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Japan Bolsters Support for Syrian Refugees

09/29/2015 11:30 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters) Japan’s prime minister said on Tuesday that his country would provide some $1.6 billion to assist Syrians and Iraqis displaced by conflict and for building peace

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Iran Looking Out to China on Trade, Help Resolve Middle East Tensions

09/15/2015 8:41 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters) – Iran wants China’s help to resolve tensions and unrest in the Middle East and is ready to play host to more Chinese firms once

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China Says its Citizen Likely Kidnapped By Islamic State

09/11/2015 8:59 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters). China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that a Chinese national reported as being held hostage by Islamic State insurgents appears to be one of its

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US Calls for Release of Chinese Rights Activists

09/02/2015 7:04 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). The United States urged China to release a dozen human rights activists and religious figures it said were detained before a planned meeting with a

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US: North Korea Would Have ‘No Chance’ in a Conflict With South Korea

09/01/2015 9:36 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). North Korea would have no chance of defeating its southern neighbor and its allies in a conflict, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday, days

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Rescuers Work to Clear China Blast Site of Chemicals

08/16/2015 8:39 AM

Chinese soldiers and rescue workers in gas masks and hazard suits searched for toxic materials in China’s port of Tianjin on Sunday as Premier Li Keqiang

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Report: Indian President to Visit Israel in October

07/20/2015 1:37 PM Updated: 1 year ago

India’s Head of State, President Pranab Mukherjee, is scheduled to visit Israel in October. The president is also scheduled to visit the Palestinian territories during the

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South Korean Companies Take Public Stand Against Anti-Semitism

07/13/2015 3:27 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Following an uproar over anti-Semitic stereotyping of Jews that surfaced in news stories concerning the future of two South Korean companies, the companies have now distanced

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Israel Says China Demands No Workers in Settlements

06/08/2015 10:11 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). China has told Israel it will not allow migrant builders to work on settlements in the occupied West Bank, a senior Israeli government official said

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U.S. Marine Corps Helicopter Missing in Nepal Quake Area

05/12/2015 1:56 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters). A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter was declared missing on Tuesday with six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers aboard as it was ferrying rice and tarps to

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PM Netanyahu Welcomes IDF Delegation Returning from Nepal

05/12/2015 12:11 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed on Tuesday morning the Israeli Defense Forces’ delegation that returned from Nepal following their work in the earthquake-ridden country. At

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U.S. Asks China to Investigate Cyber Attack Targeting U.S. Sites

05/08/2015 5:05 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters). The United States has asked Beijing to investigate reports that China interfered with Internet content hosted outside the country and used it to attack U.S. websites, the State Department

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Indonesia To Call Off Search For AirAsia Crash Victims

03/18/2015 9:12 AM Updated: 2 years ago

(Reuters). Indonesia will on Sunday end a search for the bodies of 56 people missing from an AirAsia jet that crashed in the Java Sea in

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Michelle Obama Heads To Asia To Promote Girls’ Education

03/03/2015 8:41 AM

(Reuters). First lady Michelle Obama will travel to Japan and Cambodia this month as part of a U.S. global effort to support education for girls, the

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Israeli Tech Companies Eye Asia To Evade Potential European Sanctions

02/04/2015 4:26 PM

(JNS). Israeli technology companies are increasingly eyeing Asian markets in order to increase the demand for their products. In the wake of rising anti-Semitism in Europe

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JP Business: China Ramps Up Investments in Israeli Tech Firms

12/16/2014 2:30 PM

While China has been searching the world for productive technology investments, it is increasingly looking to Israel for an up-and-coming venture deemed worthy of backing. Baidu

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Azerbaijan Jewish Leader Beaten, Robbed By Home Intruders

12/08/2014 9:55 AM Updated: 2 years ago

The man who serves as the leader of the Mountain Jews community in Azerbaijan was attacked and robbed last week, police disclosed. On December 6, three

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Russia: Chabad-Lubavitch & Putin Form Surprisingly Strong Bond

11/30/2014 5:22 PM

Although Russia has historically not been considered the most hospitable place for Jews who wish to observe their religion – and the Russian Orthodox church is

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Searchers For Missing Malaysian Flight ‘Confident’ Will Find Plane

11/26/2014 1:28 PM

A deep-sea sonar search for the still missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight 370 will definitely find the airplane’s wreckage, the lead investigator maintained after 263 days

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Pakistani Man Innocently Carrying Cricket Bat Labeled ‘Terrorist’ in Belgium

11/26/2014 11:25 AM

A 22-year-old Pakistani resident of Belgian capital city Brussels was accused on Tuesday of transporting a rifle and was labeled in the media as an alleged