Middle East

Middle East Catholic Leaders: U.S. Must Do More In Refugee CrisisRoman Catholic leaders from the Middle East were in Newark Monday, calling on the United States to help with the refugee situation in Syria and the persecution of Christians.
NYPD: Hate Crimes Against Muslims, Jews Up Due To Unrest OverseasSuspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people are up following unrest overseas, according to the New York City police department.
Celebrities' Comments On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Spark ControversyThe crisis in the Middle East has many celebrities around the world weighing in on the conflict, but their comments have also sparked plenty of controversy.
Pro-Palestinian Rally Held In MidtownDemonstrators could be seen lining Seventh Avenue just south of 42nd Street near Times Square. The rally stretched for several blocks.
Mixed Reaction To FAA Decision To Cancel U.S.-Based Flights To IsraelThe U.S. and European carriers decided to halt flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv, but some carriers based outside the U.S. went on flying.
Birthright Israel Defies The Danger, Continues Free Youth Trips To Jewish StateThe people at Birthright Israel, which organizes 10-day youth trips to the Jewish state that are paid for by the Jewish Federation, said they're continuing to make plans for summer excursions.
Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Accept Pope's Vatican InvitationPope Francis took a dramatic plunge Sunday into Mideast politics while on his Holy Land pilgrimage, receiving an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.
Pope Frances Embarks On Trip To Middle EastThe pope started his historic trip to the Middle East, arriving first in Jordan.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Dies At 85Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85.
Falling Fuel Prices Could Mean Lower Home Heating CostsFuel Prices are falling and home owners may be in a position to cash in on the lowest oil heating prices all year.
International Travelers Urged To Take Precautions Amid Terror WarningCBS News has learned that U.S. intelligence suggests that al Qaeda or one of its affiliates has a major plot under way. What they don't know is the date, time or exact target.
Bomber Strikes Consulate In Afghanistan Amid Travel WarningThe Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, was struck by a suicide bomber overnight – amid warnings against American targets and travel warnings for American citizens.