidential election.

    Mohsen Rezai and Ali Akbar Velayati, who are believed to have planned the 1994 attack, were among the eight candidates approved Tuesday for the June 14 election...

  • FBI says man shot dead while being questioned about Boston bombings

    May 22, 2013 | 10:46 am

    An FBI agent shot and killed a Florida man who turned violent while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings early on Wednesday, the bureau said.

    A friend of the dead man identified him as 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev of Orlando, a Chechen who had previously lived in...

  • Turkey’s Erdogan to push Obama on Syria after bombings

    May 14, 2013 | 3:45 pm

    Turkey's prime minister will push President Barack Obama for more assertive action on Syria during a visit to Washington this week, days after car bombs tore through a Turkish border town in the deadliest spillover of violence yet.

    The bombings in Reyhanli, which killed 50 people...

  • Israel says ‘no winds of war’ despite Syria air strikes

    May 6, 2013 | 5:19 pm

    Israel played down weekend air strikes close to Damascus reported to have killed dozens of Syrian soldiers, saying they were not aimed at influencing its neighbor's civil war but only at stopping Iranian missiles reaching Lebanese Hezbollah militants.

    Oil prices spiked above $105...

  • Three men charged with undermining Boston bombing probe

    May 1, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged three men with interfering with the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing, saying they hid fireworks and a backpack belonging to one of the suspected bombers as a manhunt was under way.

    The three, two students from Kazakhstan and a...

  • Holder to ADL: Protect rights of all, including Muslims, after Boston

    April 29, 2013 | 5:08 pm

    In a speech to the Anti-Defamation League, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged Americans to protect the rights of Muslims and other minorities in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

    "The battle for the safety and rights of all Americans -- all Americans -- must be our...

  • Boston bomb suspect’s wife assisting probe, lawyer says

    April 23, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    The wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect is assisting authorities and in absolute shock that her husband and brother-in-law were accused of the deadly blasts, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

    "She cries a lot," attorney Amato DeLuca said of Katherine Russell, 24, an...

  • Anti-Semitic message painted on Boston-area church

    April 23, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    A suburban Boston church was vandalized with an anti-Semitic message while police were hunting for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    The Victory Assembly of God church in Sharon, Mass., was vandalized on the night of April 19, as police pursued Tsarnaev, 19, and...

  • U.N. official pins blame for Boston Marathon bombing on ‘Tel Aviv’

    April 23, 2013 | 9:11 am

    Richard Falk, an official for the U.N. Human Rights Council, in an online commentary blamed the Boston Marathon bombing on "Tel Aviv."

    "(A)s long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should...

  • Boston suspect won’t be treated as enemy combatant, White House says

    April 22, 2013 | 10:18 am

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the ethnic Chechen college student suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, will not be treated as an enemy combatant in the legal process, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.

    "He will not be treated as an enemy combatant," Carney told reporters at a briefing. "We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice. Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions."

    Reporting By Mark Felsenthal; editing by Christopher Wilson

  • Obama: ‘The entire country is behind the people of Boston’

    April 19, 2013 | 2:31 pm

    President Barack Obama called Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino on Friday to offer ongoing federal help in the Boston bombing investigation, and to express condolences for a police officer killed in the search for suspects.

    "The President said...

  • Israel at 65

    By Rob Eshman

    April 19, 2013 | 11:15 am

    I watched the video of the Boston Marathon bombings and thought, of course, of the bus bombings that wracked Jerusalem and Tel Aviv a decade ago. The mundane calm violently shattered. The screams giving way to sirens. The bodies sprawled on the ground. And the smoke — movies never...

  • Chechnya, Tsarnaev and terror

    April 19, 2013 | 10:16 am

    According to media accounts based on police reports, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is a 19-year-old man named Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, a resident of Boston who lived in the former Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan and may or may not be Chechen in origin. He...

  • Boston bomb suspect spotted on video, no arrest made

    April 17, 2013 | 11:49 am

    Investigators believe they have spotted a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing from security video, a U.S. law enforcement source said on Wednesday, but no arrest had yet been made.

    Police may make an appeal to the public for more information at a news conference scheduled for...

  • Boston bomb suspect identified, no arrest

    April 17, 2013 | 10:58 am

    BREAKING NEWS — UPDATES HERE

    [UPDATE: 12 p.m.] “Contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack,” the FBI said in a statement.  “Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on...

  • Argentina’s Timerman slams Israel criticism of Iran pact

    February 13, 2013 | 4:15 pm

    Argentinian Foreign Minister Hector Timerman hit back at Israeli criticism of a joint commission with Iran on the AMIA bombing on his first day of testimony to his country's Congress.

    Both houses of the Congress must approve the "truth commission" before it is made active, and...

  • Iran rejects questioning of defense minister under Argentina agreement

    February 12, 2013 | 12:21 pm

    Iran denied that its defense minister will be questioned by an Argentinian judge about his alleged role in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.

    Ahmed Vahidi, who is under an international arrest warrant by Interpol in connection with the deadly bombing of the AMIA...

  • Israel summons Argentina’s envoy over deal with Iran

    January 29, 2013 | 11:26 am

    Israel's Foreign Ministry summoned the Argentinian ambassador over his country's agreement with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires JCC.

    Israel's ambassador in Buenos Aires, Dorit Shavit, also requested a meeting with the Argentinian Foreign Minister...

  • Burgas bombing investigator dismissed for leaking info to media

    January 7, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    An investigator in the deadly July bombing in Burgas was dismissed for leaking classified information to the media.

    The Prosecutor's Office dismissed Staneliva Karadzhova after she provided information about the latest developments in the probe of the July 18 attack, the...

  • Bulgarian police identify accomplice in Burgas bombing

    January 3, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Bulgaria’s security services reportedly have discovered the identity of one of the perpetrators of the July bombing in Burgas that killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian.

    The Bulgarian news agency Novinite reported Thursday that the discovery was the first time Bulgarian...

  • Hamas leader calls for third intifada

    December 26, 2012 | 9:36 am

    A senior Hamas leader called for a third intifada, including suicide bus bombings in Israel.

    Hamas Jerusalem bureau chief Ahmed Halabiyeh on Tuesday called for new, violent action against Israel,  saying that ”we must renew the resistance to occupation in any possible way, above...

  • Christians’ letter was reasonable, worded sensitively

    October 24, 2012 | 9:37 am

    There has long been an unwritten covenant between the Jewish establishment and Christian leaders when it comes to interfaith dialogue: “We can talk about any religious issues we like, but criticism of Israel’s human rights violations is off limits.”

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve...

  • Families of Burgas victims attend memorial ceremony, visit attack site

    August 28, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    The families of the Israelis killed in a terror attack at the airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, attended a ceremony for the victims.

    The memorial was held Tuesday at the Great Synagogue in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The families of the five victims of the July 18 attack visited the...

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