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Yemen nearly doubles fuel prices to narrow deficit

Yemen's government has nearly doubled fuel prices in an attempt to reform government subsidies and narrow budget deficit, AP reported.


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4 hrs ago | Click Orlando

20 killed at U.N. school in Gaza

While dueling political leaders blame each other for the carnage in Gaza, residents there are grappling with a new, nightmarish life: Dozens of deaths reported each day.


Related Topix: Israel, World News

8 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the... The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Israel

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package

Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end.


Related Topix: US News, Strategic Defense Initiative, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Palestinian Territories, Harry Reid, Democrat

Activists: Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebels detonated explosives in two tunnels, dug under the ancient quarter of Aleppo that has been the site of some of the fiercest fighting in the Syrian conflict, now in its fourth year.


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KHOU-TV Houston

US bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port

A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered the seizure of a vessel carrying about 1 million barrels of Kurdish crude oil about 60 miles off the Galveston coast.


Related Topix: Texas, Iraq, World News

WBEX-AM Chillicothe

Inside the Kerry-Israel Meltdown

On Monday, Secretary of State Kerry took to the podium at the State Department to say that he was working with Israel and Hamas to negotiate an extension of their temporary ceasefire.


Related Topix: Israel, World News


Maggie Gyllenhaal glows as 'The Honorable Woman'

"The Honorable Woman" is a meditative thriller that investigates a woman's inner life and a global hot spot.


Related Topix: Crazy Heart, Thriller, Crime Movies, Action Movies, The Dark Knight, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Israel, World News

WAFF-TV Huntsville

PLO offers truce as at least 100 killed in Gaza

A senior PLO official proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire Tuesday in the Gaza war, saying he spoke in the name of Hamas, but was contradicted a short while later by a spokesman of the Islamic militant group.


Related Topix: World News, Israel, Palestinian Territories


Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Palestinian-American Teen Held in Israeli Custody for 3 Weeks

United States officials are "gravely concerned" about a Palestinian-American teen who has been in Israeli custody for three weeks, the State Department said Monday.


Related Topix: Israel, World News,

Barriere Star Journal

B.C. premier offers support to Israel

Premier Christy Clark has aligned herself and British Columbia with Israel in a letter to a Jewish-Canadian advocacy group in which she says the province can be "counted as a friend."


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Canada, North America

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Iraq is already splitting into three states

Ever since U.S. forces invaded Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, the U.S. government has worried that Iraq would splinter into three states - each representing the feuding religious and ethnic factions the dictator held together through his iron rule.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden

KHOU-TV Houston

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

SEPTEMBER 21: A statue is adorned with flowers for the visit of a casket containing relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux at The Sacred Heart and Saint Theresa Church on September 21, 2009 in Coleshill, England.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, France, Warwickshire County, England, United Kingdom,

Deseret News

House Speaker John Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration.


Related Topix: Israel, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives


Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, most children

After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records... A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Israel

Detroit News

Government accused of suppressing evidence in Blackwater case

This image obtained by the Associated Press, defendants' Trial Exhibit DX2414, shows eight spent shell casings from the scene of the shootings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad in 2007.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

News Observer

Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

Khaled Meshaal said in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn't taken an even-handed view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of thousands of displaced sleep on the floors of schools and hospitals.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Ramadan, Life, Holidays

The Lebanon Daily News

Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll

Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists.


Related Topix: Syria, World News