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Dubai – Hundreds Flee Inferno As Huge Blaze Guts 79-Floor Skyscraper

February 21, 2015 at 11:12 PM
Dubai - One of the world's tallest residential towers caught fire early Saturday in Dubai's Marina district, sending hundreds of residents pouring into the streets as bright yellow flames raged several stories high. No one was reported killed. The fire broke out at about 2 a.m. in the 86-story Torch tower on the northeast end of the densely populated waterfront district, which is packed with...

Ukraine – Jewish Soldier Found Buried In Kiev Snow

February 21, 2015 at 10:51 PM
Kiav - A Jewish soldier was buried in Kiev on Friday after his body was discovered in the snow in Donetsk where it had been hidden for almost a month. Evgeny “Benya” Yatzina, 25, was a member of the “cyborgs,” the unit that defended the Donetsk airport, Kiev’s only foothold in the rebel capital, until it was overrun in late January, the Forum Daily website reported. “He was...

Washington – Gov. Walker Says He Doesn’t Know If Obama Loves His Country

February 21, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a leading Republican contender for the White House in 2016, said Saturday he doesn't know whether President Barack Obama loves his country. "You should ask the president what he thinks about America," Walker told The Associated Press while in Washington for a weekend meeting of the National Governors Association. "I've never asked him so I don't...

Egypt – Court Acquits Ex-Oil Minister Of Charges Of Selling Cheap Gas To Israel

February 21, 2015 at 09:37 PM
Cairo - An Egyptian court acquitted former oil minister Sameh Fahmy of charges of selling cheap gas to Israel and squandering public funds and threw out his 15-year jail sentence, a judicial source said on Saturday. Fahmy was first arrested and held in custody in April 2011. Prosecutors said former president Hosni Mubarak's government sold gas at preferential rates to Israel and other...

New York – Another Winter Storm Hits East Coast, Cold Temps Coming

February 21, 2015 at 09:00 PM
New York - The latest in an unending parade of snowstorms moved over the East Coast on Saturday, dropping a wintry mix as far south as northern Georgia and potentially causing more headaches for snow-weary New England. The National Weather Service said the storm was expected to bring 6 inches or more of snow to some areas in the Northeast by Sunday morning. And once it leaves, another round of...

Washington – Unwelcome Mat: White House Tries To Counter Netanyahu Visit

February 21, 2015 at 08:30 PM
Washington - In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and the world. There are limits. Administration officials have discarded the idea of President Barack Obama himself giving an...

Geneva – US Warns It Is Ready To Walk Away From Iran Nuclear Talks

February 21, 2015 at 07:42 PM
Geneva - With only weeks left to the deadline to reach a first-stage nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that "significant gaps" remained and warned that America was ready to walk away from the talks if Tehran doesn't agree to terms demonstrating that it doesn't want atomic arms. Kerry spoke after the Iranian Atomic Energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi and U.S...

London – Kerry Warns On Viability Of Palestinian Authority If Israel Blocks Funds

February 21, 2015 at 07:30 PM
London - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday expressed concern about the viability of the Palestinian Authority if it does not soon receive tax revenue which has been withheld by Israel. The funds have been held back from the Authority since last month in retaliation for Palestinian moves to join the International Criminal Court (ICC). The move would pave the way for the ICC to...

New York – Rabbis And NYC Negotiate How To Protect Infants And Preserve Metzitzah B’Peh Ritual After Herpes Cases

February 21, 2015 at 07:16 PM
New York, NY - With a swift swipe of his scalpel, Rabbi A. Romi Cohn circumcises the baby boy, then leans down and sucks the blood from the wound as prayers in Hebrew fill the Brooklyn synagogue. The Orthodox Jewish tradition known as oral suction circumcision reaches back to biblical times but it has created a modern-day dilemma for New York City health officials, who have linked it to 17...

Oslo – 1,000 Muslims Encircle Synagogue To Support Jews

February 21, 2015 at 06:59 PM
Oslo -More than 1,000 people formed a "ring of peace" Saturday outside Oslo's main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims. The event in the Norwegian capital follows a series of attacks against Jews in Europe, including the terror attacks in Paris in January and in neighboring Denmark last week. One of the eight independent organizers of Saturday's event in Oslo, Hajrah...

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