Trump slams Iran at UN: ‘Can’t allow world’s leading terror sponsor to possess world’s most dangerous weapons’

Trump tells UN General Assembly: Israeli-Palestinian peace has advanced, ICC has no authority, U.S. won't return to Human Rights Council ...
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German court says Kuwait Airways can bar Israeli passengers

German appeals court rules that it cannot prevent Kuwait Airways from banning Israeli passengers, though it says policy is discrimination.

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Woman attacked during ultra-Orthodox demonstration

27 year old says she underwent a 'lynch' after being caught in a Haredi protest near Bnei Brak last week, ...
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Princess Anne Won't Shake Hands For A Very Royal Reason

While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry dish out hugs during royal walkabouts,
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High speed Jerusalem-Tel Aviv rail opens to the public

Civilian passengers take first trip on 100 MPH train connecting capital with Ben Gurion Airport.

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Trump criticizes Iran as 'corrupt dictatorship' in U.N. speech

"Iran's leaders sow chaos, death and destruction," Trump told the annual gathering. "They do not respect their neighbors or borders ...
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Marine is first U.S. death in operations against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Marine who went into the sea from a V-22 Osprey during a flight mishap over the northern Gulf this week was the first American killed in U.S. military operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Corporal Jordan Spears, 21, of Memphis, Indiana, was a crewman aboard a V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft flying off the USS Makin Island and went into the sea when the aircraft lost power shortly after takeoff, the Navy said on Friday. The V-22 descended to the surface of the ocean during the mishap on Wednesday. …

Who runs the militant group Islamic State?

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim militant group, has seized a third of Syria and large areas of Iraq and this year proclaimed a caliphate across the two countries in the heart of the Middle East. The group, which U.S-led forces are bombing in Iraq and Syria, is made up of thousands of fighters from both countries as well as foreign recruits from around the world. Its leadership draws from militants with combat experience in Iraq. …

Curfews on Syrian refugees in Lebanon fuel hostility: rights group

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Curfews imposed on Syrian refugees in villages across Lebanon are fuelling a climate of discrimination and hostility against new arrivals, a human rights group said in a statement on Friday. More than 45 municipalities in Lebanon have imposed the curfews, many of them introduced in response to an August attack on the border town of Arsal by Islamist militants, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. Nadim Houry, HRW deputy Middle East director, said the curfews violated international human rights law and appeared to be illegal under Lebanese law. …