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  • Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies are safe. A number of European...

  • Iraq offers aid to those displaced by militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday his government has allocated more than $850 million to assist those displaced by last month's militant takeover of much of the country, and called on Sunnis remaining in those areas to take up arms against the insurgents. He...

  • Yemen ends fuel subsidies, nearly doubling prices

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fuel prices in Yemen nearly doubled Wednesday as the government ended a fuel subsidy program costing billions of dollars, sparking scattered demonstrations that saw one person killed as authorities quickly dispersed protesters, security officials said. According to new...

  • Diplomat: Criticism of Kerry not from Netanyahu

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United States said Wednesday that criticism from within the Jewish state of Secretary of State John Kerry's peace-making efforts is traceable to Israel's "very rambunctious democracy" and not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "This is not coming...

  • State Department approved 215 Bill Clinton speeches, controversial consulting deal, worth $48m; Hillary Clinton's COS copied on all decisions

    The former president's speaking fees raise questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict....

  • Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end. "Let's stop playing games," said...

  • Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages

    CAIRO (AP) — Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya's capital Tuesday, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country's 2011 civil war. The blaze engulfing oil depots started earlier in...

  • Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him to. "I have taken hits...

  • Israel supporters: Beware of Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton learned to mouth the right words when seeking a Senate sinecure from the (heavily Jewish) state of New York, and later the presidency. But her recent book and interviews suggest that her sympathies are by no means clear, and her judgment is worse.

  • Cease the cease-fires

    It is understandable that today many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop.

  • The Associated Press tweets that U.S. lawmakers 'fall over each other' to support Israel

    Someone at the Associated Press, probably a social media intern who should know better, will likely get a stern lecture later today.

  • Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. Hashmat Khalil Karzai was a staunch supporter of the president and had played an active role in the campaign to...

  • Iran leader calls for arming Gaza to fight Israel

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday called on Muslims from around the world to help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Israel. The call by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was his latest such message during the ongoing war between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel. Khamenei...

  • What Qatar didn't tell Nancy Pelosi about the 'humanitarian organization' Hamas

    Hamas "is a humanitarian organization," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday in a discussion of how the U.S. should handle the Islamist extremist group's conflict with Israel.



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