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Argentine prosecutor who accused Fernandez of Iran plot found dead

by Sarah Marsh and Maximiliano Rizzi, Reuters

5 days ago

Members of the coast guard guard the entrance of an apartment building, the home of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, in Buenos Aires on Jan. 19. Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

A prosecutor who accused Argentina's president of orchestrating a cover-up in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center was found dead in his apartment... read full article

  • Four killed in Niger anti-French riots, protests held in Pakistan, Algeria

    by Abdoulaye Massalaki, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Four people were killed in protests turned violent in Niger on Friday, after French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published more cartoon images of the Prophet Muhammad a week after Islamist gunmen shot dead 12 people at its offices in Paris.

    Protests also erupted in Pakistan...

  • Initial ICC probe opened into ‘war crimes’ in Palestinian territories

    JTA

    1 week ago

    Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will open a preliminary inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, the court said.

    The move, announced by a spokesperson of the court on Friday and reported by Reuters, is the first formal step that could lead...

  • U.K. steps up security in Jewish areas in wake of Paris attacks

    JTA

    1 week ago

    The United Kingdom is increasing security patrols around Jewish areas in response to last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris.

    “The global picture of terrorist activity does give us heightened concern about the risk to the Jewish community in the UK,” said Britain’s assistant...

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  • Last year was Earth’s hottest on record, U.S. scientists say

    by Irene Klotz, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Last year was Earth's hottest on record in a new sign that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases to the air, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday.

    The White House said the studies, by the U.S. space agency NASA and the...

  • Dutch Jewish school closed after anti-terrorist raid in Belgium

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    The only Orthodox Jewish school in the Netherlands was closed on Friday as a precautionary measure after an anti-terrorism raid in Belgium left two suspects dead.

    There was no concrete threat against the Cheider School in Amsterdam, Dutch national broadcaster NOS said, citing the...

  • With flowers and fluent French, Kerry pays respects to France

    by Arshad Mohammed, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Bearing flowers and his fluent French, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered his condolences and "a hug" to France on Friday for the deaths from last week's Islamist attacks.

    Kerry's visit came after the United States failed to send a top official to attend Sunday's march in...

  • Turkish PM says Israeli ‘provocations’ radicalizing Muslim world

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday of terrorism and said Israeli "provocations" such as the bombardment of Gaza were contributing to radicalization in the Muslim world.

    "He himself killed, his army killed children...

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