Middle East

A Palestinian woman cries as she holds her son at a United Nations-run school sheltering Palestinians displaced by an Israeli ground offensive, that witnesses said was hit by Israeli shelling, in Jebalya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, July 30, 2014.

Israel Shells UN School Housing Refugees

update At least 15 people are killed at a UN school being used as a shelter for those displaced by the war, Gaza health official says More

A still image from video taken by a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft shows the oil tanker United Kalavyrta (also known as the United Kalavrvta), which is carrying a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, approaching Galveston, Texas, July 25, 2014.

US Judge: Kurdish Oil Tanker Outside US Jurisdiction

Federal magistrate says because tanker is outside territorial waters, an order she issued on Monday for U.S. Marshals to seize cargo could not be enforced More

Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (R) accompanied by Treasury Undersecretary For Terrorism And Financial Intelligence David Cohen, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 29, 2014.

US: No Commitment to End Date for Iran Nuclear Talks

US Senators express strong skepticism about extending international nuclear talks with Iran during testimony by State Department Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman More

Fighters from the Islamist Misarata brigade fire toward Tripoli airport in an attempt to wrest control from a powerful rival militia, in Tripoli, Libya, July 26, 2014.

Officials: Islamist Forces Overrun Benghazi Army Base After Battle

Government special forces and Islamist fighters engaged in heavy clashes involving war planes, rockets in two weeks of worst violence since 2011 civil war More

Jews, Arabs Refuse Campaign for Peace on Facebook, Twitter

Video Jews and Arabs Campaign for Peace on Facebook, Twitter

Israeli Jew, Syrian - American start Facebook, Twitter campaign 'Jews & Arabs Refuse to Be Enemies' More



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