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Pope Francis became the third pontiff to personally witness the remnants of the horrors of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps in Poland last Friday. His historic visit came as part of a five-day trip to the predominantly Catholic eastern European country.
The former German Nazi concentration camp in southern Poland opened in 1940 in what was called Oswiecim, a small city that the Nazis occupied during its onslaught across Europe.
Paying tribute to the more than one million people, mostly Jews who perished there during the Holocaust years of the 1940s, the Pope briefly met with Holocaust survivors and their families. Arriving early on Friday, the Pope remained silent as he sat alone for some time in solemn reflection of the heinous
In two simultaneous press conferences in Rome and in Ankara on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish Prime Minister Binaldi Yildirim officially announced the signing of a reconciliation agreement between the two countries.
“Israel has reached a strategic agreement of immense importance for Israel’s economic and security interests now and in the future,” said Netanyahu. “Israel and Turkey are the two regional powers. Our previous distance prevented both our
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Moscow on Tuesday, for his third visit to the Kremlin in nine months, as Israel-Russia ties continues to burgeon.
Despite tensions between Russia and Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a Moscow news conference with visiting Netanyahu at his side that he supports reconciliation between Israel and Turkey, according to a Ha’aretz report. Putin’s comments are seen as providing a substantial push in crafting an agreement towards
Iran’s state-run media recently reported that the American-based airplane manufacturer Boeing is in the process of negotiations to sell Iran 100 large passenger planes.
If it takes place, the multi-billion dollar deal would be one of the largest since Iran reached an agreement with Western powers last year to ostensibly curtail its nuclear activities.
"We have 250 planes in the country; 230 need to be replaced," said Ali Abedzadeh, the head of Iran's civil aviation body. Most of them were
The classified details behind Iran’s treatment of several U.S. sailors who were captured by the Islamic Republic during a tense standoff in January of this year are likely to shock the nation, according to one member of the House Armed Services Committee, who disclosed to the Washington Free Beacon that these details are currently being withheld by the Obama administration.
Rep. Randy Forbes (R., Va.) told the Free Beacon in an interview that the Obama administration is still keeping details