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Aug 25, 2014

Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S.

The airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias were a major escalation by the bloc of nations seeking to roll back Islamist gains since the Arab Spring... #Egypt #Libya #United Arab Emirates

Aug 26, 2014

Betrayal of Yazidis Stokes Iraqi Fears Of Return to 2006 Sectarian Horrors

Yazidis who fled the violence in northern Iraq were left with a sense of betrayal after Arabs who they thought were friends became supporters of ISIS, or even joined militants... #Egypt #Libya #United Arab Emirates

Aug 21, 2014

Witness ID's suicide bomber in 2003 attack

A documentary filmmaker who survived a suicide bombing in a Tel Aviv bar identified one of the alleged attackers for a Brooklyn jury deciding whether Arab Bank is liable for transferring millions of dollars to Hamas-controlled accounts... #Hamas #Arab Bank #Tel Aviv

Aug 25, 2014

Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S.

The airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias were a major escalation by the bloc of nations seeking to roll back Islamist gains since the Arab Spring... #Egypt #Libya #United Arab Emirates

Aug 27, 2014

In Mideast, a gritty twist on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Social media websites have been deluged with videos of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads as part of a global awareness campaign for the disease ALS. But as the campaign has gone viral, people in some of the Arab world's hot spots hav... #Egypt #Libya #United Arab Emirates

Aug 21, 2014

Datebook: Beastly dinner, calligraphy art, sonic pieces at Schindler

A dinner and performance that channel Jacques Derrida and a bestiary, a series of sound pieces at Rudolph Schindler's historic home in West Hollywood, and art made from Arabic and Farsi calligraphy. Plus, YouTubing in a parking lot and a book party f... #West Hollywood #Jacques Derrida

Aug 22, 2014

At Arab Bank’s Terrorism Trial, Victim Recalls Seeing Suicide Bomber’s Body

In federal court in Brookyn, Brian Faudem recounted a 2003 bombing at a Tel Aviv bar, one of 24 acts linked to Hamas by plaintiffs who have accused the bank of financing terrorism... #Hamas #Arab Bank #Tel Aviv

Aug 22, 2014

US, Britain have sought to steel allies against ransoms to extremists

By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to r... #United Kingdom #Washington

Aug 26, 2014

The Rise of ISIS Sows Mistrust Between Kurds and Sunni Arabs

While some Sunni Arabs have fought alongside the militants in Iraqi Kurdistan, others are being displaced by Kurds eager to take control of disputed region... #Iraqi Kurdistan #Iraq

Aug 22, 2014

At Arab Bank’s Terrorism Trial, Victim Recalls Seeing Suicide Bomber’s Body

In federal court in Brookyn, Brian Faudem recounted a 2003 bombing at a Tel Aviv bar, one of 24 acts linked to Hamas by plaintiffs who have accused the bank of financing terrorism... #Hamas #Arab Bank #Tel Aviv