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Iran decries plans for synagogue in Temple Mount
An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Sunday decried an Israeli plan to build a synagogue near the Al-Aqsa Mosque and called on the international community to prevent any further desecration of the Temple Mount, according to the Tehran Times.
Today's Breaking News
Around the World
New report says Iran can have nuclear bomb in a month - Times of Israel
Iran can enrich enough weapons-grade uranium for a single nuclear bomb in about a month, according to an estimate by a nuclear non-proliferation think tank released late Wednesday.
Germany, France demand 'no-spy' agreement with U.S. - Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded on Thursday that the United States strike a "no-spying" agreement with Berlin and Paris by the end of the year, saying alleged espionage against two of Washington's closest EU allies had to be stopped.
Syria: Blast near Damascus airport triggers blackouts - BBC
Large parts of Syria have been hit by a power cut following an explosion near the airport in the capital, Damascus.
Leaks portray a torn White House through Syrian crisis - Jerusalem Post
Jordan offered the United States the opportunity to use its land as a base for drone strikes against Syria on multiple occasions, according to an investigative report published on Wednesday.
Spying scandal: US accused of listening in on phone calls of 35 world leaders - UK Independent
Europe's leaders have turned their wrath on the United States, condemning as unacceptable the alleged "out of control" spying on citizens and governments, as it emerged that the phone calls of up to 35 world leaders could have been monitored by Washington's security agencies.
Abbas says he's ready to meet with Netanyahu - Times of Israel
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared he's prepared to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for direct peace talks.
US could accept Israeli strike on Iran soon, says former IDF intel chief - Times of Israel
In a probing interview with the New Republic published on Wednesday, former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin made his assessment clear: the coming year would be the year of decision for Israel on Iran. The next several months, he said, would provide the last opportunity for Israel to confidently and effectively strike the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, if that's what it chooses to do.
US policy on Iran unites adversary Israel, Saudis - AP
Israel's prime minister urged the U.S. on Wednesday to be as tough in nuclear negotiations with Iran as it is about dismantling Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. The comments put new pressure on Washington to convince two of its key Mideast allies that America will not sell out their interests as it tentatively warms diplomacy with Tehran.
Israel clashes with US as it calls for destruction of Iran's nuclear industry - UK Telegraph
The United States and Israel clashed on Wednesday over Iran as Benjamin Netanyahu called for Tehran's entire nuclear programme to be dismantled and warned the world against accepting a "partial deal".
Inside the United States
Obama Purging Military Commanders - The Blaze
Nine senior commanding generals have been fired by the Obama administration this year, leading to speculation by active and retired members of the military that a purge of its commanders is underway.
Obama's fingerprints all over IRS Tea Party scandal - Fox News
It's past time for the media to begin asking President Obama tough questions about the IRS conservative targeting scandal. After all he was involved, publicly, from the beginning.
Air Force Academy may drop 'God' from oath - Fox News
The Air Force Academy is considering dropping the phrase "so help me God" from its honor oath after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) filed a complaint.
ObamaCare spending to top contractors tops $1 billion - The Hill
A surge in government spending in the six months before the ObamaCare exchanges went live pushed federal spending to top government contractors over the $1 billion mark, a new study finds.
Snowden disputes Feinstein claim that NSA spying isn't 'surveillance' - The Hill
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday disputed Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) claim that the government's phone record collection program is not "surveillance."
Health insurance cancellation notices soar above Obamacare enrollment rates - Daily Caller
Hundreds of thousands of Americans who purchase their own health insurance have received cancellation notices since August because the plans do not meet Obamacare's requirements.
Democrats beginning to support Obamacare delay - USA Today
A rising tide of Democrats has begun voicing support for easing the deadlines and penalties of the Affordable Care Act, showing the first cracks in party unity against GOP opposition to the health care law.
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