Author: Alfredo Boyd

  • Austrian Jewish leader slams chancellor for courting Iran

    The president of the Jewish community in Vienna blasted and President Alexander Van der Bellen for providing a military honor welcome to on Wednesday. “No agreement, neither an oil business [deal] nor an atomic deal, is more important than human life,” said the head of the Jewish community, Oskar Deutsch. “Decades of diplomatic mediation attempts have not led Tehran to […]

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  • ‘Habibi you can drive my car‘ honors Saudi women

    Palestinian cellist Naseem Alatrash and Syrian singer Nano Raies recorded a cover version of "Baby You Can Drive My Car" by the Beatles to honor the Saudi Arabian decision to allow female citizens of the kingdom to drive, beginning on June 24. US radio station PRI‘s The World program and the Berklee College of Music, also in Boston, teamed up […]

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  • Syrian forces reportedly close to seizing Jordan border crossing

    BEIRUT – Government forces in south Syria are advancing along the frontier with Jordan and will soon reach a border crossing in rebel hands, a pro-Damascus commander said on Friday. Several witnesses along the Jordan border fence with Syria said they spotted armored vehicles and a tank with a Russian flag heading towards the Nasib crossing. Be the first to […]

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  • Israeli technology to the rescue for cave-trapped Thai boys

    It’s every parents’ worst nightmare – their children stuck underground as rescuers work around-the-clock to save them. For some 12 boys and their soccer coach – who for nearly two weeks in a flooded Thai cave – Israeli technology may be part of the answer. Be the first to know – Some of the emergency mobile communications tools used by […]

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  • Nuclear deal talks set to drag on as Iran seeks more from world powers

    VIENNA – Talks to save the 2015 nuclear deal on Friday are unlikely to satisfy Iran, European powers said, and Tehran warned that it could leave the accord if it was not fully compensated for the re-imposition of US sanctions. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia meet their Iranian counterpart in Vienna for the first time since US […]

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  • How is the Start-Up Nation threatened – and what can be done?

    On paper, Israel is doing really well. With some 6,000 start-ups – the highest number per capita worldwide, according to Start-Up Nation Central – Israel’s tech scene is churning out world-renowned innovation and lifesaving tools. Beneath the surface, Israeli hi-tech companies are grappling with a of at least 10,000 engineers and software programmers over the next decade, with firms already […]

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