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Islamists Pursue Own Agenda in Iraq's Sunni Protests

By Reuters

Street protests in Iraq’s Sunni Muslim heartland pose a new challenge to Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as shock waves from the Sunni-led insurgency in nearby Syria strain his country’s fragile political balance.Read More


House Approves $9.7 Billion for Sandy Victims

By Reuters

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved $9.7 billion in initial federal funds for victims of Superstorm Sandy, with New York and New Jersey lawmakers still seething over delays in voting on the rest of a $60 billion aid package.Read More


Abbas Predicts Palestinian Unity as Fatah Rallies

By Reuters

President Mahmoud Abbas predicted the end of a five-year split between the two big Palestinian factions as his Fatah movement staged its first mass rally in Gaza with the blessing of Hamas Islamists who rule the enclave.Read More


Barney Frank Seeks Interim Seat in Senate

By Reuters

Yesterday, Barney Frank said goodbye to the House of Representatives. Today, he hopes to take his turn in the Senate — at least temporarily.Read More


Egypt Intercepts Missile Shipment Bound for Gaza

By JTA

Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula reportedly intercepted a shipment of American-made missiles destined for the Gaza Strip.Read More


Fatah Holds First Mass Rally in Gaza in Years

By Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians joined a rare rally staged by President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah group in Gaza on Friday, as tensions ease with rival Hamas Islamists ruling the enclave since 2007.Read More


Man Charged With Spying for Israel in Yemen

By Reuters

A man with Yemeni and Israeli identity documents has been charged in Yemen with spying for Israel, official sources said on Friday.Read More


Gerda Lerner, Pioneering Professor of Women's History, Dies

By Reuters

Gerda Lerner, a former professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who played a pioneering role in the study of women’s history, has died at age 92, a university official said on Thursday.Read More


Israeli West Bank Raid Sparks Clashes With Palestinians

By Reuters

Israeli forces raided the West Bank city of Jenin in search of a suspected Palestinian militant on Thursday, setting off clashes with residents who threw rocks and petrol bombs at them, an Israeli security source said.Read More


Gabby Giffords Heads to Newtown

By Reuters

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in her Arizona district two years ago, plans to visit Newtown, Connecticut, the site of last month’s deadly elementary school massacre, the Connecticut lieutenant governor’s office said Thursday.Read More


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