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  • Islamic State flying three jets in Syria

    by Sylvia Westall, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time the militant group had taken to the air.

    The group, which has seized swathes of...

  • Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Kobani

    by Humeyra Pamuk, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Two days of heavy air strikes by U.S. warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani.

    Last week Turkish and U.S. officials said Islamic State were on the verge of taking Kobani from its heavily...

  • Doctors strike back after anti-Israel letter in Lancet, pressure publisher Elsevier

    By Jared Sichel

    1 week ago

    Angered by a controversial, anti-Israel letter published in late July by the respected medical journal The Lancet, doctors in North America and Europe are calling on academic publishing giant Reed Elsevier to reform its editorial policy. The question is whether Elsevier will...

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  • Letter from Dijon, France

    by Linda Kay

    1 week ago

    On my first day traveling in Dijon this past spring, I bounded into the hotel lobby and casually reached for a newspaper lying on the reception desk. The front-page headline of Le Figaro riveted my attention. Quickly, I devoured the story. It described an unprecedented upsurge in...

  • A Yom Kippur forum on anti-Semitism

    By Ryan Torok

    1 week ago

    Is the recent uptick in anti-Semitic incidents in Europe due, in part, to the distance in time from the Holocaust and a fading memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in it? 

    This was among the topics of a panel discussion titled “Anti-Semitism in Europe: Crisis or Challenge?”...

  • Letter to world leaders calls for international effort to save Mideast Christians

    by Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    1 week ago

    This article originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A letter sent to 120 world leaders demanding a halt to the persecution of Middle East Christians was released in Jerusalem on Monday by its signatories, Dr. Jurgen Buhler, executive director of the International Christian...

  • Iranian president says nuclear deal with West ‘certain’

    Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday a nuclear deal with the West was bound to happen and he believed it could be achieved by a Nov. 24 deadline.

    "We have reached consensus on generalities and there are only the fine details to be worked out: whether we would reach an...

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