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Ichilov Medical team at the coronavirus unit, in the Ichilov hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 28, 2020.
Coronavirus may increase risk of premature births, complications
U.S. President Donald Trump talks about the United States imposing fresh sanctions on Iran as Vice President Mike Pence looks on in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2019
US to place sanctions on over two dozen targets tied to Iran arms
By REUTERS
Demonstrators take part in a protest against the U.S. President Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan, in Rabat, Morocco, February 9, 2020.
Moroccans Protest Accords by UAE, Bahrain, Israel
By MEDIA LINE
Soldiers of the German armed forces Bundeswehr hold the Iranian flag during a ceremony for the diplomatic accreditation of the new ambassador of Iran to Germany in Berlin
German Green Party slammed for courting Iran after wrestler’s execution
ranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Tehran, Iran, April 1, 2020.
Iran's Rouhani says US faces defeat in bid to reimpose UN sanctions
By REUTERS
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council about Iran's alleged non-compliance with a nuclear deal and calling for the restoration of sanctions against Iran as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft listens at U.N.
UN chief says no action on UN Iran sanctions due to 'uncertainty'
By REUTERS
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visiting Sudan, 2020.
US reimposes sanctions on Iran
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow, Russia December 30, 2019.
Iran's Zarif says world should oppose US sanctions or expect same
By REUTERS
Envelope
Envelope of deadly poison addressed to White House intercepted
By REUTERS
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny goes downstairs at Charite hospital in Berlin, Germany, in this undated image obtained from social media September 19, 2020
Kremlin critic Navalny posts photo of himself walking
By REUTERS
Police clash with opposition supporters after polls closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus
Belarus police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk
By REUTERS
Israeli PM Netanyahu and Indian PM Modi shake hands at a press conference in New Delhi.
Indian PM extends Rosh Hashanah wishes to Netanayhu and Jewish community
Pro-democracy protesters attend a mass rally to call for the ouster of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's government and reforms in the monarchy, in Bangkok, Thailand, September 19, 2020.
Biggest Thai protest in years targets government and monarchy
By REUTERS
Jawar Mohammed, an Oromo activist and leader of the Oromo protest speaks during a Reuters interview at his house in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia October 23, 2019.
Ethiopia files terrorism charges against leading opposition activist
By REUTERS
THE DIFFICULT humanitarian situation in Beirut will probably lead to the cancellation of more attacks that Hezbollah planned to carry out against Israel. Photographed: A view of shipping containers at the damaged site of last week’s blast in Beirut’s port area.
Lebanon's army finds firework cache at devastated Beirut port
By REUTERS
Indian police officers take cover during clashes with Kashmiri demonstrators during a protest against the killing of Zakir Rashid Bhat also known as Zakir Musa, the leader of an al Qaeda affiliated militant group in Kashmir, in Srinagar May 24, 2019.
India arrests 9 al Qaeda militants planning 'terrorist attacks'
By REUTERS
A New York Police Department (NYPD) Counterterrorism K-9 Unit officer enters a house, where police say bomb-making materials were found following a fire in the house, in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, US, September 16, 2020.
Two killed, 14 injured in shooting in Rochester, New York
By REUTERS
Honor guards perform Taiwan national flag lowering ceremony at Liberty Square in Taipei, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Taipei, Taiwan, April 1, 2020.
In shadow of China war games, Taiwan bids farewell to 'Mr Democracy'
By REUTERS
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend the Libya summit in Berlin, Germany, January 2020
Russia’s Lavrov sketches out post-Western world order
Nathan A. Sales, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism
After US claims, France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores
By REUTERS
South Korean people watch a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seoul, South Korea, April 21, 2020
Missile launch or storm repairs? Activity fuels speculation of N.Korea
By REUTERS
A wildfire burns in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 17, 2020
Climate change: ‘Who by fire?’ isn’t just a metaphor this year
By RABBI JENNIE ROSENN/JTA
Clockwise from top left: President Donald Trump, Laura Loomer, Joe Biden, Senator Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Rabin Square in Israel, Ambassador David Friedman
Looking back at a crazy Jewish year of politics
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Halkbank pleaded not guilty on March 31 to bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy charges.
