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Kerry says will know soon if U.S., Iran can reach nuclear deal


3 days ago

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to testify at a Senate Appropriations State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee hearing on review FY2016 funding request and budget justification for the State Department on Capitol Hill in Washington February 24, 2015. Photo credit, Yuri Gripas/Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he expected to know soon whether Iran is willing to agree to a nuclear deal, and he appeared to take a swipe at Israel's prime minister... read full article

  • Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 90 from Christian villages

    by Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Reuters

    3 days ago

    UPDATE: Islamic State abducts at least 150 Christians

    Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group that tracks violence in Syria said on Tuesday.

    The British-based Syrian Observatory for...

  • Copenhagen police forbid ‘peace ring’ at attacked synagogue


    4 days ago

    Copenhagen police denied a request by Danish Muslims to create a peace ring around a city synagogue that came under a deadly attack.

    Police cited security concerns for rejecting the request by organizers, according to Danish media reports.

    “We have chosen to say no because of a...

  • Norway’s Muslims form protective human shield around synagogue


    4 days ago

    More than 1,000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo's synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city's Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark last weekend.

    Chanting "No to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia,"...

  • U.S. weighs slowing Afghan withdrawal to ensure ‘progress sticks’: Carter

    by Phil Stewart, Reuters

    4 days ago

    The United States is considering slowing a planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan to ensure that "progress sticks" after more than a decade of war, new Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during an unannounced visit to Kabul on Saturday.

    Under the current plan, the...

  • Kerry warns on viability of Palestinian Authority if Israel blocks funds

    by Lesley Wroughton, Reuters

    4 days ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday expressed concern about the viability of the Palestinian Authority if it does not soon receive tax revenue which has been withheld by Israel.

    The funds have been held back from the Authority since last month in retaliation for...

  • Jerusalem mayor, bodyguard subdue Palestinian attacker


    5 days ago

    The mayor of Jerusalem and his security guard wrestled a Palestinian attacker to the ground near city hall on Sunday after an Orthodox Jew was stabbed with a knife at a busy intersection.

    Security camera footage showed mayor Nir Barkat, in a white shirt, walk towards the suspect...

  • Scandinavan Jews see silver lining in strong Muslim response to Denmark shootings

    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    1 week ago

    As a longtime promoter of Jewish-Muslim dialogue in Denmark, Naveed Baig is no stranger to Copenhagen’s Great Synagogue.

    The imam at the capital’s Danish Islamic Center, Baig, 39, has on numerous occasions sat under the structure’s gold-and-white ceiling meeting with people he...

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