Greek authorities rescue 21 migrants adrift off usual route

THESSALONIKI, Greece – Greek authorities say they have rescued 21 migrants found adrift in a small boat in a section of the northeastern Aegean Sea off the usual illegal immigration route. The migrants were located Thursday between the island of Samothraki and the northeastern port of Alexandroupoli, after Greek authorities received an emergency call reporting […]

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UN envoy says risk of Israeli-Palestinian war looms large

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Mideast envoy says the prospect of peace between Israel and the Palestinians “is fading by the day as the specter of violence and radicalism grows” and “the risk of war continues to loom large.” Nikolay Mladenov also told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that a negotiated two-state solution is […]

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Sniper ‘killed 250 ISIS fighters’ in battle that turned tide against terrorists

A sniper who fought with the Kurdish forces against ISIS has claimed he killed hundreds of the jihadis as he helped to stem their advance. Azad Cudi traveled to Syria in 2013 to fight with the YPG forces after they came into conflict with ISIS following the outbreak of civil war in the country. The 34-year-old […]

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Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future

next In this Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 photo, a fragment of a coral is viewed with a microscope at the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences, IUI, in the Red Sea city of Eilat, southern Israel. As the outlook for coral reefs across our warming planet grows grimmer than ever, scientists have discovered a rare glimmer […]

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Slain journalist James Foley’s mom: Alabama woman who joined ISIS should face justice

The mother of a journalist beheaded by the Islamic State (ISIS) told Fox News on Tuesday that an Alabama woman who left the U.S. to join the radical terror group should be held accountable for her actions. “Hoda [Muthana] and the many thousands of ISIS fighters who have promoted terrorism need to be held accountable and […]

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Israeli police arrest 19 protesters at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM – Israeli police say they have arrested 19 Palestinians as clashes broke out at a contested Jerusalem holy site. Police say dozens of Palestinians participated in a prayer protest Tuesday, attempting to breach a section of the sacred compound that has been closed by Israeli court order for years. Palestinian medics reported that several […]

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Israeli leader hosts east European PMs after summit scrapped

File — In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 photo Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, attend a group photo during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland. Poland’s prime minister canceled plans for his country to send a delegation to meeting in Jerusalem on Monday after the acting Israeli foreign […]

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China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

BEIJING – The foreign ministers of China and Iran are meeting amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. China’s Wang Yi met in Beijing on Tuesday with Mohammad Javad Zarif, who’s leading a delegation that includes parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani and the ministers of finance and petroleum, as well as the CEO […]

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Iran: Sabotage may be behind failed satellite launches

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s foreign minister says sabotage by the U.S. is a possible reason for Tehran’s failed attempts to launch two satellites in recent months. Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday in an interview with NBC News in Munich, Germany, that it’s possible there is a U.S. sabotage campaign against Iranian satellite launches. He confirmed […]

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Iran threatens retaliation over car bombing that killed 27

ISFAHAN, Iran – The head of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has threatened to retaliate against neighboring Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates over a suicide car bombing this week that killed 27 members of the elite organization. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari spoke late Friday at one of two funeral ceremonies for the victims of Wednesday’s […]

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