Karin Laub
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Palestinians bury dead after bloodiest Gaza day since 2014
by Karin Laub - May 15, 2018 - 9:48pm
Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians, most by gunfire, and injured more than 2,700 on Monday, Gaza Health Ministry said.
Jordan, Germany said to disagree on status of German troops
by Karin Laub - August 27, 2017 - 6:17pm
A Jordanian official said yesterday that Jordan is negotiating with Germany over the legal status of German troops to be stationed in the kingdom, amid reports that disagreements delayed deployment.
South Syria truce to allay Jordan, Israel fears about Iran
by Karin Laub - July 8, 2017 - 6:15pm
A separate truce for southern Syria, brokered by the US and Russia, is meant to help allay growing concerns by neighboring Jordan and Israel about Iranian military ambitions in the area, including fears that Tehran...
Syria refugees fear long exile after 5 years of war
by Karin Laub - March 15, 2016 - 1:38pm
The murals of forests, seaside cities and beaches being painted on homes in a desert camp in Jordan are cheery and colorful, meant to boost the morale of the Syrian refugees living here.
Scholarships, tutoring to save 'lost generation' of Syrians
by Karin Laub - February 2, 2016 - 12:46pm
The 22-year-old, forced to quit law school when he fled his homeland in 2012, could choose to keep working in a supermarket in Jordan to feed his parents and four siblings, effectively putting his future on hol...
Syrian refugees seek new passports as a ticket to Europe
by Karin Laub - September 16, 2015 - 4:13pm
A months-old Syrian government decision to start issuing passports to Syrians who fled their war-ravaged country is quietly contributing to the large exodus of refugees to Europe.
After 3 years, Jordan refugee camp for Syrians now a city
by Karin Laub - August 2, 2015 - 11:46am
Rise of pragmatic Arab politician shakes up Israeli politics
by Karin Laub - March 5, 2015 - 3:27am
A charismatic Arab politician, who confidently jousts with Jewish rivals on TV and wants to build a broad Arab-Jewish "alliance of the disadvantaged," has emerged as one of the biggest surprises of Israel's election...
Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist
by Karin Laub - February 1, 2015 - 6:02am
An online video released yesterday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man.
Video of clash brings outcry from Israeli troops
by Karin Laub - May 6, 2014 - 2:26am
The reprimand of an Israeli soldier — who was caught on video cursing and pointing a cocked gun toward the head of a Palestinian teen — has triggered the biggest outpouring of frustration by Israeli soldiers...
Palestinian women make strides in high-tech
by Karin Laub - February 12, 2014 - 7:02am
Growing up in a traditional society, Abeer Abu Ghaith was often told a woman's future is in her husband's kitchen. Quietly, the 29-year-old proved everyone wrong.
Palestinians say Iran deal sets peace precedent
by Karin Laub - December 4, 2013 - 6:21am
Senior Palestinians say the diplomatic pressure that produced the nuclear deal with Iran — world powers negotiating jointly in Geneva and wielding the stick of sanctions — should now be applied to the...
Hezbollah, Syrian rebels in worst clash in Lebanon
by Karin Laub - June 3, 2013 - 4:12am
Syrian rebels and Hezbollah guerrillas battled yesterday in their worst clashes yet inside Lebanon, a new sign that the civil war in Syria is increasingly destabilizing its fragile neighbor.
Rockets in Lebanon capital signal Syrian spillover
by Karin Laub - May 27, 2013 - 5:05am
Two rockets hit Hezbollah strongholds in Beirut on yesterday, tearing through an apartment and peppering cars with shrapnel, a day after the Lebanese group's leader pledged to lift President Bashar Assad to victory...
Assad: Syria transition talks are internal matter
by Karin Laub - May 19, 2013 - 7:20am
Syrian President Bashar Assad said in a newspaper interview yesterday he won't step down before elections and that the United States has no right to interfere in his country's politics, raising new doubts about a...
A look at reasons for Israeli airstrikes in Syria
by Karin Laub - May 6, 2013 - 4:13am
A look at the reasons for and possible implications of the escalation of Israel's involvement in Syria's civil war.
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