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...]

Bedouin kidnap, free two Brazilian women in Sinai

SANTA KATERINA (JWN and agencies)—Armed Bedouin smugglers on Sunday waylaid a bus carrying Brazilian tourists in the Sinai Peninsula and kidnapped two Brazilian women and an Egyptian security … [Read more...]

UK’s Cameron: No present justification for Israeli strike on Iran

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Britain’s prime minister said Thursday that the international community still has time to pressure the Islamic Republic through sanctions and diplomacy before a military … [Read more...]

Egyptian-brokered “cease-fire” reduces rocket fire

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Despite an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire that went into effect at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Palestinian terrorists fired five mortar rounds and three rockets at southern Israel … [Read more...]

Iraqi militiamen stone 14 youths to death for “emo” dress

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—At least 14 youths have been stoned to death in Baghdad over the past three weeks in a campaign by Shi'ite militants against youths wearing Western-style "emo" punk-rock … [Read more...]

Syrian deputy oil minister defects from Assad

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)--Syrian Deputy Oil Minister Abdo Hussameldin has announced his defection, becoming the highest-ranking official to abandon President Bashar Assad since the uprising began … [Read more...]

Israel ranked world leader in medical marijuana use

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Israel is the world leader in medical marijuana use, anesthesiologist and pain relief expert Dr. Bareket Schiff- Keren told the Knesset Committee on Drug Abuse on Tuesday. Committee … [Read more...]

Syrian ground troops assault besieged Homs district

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Syrian ground forces launched an attack on the rebel Baba Amro quarter of Homs on Wednesday, after 25 days of siege. "The army is trying to go in with infantry from the … [Read more...]

Abbas calls for Security Council debate on Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday called for the UN Security Council to debate the issue of Jerusalem and invited the world’s Arabs and Muslims to … [Read more...]

JERUSALEM-ON-THE-LINE UPDATES

 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 5:10 FIRST THE SATURDAY PEOPLE, THEN THE SUNDAY PEOPLE: Islamic terror groups … [Read more...]

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