Ahmadinejad and Jibril praise anti-Israel ‘resistance’

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Secretary General of the People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine Ahmad Jibril in Tehran on Sunday that resistance is the … [Read more...]

Muslim Brotherhood candidate, ex-PM set for Egypt run-off

CAIRO (JWN and agencies)—With the votes counted from about 96 percent of Egypt’s 13,100 polling stations, exit polls indicate there will be a run-off election next month between the two leading … [Read more...]

Baghdad talks stall as Iran insists on uranium enrichment

BAGHDAD (JWN and agencies)—Talks here between six world powers and Iran on halting its nuclear weapons program stalled Thursday over the Islamic Republic’s insistence on its right to continue … [Read more...]

Turkey indicts four Israeli commanders for ‘Mavi Marmara’ raid

  ANKARA (JWN and agencies)—A Turkish prosecutor on Wednesday indicted four former senior Israel Defense Forces officers for their role in the seizure of a Turkish ship trying to run … [Read more...]

Report: Azerbaijan grants Israel access to air bases on Iran border

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Azerbaijan has agreed to let Israel Air Force planes use one or more former Soviet air bases located near the country’s border with Iran, according to the latest issue of … [Read more...]

Lebanon to return straying Israeli diver after six months’ captivity

JERUSALEM (JWN)—The International Committee of the Red Cross announced Wednesday it is about to hand over an Israeli diver who was swept by a strong current into Lebanese waters last September and has … [Read more...]

Erdogan: None should threaten Iran’s peaceful nuclear program

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan told his hosts in Teheran on Wednesday that he supports Iran’s nuclear program, which is for peaceful purposes. Therefore, he said, no … [Read more...]

Amr Moussa: Egypt committed to peace, but treaty needs review

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Former Egyptian foreign minister and leading presidential candidate Amr Moussa said Tuesday that Egypt is committed to its peace agreement with Israel, but important … [Read more...]

Bedouin heroin smugglers captured near Jordan border

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Narcotics police arrested a Bedouin drug smuggling gang Tuesday night near the Jordanian border, seizing 43 kilograms of heroin and 20 kilos of cocaine. The drugs were … [Read more...]

Coptic Pope Shenouda III dies at 88

(JWN and agencies)—Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church for four decades, died on Saturday from cancer at age 88. Egypt’s official news agency, MENA, reported that Shenouda … [Read more...]

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