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A machete-wielding man stormed a central Ohio restaurant owned by an Israeli on Thursday evening, injuring four people before being shot dead by police. Authorities identified the suspected attacker as Mohamed Barry, a 30-year-old of Somali background who police say may have traveled to the United Arab Emirates in 2012. The...

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Global powers aiming to reach a ceasefire agreement for the conflict in Syria fell short during negotiations in Munich, but secured a limited deal for the delivery of humanitarian aid and a possible timetable for a temporary “cessation of hostilities” in a week’s time, the Associated Press reported on Friday. The agreement, which is said to be a compromise...

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Hamas, the Iran-backed terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, has prohibited a senior United Nations official from leaving Gaza, the Associated Press reported Thursday. A UN source told the AP that Mahmoud Daher, the head of the World Health Organization’s Gaza office, was barred from exiting the strip due to a newly-instituted bureaucratic rule. Hamas, which has ruled...

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Ambassador Stephen Mull, the White House official charged with overseeing the nuclear deal with Iran, admitted to Congress Thursday that the United States doesn’t know the exact location of the enriched uranium Iran was supposed to ship to Russia. Mull was pressed on that point by Rep. Chris Smith (R – N.J.)...

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The White House’s proposed 2017 budget does not include enough money for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to support its inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said Wednesday. The budget calls for nearly $191 million for the nuclear watchdog, a $5 million increase over the previous year, but less than the...

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Iran did not respond to visa requests by three U.S. lawmakers who sought to travel to the Islamic Republic in order to observe its upcoming elections and inspect its nuclear facilities. Congressmen Mike Pompeo (R – Kan.), Lee Zeldin (R – N.Y.), and Frank LoBiondo (R – N.J.) said in a statement on Wednesday...

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Graduates of the Microsoft Ventures Israel Accelerator, which operates as part of Microsoft’s R&D center, raised nearly $9 million in funds or investment offers during the mentoring program. The startups are in fields as varied as e-commerce, tourism, advertising, medicine, and agricultural technology. The Accelerator program is designed to take...

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Washington

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A hacker stole and published the contact details of thousands of American intelligence agents from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, publicizing the link to the online data-dump with a tweet signed “#FreePalestine,” Vice reported on Monday. The names, email addresses, and job descriptions of 9,000 Homeland Security...

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After successfully working with the Obama administration on changes to the country’s visa program in order to strengthen efforts to keep terrorists out of the United States, Congressional leaders are furious that the White House appears to be unraveling that law by significantly expanding exemptions to the program, seemingly at the request of...

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that “Iran does not face any insurmountable technical barriers to producing a nuclear weapon,” directly contradicting the Obama administration’s assertion that the nuclear deal blocks all of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear bomb, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday. Clapper told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. intelligence...

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