Do you know the difference between a Holocaust and a holocaust? The Armenians do

Despite what some sub-editors might think, the genocide of 1.5m Armenian Christians in 1915 was not a holocaust

What’s in a name? Let’s start with the Persian Gulf. Or the Arabian Gulf. Or just the Arab Gulf. I’m indebted to reader (and surgeon) Ross Farhadieh for complaining to me last week about my use of “The Gulf” – bland, dull and historically anaemic – in a column on Iran and its possible return to geopolitical power in the Middle East. Historically, legally – and in the UN – Ross told me, it should be called the Persian Gulf. It was Gamal Abdul Nasser’s nationalism which renamed it the “Arabian Gulf”.

Obama: Iran deal a "once in a lifetime" chance

WASHINGTON - President Obama is casting the Iran talks as part of a broader foreign policy doctrine that sees American power as a safeguard that gives him the ability to take calculated risks.

Mr. Obama, according to CBS News, staunchly defended a framework nuclear agreement with Iran as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to prevent Iran form getting a nuclear weapon and to bring longer-term stability to the Middle East. He insisted the U.S. would stand by Israel if it were to come under attack, but acknowledged that his pursuit of diplomacy with Tehran has caused strain with the close ally.

A Norway town and its pipeline to Jihad in Syria leave officials puzzled

The real trouble started when they stopped causing trouble. Torleif Sanchez Hammer and his friends all residents of the same small cluster of clapboard houses in southern Norway had been having run-ins with the police for years but then suddenly halted their marijuana-fuelled gatherings in the basement apartment of Hammers widowed mother.

Perspective of Nuclear Agreement Depresses, Humiliates Zionists

Beirut – Zionist radio-TV networks' analyses on Iran-G5+1 Thursday night joint nuclear communiqué can be summarized in these words: Iran won; the West yielded to the Iranians' will and was defeated.

Highly circulated Lebanese daily Al Akhbar (The News) has surveyed an analyzed the initial reactions of the Zionist media and officials to the early results of the nuclear negotiations, which resemble confessions to the success of Tel Aviv's archrival and defeat of the Zionists' traditional allies, spearheaded by the United States in the nuclear talks.

'Feeling worried, humiliated, and defeated was the final outcome for Israel's entire political, security and diplomatic plots aimed at creating fear around Iran's peaceful nuclear program throughout the recent decades, especially more so, since the declared Lausanne communiqué was the worst nightmare from which Israel always feared,' emphasized Al Akhbar.

70 women, including 9 schoolgirls, left Germany to join ISIS – report

More than 70 German women, nine of whom are schoolgirls, have left their home country for Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State, the president of the German Domestic Intelligence Service (BFV) said, according to RT.

According to Hans-Georg Maassen, 40 percent of those women are under the age of 25, Zeit Online reported.

While the recruitment of young girls and women by the Islamic State is not a rare phenomenon, Maassen warned that jihadists have lately focused on luring females to join the 'caliphate' via social networks.

Australia a Puzzling Hotbed of Islamic State Recruiting

CANBERRA, Australia — A nightclub bouncer who reportedly became a terror group leader. A man who tweeted a photo of his young son clutching a severed head. A teenager who is believed to have turned suicide bomber, and others suspected of attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State movement. All of them, Australian.

Netanyahu at AIPAC

By Stephen Lendman

His Monday bluster was a warmup for what honest observers call the most outrageous address ever by a foreign official to a joint congressional session – scheduled for Tuesday, March 3 at 11:00AM EST.

Netanyahu spurned protocol. He circumvented administration control over who gets invited to address Congress.