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  • UNESCO designates Jordan side of river as Jesus baptismal site

    July 14, 2015 | 11:31 am

    The United Nations’ cultural agency has designated the east bank of the Jordan River as a World Heritage Site, saying Jordan’s side of the river is “believed to be” the place where Jesus was baptized.

    Tourists and religious pilgrims also come to Israel to get baptized on the...

  • Islamic State says in full control of Syria’s Palmyra after westward advance

    May 21, 2015 | 9:00 am

    Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic city of Palmyra in Syria, days after capturing a provincial capital in neighboring Iraq, suggesting the growing momentum of the group which a monitor says now holds half of Syrian territory.

    The twin successes pile...

  • Fishing in Africa

    By Susan Freudenheim

    May 2, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    To meet Ikal Angelei in a Wilshire Boulevard coffee shop, as I did this week, is to traverse oceans and travel through deserts. Angelei is an activist from Kenya specializing in the geopolitics of water, a 32-year-old powerhouse who just won a highly prestigious Goldman Environmental...