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1 hr ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.


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5 hrs ago | Channel3000

Officials: ISIS blows up Jonah's tomb in Iraq

Militants have blown up Jonah's tomb, a revered holy site in Mosul, Iraq, civil defense officials there told CNN on Thursday.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Explosion

8 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Jewish group wants Turkish PM to return award

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses lawmakers of his party at the parliament in Ankara on February 7, 2012.


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10 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Iraqis: Jihadis destroy ancient mosque in Mosul

Islamic extremist militants blew up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, on Thursday, residents of the city said.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News

13 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Austrians investigate disturbance at Israeli game

Federal and local law enforcement agencies in Austria are investigating an incident in which pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the pitch during a football match between an Israeli club and a French team.


Related Topix: Israel, World News

17 hrs ago | KFVS12

Iraq: 60 dead in attack on prisoner convoy

Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Florida State University, Activism,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Brandon Sun

Man with air gun arrested at pro-Israel rally held at Calgary Jewish centre

A man said to be well known to police is in custody after trying to take an air gun into a rally in support of Israel at the Calgary Jewish Community Centre.


Related Topix: Israel, World News

News Journal

30,000 attend funeral for American killed by Hamas

Nearly 30,000 mourners flocked to the funeral Wednesday for American Max Steinberg, who fell in love with Israel and died fighting for its military against Hamas militants this week.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Woodland Hills, CA


UN says three-fourths of Gaza dead are civilians; Israel says Hamas fires from homes, schools

Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people.

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Iraq to vote on president after deadly bombing

Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn... Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle ... (more)


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The Janesville Gazette

10 things: Final hours of Flight 17's passengers

The Boeing 777 traveling from Amsterdam to Malaysia held the promise of beginnings and endings for many on board: the thrill of a new adventure or dream vacation for some, and the comfort of going back home for others.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Travel, Netherlands Travel, Europe Travel, World News, China, Israel,

ABC News

Iraq to Vote on President After Deadly Bombing

Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Jalal Talabani

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US, European airlines halt flights to Israel

Passengers boarding an El Al flight at Israel's Ben Gurion airport were settling into their seats, when a civil defense siren howled.


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Brandon Sun

Oil falls to near $102 a barrel amid push for Israel-Gaza cease-fire, EU sanctions on Russia

The price of oil retreated to near $102 per barrel on Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories


No peace in Mideast as diplomats rush in

Washington's top diplomat landed in Israel on Wednesday on an urgent mission from his boss -- to push for "immediate cessation of hostilities."


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, Hamas (Palestine)

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Qatar, Saudi rulers meet on Gaza cease-fire talks

A senior Saudi official says Qatar's emir has flown to Saudi Arabia and met with King Abdullah to discuss cease-fire efforts to end the war in the Gaza Strip.


Related Topix: World News, Qatar, Palestinian Territories


At least 21 killed in Baghdad blast

A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News

The Washington Post

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport.


Related Topix: Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Terrorism, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Israel, World News, Train Disaster

ABC 33/40

Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

A prosecutor says she expects three teens accused in the brutal slayings of two homeless men in New Mexico to be tried together as adults.

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