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Kerry Denounces Chicken Comment

Posted On October 30, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is speaking out after an offensive comment was made about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by an anonymous U.S. official. The official told "The Atlantic" that Netanyahu is "scared to launch wars" and referred to him as a derogatory term for chicken droppings. Kerry told a forum…

U.S. Quarantine Rules Affecting Doctors Without Borders Personnel

Posted On October 30, 2014

(New York, NY) -- The way U.S. officials are handling Ebola is having a rippling effect on medical professionals helping ailing individuals in West Africa. Doctors Without Borders says they are considering shortening assignments for some of their personnel. Other doctors and nurses are not returning home right away, choosing to stay in Europe for…

Israeli Police Clash With Palestinians In Jerusalem

Posted On October 30, 2014

(Jerusalem) -- Tensions are high today in Jerusalem following a brief closure of the al-Aqsa mosque compound, also known as the Temple Mount. Israeli police barricaded roads leading to the site which is holy to both Muslims and Jews as clashes continue following the shooting of a Palestinian man. The 32-year-old Palestinian was suspected of…

Hagel Cites Progress Against ISIS

Posted On October 30, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is praising "initial progress" by Iraqi and Kurdish fighters against ISIS forces. In a Pentagon briefing, Hagel warned that the overall fight against ISIS is still in the early stages and will go on for a long time. Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey expressed guarded optimism about the…

NATO Reports Intercepting More Than 100 Russian Aircraft This Year

Posted On October 30, 2014

(Undated) -- Russia's annexation of Crimea is blamed for creating the most tension between that country and the West since the Cold War. NATO has reported more than 100 intercepts of Russian aircraft so far this year. That's three times as many as in all of 2013. There are also accusations that Russian troops and…