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Kurds prepare to dislodge ISIS from Kobani

Force brings badly needed heavy weapons including artillery, heavy machine guns and anti-tank missiles, material that could tip the balance of power in favor of the peshmerga.

Pope prays for peace and reconciliation in Jerusalem

'I urge you to pray so that the Holy City,' said the pontiff,'may be more and more a symbol and a precursor of the peace that God wishes for the entire human family.'

From New Orleans to the grave, via the West Bank

Orwa Hammad’s father is a used-car dealer in New Orleans. The son grew up in the West Bank. Last Friday an Israeli army sharpshooter killed him, because he was apparently holding a Molotov cocktail.

Dreaming of dumplings in the camps

At age 91, veteran writer and translator Ruth Bondy is publishing a book about the lost prewar culture and cuisine.