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Philadelphia – Amtrak Workers Were On Wrong Track When Train Derailed

April 4, 2016 at 10:44 AM
Philadelphia - Maintenance workers were mistakenly on the wrong track when an Amtrak passenger train struck a large piece of railway equipment on Sunday near Philadelphia and killed two people, according to CNN. The network cited an unnamed source in reporting that the train hit the crew after a "colossal" error left them on an active track. Investigators on Monday from the National...

Tehran – Air France Crew Angry At Order To Wear Headscarf In Iran

April 4, 2016 at 10:25 AM
Tehran - France's national air company management is meeting Monday with unions worried female cabin crew could be disciplined if they refuse to work the company's new route to Iran, for which they must wear a headscarf. Air France plans to start three flights weekly between Paris and Tehran beginning April 17. A note sent by Air France to female cabin crew employees requires them to wear a...

Jerusalem – Paul Ryan In Israel: US-Israel Alliance Needed Now In Light Of ISIS, Iran Threats

April 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Jerusalem - Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan stressed that the US relationship with Israel is more important than ever at a meeting this morning, April 4, at the Knesset with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein. “We will work shoulder to shoulder with you against threats,“ Speaker Ryan said. “That’s why I came here and this is the point I wanted to stress.” “Our...

Israel – IDF Records Drastic Drop In Palestinian Terrorism In March

April 4, 2016 at 09:46 AM
Israel - The month of March has experienced a drastic drop in Palestinian terrorism attacks in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and in Israeli cities within the Green Line, according to IDF data. March saw an overall number of 6 terrorism incidents (including shootings, stabbings, and vehicle rammings), compared to 56 in February, 45 in January, and 40 in December. In the West Bank, where most of...

New York – Alaska Air Buying Virgin America In Deal Worth More Than $2B

April 4, 2016 at 09:21 AM
New York - Alaska Air Group Inc. is buying Virgin America in a deal worth more than $2 billion, combining their West Coast presence and reigniting the debate over airline consolidation. Alaska Airlines will pay $57 in cash per Virgin America share. That's a 47 percent premium to its Friday closing price of $38.90. Virgin's shares rose more than 39 percent in premarket trading. The companies...

Jerusalem – Supreme Court Rules: Meir Ettinger Will Not Attend Son’s Brit

April 4, 2016 at 09:05 AM
Jerusalem - The Supreme Court rejected Monday afternoon the appeal of Jewish radical activist Meir Ettinger for leave from prison to attend his son’s brit mila.  The ceremony, for Ettinger’s first son, was scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon.  Ettinger has been detained on administrative detention for close to eight months, having been arrested in August following the...

United Arab Emirates – US Navy: Weapons Shipment From Iran To Likely Yemen Seized

April 4, 2016 at 08:12 AM
United Arab Emirates - The U.S. Navy says it has seized a weapons shipment in the Arabian Sea from Iran likely heading to war-torn Yemen. The Navy said in a statement Monday that the USS Sirocco on March 28 intercepted and seized the shipment of weapons hidden aboard a small dhow, a type of ship commonly used in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. The Navy said the shipment included 1,500...

West Bank – Israel Demolishes Homes Of 3 Palestinian Attackers

April 4, 2016 at 07:50 AM
West Bank - Israeli security forces demolished the West Bank homes of three Palestinians early Monday who killed an Israeli officer and seriously wounded another in Jerusalem in February, the military said. In February's attack outside Jerusalem's Old City, according to Israeli authorities, three Palestinian men in their early 20's drew rifles and knives and attacked two female officers during...

Israel – Soldier Stabbed At Tzur Yitzhak, IDF Investigating If He Made Up Story

April 4, 2016 at 07:30 AM
Israel - On Monday morning it was reported that a soldier was stabbed at the village of Tzur Yitzhak near Kfar Saba. Later in the day, the IDF began investigating the possibility that the soldier invented the story of the stabbing.  Magen David Adom was treating a 20-year-old man at the scene who sustained a minor injury with a stab wound to his upper body. MDA evacuated the victim to...

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