US planning full Afghan pullout, Obama tells Karzai – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Barack Obama has warned his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai that the US may pull all of its troops out of his country by the year’s end. Mr Obama … Read More

Dan Aykroyd leads tributes to Ghostbusters co-star Harold Ramis – BBC News

BBC NewsDan Aykroyd has led the tributes to fellow Ghostbusters co-writer and actor Harold Ramis, who has died aged 69. Director Ramis died of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease … Read More

Chief PLO negotiator says “no progress in peace talks” – Al-Bawaba

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Abbas suggest NATO troops be stationed in future Palestinian state – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostIn ‘NY Times’ interview, PA president says Israeli troops should remain in West Bank, east Jerusalem for 5-year transitional period, and then be replaced by US-led NATO force: “We … Read More

Right-wing group starts 7-day vigil against possible withdrawal from West Bank – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem Post‘Women in Green’ gather in front of Netanyahu’s residence to implore him to maintain total sovereignty over disputed territories. Prof. Arieh Eldad speaking to Women in Green Photo: Courtesy. … Read More

Kerry attempts the improbable with Middle East peace deal – Financial Times

Financial TimesJust over 20 years ago, the declaration of principles that emerged from the Oslo peace talks opened up an alluring vista of two states, Israeli and Palestinian, living peacefully … Read More

Kerry: Washington, EU Stand with Ukrainian Opposition – Voice of America

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Bennett clarifies: I did not apologize to Netanyahu – Haaretz

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Obama honors Holocaust Remembrance Day – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPresident Obama urged the nation and world Monday to remember the victims in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “Each year on this day the world comes together to … Read More

LIVE: 60 MKs among those marking International Holocaust Day at Auschwitz … – Jerusalem Post

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Netanyahu says West has ‘no chance’ of striking final nuclear deal with Iran – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem Post“No final status agreement with Iran will work,” the premier said hours after returning from his trip to Davos, where he took part in the World Economic Forum. Netanyahu. … Read More

Amid Egypt’s uprising anniversary, US condemns violence, pledges Middle East … – Fox News

Fox NewsSaturday, Jan. 25, 2014: Egyptians wear masks of Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt.AP. ADVERTISEMENT. The three-year anniversary of Egypt’s political uprising was marked … Read More

Violence Mars Third Anniversary of Egypt Uprising – ABC News

ABC NewsThe anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising brought a violent display of the country’s furious divisions Saturday, as giant crowds danced at government-backed rallies and security forces crushed demonstrations by … Read More

Clashes mark 3rd anniversary of Egyptian revolution; at least 29 dead – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesCAIRO — Officially sanctioned rallies to mark Saturday’s third anniversary of Egypt’s democratic uprising brought highly choreographed displays of fervent nationalism, while security forces meted out harsh punishment … Read More

Peres honored at Davos World Economic Forum – Jerusalem Post

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Syria crisis: UN pulls Iran invitation to Geneva talks – BBC News

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Livni, Molcho head for Washington to confer with Kerry on peace talks – Jerusalem Post

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Vote Validates Egypt’s Constitution and Military Takeover – New York Times

New York TimesCAIRO — Egypt’s Supreme Electoral Committee said Saturday that 98.1 percent of the voters had approved a revised constitution validating last summer’s military takeover and paving the way … Read More

Inspectors Arrive in Iran to Monitor Nuclear Deal – ABC News

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IAEA inspectors arrive in Tehran for nuclear visits – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostThe team, led by nuclear engineer Massimo Aparo, will begin reporting to the IAEA on Monday, marking the official start of the deal. Iranian FM Zarif embraces French FM … Read More

Trial Opens Into Killing of Lebanese Prime Minister – New York Times

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Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon dies – USA TODAY

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World leaders praise Sharon’s commitment to Israeli security, peace – Jerusalem Post

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