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  • Israel offers to extend Gaza cease-fire, but Hamas has yet to agree

    JERUSALEM An Israeli official said Wednesday that Israel was willing to extend a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip past its scheduled 8 a.m. Friday expiration, but the offer was not immediately accepted by Hamas, lending an air of uncertainty to...
  • Nine killed in shootout near Egyptian coast

    Nine killed in shootout near Egyptian coast
    Nine people, including a police officer, four police conscripts and four militants were killed in attacks on a highway near the Mediterranean coast late Tuesday, officials said. Gunmen attacked a checkpoint around El Dabaa, about 180 miles northwest...
  • World traveler tallies 100 countries, all 7 continents

    World traveler tallies 100 countries, all 7 continents
    Douglas Nickson makes lists of goals. Lots and lots of lists. Then, unlike you and me, he accomplishes them. Eighteen years ago, he was financially busted bankrupt. He had just gone through an emotional divorce. Nickson decided it was time to pull...
  • Give Kerry credit for efforts to bring Israel-Gaza cease-fire

    Secretary of State John Kerry was right to push for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza last week. All outside parties should do everything they can to end a war in which both Israel and Hamas have seemed willing to fight to the death of the last...
  • Kerry's strategic blunder gives credence to Hamas' crimes

    John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that's only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America's Arab partners, starting with the president...
  • Charles Froom: The man who makes art look even better

    In early April of this year Charles Froom got a phone call at his Reigelsville home. His help was needed immediately. David Mickenberg, the new director of the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, had an emergency. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...
  • New Gaza cease-fire begins as Israel withdraws troops

    New Gaza cease-fire begins as Israel withdraws troops
    After four weeks of ferocious fighting, the guns of Gaza fell silent Tuesday with a 72-hour truce in place and talks on tap in Egypt aimed at forging a stable accord between Israel and Palestinian militants who rule the coastal enclave. Though several...
  • Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson: Ending the war in Gaza

    Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the...
  • Gaza cease fire begins; Egypt to mediate talks on longer truce

    JERUSALEM A planned 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas began Tuesday as Israeli forces completed their withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and both sides prepared for indirect talks in Egypt on a longer truce to end a nearly monthlong war. The...
  • Paul Greenberg: Fanaticism needs no reason

    It made no sense, not from any rational perspective. Even as Gaza was falling in all around it, Hamas kept firing rocket after rocket in the general direction of Israel, no matter how many might hit or miss or go completely astray, as when they fell...
  • These US 'diplomats' wield fiddles and dance moves, not briefcases

    WASHINGTON East Carolina University's Greg Hurley is going abroad again for a two-week trip this month, but not exactly for a classic vacation. It will be Beirut for the viola and violin teacher, who's left Greenville, N.C., every summer for the last...