Turkey's Halkbank urges dismissal of Iran sanctions criminal case in US
By REUTERS
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a woman during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, September 7, 2020
One in 7 reported COVID-19 infections is among health workers, WHO says
By REUTERS
The TikTok logo is seen on a screen over Times Square in New York City, U.S., March 6, 2020
Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday- officials
By REUTERS
CREW MEMBERS of the amphibious landing ship tank ‘TCG Bayraktar’ pose after a landing drill during the Blue Homeland naval exercise in Izmir Bay, Turkey, in March 2019.
Erdogan says Turkey withdrew survey vessel to allow for diplomacy
By REUTERS
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Westminster Magistrates Court, after he was arrested in London, Britain April 11, 2019
Trump offered to pardon Assange if he provided source for Dem emails
By REUTERS
Taiwanese F-16 fighter jets fly in formation during an inauguration ceremony in Taichung, Taiwan, August 28, 2020
Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz island during US visit
By REUTERS
A WOMAN passes a mural depicting US President Donald Trump and text reading ‘Kosovo is Serbia,’ in Belgrade, Serbia, on September 4
Kosovo awarding Trump its highest honor after Serb economic deal
By REUTERS
A volunteer receives an injection in a human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, at the Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, South Africa, June 24, 2020
Moderna to seek emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine if data shows efficacy
By REUTERS
People take part in a protest against the presidential election results demanding the resignation of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and the release of political prisoners, in Minsk, Belarus August 16, 2020.
Lukashenko should not be recognized as Belarus president after Nov. - EU
By REUTERS
The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017
Twitter designs new Emoji for Rosh Hashanah
By OMRI RON
Honor guards perform Taiwan national flag lowering ceremony at Liberty Square in Taipei, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Taipei, Taiwan, April 1, 2020.
China says will make 'necessary response' to US official's Taiwan visit
By REUTERS
A woman attends a gathering to show support for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in Saint Petersburg, Russia August 20, 2020.
Alexei Navalny team: He was poisoned by water bottle in hotel room
By REUTERS
A Spanish flag flutters in the air as the capital of Spain is seen from the observatory deck of Madrid's city hall August 7, 2013.
Spain's COVID tracing app tries to balance public health with privacy
By REUTERS
Policemen stand next to the "Centre Zahra France" religious association in Grande Synthe near Dunkirk early on October 2, 2018 during an operation of "terrorism prevention"
Four former directors of French Shi'ite center arrested
A bottle of Purell hand sanitizer sits next to campaign canvass packets at a field office for Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in Graniteville, South Carolina, U.S., February 28, 2020
Fears surge in demand for hand sanitiser could fuel child labor
By REUTERS
Teen depression
The mental and physical costs of lockdown
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain February 5, 2016.
WikiLeaks acted in public interest, 'Pentagon Papers' leaker tells hearing
By REUTERS
IRANIAN PRESIDENT Hassan Rouhani (right) and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Who wanted to pay the price of moral action to truly stop Iran?
Iran tells World Court that US sanctions breach friendship treaty
By REUTERS
Hurricane Florence is shown from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) #GOESEast satellite shortly after the storm made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, U.S., September 14, 2018.
Hurricane Sally swamps Gulf Coast with massive floods, 'unreal' rain
By REUTERS
Couple sits covered with a blanket as refugees and migrants camp on a road following a fire at the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos
Greece struggles to bring migrants into temporary camp after fire
By REUTERS
Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddle Ridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, U.S., October 11, 2019.
Thousands of Oregon evacuees shelter from wildfires
By REUTERS
Handout photo of Hurricane Dorian is shown as it nears St. Thomas and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Hurricane Sally threatens 'catastrophic flooding' on US Gulf Coast
By REUTERS
IT WOULD be a very big deal if the US distributed a vaccine that had not been properly tested.
Some volunteers quit COVID-19 vaccine trial after AstraZeneca scare
By REUTERS
Six tropical systems in Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Sept. 2020
Hurricane names to be all Greek after busy season exhausts list
By REUTERS
Buildings are seen above Hong Kong and Chinese flags, as pro-China supporters celebration after China's parliament passes national security law for Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, China June 30, 2020.
Britain warns it citizens of risk of arbitrary detention in China
By REUTERS
Interior Ministry officers guard an LGBTQ+ community rally "VIII St.Petersburg Pride" in St. Petersburg, Russia August 12, 2017.
