Wikileaks email: Senior Clinton advisor says “Israel is depressing”

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Wikileaks released the latest dump of emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta Friday, now with comments knocking Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In an email entitled “Man” from March 18, 2015, Neera Tanden, a senior advisor to the Clinton campaign wrote to Clinton 2016 campaign chairman and former chief of staff…

Majority of Paris attackers entered Europe posing as refugees

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Seven of the nine ISIS jihadis who launched a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris last November entered Europe by posing as refugees. The attackers were part of a group of 14 who plotted their way into Western Europe by riding the wave of the migrant crisis last year, according to Hungarian security officials.…

Iran to charge detained U.S. man with threatening country’s national security

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Iran is preparing to indict a detained U.S. man, accusing him of acting against the country’s national security interests, a source familiar with the case has told The Foreign Desk. Gholamreza Shahini, 46, known to his friends as Robin, has come under the government’s radar for allegedly participating in the Green Revolution of 2009 against…

Islamic extremists attack Christian village in Egypt, burn 80 homes

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A mob of over a thousand Islamic extremists attacked a Christian village destroying property and setting the homes of over 80 families ablaze over rumors that a Coptic man was converting a home into a church. The attacks, which took place Friday in Egypt’s Qaryat Al-Bayda village, near Alexandria, left two Copts seriously injured and…

Hagia Sophia: Protests over Ramadan prayers held at Turkey's historic cathedral

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An angry war of words has erupted between Greece and Turkey after Turkish authorities permitted a daily Koran reading to be broadcast from Turkey’s famous Hagia Sophia, a former Byzantine cathedral. Turkish national broadcaster TRT Diyanet will broadcast the sahur or Islamic predawn meal along with daily readings from the Koran during the Islamic holy month…

Lisa Daftari at the United Nations: “International Law on Peace and Justice"

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The Foreign Desk’s Editor-in-Chief Lisa Daftari appeared at the United Nations Headquarters last week at a gathering of the Permanent Missions to discuss the significance of international law on bringing about global peace. Daftari gave a briefing on the current state of global affairs including the rise of ISIS, the Christian persecution crisis and the…