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Iran talks extended, but uranium enrichment remains stumbling block

by Ron Kampeas, JTA

2 hours ago

Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, attends a panel discussion during the 50th Munich Security Conference in Germany on Feb. 2. Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images

The issue of Iranian uranium enrichment remains as stubborn an obstacle to a nuclear deal as it was at the launch of the talks six months ago.

Iran and the major powers, led by the... read full article

  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet ‘by mistake,’ U.S. officials say

    Reuters

    5 hours ago

    U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday they believe pro-Russian separatists likely shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 "by mistake."

    Last week's downing of the airliner, in which all 298 people aboard were killed, has sharply deepened the Ukrainian crisis, in which separatist gunmen in the Russian-speaking east have been fighting government forces since pro-Western protesters in Kiev forced out a pro-Moscow president and Russia annexed Crimea in March.

    Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by Jason Szep and Peter Cooney

  • Amid France synagogue attacks, support for Jewish self-defense group on the rise

    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    6 hours ago

    Shortly before their synagogue became shrouded by tear gas and smoke, 100 Jews wielding baseball bats and clubs were singing the French national anthem in front of the synagogue’s heavy metal gate.

    They had gathered outside the main synagogue in this Paris suburb Sunday to defend...

  • Interpol team begins identifying victims of flight MH17 crash

    Reuters

    8 hours ago

    International police agency Interpol said on Tuesday one of its teams had started identifying victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH 17 flight that crashed over Ukraine last week.

    "The remains of victims recovered so far were labeled and numbered before being transported in...

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  • Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitism in anti-Israel protests

    by Reuters

    10 hours ago

    The foreign ministers of GermanyFrance and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia that have marred rallies against Israel's role in its conflict with Hamas in which about 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died.

    After 10 days of bombardment, ...

  • Kerry urges Hamas to end conflict, has ‘constructive’ Egypt talks

    by Reuters

    10 hours ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Hamas on Tuesday to pursue a negotiated end to its conflict with Israel after what he said were constructive talks with Egyptian officials about their cease-fire proposal.

    After meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whose...

  • Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

    by Anton Zverev and Peter Graff, Reuters

    1 day ago

    The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte...

  • Arab rifts may complicate search for Gaza truce

    by Amena Bakr, Yasmine Saleh and Shadia Nasralla, Reuters

    1 day ago

    The push for a Gaza ceasefire risks becoming mired in a regional tussle for influence between conservative Arab states and Islamist-friendly governments, with rival powers competing to take credit for a truce, analysts and some officials say.

    The main protagonists are Arab...

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