Russian teachers ordered to track, report LGBTQ students to gov't - report
By LEON SVERDLOV
Citi Field baseball stadium in New York, home field of the New York Mets
Steve Cohen reaches agreement to buy the New York Mets
By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
In this still image taken from video, the Louise Michel, a migrants search and rescue ship operating in the Mediterranean and financed by British street artist Banksy, is seen at sea, August 17, 2020
At least three die, 56 rescued after migrant boat sinks off Crete
By REUTERS
Attendees wave flags as Iranian Americans from across California converge in Los Angeles to participate in the California Convention for a Free Iran and to express support for nationwide protests in Iran from Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 11, 2020.
Iran’s execution of wrestler sparks protest in DC urging end of regime
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends the end of the year ceremony with members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces in Caracas, Venezuela December 28, 2018. Picture taken December 28, 2018.
Venezuela charges detained US 'spy' with terrorism, weapons trafficking
By REUTERS
A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco
United Airlines inaugurates nonstop service between Tel Aviv and Chicago
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif shakes hands with High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of European Commission Josep Borrell in Tehran, Iran, February 3, 2020
EU condemns execution of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari
By REUTERS
Dane Valentine, 28, and his wife Hansel, 24, inspect the remains of the burnt down property of their relatives, Estacada, Oregon, US, September 13, 2020
'All gone:' Residents return to burned-out ruins of Oregon towns
By REUTERS
People walk by restaurants' outdoor patios after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced 21 more locations for outdoor dining options in Manhattan, New York City, August 14, 2020
A restaurant-closing tsunami is on the way, New York restaurateurs warn
Vehicles lie damaged in the aftermath of the Obenchain Fire in Eagle Point, Oregon, US, September 11, 2020.
Facebook removes posts linking Oregon wildfires to activist groups
By REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump pauses as he addresses his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., June 20, 2020.
Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for second time after Serbia-Kosovo deal
US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, US, September 19, 2017.
Israel, US vote against COVID-19 resolution overwhelmingly passed by UN
Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah arrives for an intra-Afghan talks in Doha, Qatar September 12, 2020.
Afghan peace talks open in Doha, 19 years after 9/11 triggered war
By REUTERS
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen speaks in the Prime Minister's Office in Copenhagen, Denmark August 15, 2020
Danish PM opposes bill banning circumcision, cites her promise to Jews
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Fire and Rescue Services working to put out fire in 22 different locations, August 21, 2020.
Oregon wildfires force mass evacuations, shifting weather offers hope
By REUTERS
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends the end of the year ceremony with members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces in Caracas, Venezuela December 28, 2018. Picture taken December 28, 2018.
Venezuela's Maduro says 'US spy' captured in Falcon
By REUTERS
Am American flag flies near the base of the destroyed World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2001. Planes crashed into each of the two towers, causing them to collapse
Judge says Saudi official must testify in suit related to Sept. 11 attacks
By REUTERS
A Cal Cargo jet being loaded in China with medical gear on the way to Israel to fight coronavirus
8,000 cargo jets needed to deliver corona vaccine across the globe - IATA
An image of George Floyd is projected on the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. June 20, 2020
Judge hears arguments in George Floyd case, protesters chant 'BLM' outside
By REUTERS
Patriarch Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kiev, Ukraine September 28, 2018.
Ukrainian church leader who blamed LGBTQ for coroanvirus tests positive
Taliban chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (front) leaves after peace talks with Afghan senior politicians in Moscow, Russia May 30, 2019
US Secretary of State arrives in Qatar for Afghan-Taliban peace talks
By REUTERS
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign event in New Castle, Delaware, U.S., July 21, 2020
Russia, China dismiss allegations of bids to hack Biden and Trump camps
By REUTERS
Rain drops rest near a US flag at the south reflecting pool at the National 9/11 Memorial the day before the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New York City, September 10, 2020.
Trump, Biden commemorate 9/11 attacks in PA, NY
By REUTERS
WAZE, AN Israeli-developed navigation app, is just one example of the country’s innovation
Waze to let staff go as coronavirus lockdown hits advertising revenue
Rieli Franciscato, 56, a government official and leading expert on isolated Amazon tribes is seen in the forest near the Uru Eu Wau Wau reservation in the state of Rondonia, Brazil, April 21, 2019
Brazilian expert on uncontacted Amazon tribes killed by arrow
By REUTERS
Come for the chopped liver,  stay for the meat
Kosher deli chef will compete on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
By SHIRA HANAU
George Washington University
University professor who faked an Afro-Latina identity resigns
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor (97) kneels for the national anthem before the game against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium.
