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Russia has merged several branches of its military into the Aerospace Forces — a reorganization aimed at enhancing coordination and efficiency. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday that the decision offers “the optimal way of...
 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Qatar talks with Arab officials whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal world powers have struck with Iran. Kerry arrived in the Qatari capital on Sunday after visiting Egypt, where he also spoke...
 Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. He will not visit Israel, America...
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revelers at Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade and stabbed six people Thursday evening as they marched in the holy city, Israeli police and witnesses said.   The man had recently been...
Police in Sicily have arrested three Egyptians who allegedly were in charge of a smuggling boat on which a 10-year-old Syrian girl with diabetes died after the smugglers threw her insulin overboard. The 335 migrants arrived in port in Augusta,...
 Across the world on Friday, Muslims celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr is one of the centerpieces of the Muslim calendar. It features large public group prayers and extended...
A dozen Palestinian Muslim men gathered after midnight at an isolated farmhouse this week to indulge in a new delight. They were going to watch a soap opera about Jews.“Hush, hush. It’s starting!” someone said. The group settled...
Essam Sayed works in a time-honored profession — one that employs him for one month a year. He is a second-generation "mesaharati," which loosely translates from Arabic as "dawn caller." During the Muslim holy month of...
 Moody's Investors Service says it has upgraded Egypt's banking system outlook to stable from negative, expecting the sector's operating conditions to improve as economic growth accelerates and the government pushes through with...
Hundreds of music-loving snorkelers and divers, joined by distance swimmer Diana Nyad, ducked beneath the waves Saturday as a radio station broadcast a concert underwater at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.   Such songs as the theme...