Abbas to Erdogan: ‘Palestine’ supports you

PA chairman expresses support for Turkey in its crisis with the United States.

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Former CIA chief: I will not be silenced

John Brennan says he will not be silenced after President Donald Trump revokes his security clearance.

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Trump and Putin agree that Iran needs to pull out of Syria, says U.S. official

The agreement comes ahead of an upcoming meeting between Trump's national security adviser and senior Russian officials ...
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Family vacation turns into mourning

40-year-old haredi man suffers heart attack and dies while on vacation with family in Egypt.

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Trump: We will pay Turkey nothing

Trump blasts Turkey as tensions continue over imprisonment of American pastor.

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Pope says on side of victims of US 'predator' priests

Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 "predator" priests in the United States who are ...
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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 2014

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From failed peace talks, to Palestine recognitions across Europe, it has been a tough diplomatic year for Israel, and though the year ended with the successful attempt to block the Palestinians’ Security Council resolution, the conflict seems to be going from bad to worse.

Abbas signs onto International Criminal Court after U.N. loss

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas listens to a question during a media briefing at the Union Building in PretoriaBy Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed on to 20 international agreements on Wednesday, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a day after a bid for independence by 2017 failed at the United Nations Security Council. The move, which angered Israel and the United States, paves the way for the court to take jurisdiction over crimes committed in Palestinian lands and investigate the conduct of Israeli and Palestinian leaders over more than a decade of bloody conflict. …


Catastrophe avoided as runaway ship stopped off Italy

The Moldovan-flagged ship Blue SKy M. is docked in the Italian port of Gallipoli, on Decembre 31, 2014Italy's coastguard said Wednesday it had narrowly averted a catastrophe by intercepting a runaway freighter that was on a collision course with the country's rocky shoreline with 768 people on board. In the second major maritime drama of recent days, officers revealed that the huge cargo ship's engine had been locked on with the steering set on a direction that would have led to it crashing ashore in the Puglia region on the "heel" of Italy. The coastguard, already working flat out because of the Norman Atlantic ferry disaster, scrambled two helicopters overnight after realising that the Moldovan-registered Blue Sky M, was headed for the rocks. In a tweet from its official account, the coastguard said a "massacre" had been avoided.