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Tankers in limbo as Baghdad-Irbil oil conflict rages

Iraqi Kurdistan’s attempts to export oil independently of Baghdad hit another obstacle Wednesday, as a Turkish energy official and industry sources said the autonomous region’s pipeline to the Mediterranean has been shut…

Criticism of Kerry not from Netanyahu: diplomat

Israel’s ambassador to the United States said Wednesday that criticism from within the Jewish state of Secretary of State John Kerry’s peacemaking efforts is traceable to Israel’s very rambunctious democracy and not…

Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse.

Turkish women laugh online to protest remarks

Hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on Twitter Wednesday to protest comments by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, who had urged women not to laugh in public to protect…