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8 min ago | The Times of Israel

Syrian forces target rebel-held areas of Homs

Syrian forces tried to seize rebel-held areas of Homs on Tuesday, with fighters weakened by defections and cut supply lines, in some of the fiercest fighting in the central city for months, activists said.

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4 hrs ago | National Public Radio

New York Judge: Jurors Can Hear Imam Praise 9/11

An Egyptian Islamic preacher's statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept.

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Related Topix: Yemen, World News, Terrorism

5 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Iran envoy visits Emirates in sign of warming ties

News agency WAM says Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed bilateral relations and regional developments Tuesday.

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9 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in Syria.

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13 hrs ago | KFVS12

Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Jordan, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi),

16 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

The prime minister of the Hamas -ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Passover Seder.

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Israel, Life, Holidays, Passover

19 hrs ago | CNN

U.N.: Woman to die for killing her rapist

The United Nations and international human rights groups joined a growing call on Monday urging the Iranian government to call off the impending execution of a 26-year-old woman convicted of murder.

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Related Topix: Iran, World News, Activism, Life, Self Defense

20 hrs ago | AME Info

Infiniti reports 19% Financial Year 2013 sales growth across Middle East

NKY is an Engineering and Project Management Consultancy Company. We are seeking electrical engineers in different years of experiences for our large scale construction and project management consultancy project in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Related Topix: Infiniti, Infiniti QX80, Hybrid, Infiniti QX60, SUV, Infiniti QX70, Sedan, Infiniti QX50, Infiniti Q50, World News, Saudi Arabia

Mon Apr 14, 2014

KSWO

Israeli man killed, 2 hurt in West Bank shooting

Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California.... Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was ... (more)

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, Education Etc., Ohio

WTOP-FM Washington

Israel irked by diplomat's tacit Nazi remark

Israel's U.N. ambassador on Monday denounced a U.N. agency head for tacitly comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany and has demanded her suspension.

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Lincoln Daily News

Israel Says Kerry Remarks On Iran Nuclear Threshold 'Not Acceptable'

Israel described as "unacceptable" on Monday remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggesting cautious openness to negotiating a nuclear deal that would keep Iran six to 12 months away from bomb-making capability.

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Rock Hill Herald

Syrian forces take 3 villages near Lebanese border

The capture of Sarkha, Maaloula and Jibbeh was the fastest series of army successes against rebels in the Qalamoun region along the border with Lebanon since the government launched an offensive in the mountainous terrain in November.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Palestinian doctors caught in fight over Jerusalem

Since graduating from a local medical school nine years ago, Basel Nassar has been barred from serving his community in east Jerusalem, despite a shortage of doctors there.

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ABC News

Spain Eyes Stronger Economic Ties With UAE Visit

King Juan Carlos of Spain has begun a visit to the United Arab Emirates by telling the oil-rich nation that it is at the top of his country's political and economic agenda.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Israel readies for Passover, marking Egypt exodus

This year, the holiday comes amid uncertainty over the future of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, with the sides facing an end-of-April deadline to reach a preliminary deal or agree to an extension of negotiations.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Life, Holidays, Passover, Baked Goods, Food, Bread, Palestinian Territories, Religion, Judaism

Greenwich Citizen

Iran official concerned for nuclear power plant

In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks to a group of officials and scientists of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

ABC News

Israeli Peace Negotiator Offers Optimism on Talks

Israel's chief peace negotiator on Sunday accused a hard-line faction of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's increasingly unwieldy coalition government of undermining her efforts, while Jewish settlers moved into a sensitive West Bank building that has been a flashpoint of violence in the past.

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ABC News

UAE Unveils New Law in Wider Push for Job Creation

The United Arab Emirates is finalizing a new law to boost entrepreneurship with broad incentives as part of a wider push to create jobs for a burgeoning young population.

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Sentinel & Enterprise

Iraq car bomb kills at least 10 people in north

A police officer says the parked explosives-laden car targeted a joint Iraqi army and police patrol while it passed through a busy commercial area in the city of Mosul on Sunday.

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TheCourier.com

Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reportsIn this Friday,...

Both sides in Syria's civil war blamed each other for the alleged attack that reportedly injured scores of people Friday amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country of chemical weapons.

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