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Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq

The Foreign Affairs
From Calvin to the caliphate - - The Muslim world today is going through religious turmoil similar to that which raged across northwestern Europe 450 years ago. The West’s own history of ideological and religious radicalism offers key lessons for understanding and managing modern-day crises elsewhere
By John M. Owen IV


The New York Times
The perils of smokeless - - Companies claiming a healthier tobacco product do not address concerns about possible nicotine addiction in young people
By The Editorial Board


The Washington Post
A tricky two - step in the Middle East - - A new White House strategy emerges
By David Ignatius


The New York Times
A pawn in the Iran nuclear deal - - Just how does the case against Jason Rezaian of The Washington Post fit into Iran's internal power struggles between reformists and hard-liners?
By Editorial Board


The New York Times
American marine veteran held in Iran assails ' serial hostage - taking ' - - In recent letters to his family, Mr. Hekmati has said that the penal authorities have moved him to a ward for hardened criminals, that he subsists on a prison diet of rice and lentils and that he suffers recurrent lung infections
By Rick Gladstone


The Foreign Affairs
Get happy, get rich - - Mental health is not just a First World problem. In the developing world, depression is often a cause, not a result, of poverty
By Catherine Thomas & Johonnes Haushofer


The Daily Telegraph
Three Christians beheaded by ISIL were Eritreans who were ' encourage to leave Israel ' - - A group of 30 were killed by Islamic State earlier this week after either being shot or beheaded, Hotline for Refugees and Migrants claims
By Robert Tait


The New York Times
Warning Iran, U.S. sends two more ships to Yemen - - The Obama administration cast the deployment on Monday as primarily a show of force to discourage Iran's shipments of weapons to rebels
By Michael D. Shear & Mathew Rosenberg


           
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Opinions
The New York Post
Iran gets arrogant - - What a difference a presidency makes. Eight years ago, Muhammad Javad Zarif — now Iran’s foreign minister, but at the time its UN ambassador — penned a New York Times...
By Amir Taheri

Health
The New York Times
The perils of smokeless - - Companies claiming a healthier tobacco product do not address concerns about possible nicotine addiction in young people
By The Editorial Board

Iran & Human Rights
The New York Times
A pawn in the Iran nuclear deal - - Just how does the case against Jason Rezaian of The Washington Post fit into Iran's internal power struggles between reformists and hard-liners?
By Editorial Board

Iran & Human Rights
The New York Times
American marine veteran held in Iran assails ' serial hostage - taking ' - - In recent letters to his family, Mr. Hekmati has said that the penal authorities have moved him to a ward for hardened criminals, that he subsists on a prison diet of rice and lentils and that he suffers recurrent lung infections
By Rick Gladstone

Analysis
The Guardian
Barak Obama warns Iran against weapons shipments to Yemen rebels - - US president tells MSNBC that Tehran should be ‘part of the solution’ as Saudi Arabia halts air strikes against Houthis and calls grow for political deal
By Ben Jacobs

Analysis
The Washington Post
The Middle East's chaotic future - - The Arab Spring shook some of these societies to the core, precipitating their disintegration. But it was the rise of the Islamic State, and the ease with which it spread through Syria and Iraq, that truly laid bare the incoherence of the existing states
By Heri J. Barkey

Analysis
The New York Times
Warning Iran, U.S. sends two more ships to Yemen - - The Obama administration cast the deployment on Monday as primarily a show of force to discourage Iran's shipments of weapons to rebels
By Michael D. Shear & Mathew Rosenberg

Yemen
The Daily Telegraph
U.S. warship heads to Yemeni waters - - USS Theodore Roosevelt heads through the Arabian Sea to join fleet of about nine American vessels prepared to intercept Iranian arms shipments to Houthi rebels
By A.P

Analysis
The New York Times
Billboads in Iran say ' Death to America ' but officials say ' let's make a deal - - A group of American executives visited Iran and looked for opportunities if sanctions are eventually lifted
By Thomas Erdbrink

Democracy
The New York Times
Mohammad Javad Zarif: A message from Iran - - Nowhere are these dynamics more evident than in the wider Persian Gulf region. We need a sober assessment of the complex and intertwined realities here, and consistent policies to deal with them. The fight against terror is a case in point
By Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran Negotiations
The Guardian
Iran nuclear weapons talks enter a critical third round - - After low benchmarks in Istanbul and Baghdad, the heat is turned up in Moscow to avert a potential diplomatic crisis
By Julian Borger

Analysis
The New York Times
Sales of U.S. arms fuels the wars of Arab States - - A de facto alliance in the region against Iran has opened the way to more sales to Arab states, and raised fears of an arms race
By Mark Mazzatti & Helene Cooper

IRAQ
The New York Times
Humanitarian crisis grows as Iraq is flee ISIS threat - - Shiite militias have been mostly absent from the campaign to retake Anbar Province, the Sunni heartland, from Islamic State fighters
By Tim Arango

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
ISIS sends a message - - What does an ISIS militant mean when he raises his index finger? Or an Egyptian activist who raises four? Although Western observers have largely ignored them, such gestures provide a unique window into the evolving politics of the Middle East
By Nathaniel Zelinsky

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Does Iran need an exit strategy - - For four long years, Tehran has fought, bled, and paid for its ally in Damascus. It may be time for a new strategy
By Randa Slim

Analysis
The New York Times
Was in Yemen is allowing Qaeda group to expand - - Capitalizing on the expanding war in Yemen and the collapse of its government, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is carving out more territory for itself
By Saeed Al - Batati & Kaeem Fahim

Opinions
The National Review
Don't let science be settled with political intimidation - - How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it
By Thomas Sowell