NFL season kicks off in shadow of COVID-19, player protests
By REUTERS
Refugees and migrants sleep on the side of a road following a fire at the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos.
IsraAID provides relief to Lesbos refugees, migrants after fire guts camp
Couple sits covered with a blanket as refugees and migrants camp on a road following a fire at the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos
Lesbos migrants sleep on roadsides; housing will take days
By REUTERS
Cannabis plants grown in the Hortica lab
Canada busts weed trade using low-flying helicopter across US border
By REUTERS
RUSSIA’S PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Mamayev Kurgan World War II memorial complex in Volgograd dedicated to ‘To the Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad.’
Did World War II bring humanity peace, or are we back at square 1?
A view of the area along Geary and O'Farrell Streets as an orange wildfire haze blankets San Francisco, California, U.S., September 9, 2020
Scores of wildfires scorch US West Coast, killing at least nine
By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump speaks about a peace deal reached between Israel and the United Arab Emirates from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, August 13, 2020
Germans fear Trump more than coronavirus, new study finds
By REUTERS
Protesters clash with police after a man, who was detained for violating social distancing rules, died from being repeatedly shocked with a stun gun by officers, according to authorities, in Bogota, Colombia September 9, 2020.
Seven dead in police brutality protests in Colombia
By REUTERS
Schertzman’s grandson, Eli Schertzman, playing the piano in Efrat
A pianist’s point of view: The marvelous possibilities of music
By RIVA SCHERTZMAN
A small zinc casket containing the heart of Pierre David, the first official mayor of Verviers, is seen in a museum after being discovered by workers during the renovation of a fountain, in Verviers, Belgium September 9, 2020.
Belgian city finds its former mayor's heart in a fountain
By REUTERS
THERE IS one area where I would like to see Israel take a page from the American playbook: legalization of cannabis.
Amid coronavirus, a cannabis boom has swept over North America
By REUTERS
A KOSHER slaughterhouse.
EU should overturn Belgian law against kosher, halal slaughter – adviser
By REUTERS
Turkish drilling vessel Yavuz sets sail in Izmit Bay, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, off the port of Dilovasi, Turkey, June 20, 2019
Turkey-Cyprus dispute holding up EU's Belarus sanctions – diplomats
By REUTERS
Gazing out at the altered skyline from a perch in Brooklyn, August 14
9/11: Survivor's story awakens feelings
By DAVID GEFFEN
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speaks as Chinese Communist Party Office of Foreign Affairs Director Yang Jiechi listens as the two countries hold a joint news conference after participating in a second diplomatic and security meeting at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, U.S., No
China, US trade attacks after paper refuses to carry US envoy's op-ed
By REUTERS
Chickens are seen in a classroom converted into a poultry house because of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the town of Wang'uru, Kenya, August 28, 2020.
Amid Kenya's coronavirus shutdown, chickens roost in empty classrooms
By REUTERS
Alexei Navalny 370
Navalny's condition improving, police guard stepped up - Der Spiegel
By REUTERS
PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN makes friends with a koala bear
Koalas throw Australia's largest state into political chaos
By REUTERS
Syrian refugees that crossed the land borders between Greece and Turkey, are detained by Greek soldiers near the town of Soufli, Greece, March 4, 2020.
Greek PM: Dialogue with Turkey is important, but on peaceful terms
By REUTERS
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is joined on stage by her running-mate, U.S Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, after she accepted the Democratic vice presidential nomination during an acceptance speech delivered for the largely virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention from the Chase Cen
Russian state hackers suspected in targeting Biden campaign firm – sources
By REUTERS
European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels
Facebook, Google, Twitter urged by EU to do more against fake news
By REUTERS
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department's 2021 budget, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, D.C., US, July 30, 2020
Pompeo: 'Substantial chance' Russian officials behind Navalny poisoning
By REUTERS
Chinese and US flags flutter before a trade meeting in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019
US canceled more than 1,000 visas for Chinese nationals deemed security risks
By REUTERS
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump tours a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, amid scientific concern about White House pressure to approve a vaccine before it is proven safe and effective.
Trump said he knew virus was deadly but still played down crisis
By REUTERS
Pope Francis puts on a protective face mask as he enters the car after holding the weekly general audience, at the Vatican September 9, 2020.
Pope wears face mask, warns against political exploitation of coronavirus
By REUTERS
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