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Who’s afraid of a handshake?

With President Hassan Rouhani in New York for UN General Assembly, the issue of a possible handshake between Rouhani and the US president is a prime concern in Iranian media.

Israel prepares for cyberwars

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu established a new espionage organization devoted entirely to cyberwarfare, to prepare Israel for future conflicts.

Escaping Gaza, hundreds of Palestinians drown

Details are emerging concerning the migrant boat that sank this week near Malta’s shores, loaded with Palestinian children and families who tried to escape misery in Gaza for a new life in…

Exiled MB officials may find home in Turkey

As Qatar expels Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood figures, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says there is nothing stopping them from traveling to Turkey “like any foreign guest.”

Turkey’s economic growth fizzles

Turkey’s economic growth slowed to 2.1% in the second quarter, well below expectations, forcing the government to review its year-end target of 4%.