KRAUTHAMMER: Why Mideast peace starts in Saudi Arabia – Asbury Park Press

KRAUTHAMMER: Why Mideast peace starts in Saudi Arabia – Asbury Park Press

9:13 a.m. ET May 28, 2017 President Donald Trump holds a sword and sways with traditional dancers during a welcome ceremony at Murabba Palace, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 20.(Photo: AP) WASHINGTON — The quixotic American pursuit of Middle East peace is a perennial. It invariably fails, yet every administration feels compelled to give […]

Iraq Mosul offensive: Civilians ‘in grave danger’ – UN

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Security forces say they have made progress in the latest phase of fighting Civilians are being hit hardest as Iraq’s military assault on Mosul enters its final phase, the country’s UN humanitarian relief co-ordinator says. Lise Grande told the BBC residents were in grave danger as so-called Islamic State (IS) […]

Iraq starts new assault on Islamic State group in Mosul

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Civilians in Mosul are caught in the fighting Iraqi security forces have launched a new assault on Islamic State (IS) militants in the city of Mosul. Troops say they made gains in a few hours as they try to drive rebels out of the last remaining strongholds in Mosul’s Old […]

Egypt Coptic Christians: IS claims attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Egypt’s Coptic Christian community was already reeling from two suicide bombings in April So-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed it was behind an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt that killed at least 29 people and wounded about 25 others on Friday. Masked men boarded several vehicles […]

Palestinians in Israeli jails end 40-day hunger strike

Media captionPalestinian protesters and Israeli police clash in the West Bank More than 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails ended a mass hunger strike against detention conditions. Israeli officials said the move – at the start of the holy month of Ramadan – came after an agreement to allow two family visits per month, not […]

Egypt hits ‘jihadist camps’ after attack on Coptic Christians

Image copyright EPA Image caption The funeral of some victims killed in the attack took place later in the day Egyptian forces have struck “terrorist training camps” in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said. State media say six strikes hit the town of Derna in neighbouring Libya. Gunmen […]

Pigeon ‘caught with backpack of drugs’

Image copyright Al-Rai Image caption The drugs are believed to be ketamine, an anaesthetic also used as an illegal party drug Customs officials in Kuwait have apprehended a pigeon carrying drugs in a miniature backpack, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reports. A total of 178 pills were found in the fabric pocket attached to its back, the […]

Gaza Palestinians: Hamas kills three ‘collaborators’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The three suspects were brought to court on Sunday Three men accused over the killing of a leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas have been put to death by the group in the Gaza Strip. One was accused of killing Mazen Fuqaha while the other two were accused of […]

US air strike on IS killed 105 civilians in Iraq’s Mosul

Image copyright AFP Image caption This photo taken on 26 March shows houses destroyed in the area The United States has admitted that at least 105 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air strike it carried out in Mosul in March. US Central Command (CentCom) said it had targeted two snipers from so-called Islamic State […]

Egypt hits ‘jihadist camps’ after attack on Coptic Christians

Image copyright EPA Image caption The funeral of some victims killed in the attack took place later in the day Egyptian forces have struck “terrorist training camps” in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said. State media say six strikes hit the town of Derna in neighbouring Libya. Gunmen […]

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