The Chronicles

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Abbas: Expect ‘Joyful News’ Sunday

PA chairman comment to journalists in Ramallah confirms impending release of terrorist prisoners.

US-Israel Recipes: Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Caprese

An easy, light and delicious dish to accompany a summer dairy meal.

Number of Terrorists to be Freed Grows to 104

Netanyahu will ask government to approve release of 104 terrorist murderers who have been in jail for 20 years.

Thousands protest government at Tunisia funeral

Turkey’s Erdogan slams EU for stance on Egypt bloodshed

Palestinian approaches Gaza fence, flees scene upon IDF fire

Terror victims’ organization slams prime minister

J’lem warehouse set on fire, nationalistic motive investigated

US prompts Egypt to pull ‘back from the brink’

Washington urges Egyptian army to respect peaceful protests.

US: No stand on whether Egypt underwent coup

Determining coup would force US gov’t to comply with law prohibiting foreign aid to countries that have experienced such events.

Analysis: Egypt returns to ‘normal’ after dabbling in democracy

Negotiations, political solutions unlikely to occur soon; future elections likely not to be truly fair.

Hamas blasts Egypt allegation linking Morsi to movement

Egyptian authorities warn Haniyeh, Mashaal: Keep out of internal Egyptian affairs.

Egypt army launches operation ‘Desert Storm’ to root out Sinai terrorists

Operation comes as 20 cops, soldiers killed amid spike in Sinai attacks since Morsi ouster.

UN: Agreement reached with Syria on chemical arms probe

Unknown if Syria will give the UN inspectors access to areas that they wish to investigate.

Egyptian security forces shoot dead dozens of pro-Morsi supporters

Health Ministry says 65 killed; Brotherhood spokesman Ahmed Aref says 66 people killed and another 61 “brain dead.”

Syrian rebels prod Russia to halt support for Assad regime

Opposition leaders meet with UN Security Council for first time in meeting organized by Britain.

Clashes between rival tribes in Sudan leave 94 dead

KHARTOUM – Up to 94 people have been killed in new clashes between two rival tribes in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region, tribal leaders said on Saturday. Conflict has raged through the vast region since 2003 when African tribes took up arms against the Arab government in Khartoum, accusing it of neglect. Violence is down from […]

Pope Francis address millions on Brazil beach

RIO DE JANEIRO – Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged Brazil’s young people, who have protested against corruption in their country, to continue their efforts to change society by fighting apathy and offering “a Christian response.” The 76-year-old pope spoke to a crowd estimated by the Vatican to be more than 2 million people gathered on […]

Assailants throw 2 Molotov cocktails at French Hill building

Assailants threw two Molotov cocktails at a warehouse in Jerusalem’s  French Hill Friday night, Army Radio reported. The incident, which caused damage to the building, was suspected to be triggered by nationalist motives. No injuries were reported.

Peres to depart for Latvia, Lithuania Sunday

President Shimon Peres is due to leave on a four-day official visit to Latvia and Lithuania, departing Israel Sunday afternoon. Lithuania, which has been favorably disposed toward Israel, holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union, which will give Peres certain leverage in Israel’s ongoing campaign to ensure the EU continues its sanctions […]

Police fire teargas at violent protests in southern Tunisia

TUNIS – Tunisian police fired teargas late on Saturday to disperse violent protests in the southern town of Sidi Bouzid, cradle of the country’s revolution and hometown of slain opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi, witnesses said. Angry demonstrators, who came out to protest Thursday’s assassination of Brahmi, threw rocks at police, said local resident Mahdi al-Horshani. […]

John Kerry’s wife leaves rehab hospital

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry’s wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, walked out of a Boston rehabilitation hospital on Saturday, nearly three weeks after suffering a seizure, and is expected to make a full recovery, the State Department said on Saturday. Heinz Kerry, a philanthropist and heiress, was rushed to a local hospital on July […]

Turkish PM blasts EU for stance on Egypt bloodshed

ISTANBUL – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, an outspoken supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi, lashed out at the European Union and others for failing to condemn strongly enough the killing of dozens in Cairo earlier on Saturday. Security forces shot dead dozens of Morsi supporters on Saturday, days after the army called for […]

Almagor blasts Netanyahu over prisoner release

The Almagor Terror Victims Association overnight Saturday condemned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu after he released an open letter discussing his decision to release Palestinian prisoners as a gesture to the Palestinian Authority ahead of the renewal of peace talks slated for next week. In a letter issued to the Israeli public, Almagor expressed its opposition […]

Hagel urges restraint from violence in call with Egypt’s Sisi

WASHINGTON – US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed deep concern over violence in Egypt and urged restraint in a call on Saturday with the Egyptian army chief, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, after scores of protesters were killed in the last day. “The United States believes that the current transition needs to be marked by inclusivity, […]

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