A Right Move After All? Whatsapp Purchase To Expand Facebook’s Consumer … – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaA right move after all? Whatsapp purchase to expand Facebook’s consumer base in the Middle East. A right move after all? Whatsapp purchase to expand Facebook’s consumer base in the … Read More

Europe and US Threaten Sanctions Over Kiev Bloodshed – New York Times

New York TimesThey also announced that the French, German and Polish foreign ministers would visit Kiev beforehand, to meet with members of the government and the opposition. Secretary of State … 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

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

Philadelphia abuzz over possible 2015 visit by Pope Francis – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThough the Vatican hasn’t made an official announcement, news that Pope Francis may visit Philadelphia in 2015 has generated buzz among the Catholic community and city residents. Vatican … Read More

Obama and Pope Francis likely to touch on poverty, abortion and Middle East … – Washington Post

Washington PostThe news that President Obama will meet with Pope Francis on March 27 brightened a snowy Tuesday morning for Catholics who see a broad overlap between the president’s agenda … Read More

High stakes, low expectations for Syria peace talks – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — A new peace conference aimed at ending Syria’s civil war convenes Wednesday in Switzerland, where the international community hopes to apply a tourniquet to the Middle East’s … Read More

Kerry: We’ll help Iraq but won’t send in troops – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will help Iraq in its battle against al Qaeda-linked fighters in western Iraq, but stressed it won’t send … Read More

Senior al-Qaida figure dies in custody in Lebanon – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIRUT (AP) — The leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that carried out attacks across the Middle East before shifting its focus to Syria’s civil war died on Saturday while … Read More

Kerry continues Mideast shuttle diplomacy – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting for the second time in two days with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD’ ah-BAHS’), trying to … Read More

Kerry in Jerusalem: Hard work on Israeli, Palestinian goals – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived in Jerusalem on Thursday to begin another round of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, his 10th visit … Read More

Kerry in Israel for new round of Mideast talks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Thursday in Israel to broker Mideast peace talks that are entering a difficult phase aimed at reaching … Read More

Kerry Heads to Mideast for More Israeli-Palestinian Talks – Bloomberg

BloombergThe upcoming visit will be U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s 10th visit to the… Read More. The upcoming visit will be U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s 10th visit … Read More

Kerry returns to Israel to talk with leaders about peace negotiations, amid new … – Fox News

Fox NewsSecretary of State John Kerry will travel next week to the Middle East to meet with Palestinian and Israeli leaders about peace talks that were recently overshadowed by a … Read More

Israel government approves release of 26 Palestinian prisoners – Haaretz

HaaretzDespite Palestinian warnings, Netanyahu expected to announce the new housing tenders following the release of the prisoners; Kerry to arrive in Israel Wednesday. By Barak Ravid and Jack Khoury | … Read More

Ministers release list of 26 Palestinian prisoners to be freed in advance of Kerry’s … – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostMinisters finalize list of prisoners to be freed ahead of Kerry’s return to the region; Peri: 15-25% of settlers would be evacuated in peace deal; illegal West Bank building … Read More

A rare bond in Bethlehem gets ancient church restored – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBETHLEHEM, West Bank — Two weeks before Christmas, one of the most powerful storms to hit the Middle East in a century dumped several inches of snow on the … Read More

Despite spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence, situation still under control – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostNeither Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, or Hamas wishes to see another round of fighting. What we are seeing is akin to a conversation between two deaf people. IDF … Read More

Gazan killed by IDF was collecting scrap – not damaging border fence, says brother – Haaretz

HaaretzLast Friday, Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed Oudeh Hamad, a resident of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. Hamad’s brother Radaad was injured. Statements made to the media indicated … Read More

The nuclear deal and the future of Iran – Asia Times Online

Asia Times OnlineSome commentators have hailed the deal as the best that could be had, while others have damned it as worse than no deal. Yet others have examined the … Read More

Syria crisis: Inside Lebanon’s squatter camps – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UK’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis has been pitiful, according to the campaign group Amnesty International. It says more than two million people have fled the fighting … Read More

Syria crisis: UK suspends non-lethal aid for rebels – BBC News

BBC NewsThe United Kingdom has joined the US in suspending aid for the opposition in northern Syria, the UK’s minister for the Middle East says. Hugh Robertson told the BBC … Read More

American singer loses ‘Arabs Got Talent’ to Syrian dance troupe – Reality TV World

Reality TV WorldA 23-year-old American singer, who won praise for singing traditional Arab songs, lost the top prize in “Arabs Got Talent” to a Syrian dance troupe. ADVERTISEMENT. Jennifer Grout, … Read More

Kerry: Israelis, Palestinians are closer to peace than ever before – Haaretz

HaaretzU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, before his departure from Israel, Dec. 6, 2013. Photo by AP. Text size. Comments (0). Print Page. Send to friend. Share on Facebook. Share … Read More

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Join United States of America’s Global Priorities

The White House just issues a joint statement from the Kingdom of Denmark, Republic of Finland, Republic of Iceland, Kingdom of Norway, and the Kingdom of Sweden, joining the United … Read More

Mission: Impossible Was Controlling Jeremy Renner’s Foul-Mouth

According to Zennie62.com Jeremy Renner’s went from good actor, to up-and-comer after his breakout movie The Hurt Locker, and now he’s a true A-list star, working alongside Tom Cruise and going off to exotic locations like Dubai to shoot, in this case,…