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‘You Are Not The Brightest Of My Four Sons’… And Other Depressing Things That Have Been Said To Me

24 Jul

So, I said, if you give me another copy of your “You Are Not the Brightest…” book I will read it on my way back to NY, and if I like it, I will review it. I more than liked it. I loved this book, his wit, his storytelling and his approach to enabling people […]

Staff of leading Turkish daily face trial in press freedom test

24 Jul

A high profile trial of journalists and directors from Cumhuriyet, one of Turkey’s leading newspapers, opened at an Istanbul courthouse Monday. The case is viewed as a key test of press freedom under Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The trial opened Monday at Istanbul’s main Çağlayan Justice Palace with the defendants reading out their identities, […]

Several dead as car bomb strikes Afghanistan’s Kabul

24 Jul

At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul Monday, an official told AFP, the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital. “The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of the ministry of mines during rush hour,” interior ministry spokesman […]

Israel and Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy deaths

24 Jul

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have closed roads in the area Israel and Jordan are involved in a diplomatic standoff after an Israeli guard reportedly shot dead a Jordanian attacker near the embassy in Amman. Jordanian police want to question the guard and have sealed off the area, but Israel says he has […]

Several dead as car bomb strikes Afghanistan’s Kabul

24 Jul

At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul Monday, an official told AFP, the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital. “The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of the ministry of mines during rush hour,” interior ministry spokesman […]

Israeli embassy in Amman: Shooting leaves two dead

24 Jul

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have closed roads in the area Two Jordanians have been killed and an Israeli wounded in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Jordan’s capital Amman, according to a local security source. The two Jordanians were working for a furniture firm and entered the embassy before the […]

Deadly shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan

24 Jul

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Israeli embassy in Amman: Shooting leaves one dead

23 Jul

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have closed roads in the area A Jordanian man has been killed, and an Israeli and another Jordanian wounded in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Jordan’s capital Amman. The two Jordanians were working for a furniture firm and entered the embassy before the shooting, police […]

Suspected ISIS Fighter Identified As Runaway German Teen

23 Jul

“I just want to leave,” Linda W. told the reporter in Baghdad. “I want to get out of the war, away from the many weapons, the noise.” 

Erdogan begins Gulf tour in bid to ease regional crisis

23 Jul

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began on Sunday a key visit to the Gulf region aimed at defusing the standoff around Turkey’s ally Qatar, saying no one had an interest in prolonging the crisis. Erdogan arrived in Jeddah to meet the Saudi leadership before heading to Kuwait, and on Monday to Qatar for his first face-to-face […]