Some 300,000 civilians and 30,000 fighters are believed to be in Syria's largest city, which could be under total siege by the regime's forces within the next few days.
- New report says over 1 million trapped in besieged areas in Syria (AP)
- South Korea says working with U.S., Japan on 'strong' North Korea sanctions (Reuters)
- Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees (AP)
- Earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude felt in New Zealand capital (Reuters)
- U.S.: Widow of Islamic State leader charged in death of American (Reuters)
- Knesset approves first reading of so-called 'NGO transparency bill' (Haaretz)
- Obama to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah in White House later this month (Reuters)
- Iran awards medals of honor to its nuclear negotiators (AP)
- 11-year-old wounded in suspected stabbing in central Israel (Haaretz)
- Australian hostage released by Al-Qaida in Burkina Faso; husband still held captive (AP)
- 11 migrants drown trying to cross from Turkey to Greek island of Lesbos (AP)
- Syrian army troops make gains near Aleppo, retake nearby village (AP)
- Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile fired from Yemen (AP)
- Russian security service detains 7 ISIS members planning attack in Moscow (Reuters)
- Israeli Bedouin to be indicted for making contact with Jordanian jihadists (Haaretz)
Calling the occupation 'unsustainable' is how liberal Zionists ease their conscience and excuse their timidity, by telling themselves it can’t last. But it will last – unless we start acting more like radicals.
The U.S. presidential candidate has the Democratic progressive vote in his pocket and is wise not to reveal that, on the Middle East, he stands more to the right than his fans would like him to.
'The cleanup must be completed before issuing any new building permits,' Environmental Protection Ministry insists.
'Making the outrageous suggestion that Jews are behind gun control, is nothing short of conspiratorial anti-Semitism,' ADL says in quick response.
Even Washington is no longer sure that Moscow's solution for Syria is terrible, as the Kremlin’s power-grab a la Chechnya dwarfs even the war on ISIS.
IDF operations have led to 'waves' of Israelis suffering from a psychotic episode or other mental health crises to seek care at Kfar Izun holistic treatment village, says founder and former officer Omri Frish.