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FAA lifts ban on U.S. airlines flying into and out of Israel

Passengers walk toward check-in area at Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv on uly 22, 2014 NEWS.GNOM.ES WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The decision was effective at 11:45 p.m. Continue reading

Air Algerie plane carrying 116 disappears from radar

An MD-83 airplane. (Photo: Johan Töpel, Etsa/Corbis) An Air Algerie flight en route to Algiers from Burkina Faso with 116 people aboard disappeared from radar early Thursday over the Sahara, the official Algerian news agency said Continue reading

The Logistical Nightmare of Sending 57,000 Immigrant Kids Home

In recent weeks, President Obama and congressional Republicans have begun to offer the same simple-sounding solution for dealing with the flood of children crossing the U.S. border alone: Send the kids home Continue reading

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence for apostasy flown to Italy

July 24, 2014: Meriam Ibrahim disembarks with her children Maya, in her arms, and Martin, accompanied by Italian deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli, after landing at Ciampino’s military airport on the outskirts of Rome. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca) June 5, 2014: In this file image made from an undated video provided by Al Fajer, a Sudanese nongovernmental organization, Meriam Ibrahim breastfeeds her newborn baby girl as the NGO visits her in a room at a prison in Khartoum, Sudan. (AP) Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who faced a death sentence for refusing to renounce her faith, has been flown to Italy on an Italian government jet, accompanied by that country’s vice-minister for foreign affairs.  NEWS.GNOM.ES reported that Italian television broadcast images of Ibrahim, 27, arriving at Rome’s Ciampino airport accompanied by her family and Italian politician Lapo Pistelli Continue reading

Halted flights to and from Israel strand travelers, complicate U.S. bid for cease-fire

TEL AVIV — Ben Gurion International Airport is usually packed with travelers in the peak tourism season of mid-July. But on Wednesday, one day after all U.S Continue reading

Report: Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

AP 6:31 a.m. EDT July 24, 2014 Breaking News (Photo: Tory Hargro, USA TODAY) ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers disappeared from radar early Thursday, the official Algerian news agency said Continue reading

U.N. Rights Chief Says Israel May Be Committing War Crimes

Gaza: U.N. Rights Chief Says Israel May Be Committing War Crimes – TIME Your browser, Internet Explorer 8 or below, is out of date. Continue reading

Relatives fly to Taiwan crash site where 48 died

Family members of passengers aboard a TransAsia Airways twin turboprop plane that crashed arrive at Kaohsiung International Airport in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Wednesday. (Photo: ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images) BEIJING – Ten people survived a crash landing Wednesday that killed 48 other passengers as their plane failed to reach the runway on a Taiwanese holiday island hit hard by a typhoon. The airline, TransAsia Airways, confirmed the death toll Thursday morning. Continue reading

Answering a different call: Americans who fight for Israel

STORY HIGHLIGHTS About 750 Americans are currently in the Israeli military, an advocacy group says In Israel, military service is required of all citizens at age 18, male and female That includes young Americans with dual citizenship living in Israel Those outside Israel can apply if they meet requirements including speaking Hebrew (CNN) — Daniel Flesch, then a college student at the University of Illinois, had heard too much anti-Israeli sentiment. Continue reading

Hamas resists Kerry’s attempts at Gaza cease-fire deal

July 24, 2014: An Israeli tank moves through the morning mist near the Israel and Gaza border. Continue reading