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  • Iran president: Israel short-lived in region, will be eliminated

     
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that Israel is only a short lived presence among the ancient civilizations of the Middle East, and would eventually be “eliminated.”...
  • Italy's (unelected) prime minister hints he might stay on

     
    Mario Monti, Italy's unelected prime minister, hinted Thursday that he might stay on past elections next year despite having insisted he would step down. Monti has been trying to implement unpopular economic and labor reforms in Italy, whose economy has...
  • Iran calls Netanyahu's warnings on nuclear program 'baseless'

     
    Iran shot back against the dire warnings of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the United Nations, calling them “baseless and absurd allegations against (its) exclusively peaceful nuclear program.” In a written statement, the...
  • 'Bibi's Bomb': Netanyahu uses a picture to make his point

     
    For weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the United States to draw a clear “red line” to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. Today, Netanyahu showed them how. Literally. Warning the United Nations General Assembly...
  • Who needs reform most: Egypt or America?

    Who needs reform most: Egypt or America?
    Prior to leaving Egypt for the United Nations General Assembly, Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi told The New York Timesthe United States needs to "fundamentally change" its approach to the Arab world. That includes, he said, showing greater...
  • Palestinians hope President Obama's second term will help bring change

     
    Palestinians expressed hope Wednesday that U.S. President Barack Obama’s second term will be more forthcoming toward resolving their conflict with Israel than his first. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was quick to congratulate Obama...
  • The Week in Pictures | November 26 – December 2, 2012

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Fighting continues in Syria, where rebel fighters celebrate atop the remains of a Syrian government fighter jet that was shot down at Daret Ezza, on the border between the provinces of Idlib and...
  • Coming back to life after the Holocaust

    Coming back to life after the Holocaust
    "Happy birthday!" my mom and her first cousin will wish each other on Sunday, even though neither was born on Jan. 27. Rather, it's the anniversary of their new lease on life, of the day the Soviet Red Army liberated them from behind the barbed wire of...
  • Obama Confronts Iran, Syria in U.N. Address

    Obama Confronts Iran, Syria in U.N. Address
    United Nations -- Embroiled in his campaign for re-election, President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in a sweeping speech meant to honor slain Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, confront Iran and Syria, and...
  • No warm welcome for Iran President at UN

    No warm welcome for Iran President at UN
    Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean people really do not like you. Just ask Iran’s president Mahmoud 'I’m a dinner jacket'. That should be Ahmadinejad. Sorry. ¬†Anyway, if this guy is the least bit sensitive, he`s probably...
  • Review: "To Move the World" by Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Review: "To Move the World" by Jeffrey D. Sachs
    As director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General, Jeffrey Sachs has devoted his considerable intellect and energy to global development. It was in this capacity, he writes, that he came across...