Mounting claims of civilian deaths after U.S. targets al-Qaeda in Syria – The Washington Post

BEIRUT — U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles and dropped a 500-pound bomb outside Aleppo on Thursday in an attack that the Pentagon said killed scores of al-Qaeda militants but that local residents described as an assault on a mosque crowded with civilians. U.S. officials said the strikes in the town of Jinah had killed “dozens” […]

Hundreds of thousands rally in Iran against Trump, chant ‘Death to America’: TV | Reuters

ANKARA Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on Friday to swear allegiance to their clerical leaders and reject U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning that he had put the Islamic Republic “on notice”, state TV reported.   On the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the U.S.-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, marchers including hundreds […]

UK adopts antisemitism definition to combat hate crime against Jews | Society | The Guardian

The government is to formally adopt a definition of what constitutes antisemitism, which includes over-sweeping condemnation of Israel, with Theresa May saying the measure will help efforts to combat hate crime against Jews. Britain will become one of the first countries to use this definition of antisemitism, as agreed last May at a conference of […]

Britain to adopt new anti-Semitism definition to fight hate crime | Reuters

LONDON Britain said on Monday it would become one of the first countries to adopt an international definition of anti-Semitism to clamp down on hate crime after an increase in the number of reported incidents targeting Jews.   Adopting the definition formulated in May by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is meant to make […]

Israel Arrests 13 on Suspicion of Arson Over Mass Wildfires – The New York Times

Middle East Israel Arrests 13 on Suspicion of Arson Over Mass Wildfires By REUTERSNOV. 25, 2016, 6:00 A.M. E.S.T. close story-meta-footer close story-meta JERUSALEM — Israeli police arrested 13 people on Friday on suspicion of arson, authorities said, after massive wildfires tore through central and northern Israel, a conflagration that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu branded […]