9-year-old dies in Dead Sea hotel swimming pool

Girl drowns in hotel pool near Dead Sea in southern Israel.

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Satellite images show destruction of Syria site allegedly hit by Israel

Photos taken after attack on industrial site near Aleppo International Airport, which was attacked earlier this week, show it was ...
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‘Earthquakes are an attempt to destroy Al-Aqsa mosque’

Jordanian journalist claims Israel created recent earthquakes in order to destroy mosque, church.

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Ohio prison staff set to execute killer of man met in bar

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is set to put a condemned killer to death on Wednesday for a three-decades-old fatal ...
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‘We are friends, but Israel must also hear criticism of it’

A British politician who works to strengthen relations with Israel discusses Israel-Britain ties.

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The education commissar

The passage of the NGO Law that limits anti-occupation organizations is a glaring example of the way efforts to silence ...
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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. …