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Pacifists protest possible war against Iran

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated Saturday in New York and pacifist groups took to the streets in dozens of other US and Canadian cities in a “Day of Mass Action” against a possible war with Iran. About 500 protesters gathered in Manhattan’s Times Square and marched to the headquarters of the…

Gaza protesters hurl shoes as UN’s Ban begins visit

UN leader Ban Ki-moon came under a brief shower of shoes as he entered Hamas-run Gaza on Thursday, hours after a barrage of rockets was fired from the territory into Israel. As the UN chief entered the Palestinian territory, protesters threw shoes, sand and small stones at his convoy, which…

Mossad chief held talks on Iran in U.S. visit: CIA

WASHINGTON — The head of Israel’s intelligence service paid a secret visit to Washington last week to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, the CIA director and a top US lawmaker said Tuesday. Mossad chief Tamir Pardo flew to the US capital to consult with his American counterparts amid speculation over a…

Palestinian prisoner in 44-day hunger strike ‘deteriorating’

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian militant held by Israel marked 44 days on hunger strike on Monday, with a rights group saying his life was in danger but prison authorities describing his condition as satisfactory. Tel Aviv-based Physicians for Human Rights said in a statement that 34-year-old Khader Adnan, arrested by…

Israel rattled as hackers hit stock exchange, key outlets

(Reuters) – Hackers disrupted online access to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, El Al Airlines and three banks on Monday in what the government described as a cyber-offensive against Israel. The attacks came just days after an unidentified hacker, proclaiming Palestinian sympathies, posted the details of thousands of Israeli credit…

Major U.S.-Israel military drill postponed

JERUSALEM — Israel and the United States have agreed to postpone a major military defence exercise scheduled for spring, a senior security official said Sunday, amid rising regional tension over Iran’s nuclear programme. “Israel and the United States have agreed to postpone the manoeuvre planned for spring,” the official said…

Report: Mossad agents posed as CIA to recruit anti-Iranian terrorists

WASHINGTON — Agents with Israel’s Mossad agency posed as American CIA agents in operations to recruit members of the Pakistani militant group Jundallah, a report in Foreign Policy magazine said Friday. Using American dollars and US passports, the agents passed themselves off as members of the Central Intelligence Agency in…

Furious Iran wants action over scientist’s killing

The assassination of one of Iran’s nuclear scientists sparked deep fury in Tehran on Thursday against prime suspect Israel and against the United States, which said it had nothing to do with the murder. Some hardline newspapers even called for retaliatory action, with one, Keyhan, saying in an editorial that…

U.S. denies blame in killing of Iranian scientist

WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday denied that it was to blame for the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist by a car bomb, after Tehran said Washington and Israel were responsible for the attack. “I want to categorically deny any United States involvement in any kind of act…

Iran nuclear scientist killed in car bomb blast

An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed on Wednesday in a Tehran car bomb assassination blamed onIsrael that threatens to ignite a dangerously tense international standoff over Iran’s atomic programme. An Iranian official immediately blamed “the Zionist regime” for the explosion, saying the method — two men on a motorbike attaching a magnetic…

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