Latest History of the Middle East Stories
The oldest un-deciphered writing system in the world has eluded academics for years, but now a researcher is attempting to harness the power of ‘crowd-sourcing’ to solve this ancient riddle.
Two small figurines discovered near Jerusalem have been dated between 9,000 and 9,500 years ago and support the notion that religion and society played a significant role during the Stone Age.
By RUTHIE BLUM LEIBOWITZ 'While 'Hatikva' may not the greatest piece of music," says Zamir Chorale Foundation founder and director Matthew (Mati) Lazar, "the power one feels singing it is undeniable." The long-time conductor and ardent Zionist goes on to ask rhetorically: "Who else but our people would have their national anthem in a minor key?" Here last month to conduct members of his Zamir Chorale and Shirah Choir, as well as a large group of individual singers from across the...
Ruins of a Roman temple from the second century CE have recently been unearthed beneath the foundations of a church, Israeli archaeologists said.
By Isabel Kershner A Palestinian driving a huge piece of construction equipment went on a deadly rampage along a central thoroughfare here Wednesday, crushing several cars and ramming into two buses before an off-duty soldier and a police officer clambered up to the cabin and shot him.
The U.S. military said two U.S. Marines were killed Tuesday in a suicide bombing at a police checkpoint near Ramadi in central Iraq. The bomb, which was concealed in a truck, also injured two dozen people, including three children and four Iraqi police officers, officials told CNN.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb followed by a roadside bomb killed four Iraqis and wounded 35 in northern Baghdad on Wednesday, police said. The bombs detonated in one of Baghdad's major intersections during the morning rush hour. Police said they expected the casualty toll to rise.
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