A 2,700-Year-Old Royal Toilet Discovered in Jerusalem

Excavating in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem, archaeologists came across what they consider “a very rare find” from the time of the First Temple. Amy Spiro explains:

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More about: Ancient Israel, Archaeology, Jerusalem

Despite Opposition from the Taliban, Islamic State Is Thriving in Afghanistan

According to Taliban officials, Islamic State’s Afghanistan offshoot (known as the “Khorasan province,” or ISKP) has but a negligible presence. American diplomats, for their part, have claimed that the new jihadist government in Kabul can provide a bulwark against the group, which opposes what it sees as the Taliban’s relative religious moderation. But, Oved Lobel argues, the evidence supports neither interpretation:

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More about: ISIS, Taliban, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign policy