OFRA, West Bank — Israel Harel drove a visitor around the Jewish settlement he founded, pointing out the old Jordanian military barracks where the first families lived, the new school and little vineyard, the rose bushes and snack shop.Read full article >>
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the rout of Iraqi forces at Ramadi showed they lacked the will to fight against Islamic State.
BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra. The fall of Ramadi and Palmyra, on opposite ends of the vast territory controlled by Islamic State fighters, were the militant grou
RIGA, Latvia — The last time European leaders gathered to discuss the future of the nations that lie between E.U. borders and Russia, the talks sparked a biting Russian response and the crisis in Ukraine. This time, they trod lightly. Read full article >>
PAJU, South Korea — A group of international women’s activists made a rare crossing from North Korea into South Korea on Sunday, hailing the trip as a “first step in the right direction” toward bridging divisions between the estranged countries.Read full article >>