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North Korean missile launch fails almost immediately


U.S. ‘mother of all bombs’ death toll rises to 94- The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said..

Duterte bows to China’s demand not to raise flag on disputed island

Russia to strengthen Syria’s defenses from future US strikes

Warplanes strike Syrian town hit by earlier chemical weapons attack

Donald Trump carried out Syria missile strike ‘after being convinced by daughter Ivanka’ -- U.S. official: DONALD Trump’s decision to rain down 59 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian air base was sparked by his daughter Ivanka’s “heartbroken” response to Assad’s chemical attack, insiders have claimed… - Apr 9 2017, 9:29 am ET


U.S. Navy strike group to move toward Korean peninsula


Trump’s military action unnerves GOP libertarians, Dems.

US president criticized for not seeking congressional approval for Syria strike, abandoning non-interventionist promises


Israel may be heading for a harder time with Russia in Syria. Putin picked sides long ago, and made that crystal clear to Netanyahu this week

Indian girl found in jungle was not living with monkeys, officials say

Philippines’ Duterte orders occupation of isles in disputed South China Sea

US military has launched more 50 than missiles aimed at Syria: NBC News

Mall opens in Fukushima town near disaster-stricken nuclear plant

After new building restrictions, Israeli settlers lower expectations for Trump era

Understanding GCC malls: who goes where?

DOWNTOWN DUBAI IS ABLAZE

Accident or Assassination? Rumors swirl after death of Iraqi journalist

Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians reported killed in U.S. strikes...

Link repaired: Students feared dead after avalanche hits Japan ski resort.

N. Korea blasts U.S. bombing drills in S. Korea

Catholics Plan For a Future Free From Nuclear Threats

Fukushima evacuation has killed more than earthquake and tsunami, survey says

South Korea president Park Geun-hye ousted by court

Canada calls Israel to ban all binary options ‘immediately’. ‘Every day that this continues to operate, there are more and more Canadian victims’, says head of new government task force. ‘These companies are outright frauds’

Mahmoo\ud Abbas
Why Mahmoud Abbas Is Israel’s Best Partner for Peace

‘Pandemic’ of anti-Semitism taking shape worldwide, even threatens America, warns top US Jewish leader ‘We saw anti-Semitism in Britain, we saw it in France, and now we see it’s spreading everywhere,’ says Malcolm Hoenlein, calling for global summit to combat the phenomenon. Stresses: ‘Any accusations that Trump is an anti-Semite are unfounded’-- By RAPHAEL AHREN

Israeli jets hit Gaza after overnight rocket attack.Three Palestinians reported wounded as air force bombs several targets throughout Strip; army says it hit ‘5 Hamas positions’

Rocket from Gaza hits southern Israel in dead of night. Missile lands in open field in Sha’ar Hanegev; no incoming alert as projectile was headed toward unpopulated area

Syrian cinematographer who worked on Oscar-nominated White Helmets barred from U.S.

Homs bombs kill Syria troops: Was it ‘Islamic State’? Suicide attacks on two security service bases in the heart of Syria’s government-held third city of Homs have killed 42 people, state media report. The attacks occurred as peace talks are underway in Geneva

Israel's Netanyahu praises Trump's condemnation of anti-Semitic acts

Lebanese President Warns Israel After Israeli ‘Threat’ At U.N.

South Korea approves arrest of Samsung's leader
South Korea Approves Arrest of Samsung’s Leader.
The reported ruling reverses last month's decision to not arrest Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for alleged bribery.

Powerful nightime quake in Philippines kills at least 6

Thousands caught in flooding in Indonesia -- Feb 11, 2017 -- Death toll rises to 13 in Bali island. About 40,000 people were caught in severe flooding following days of torrential rain in central Indonesia. Besides, the death toll from landslides on Bali resort island rose to 13. Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency on Saturday said that incessant rains in the past five days caused rivers on Sumbawa Island to break their banks and ... (continue reading

Trump Interview in Israeli Press Renews Confusion Over US Mideast Policy -- WASHINGTON — There was confusion in Israel Friday over the publication of President Donald Trump’s first interview with Israeli media, in which he made his strongest statements yet on Israeli settlement building. They [settlements] don’t help the process," he told the Israel Hayom newspaper, which on Friday published excerpts from the interview. “There is so much … (continue reading)

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