middle east

Cease-fire announced in Gaza conflict
News Billy Rennison 11/21/2012 at 1:12PM

A cease-fire agreement was reached in Gaza bringing the week-long battle to an end, Egypt’s foreign minister announced.  The truce will take effect at 2 p.m. Mohammed Kamel Amr made the announcement at a press conference with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cairo.  Clinton had traveled to the Middle East yesterday to with all [...]

Op-Ed: It’s time we called a spade a spade
Op-Ed: It’s time we called a spade a spade
News Queens Courier Staff 11/20/2012 at 3:39PM

BY RABBY YOSSI BLESOFSKY It is happening all over again. Hamas-controlled Gaza has been showering Israel with rockets consistently for months without letup. Israel finally responds with a surgical strike aimed at taking out a Hamas military leader, whose absence will hopefully stay the violence. Hamas responds by intensifying their attacks – this time aimed [...]

Queens on edge after Middle East uprisings
News Maggie Hayes 9/18/2012 at 5:10PM

The recent turmoil in the Middle East have many Queens residents from the region asking why the violence reached such a high level, and when will it end. Astoria has become home to many of Middle Eastern descent. And news of the four Americans killed in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, hit hard. “Those people [...]

Nations must work together to maintain peace
Letters Queens Courier Staff 11/10/2011 at 5:28PM

The recent story in the news regarding the possibility of Israel taking military action against Iran does not bode well for the international community. If Israel chooses this course of action, it could have very dire consequences for the entire Middle East, and also the rest of the world. While no one wants to see Iran become [...]

‘Operation Swiper’ takes down largest ID theft ring in U.S. history
News Toni Cimino 10/11/2011 at 11:53AM

It was the largest identity theft takedown in U.S. history. Last week, 111 people — members of five organized forged credit card and identity theft rings based in Queens and having ties to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East – were charged in 10 indictments with stealing the personal credit information of thousands of [...]