• Global Showbiz Briefs: Voting Glitch Fixed For Brazilian ‘Rising Star’; ‘Boom!’ Big In Israel; ‘Host In The Box’ To Spain; More

    Brazil’s ‘Rising Star’ Glitch Fixed; ‘Boom!’ Blowing Up In Israel The second airing of the local adaptation of Rising Star in Brazil went off without a hitch on Sunday after a glitch during the premiere last week meant that some viewers were unable to enter their votes. Keshet International reports…
  • 5 things to know about Super Rugby round 10

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The 10th round of Super Rugby may be one of the most influential of the season so far, containing four derby matches and potentially difficult encounters for tournament front-runners.

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  • [video] Opinion: John Bolton: Obama’s Retreat Doctrine

    American Enterprise Institute senior fellow John Bolton on the President's ad hoc approach to foreign policy. Photo credit: Getty Images.

  • Jews pray in Jerusalem after Old City clashes

    Thousands of Jews prayed at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday, after a series of clashes at the adjacent flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound. Ahead of the ceremony, Israeli police blocked access for non-Muslims to the highly sensitive holy site, which is directly above the Western…

  • Partners in Israel's Leviathan field bid to sell gas to Cyprus

    The partners developing Israel's offshore Leviathan natural gas field are looking to sell gas through a pipeline to Cyprus, officials said on Thursday. The group has bid to supply Cyprus' state-run natural gas company, DEFA, between 0.7 to 0.95 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas annually for up to…

  • Palestinians rally for prisoners as peace talks falter

    Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Thousands of Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza rallied Thursday in solidarity with Israeli-held prisoners, as peace talks near collapse after the Jewish state refused to free long-serving inmates. To mark Prisoners Day, Palestinians were to take…

  • The Middle East War on Christians

    Muslim-majority nations are doing to followers of Jesus what they did to the Jews.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Report: Arizona State transfer Egor Koulechov to transfer to Rice

    The Arizona State transfer is headed to Rice.

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  • Cut off from the world, Gazans consumed by poverty

    By Noah Browning and Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Life has never seemed so grim for the Mustafas, a family of seven cramped into a shabby two-room hovel in Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp. Seven years into an Israeli blockade and ten months into a crippling Egyptian one, Gaza's economic growth…

  • Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

    Israeli riot police entered one of Jerusalem's most revered and politically sensitive religious compounds on Wednesday to disperse rock-throwing Palestinians opposed to any Jewish attempts to pray there. The confrontation erupted after Israeli police tried to escort some 20 visitors onto the plaza…

  • Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.

    Associated Press
  • Israel and Russia are getting along. Have the neocons noticed?

    Russia and Israel seem to have a growing affinity for each other. A few weeks ago, Israel abstained from a vote in the U.N. censuring Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that this is a sore spot for the White House and a diplomatic novum on the world scene:A…

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  • Israel, Palestinians to hold peace talks with US envoy

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were to hold a meeting Thursday with US envoy Martin Indyk, in a bid to find a way to extend their faltering peace talks. The meeting had been put off by a day, with Israel implying the delay was due to the killing of an Israeli police officer in the West Bank.…

  • Can Israel's natural gas reserves pump up regional peace?

    After years of relying on its neighbors for energy, Israel is poised to become an exporter of natural gas – provided it can find buyers. But some of the most promising customers or conduits for its newfound riches are the very countries with which Israel is at loggerheads. Optimists argue that the…

    Christian Science Monitor
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  • Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.

    Associated Press