The Jews who helped the Americans free Algeria from the Nazis

In November 1942, Eisenhower needed help in Algiers while his troops were landing on the coast. Enter José Aboulker and ...
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Plane skids off Turkish runway down Black Sea cliff

Pegasus Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, flying from Ankara to Trabzon, 'had a runway excursion ...
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Senior Hamas official wounded in southern Lebanon car explosion

Senior Hamas figure reportedly in car that exploded in Sidon. Hamas: 'Zionist enemy only one benefiting from damage to stability.'

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‘We don’t want revenge – we want revival’

President arrives to console mourners, hears from bereaved father and widow who demand he recommend normalization of Havat Gilad.

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Is time running out for the ‘world’s richest Arab’ to secure his freedom in Saudi Arabia

Prince Alwaleed, whose net worth has been estimated by Forbes magazine at $17 billion 'offered a certain figure but it ...
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Hostel in Uruguay: Israelis ‘not welcome’

Uruguayan hotelier rejects Israeli couple as guests, claiming he disagrees with Israeli politics.

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In war-torn Syria, a garden grows… for North Korea founder

Young women hold a North-Korean flag during a ceremony to name a park in Damascus, Syria after Kim Il-sung, the late founder and supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), on August 31, 2015Syria's embattled government, facing a four-year war that is encroaching on the capital, on Monday inaugurated a park in Damascus to honour North Korea's founding father Kim Il-Sung. The opening ceremony, which came as Islamic State group militants battled rebels in a district in southern Damascus, was attended by deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Moqdad. "For this reason, he deserves to be honoured in Syria," Moqdad said.


Europe’s migrant crisis: key questions

Illegal migrants demonstrate against British government, on August 20, 2015Europe's refugee and migrant crisis has escalated over the summer, leaving the continent divided over how to deal with a flood of people led by Syrians fleeing war in their homeland. A record surge in numbers, and the opening up of new routes over the Balkans in addition to the Mediterranean sea route, have prompted the EU to call a special meeting on the issue in two weeks. The situation in Syria, the origin of the largest number of refugees, has worsened because of the rise of the Islamic State extremist group and continuing civil war, so more people are fleeing.


Blast at Syria’s Palmyra prompts fears for famed temple

A view of the external courtyard of the temple of Baal (also written Bel) in the ancient Syrian oasis city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, pictured on March 14, 2014A powerful blast in the ruins of Syria's ancient Palmyra raised fears Monday that the Islamic State group has damaged another of the Middle East's most treasured heritage sites. Both Syria's antiquities chief and a monitor reported Sunday's explosion in the UNESCO World Heritage site, but there was conflicting information on the fate of its famed Temple of Bel. IS destroyed the smaller Baal Shamin temple at Palmyra last week, confirming the worst fears about their intentions for the site, which they seized from Syrian regime forces in May.


Train with migrants allowed into Austria after lengthy border checks

Travellers sit in a train with migrants on board, en route from Budapest to ViennaBy Karin Strohecker and Marton Dunai VIENNA/BUDAPEST (Reuters) – A train carrying hundreds of migrants headed to Vienna on Monday after being held for hours at Austria's border with Hungary amid a security clampdown on trafficking gangs and efforts to apply fraying European rules intended to manage the flow of refugees. Austrian Railways had cited "overcrowding" on the train and a police spokesman in Vienna said Austria wanted to check whether any of the migrants had already asked for asylum in Hungary. A second train from Budapest remained stuck at the border.


Austria orders migrants from trains at Hungarian border

Migrants on the train to Frankfurt / Main undergo a police check at the Austrian - Hungarian border at Hegyeshalom on August 31, 2015Austrian security forces stopped two trains with several hundred migrants near the border with Hungary on Monday, a police spokesman said, hours after authorities in Budapest let them leave despite many not having EU visas. The trains were halted near the Hungarian border town of Hegeshalom, where Austrian police proceeded to check their papers. One of the trains was bound for Munich and carried 300 to 400 migrants, police spokesman Roman Hahslinger told AFP.