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At least 2 dead in blast at Egypt foreign min.

Two police personnel confirmed dead by reportedly improvised explosive device.; two civilians also said killed, according to various reports.

Islamic State closing in on Kurds in Syria

Kurdish enclave in northern Syria has fought off regime forces and jihadists for two years; but against well-armed Islamic State, Kurdish fighters face possibility of disastrous defeat.

B'Tselem's quixotic fight against 'temporary' occupation

Security and human rights aren't mutually exclusive, says new chief of Israeli organization.

Jason Bateman and Tina Fey sit shiva, Hollywood style

The Jewish mourning ritual has rarely featured in Hollywood movies, but new comedy-drama 'This is Where I Leave You’ places it at the heart of events. Writer Jonathan Tropper explains why.