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Iran Economy Under Strain from Sanctions

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A precipitous drop in Iran’s currency, the rial, shows that sanctions are cutting “deeper and deeper” into its economy, the United States said on Monday, reiterating Iran must rein in its nuclear program.Read More


Syria Accuses US, France of Arming and Funding 'Terrorists'

By Reuters

Syria’s foreign minister on Monday accused the United States, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey of supporting “terrorism” by funneling arms, money and foreign fighters to rebels seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad while the U.N. chief decried killings and rights abuses by Assad’s government.Read More


After Dispute, Germany Resumes Ritual Circumcisions

By Alexandra Hudson/Reuters

The German Justice Ministry has issued the outlines of the new legislation that will protect a family’s right to circumcise their child, provided they have been fully informed about the procedure and use the “most effective pain relief possible”.Read More


Romney: Obama Lacks Resolve on Middle East

By Haaretz

Mitt Romney accused U.S. President Barack Obama of lacking resolve regarding the Middle East, Israel and Iran on Sunday, in an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal.Read More


Israeli Finance Minister: Iran Economy on "Verge of Collapse"

By Reuters

Iran’s economy is edging towards collapse due to international sanctions over its controversial nuclear programme, Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday.Read More


Cuban Jewish Leaders Visit Alan Gross

By JTA

Two Cuban Jewish leaders visited jailed American contractor Alan Gross and said they found him in “good spirits.”Read More


New Israeli Envoy to Vatican Takes Post

By JTA

Zion Evrony has taken up his post as Israel’s ambassador to the Holy See.Read More


Obama Enacts Visa Program For Religious Workers

By JTA

President Obama enacted a three-year extension to a visa program for religious workers.Read More


Azerbaijan Eyes Aiding Israel vs. Iran

By Reuters

Israel’s “go-it-alone” option to attack Iran’s nuclear sites has set the Middle East on edge and unsettled its main ally at the height of a U.S. presidential election campaign.Read More


Cuban Jewish Leaders Visit Alan Gross

By JTA

Two Cuban Jewish leaders visited jailed American contractor Alan Gross and said they found him in “good spirits.”Read More





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