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  • Who will rule Russia after March 2?

    While the outcome of Russia’s upcoming elections is a near certainty, it’s unclear who exactly will be running the country after Vladimir Putin hands the presidency to Dmitry Medvedev.

  • Rice, Olmert to meet in Japan

    Condoleezza Rice reportedly will meet in Japan with Ehud Olmert next week to press him on peace talks.

  • Assad’s kin eyed in Syria sanctions

    A cousin of Syrian President Bashar Assad is a target of the Bush administration’s recently expanded sanctions of that country.

  • Southerner gets Reform youth award

    The Reform youth movement awarded its highest honor to Jonathan “J.C.” Cohen.

  • Dems look to Purim for mascot Mordecai

    A 10-year-old Jewish donkey handler had her charge chosen to be the Democratic Party’s convention mascot.

  • Lawmakers rap Arbour on Arab charter

    The leaders of a U.S. congressional committee want the U.N. secretary-general to clarify a top official’s endorsement of an Arab charter.

  • Dershowitz to rally for Sderot

    Alan Dershowitz will speak at a rally for the rocket-weary Israeli city of Sderot.

  • Smith wins damages on Hitler slur

    Will Smith won damages from an entertainment news service that falsely claimed the actor described Adolf Hitler as “good.”

  • Watchdog: Israel’s cluster bombs argue for ban

    Israel’s use of cluster bombs in the 2006 Lebanon war makes the case for banning the weapon worldwide, a human rights watchdog said.

  • Beloved Toronto rabbi dies

    Rabbi Jordan Pearlson, a stalwart of Toronto’s Jewish community, has died.