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  • Water: Commodity or human right?

    I'm thirsty. Indeed, I'm overwhelmed by thirst, thinking about those who lack access to clean water. I'm thirsty for a different world. "In Gaza, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians lack water, including those living in hospitals and refugee camps,"...
  • With Mideast in turmoil, Palestinians feel less backing

    BEIRUT/CAIRO (Reuters) - With the Middle East ablaze with multiple crises, Palestinians are getting less Arab support than before in their latest battle with Israel in Gaza. There may have been more solidarity on the streets of Paris and New York than...
  • Kurdistan says crude cargo near Texas legally sold

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - A $100 million cargo of crude oil in a tanker near Texas was legally shipped and sold by Kurdistan, lawyers for the autonomous region in Iraq told a U.S. court in a letter seen on Thursday, saying Baghdad has no right to the barrels....
  • Kurdish oil cargo unloaded at sea, destination a mystery

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer and where the two tankers are headed. The United Emblem, which is...
  • Israel, Palestinians locked in vicious circle of Gaza wars

    LONDON (Reuters) - When Israel ended its 38-year occupation of the Gaza Strip by withdrawing settlers in 2005, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon hailed it as a "disengagement" from conflict with Palestinians in the densely populated coastal enclave. But...
  • Iraqi Kurds, battling Islamist threat, press Washington for arms

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq is pressing the Obama administration for sophisticated weapons it says Kurdish fighters need to push back Islamist militants threatening their region, Kurdish and U.S. officials...
  • U.S. says tanker with Iraqi Kurdish oil outside U.S. waters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday a tanker carrying Iraqi Kurdish oil was anchored outside U.S. waters off the coast of Texas and a court order to seize the cargo would only be enforced when the ship entered U.S. territory....
  • Iraq and its Kurds fight over oil tanker off the Texas coast

    Iraq and its Kurds fight over oil tanker off the Texas coast
    A $100-million bonanza of crude oil sits in a tanker off the coast of Galveston, Texas, but moving it to shore has become a knotty foreign policy problem. Late Monday, a federal court ordered U.S. marshals to seize the cargo of the tanker, the United...
  • Obama needs to work on his foreign policy, not his golf game

    Nero fiddled while Rome burned. On Saturday, President Obama played golf while his foreign policy, and that of the nation he leads, was going up in smoke. Literally. Saturday was the day the State Department ordered the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in...
  • U.S. judge says Kurdish tanker near Texas out of court's jurisdiction

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said on Tuesday her court "has no jurisdiction" over a tanker near Texas loaded with Kurdish crude oil because it is some 60 miles offshore, meaning the order she issued earlier to seize the $100 million cargo cannot be...
  • Iraqi Kurdistan sends letter to U.S. court over oil cargo

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Wednesday it had sent a letter to a U.S. court in Texas over a seized cargo of Kurdish crude oil to counter claims from Iraq's central government in Baghdad which maintains the oil was...