Timelines – November 3, 2016

Timelines – November 3, 2016

Carousel Cakes Expands Nanuet Location Rockland’s Carousel Cakes is expanding for the first time in 31 years. Martin Lefkowitz opened the in 1965, and the recipes for the bakery’s made-from-scratch goodies have stayed in the family. The Nanuet location opened in 1980, and the new expansion brings the shop a fresh new lobby and display […]

Colombia’s 52-Year-Old Conflict with the FARC Comes to an End

Colombia’s 52-Year-Old Conflict with the FARC Comes to an End

Negotiators from the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group made a historic announcement on the evening of Wednesday, August 24. After 54 months of exploratory and formal negotiations in Havana, Cuba, they have reached an agreement to end an armed conflict that began in 1964. That conflict has killed […]

Italy quake leaves 159 confirmed dead

FROM ABCNEWS At least 159 people were killed in a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck central Italy early Wednesday as most residents were sleeping in their homes. Officials say the towns of Amatrice and Accumoli appear to be the hardest hit by the quake, which struck at 3:36 a.m. local time. Workers searched for residents buried […]

A new and third ‘intifada’: recent events may push Israel and the Palestinian territories into civil conflict

A new and third ‘intifada’: recent events may push Israel and the Palestinian territories into civil conflict

BY ADAM LUCENTE Reporting from East Jerusalem ‘Intifada’ is an Arabic word meaning ‘uprising.’ It was used to describe events between 1987 and 1993 (the First Intifada) as well as 2000 and 2005 (the Second Intifada). These seminal Palestinian uprisings against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza included suicide bombings, demolitions, targeted […]

Afghan security services: Taliban leader died in 2013

Afghanistan’s national government released on Wednesday what they call “credible” evidence that Mullah Omar, the Taliban commander, died in a Pakistani hospital in 2013. According to Security Services Spokesman Abdul Hassib Seddiqi, Omar died in a Karachi hospital, as confirmed by Taliban sources at two regional councils where possible successors were discussed. The revelation comes […]

Middle East on Fire: Jordan’s military operations not without risk

Middle East on Fire: Jordan’s military operations not without risk

BY ADAM LUCENTE Often heralded as a staunch U.S. ally in the War on Terror, Jordan is currently participating in three of the Middle East’s major military operations in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Jordan has been relatively free of the terror threats its neighbors face and may continue to be; at the same time, their […]

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