EU vows to continue working for peace despite row with Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at the COP21 climate summit in Paris on November 30, 2015, has ordered a halt to direct contacts with the EU on Mideast peace amid a row on labelling goods produced in Jewish settlementsThe European Union vowed Monday to work for Middle East peace even though Israel suspended it from the diplomatic process over the bloc’s decision to label goods imported from Jewish settlements. “When it comes to the Middle East peace process, the EU continues and will continue to work on this in the quartet… with our partners,” European Commission foreign affairs spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said. The EU is a member of the international quartet, along with the United States, Russia and the United Nations, that conducts diplomacy with Israel and the Palestinians in a bid to end their decades-old conflict.

زكريا لـCNN: أكبر أعداء داعش هم داخل "دولة الخلافة".. وكل ما يجري بالعراق سببه نوري المالكي

نيويورك، الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية (CNN)—قال فريد زكريا، المحلل السياسي ومقدم برنامج GPS على شبكة CNN إن أكبر الأعداء لتنظيم الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام أو ما يُعرف بـ”داعش،” يتواجدون داخل ما يسميها بـ”دولة الخلافة.”

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Two French men stopped on way to Islamic State in Libya: official

Two French nationals suspected of wanting to join Islamic State training camps in Libya before heading to Syria were arrested in Tunisia in mid-November, according to an official at the Paris prosecutor’s office. It is the first case made public of potential French Islamic State recruits traveling to Libya instead of Syria, where hundreds of French citizens have already joined the ranks of the hardline group. According to the official, the two men, aged 19 and 20, were arrested near Tunisia’s southern border with Libya.

AFP's Tzortzinis named wire photographer of year

A photo taken by Time magazine's photographer of the year, AFP's Angelos Tzortzinis, of a Syrian refugee arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the sea from Turkey, on September 7, 2015AFP’s Angelos Tzortzinis was named Time magazine’s Wire Photographer of 2015 for his images documenting the refugee crisis in Greece as well as the country’s economic crisis. The 27-year-old Greek photographer was honored “for his heartfelt work documenting his country’s response to two unprecedented crises,” Time said. It is the fourth time since 2010 that an AFP photographer has won the award.

محلل يبين لـCNN المساحات التي يسيطر عليها داعش في ليبيا: التنظيم على مشارف مصراته ويعزز تواجده بالنوفلية

نيويورك، الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية (CNN)—قال محمد الجارح، المحلل الليبي من مركز الحريري للشرق الأوسط، إن تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام أو ما يُعرف بـ”داعش،” يتوسع في سيطرته على المدن والقرى الليبية شمالا وجنوبا.

At NATO, Turkey remains defiant over Russian jet

Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalatesBy Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkey’s prime minister dismissed on Monday any suggestion Ankara should apologize for downing a Russian warplane in its airspace last week, after winning strong NATO support for the right to defend itself. Six days after NATO member Turkey shot down the Russian fighter jet in the first known incident of its kind since the Cold War, calls for calm have gone largely unheeded as Ankara refuses to back down and Russia responds with sanctions. “No country should ask us to apologize,” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters following a meeting with NATO’s secretary general at the alliance headquarters in Brussels.