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The Foreign Affairs
Erdogan's tightrope act - - Between Democracy and State Monopoly in Turkey
By Michael Tanchum


The Guardian
Israel's new deputy foreign minister: ' this land is ours. All of it is ours ' - - Tzipi Hotovely gives speech to Israeli diplomats in which she says she will try to achieve global recognition for West Bank settlements
By A.P


The New York Post
Why ISIS is beating Obama's coalition - - In September, President Obama announced a US-led “broad coalition” assembled to “degrade, and ultimately destroy,” the Islamic State (ISIS). Eight months later, the terrorists are stronger than ever. This month,...
By Amir Taheri


The Foreign Affairs
Oil's well in central Asia - - China, Kazakhstan, and Russia Make a Deal
By Angus Miller & Shamil Yenikeyeff


The Christian Science Monitor
What's behind Sausi Arabia's new muscularity - - The desert Kingdom takes an assertive new stance. What it means for the Middle East and the world
By Taylor Luck


The Guardian
U.N. resolution to impose 18 month deadline on Palestinian state talks - - Details of draft resolution emerge as France says it will unilaterally recognize Palestinian state if no deal reached in timeframe
By Peter Beaumont


The New York Times
Singapore's postal service reinvents itself for the digital age - - With traditional mail fading, SingPost has transformed into a provider of logistics and marketing services to companies eager to tap the e-commerce boom in Asia
By Alexandra Stevenson


The New York Times
Islamic State used sandstorm to gain edge in Iraq attack - - The sandstorm during the ISIS assault last week on the Iraqi provincial capital of Ramadi delayed American warplanes and kept them from launching strikes to help Iraqi forces, as the terrorist group evidently anticipated
By Eric Schmitt & Helen Cooper


           
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Social & Demographic Trends
The Pew Research Center
Family support in grying societies - - The United States is turning gray, with the number of people ages 65 and older expected to nearly double by 2050
By Pew Research Center

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Erdogan's tightrope act - - Between Democracy and State Monopoly in Turkey
By Michael Tanchum

Gaza/ Rebuilding Cost
The Guardian
Gaza economy ' on verge of collapse ',with world's highest unemployment - - World Bank report says Israeli blockades, war and poor governance have left 43% of people out of work and the strip facing dangerous financial crisis
By Peter Beaumont

Latest News
The Washington Post
Helping Tunisia realize its democratic promises - - The U.S. stands ready to assist the country
By Barak Obama & Beji Caid Essebsi

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Oil's well in central Asia - - China, Kazakhstan, and Russia Make a Deal
By Angus Miller & Shamil Yenikeyeff

U.N. - Israel
The Guardian
U.N. resolution to impose 18 month deadline on Palestinian state talks - - Details of draft resolution emerge as France says it will unilaterally recognize Palestinian state if no deal reached in timeframe
By Peter Beaumont

Inovation & New Ideas
The New York Times
Singapore's postal service reinvents itself for the digital age - - With traditional mail fading, SingPost has transformed into a provider of logistics and marketing services to companies eager to tap the e-commerce boom in Asia
By Alexandra Stevenson

Opinions
The National Review
Were we right to take out Saddam? - - Public opinion veers with every change in current conditions in Iraq
By Victor Davis Hanson

Saudi Arabia
The Guardian
Saudi Arabia advertises for eight new executioners as beheading rate soars - - Jobs classified as ‘religious functionaries’ at lower end of civil service scale 85 reported executed so far this year, rivalling total for whole of 2014
By Reuters in Ryadh

Opinions
The Washington Post
Real world military funding - - We have to pay for what we ask the military to do
By Fred Hiatt

Pakistan
The New York Times
Fake diplomas, real cash: Pakistani company axact reaps millions - - According to former insiders, company records and an analysis of its websites, a secretive software company is selling fake academic degrees on a global scale
By Declan Walsh

Analysis
The New Republic
When did " Holocoast " become " the Holocoast "? - - .” But it wasn’t until the 1960s that scholars and writers began using the term “Holocaust,” and it took the 1978 TV film Holocaust, starring Meryl Streep, to push it into widespread use
By Steve Friess

Iraq Crisis
The Daily telegraph
ISIS claims full control of Ramadi in major blow to Iraqi government - - Islamic State jihadists have overrun the Iraqi city of Ramadi, dealing a heavy blow to government efforts to halt the group’s expansion
By Louisa Loveluck

Iran & Human Rights
The Washington Post
Mr. Zarif's disconnect on human rights - - But don’t expect us to applaud when you claim “national interests” trump human rights abuses against journalists, dissidents, religious minorities and women. We — the Iranian people — also want a negotiation to secure our rights and our freedoms
By Masih Alinejad

Environment - Water
The Guardian
Without ensuring unversal access to water, there can be no food security - - A new report on water for food security and nutrition shows how land, food and water issues are inextricably linked. This must be reflected in policymaking
By Lyla Mehta

Latest News
The Washingon Post
In bourbon county, a shot of scandal - - With a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle worth as much as $2,259, it is no wonder that a distillery worker in Kentucky is accused of pulling off a heist and distributing the booze through a syndicate
By Thomas Lake

