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Israeli educators battle govt over textbook content

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Israel's main high school civics textbook has become a new battleground in a culture war embroiling the country - pitting politicians against educators in a debate over how much religion and Jewish history should be included in the country's national curriculum.
Three of the book's authors have removed their names from chapters they wrote, claiming Education Ministry professionals altered their work beyond recognition to include a nationalist slant. The book's editor has submitted a six-page...

Aid groups in Yemen urged to ‘be careful’

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Geneva, Feb 13 (AP) - Saudi Arabia's permanent representative in Geneva says his country sent letters to the U.N. humanitarian agency chief calling on aid groups to "be careful" to avoid damage from air strikes led by the Saudi-led coalition in war-torn Yemen.
Ambassador Faisal Bin Hassan Trad...

S Korea to shut down joint industrial park with N Korea

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South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down operations at a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North's recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile programs.
The move to end operations at the...

Senate to vote on hitting North Korea with tougher sanctions

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Senate to vote on hitting North Korea with tougher sanctions 4/c F
Washington, Feb 10 (AP) - The Senate is considering hitting North Korea with more stringent sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang's satellite launch and technical advances that U.S. intelligence agencies say the reclusive Asian...

Sanders defeats Clinton, Trump wins in New Hampshire

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Sanders defeats Clinton, Trump wins in New Hampshire 4/c FManchester, Feb 10 (AP) - Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, and Donald Trump also scored his first victory in a triumph of two candidates who have seized on Americans' anger at the Washington...

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