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  • White House condemns shelling of U.N. school in Gaza

    White House condemns shelling of U.N. school in Gaza
    The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a United Nations school in Gaza, issuing a carefully worded statement that avoided any mention of where the shells came from, despite the strong likelihood that it was Israeli fire. The U.S....
  • Israel and Gaza: US leverage is limited

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's call for a ceasefire to Israel's assault in Gaza got him nowhere. Secretary of State John Kerry returned to the U.S. empty-handed after a try at a truce, amid a volley of ridicule from the Israelis. The Obama...
  • Allentown church hosting day of prayer for Mideast's persecuted Christians

    An Allentown church will be one of many around the world where the faithful will join in prayers on Friday for Christians in the Mideast, who are facing dire persecution under the advance of Islamist radicals. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS),...
  • Ebola to be discussed at Washington summit next week: U.S. official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The spread of the deadly Ebola virus and assistance for affected countries will be discussed during an African summit in Washington next week, a senior State Department official said on Thursday. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State...
  • Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands

    Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands
    The flight of foreign workers and diplomats from Libya accelerated Thursday, with thousands ordered home by their native countries as fighting consumed major cities and the Tripoli airport. Clashes between Islamist gangs and fractured government...
  • 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. aid worker infected with Ebola to be moved to Atlanta hospital: official

    (Reuters) - A U.S. humanitarian aid worker who was infected with Ebola in West Africa will be transferred back to the United States and treated in a special high security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday....
  • World troubles: Would travel insurance help?

    The current headlines -- the downing of Malaysia flight 17 and the Israeli-Gaza hostilities -- focus a spotlight on today's travel uncertainties. And that, in turn, raises the question of how travel insurance would help you in coping with the fallout from...
  • Gaza Strip fighting defies diplomatic solutions big and small

    Diplomats searching for a way to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip have been working on two possible solutions: a bare-bones deal that offers Israel and Hamas little but a halt to fighting, and a more ambitious agreement that would try to meet some of...
  • 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...