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Turkey earthquake kills at least 22, rescuers dig for survivors

January 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Turkey earthquake kills at least 22, rescuers dig for survivors

The magnitude 6.8 quake late Friday shook Elazig province, about 550 km (340 miles) east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by more than 390 aftershocks, 12 of which had magnitudes over 4.;

Iraqi security forces advance on Baghdad square, shoot at protesters

January 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Iraqi security forces advance on Baghdad square, shoot at protesters

There were no immediate reports of casualties but at least seven people were wounded in clashes with police earlier in the day, medics and security sources said.;

US still weighing how to protect troops in Iraq from missiles

January 25th, 2020|Comments Off on US still weighing how to protect troops in Iraq from missiles

US Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman did not elaborate at a press conference Friday but did indicate the US is considering options.;

‘Deal of the Century?’ Netanyahu just got the gift of the century

January 25th, 2020|Comments Off on ‘Deal of the Century?’ Netanyahu just got the gift of the century

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz are expected to be at the White House next Tuesday to discuss the “Deal of the Century.”;

The Kurdish economy is tottering, but at least they can still afford fireworks

January 24th, 2020|Comments Off on The Kurdish economy is tottering, but at least they can still afford fireworks

Iraqi Kurdistan is stuck between a deadlock in Baghdad and a ballooning debt – but restaurants and hotels are packed and New Year’s celebrations were nothing less than spectacular

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Small accommodations are rising: how they get supplies like the big ones

January 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Small accommodations are rising: how they get supplies like the big ones

The tourist industry is very important to the local economy. It is a very vibrant, fast-growing industry. The number of tourists coming to Israel has been increasing rapidly over the past years.;

The many pluses of plasterboard

January 15th, 2020|Comments Off on The many pluses of plasterboard

If you are planning to build a new home or to renovate an existing one, consider using plasterboard products.;

OrCam Technologies to debut AI-based, wearable hearing and optical aides

January 8th, 2020|Comments Off on OrCam Technologies to debut AI-based, wearable hearing and optical aides

Shashua and Aviram's previous start-up, Mobileye, claimed the title for largest Israeli IPO ever, and in August 2017, Intel acquired Mobileye for an unprecedented valuation of approximately $15.3B;

Coming soon: App that displays rocket alerts on streaming services

January 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on Coming soon: App that displays rocket alerts on streaming services

Two 15-year-old Israelis developed an app that would allow any Android supporting system that operates online to alert when a rocket alarm goes off in real time.;

The week in pictures

January 25th, 2020|Comments Off on The week in pictures

Jerusalem Post readers send us their snaps and shots from the week.;

Singing my way into old age

January 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Singing my way into old age

Though I’ve always loved to sing, I was a secret singer for most of my life.;

Reviving a lost world: Bible stories wrapped into today

January 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Reviving a lost world: Bible stories wrapped into today

All conscious Jews share the one great tragedy that befell our people in Europe, the Shoah – the catastrophe – in English, the Holocaust.;

Eran Tzur reflects on life in the public eye and ‘The Beast Within’

January 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Eran Tzur reflects on life in the public eye and ‘The Beast Within’

Jewish wisdom and culture remain an important source of inspiration for Tzur. “I am an atheist but have musician friends in Jerusalem who combine religious life with creativity.";

The future of AI in warfare and counterterrorism

January 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on The future of AI in warfare and counterterrorism

From a ‘Minority Report’ world and killer robots to avoiding battlefield misfires on civilians and catching lone-wolf terrorists.;

Earliest mosaic in the world found in Turkey

January 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Earliest mosaic in the world found in Turkey

Intricate stone floor by a possible temple and cuneiform texts indicate that Usakli Hoyuk may have been the lost Hittite city of Zippalanda, suggests archaeologist Anacleto D’Agostino

Microsoft to establish major cloud data center in Israel

January 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Microsoft to establish major cloud data center in Israel

The tech giant's first cloud datacenter region in Israel will offer Azure cloud computing services to local customers in 2021, with Office 365 to follow.;

ServiceNow acquires Israeli AIOps start-up Loom Systems

January 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on ServiceNow acquires Israeli AIOps start-up Loom Systems

The company has raised $16 million in funding to date, led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), along with investments from Meron Capital, Global Brain and Flint Capital.;

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