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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in another bid to quiet the unrest that has swept the country, issued a decree granting “general amnesty for crimes committed during the events between March 15, 2011 and January 15, 2012,” according to the official SANA news agency.
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The popular uprising and the Assad regime’s ruthless crackdown in response has further isolated Assad internationally and in the Arab world.
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Moshe Kachlon, the former Likud minister who busted the mobile phone oligarchy in Israel, announced on Sunday he is forming a new party to run in the next scheduled elections in 2017, assuming the current coalition holds together that long. Kachlon resisted appeals from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to run again in the previous elections […]
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Doesn’t it look like the bus in the photograph is pushing the bearded guy along the slick pavement? Is the guy drinking a cup of coffee calmly? No, it’s just a Haredi demonstrator in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, blocking the bus during a protest against the government proposal to draft Haredim into the military. It’s a […]
Demanding no enrichment, Obama said, was unrealistic.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said talks between Israelis and Palestinians entered a difficult phase over security guarantees. Speaking in Tel Aviv before returning to the United States, Kerry said the sides remained committed to advancing toward a peace agreement and that he expected to return to the region in a week or so. […]
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An IDF examination shows the explosive charge was positioned east of the border.
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Syrian opposition forces again prove Hezbollah is not invincible. They posted a video showing a direct hit near Damascus on a multi-story Hezbollah building, which collapsed like dominoes.
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