Israel - Palestinians
The Foreign Policy
No Gaza, no peace - - A lasting settlement in the Holy Land is still possible. But Israel must end the siege on Gaza first
By Jimmy Carter

U.S. -- Middle East
The New York Times
Obama pledges more military aid to reassure Persian Gulf allies on Iran deal - - President Obama met with representatives of six Persian Gulf nations at Camp David, seeking to convince them of Washington's commitment to their security
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis & David E. Sanger

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
What caused capitalism? - - Assessing the Roles of the West and the Rest
By Jeremy Adelman

Iran - Internal Affairs
The Guardian
How a fatal car crash in Iran exposed anger towards super - rich - - Ordinary Iranians feeling the pinch of sanctions lash out at occupants of luxury cars that have come to symbolize the opulence of Tehran’s ‘rich kids’
By Tehran Bureau


Analysis
The New York Times
Calm down, ISIS isn't winning - - The fall of Ramadi and Palmyra isn't a disaster. In Iraq, at least, there is hope
By Ahmed Ali

Israel - Apartheid
The Guardian
Israel's new deputy foreign minister: ' this land is ours. All of it is ours ' - - Tzipi Hotovely gives speech to Israeli diplomats in which she says she will try to achieve global recognition for West Bank settlements
By A.P

Analysis
The Washington Post
GOP doesn't get it on Iraq -- Military adventurism isn’t the solution
By Katrine Vanden Heuvel

Opinions
The New York Post
Why ISIS is beating Obama's coalition - - In September, President Obama announced a US-led “broad coalition” assembled to “degrade, and ultimately destroy,” the Islamic State (ISIS). Eight months later, the terrorists are stronger than ever. This month,...
By Amir Taheri

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
What's behind Sausi Arabia's new muscularity - - The desert Kingdom takes an assertive new stance. What it means for the Middle East and the world
By Taylor Luck

Honey Bees - Polinators
The Washington Post
How the White House plans to help the humble bee maintain its buzz - - The humble bee — nuisance, threat, and linchpin of the American food supply — has won over the leader of the free world. And now President Obama is intervening on the bee’s behalf as its habitat dwindles
By Juliet Eilperin

Analysis
The New York Times
Islamic State used sandstorm to gain edge in Iraq attack - - The sandstorm during the ISIS assault last week on the Iraqi provincial capital of Ramadi delayed American warplanes and kept them from launching strikes to help Iraqi forces, as the terrorist group evidently anticipated
By Eric Schmitt & Helen Cooper

Africa
The Foreign Affairs
Seeds for drinking water - - Over 2000 women in Central Kenya are using seeds from the Moringa tree, commonly referred to as the world’s wonder tree, to purify water in a modest but cost effective way that could save millions who survive on unclean water
By Bob Koigi

IRAQ
The Daily Telegraph
Shia militias & Sunni tribes join forces against ISIL over Ramandi - - US promises more air strikes while Iran's defense minister arrives in Baghdad, showing new alliance forming to take on rampant Isil
By Richard Spencer

Analysis
The New York Times
Errors and lies - - The Iraq war, based on lies, was more than a mistake
By Paul Krugman

Saudi Arabia - Nuclear Bomb
The New York Post
Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan: Report - - Saudi Arabia will join the nuclear club by buying “off the shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, US officials told a London newspaper
By Bill Sanderson

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
A tale of two Sadats - - What Israel and Saudi Arabia Can Learn from Egypt
By Gabriel Scheinmann

Latest News
The Daily Telegraph
Nigerian restaurant shut down for ' serving human flesh - - A restaurant in south-eastern Nigeria is shut down for allegedly serving human flesh after bags containing heads were discovered in the kitchen
By David Chazan

U.S. -- Middle East
The New York Times
President Obama and the Gulf Arabs - - The recent summit meeting reflected sharp and persistent differences over a deal intended to curb Iran's nuclear program
By The Editorial Board

Egypt & Human Rights
The Daily Telegraph
Egyptian judge requests death penalty for ex - president, Mohammed - - Country's first freely elected president provisionally sentenced to death for arranging mass jailbreak
By Louisa Loveluck

Israel & Internal Affairs
The Washington Post
Israeli government to refugees: Go back to Africa or go to prison - - Officials in Israel are informing thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese refugees about a one-way ticket home or to an unnamed third country in Africa, or face prison
By William Booth

Editorials
The New York Times
The Vatican & the Palestinians - - The decision to formally recognize Palestine as a state comes at an especially bleak moment for peace efforts with Israel
By Editorial Boards

Analysis
The New Republic
America is finally getting its first offshore wind farm - - America Is Finally Getting Its First Offshore Wind Farm. Conservatives Are Trying to Make Sure It’s the Last
By Rebecca Leber

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
What's behind Saudi Arabia's new muscularity - - The desert Kingdom takes an assertive new stance. What it means for the Middle East and the world
By Taylor Luck

U.S. -- Middle East
The Daily Telegraph
Barak Obama attempts to defuse Iran fears at Camp David summit - - The US president hosted Gulf Leaders, but the kings of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain declined invitations due to concerns over the Iran nuclear negotiations
By Peter Foster



    
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