New Netanyahu media czar in hot water over Obama comments

New Netanyahu media czar in hot water over Obama comments

Agence France-Presse Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new top media adviser came under fire Thursday for controversial past comments, including some accusing US President Barack Obama of anti-Semitism. The controversy surrounding Ran Baratz erupted as Netanyahu prepares to meet Obama in Washington Monday as part of efforts to heal rifts over the Iran nuclear deal,

Police and protesters clash during ‘Million Mask March’ against capitalism in London

Police and protesters clash during ‘Million Mask March’ against capitalism in London

Agence France-Presse Activists set a police car alight and scuffled with officers in riot gear in central London as thousands took part in a “Million Mask March” anti-capitalist demonstration on Thursday night. Many activists wore the white masks associated with the international Anonymous network at the march, an annual anti-establishment protest that takes place on

Gun shop owner mutilated women and stored their genitals in his freezer: South African police

Gun shop owner mutilated women and stored their genitals in his freezer: South African police

Agence France-Presse A Danish national accused of mutilating several women and keeping their removed clitorises in his freezer is also suspected of involvement in the killing of his wife, South African police said Friday. Peter Frederiksen, a 63-year-old gun shop owner, was arrested in the central city of Bloemfontein in September after his wife Anna

Egypt using infrared scans to see if Queen Nefertiti is buried near King Tut

Egypt using infrared scans to see if Queen Nefertiti is buried near King Tut

Agence France-Presse Infra-red scanning of King Tutankhamun’s tomb could support a British archeologist’s theory that Queen Nefertiti — or another ancient Egyptian royal — is also buried there, Egypt’s antiquities minister said Thursday. Archaeologists have never discovered the mummy of the legendary beauty, but renowned British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves said in a recent study that

Myanmar counts ballots after Suu Kyi’s day of destiny

Myanmar counts ballots after Suu Kyi’s day of destiny

Agence France-Presse Vote counting in Myanmar’s landmark election was well underway Monday following a massive turnout that could see Aung San Suu Kyi’s party catapulted to power and the end of decades of military control. Millions had queued the previous day to cast their ballots in an event heavy with history and filled with emotion.

Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution

Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution

Agence France-Presse Iran has appointed its first woman ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution, naming foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham to head its embassy in Malaysia, the foreign minister announced on Sunday. “Choosing Afkham as ambassador took a few minutes but choosing her successor took four months,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a