Britain will participate in Eurovision in Israel

BBC announces it will participate as planned, despite call by artists to boycott the event.

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Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

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Middleton shooting: At least four people injured in Wisconsin office building shooting

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Trump Tells Hurricane Florence Survivor 'At Least You Got A Nice Boat Out Of The Deal'

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Florence Kills An Estimated 5,500 Pigs, 3.4 Million Chickens And Turkeys In North Carolina

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Abbas plans NY meeting following closure of PLO office

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Ex-Syria envoy Annan says Iran should play regional role

By Stephen Adler DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Former U.N. secretary general Kofi Annan said on Friday that Iran had an essential role to play in guaranteeing stability in the Middle East and urged U.S. lawmakers to give a diplomatic detente with Tehran a chance. Annan’s successor as U.N. chief, Ban Ki-moon, this week issued and then withdrew an invitation to Iran to join international peace talks on Syria in Switzerland. Shi’ite Muslim Iran is the main ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his civil war against a host of mainly Sunni rebel groups, and is locked in a wider battle for influence with Saudi Arabia, its long-standing Sunni Muslim regional rival. “If we are going to have peace and stability in the Middle East, it is essential that Iran plays its natural role in the region,” Annan, who served as U.N./Arab League envoy to Syria for five months in 2012, told Reuters in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Israel warns of growing jihadi threat from Syria

FILE - This Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 file citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, an anti-Bashar Addad group, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows rebels from al-Qaida affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra waving their brigade flag as they step on the top of a Syrian air force helicopter, at Taftanaz air base that was captured by the rebels, in Idlib province, northern Syria. A sharp increase in the number of al-Qaida linked fighters joining the fight against President Bashar Assad in Syria is threatening to spill over the borders and prompting the Jewish state to re-evaluate its policy of neutrality in the civil war next door, a senior Israeli intelligence official warned on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because military regulations prevent him from releasing the information, claimed more than 30,000 al-Qaida linked fighters are active in Syria, more than double previous Western estimates. He did not disclose how Israel reached the figure or specify which groups were included in the count, only defining the fighters as believers in “global jihad,” which he said meant a mix of those linked to al-Qaida or inspired by the terror network.(AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN, File)TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A sharp increase in the number of al-Qaida linked fighters joining the fight against President Bashar Assad in Syria is threatening to spill over the borders and prompting the Jewish state to re-evaluate its policy of neutrality in the civil war next door, a senior Israeli intelligence official warned on Friday.


Kerry defends US Mideast policy

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hit Friday at criticism that the Obama administration’s Middle East policy is in disarray, maintaining that the U.S. is actively engaged in multiple ambitious diplomatic initiatives in the region and elsewhere.