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
In Israel's army, more officers now religious. What that means - - The percentage of officer cadets who are religious has grown 10-fold since the early 1990s. Among secular Israelis, that’s being met with a mix of respect, and concern
By Christa Case Bryant

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
How moving the goal posts for Iran highlights a broader agenda - - Hawks on Iran from the US to Israel aren't happy about a possible nuclear deal. In part, that's because it might actually work as advertised
By Dan Murphy

Analysis
The Daily Telegraph
U.N peace envoy to Yemen quits as civil war escalates - - Jamal Benomar resigned after he lost support from Gulf countries as conflict deepens
By Agencies, Cairo


Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
From Calvin to the caliphate - - The Muslim world today is going through religious turmoil similar to that which raged across northwestern Europe 450 years ago. The West’s own history of ideological and religious radicalism offers key lessons for understanding and managing modern-day crises elsewhere
By John M. Owen IV

Opinions
The Washington Post
A tricky two - step in the Middle East - - A new White House strategy emerges
By David Ignatius

Egypt & Human Rights
The New York Times
Egyptian court sentences Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison - - Mr. Morsi, the deposed president, was sentenced after being convicted of charges stemming from a night of bloody street fighting between his supporters and opponents in 2012
By David Kirckpatrick & Merna Thomas

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Get happy, get rich - - Mental health is not just a First World problem. In the developing world, depression is often a cause, not a result, of poverty
By Catherine Thomas & Johonnes Haushofer

Israel & Human Rights
The Daily Telegraph
Three Christians beheaded by ISIL were Eritreans who were ' encourage to leave Israel ' - - A group of 30 were killed by Islamic State earlier this week after either being shot or beheaded, Hotline for Refugees and Migrants claims
By Robert Tait

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Why the Iran deal is a logical extension of U.S. nonprolifieation policy - - If Iran and the P5+1 are ultimately able to reach a deal along the lines of the recent framework agreement concluded in Lausanne, will this reinforce or undercut U.S. nonproliferation policy?
By Nick Miller & Or Rabinowitz

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
China now - - In recent decades, China has surged from totalitarian poverty to middle-income authoritarianism. This transformation has been one of the great events in human history. But Beijing has already picked most of the low-hanging fruit of modernization and is now bumping up against the classic challenges of the middle phases of development. Our deep dive into China's condition looks at what's happening today—and what might happen tomorrow
By Gideon Rose

Opinions
The New York Post
Why Arabs distrust Obama - - Last week, President Obama finally set a date — May 13 — for Washington’s Arab allies to gather at an “urgent” summit. Obama made the invitation to calm Arab fears...
By Amir Taheri

News Analysis
The New York Times
The Iran nuclear deal's defination depends on who's talking - - Since it was announced April 2, American and Iranian officials have used different words to describe the preliminary agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Meanwhile, Israeli leaders and members of Congress continue to express skepticism over the framework. Negotiators have until June 30 to come up with a final deal
By Karen Yourish, Sergion Recanha & K.K. Rebecca Lai

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Iran's game in Yemen - - Saudi Arabia is grossly exaggerating Iran’s power in Yemen to justify its own expansionist ambitions. Iran is not the cause of the civil war, nor are the Houthis its proxy. Chaos, not Iran, controls the Arab world's poorest nation
By Mohsen Milani

Turkey
The Daily Telegraph
Turkey's most powerful president since Ataturk: Recep Tayyip Erdogan - - He is the country's first elected president who has been at the forefront of Turkish politics for more than a decade. Raziye Akkoc takes a look at his humble beginnings as the former AKP leader prepares for June's general election
By Rzuye Akkoc

Opinions
The Washington Post
When did America forget that it's America? - - The Obama administration apparently believes that only after a nuclear agreement is signed can the free world expect Iran to stop its attempts at regional domination, improve its human rights record and, in general, behave like the civilized state it hopes the world will recognize it to be
By Natan Sharansky

Iran & United States
The New York Times
Obama favors ' creative ' talks to bridge Iran divide - - Iranian leaders have insisted in recent days that the sanctions be lifted as soon as a written accord is signed, a position that the country’s foreign minister reinforced on Friday
By Peter Baker & Rick Gladstone

Australia
The Guardian
Juli Bishop unable to convince Iran to take asylum seekers - - Foreign minister meets President Hassan Rouhani for first high level talks between Australia and Iran in 12 years
By Australian A.P

Analysis
The Washington Post
For American Israelis, rift between Obama & Netanyahu is family affairs - - Pundits call Netanyahu the de facto president of the Israel chapter of Republicans Abroad
By Ruth Eglash & William Booth

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Iran's $300 billion shakedown - - Sanctions relief should be a reward for ending Iran’s nuke program. But the current deal is a massive payment to temporarily put it on hold
By David Rothkopf

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Settling settlements - - The United States and Europe frequently criticized Netanyahu's settlement policy as expanding Israeli presence in the West Bank. Meanwhile, right-wing constituencies in Israel lashed out at Netanyahu for doing the exact opposite. In fact, he was doing both—a balancing act that is about to get a lot harder
By Elliot Abrams & Uri Sadot

Analysis
The Guardian
Putin defends lifting embagoon Iran air defence deal - - Russian president says decision to lift ban imposed in 2010 does not contradict international sanctions against Iran
By Staff & agents

Khuzestan - Iran
The Guardian
How Iran's Kyuzestan went from wetland to wasteland - - Iran’s most south-westerly province is facing dust storms, dried-up rivers and mounting pollution
By Tehran Agencies

Analysis
The Washington Post
The new Iran bill: better, but still risky - - The Huffington Post outlines the new Corker-Menendez bill’s key provisions. Here’s the gist:
By Greg Sargent



    
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