Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a Hezbollah strike on an army convoy near the Lebanese border
Jordan’s governing authorities agreed Wednesday to release a convicted terrorist in exchange for the Islamic State’s freeing of an air force pilot who has been held captive in Syria for a month.
An Israeli strike in Syria on Sunday killed the son of a slain top Hezbollah commander and at least five other fighters in a move that could ratchet up tensions with the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement, which recently boasted of rockets that can hit any part of the Jewish state.
President Obama blamed the upcoming Israeli elections for why he’s choosing not to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March, saying such a meeting could create the appearance that the U.S. is interfering in Israeli political contests.
A group of political operatives who’ve worked for President Obama have touched down in Israel, poised to campaign against the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, an Israeli newspaper reported.
A Libyan branch of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack that killed four foreigners and five security guards at a luxury hotel in Tripoli Tuesday, the most brazen assault to date in Libya by jihadists who’ve pledged allegiance to the extremist movement.
President Obama on Tuesday said the world must rise up and confront “rising anti-Semitism” and hatred and bigotry of all kinds.
In this city under siege, where many argue the fate of Ukraine rests, citizens are defiant. “Vladimir Putin, if you can hear me, you’re a dead man,” said Mariupol resident Vladimir Ivanovich, calling out Russia’s president, who is accused of sending thousands of troops into Ukraine to help separatists who have set up breakaway republics in eastern provinces.
Muslim persecution of Christians is at a high tide — and there are grave fears of more sectarian bloodletting as millions of people in Nigeria, which is half Muslim and half Christian, vote for their national leaders next month.
Senate Democrats on Tuesday backed away from a bipartisan push for immediate new sanctions on Iran, bowing to President Obama’s call not to undercut international talks to get Tehran to curb its nuclear programs in the coming weeks.