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The New York Times
A nuclear deal is likely to hit hurdles in Iran - - Some insiders say that a nuclear deal is being planned by powerful figures in the Iranian leadership as the start of a fundamental shift in Iran’s ideology, aimed not only at normalizing relations with the world but also at rebranding the now 35-year-old Islamic Revolution
By Thomas Erdbrink


The New Republic
I wish someone had told me this before I became a politician - - A letter to a young liberal
By Michael Ignatieff


The Daily Telegraph
Iran nuclear deal: deadline may be extended - - Officials could announce a “framework” deal allowing more time for a final accord as deadline arrives for agreement on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions
By David Blair


The Daily Telegraph
Ghoncheh Ghavami released on bail from prison in Iran - - The British Iranian woman who has been held in prison since June after attending a protest outside a volleyball match has been released on bail, her family told The Telegraph
By Harriet Alexander


The Foreign Policy
The closer - - With the Iran talks coming down to the wire, the administration is bringing former White House aide Jake Sullivan back from Yale to help sell Congress on a potential nuclear deal
By John Hudson


The Daily Telegraph
Iran nuclear talks: hopes of a deal fade - - 'Big gaps' still remain between Iranian and Western positions at Vienna talks
By David Blair


Opinions
The New York Times
Judaism must embrace convert - - Our people believe in inclusiveness as well as chosenness
By Shmuly Yanklowitz

ADVISE
The New Republic
I wish someone had told me this before I became a politician - - A letter to a young liberal
By Michael Ignatieff

Iran Negotiations
The Daily Telegraph
Iran nuclear deal: deadline may be extended - - Officials could announce a “framework” deal allowing more time for a final accord as deadline arrives for agreement on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions
By David Blair

Analysis
The New York Times
In Iran talks, U.S. seeks to prevent a covert weapon - - Unstated during negotiations is the fear of a "sneakout," the risk of a bomb being produced at an undetected facility, or built from fuel and components obtained from one of Iran's few trading partners
By David E. Sanger & William J. Broad

Iran Negotiations
The Daily Telegraph
Iran nuclear talks: hopes of a deal fade - - 'Big gaps' still remain between Iranian and Western positions at Vienna talks
By David Blair

News Analysis
The New York Times
Allure of ISIS for Pakistanis is on the rise - - The Islamic State is not operating in Pakistan, officials say, but militants are beginning to invoke its name and some are pledging their allegiance
By Declan Walsh

Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
The diplomatic effort, and what a final agreement might look like - - The United States, its allies, and other nations possessing nuclear weapons are striving to reach a deal with Iran to limit its nuclear power to peaceful uses
By David E. Sanger

Analysis
The Daily Telegraph
Iran nuclear talks: Kerry seeks to reassure gulf allies - - American envoy briefs Gulf states' foreign ministers over progress on deal talks
By David Blair

News Analysis
The Daily Telegraph
Sun sets on OPEC dominance in new era of lower oil prices - - Flood of new oil supply coming onstream from outside Opec and weakening demand makes the group's role in energy markets less relevant, writes Andrew Critchlow Flood of new oil supply coming onstream from outside Opec and weakening demand makes the group's role in energy markets less relevant, writes Andrew Critchlow
By Andrew Critchlow

Latest News
The New York Post
The not - so - Islamic State: ISIS's huge debt to the infidel - - Ever since its emergence a few months ago, the declared ambition of the startup caliphate of the Islamic State has been to “wipe out every trace of Infidel influence” in...
By Amir Taheri

Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
John Kerry & Iranian counterpart to leave nuclear talks - - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to consult with Iran’s leaders in Tehran as negotiators in Vienna struggle to reach a deal before Monday’s deadline
By Michael R. Gordon & David E. Sanger

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The myth of the Caliphate - - Western pundits and nostalgic Muslim thinkers alike have built up a narrative of the caliphate as an enduring institution, central to Islam and Islamic thought between the seventh and twentieth centuries. In fact, the caliphate is a political or religious idea whose relevance has waxed and waned according to circumstance
By Nick Danforth

Israel - Palestinians
The Chrisian Science Monitor
Is the Israeli - Palestinian conflict dissolved into a religious war? - - Halting the slide into religiously fueled conflict lies with the Israelis and Palestinians, regional analysts say. But neither of the leaders of the two sides appears inclined to redirect energies toward a renewed peace effort
By Howard LaFranchi

Iran Negotiations
The Foreign Policy
Senior U.S. official: Deal with Iran hard to reach by deadline - - "Right now, I think it's going to be difficult to get to where we want to go. It's not impossible," Blinken, President Barack Obama's nominee for deputy secretary of State, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday
By David Francis

Israel - Palestinians
The Washington Post
Palestinian attackers kill 5 at Herysakem synagogue, including 3 Americans - - Many Israelis were especially stunned by the sense of violation created by the attack, in which two Palestinians armed with cleavers and a gun stormed a synagogue in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of West Jerusalem and killed four rabbis: a Briton and three Americans, including a member of two of Orthodox Judaism’s most prominent families
By Ruth Eglash & William Booth

Iran - Internal Politics
The Christian Science Monitor
An Ahmadinejad comeback? why rumors are a warning shot for Iran's Rouhani - - The possibility that Iran's controversial former president could again become a political force may be minimal, but just the idea of it, analysts say, is a tool to keep President Rouhani in check
By Scott Peterson

South America
The Washington Post
Taps run dry in Sao Paulo drought, but water company barely shrugs - - The biggest city in South America has been stuck in a spiraling water crisis since the summer rains failed to fall last December and January — the driest summer in 84 years. An exceptionally dry winter since then has compounded the problem
By Dom Phillips

Opinions
The New York Post
How the republican congress can reassure America's allies - - With Republicans winning control of Congress, some US allies, disappointed in President Obama’s rudderless foreign policy, are hoping for change of direction on a number of issues. With few exceptions,...
By Amir Taheri

Analysis
The New Repulic
How to fix America's foreign policy - - What Obama should learn from Kissinger's new book
By Anne - Marie Slaughter

Israel
The Christian Science Monitor
Rabbis killed at Synagogue: religious tinge of Jerusalem crisis deepens - - The attack by two Palestinian men in West Jerusalem poses a challenge to leaders on both sides. Three of the four rabbis killed were American immigrants to Israel, the fourth was born in Britain
By Christa Case Bryant


Iran - Internal Affairs
The New York Times
A nuclear deal is likely to hit hurdles in Iran - - Some insiders say that a nuclear deal is being planned by powerful figures in the Iranian leadership as the start of a fundamental shift in Iran’s ideology, aimed not only at normalizing relations with the world but also at rebranding the now 35-year-old Islamic Revolution
By Thomas Erdbrink

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Executive disorder - - Obama's executive order will provide much needed humanitarian relief to some law-abiding undocumented immigrants. But it will do nothing for the unaccompanied minors and families whose desperate flight to the United States last summer may have finally pushed the White House to act
By Lauren Carasik

Iran & Human Rights
The Daily Telegraph
Ghoncheh Ghavami released on bail from prison in Iran - - The British Iranian woman who has been held in prison since June after attending a protest outside a volleyball match has been released on bail, her family told The Telegraph
By Harriet Alexander

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The closer - - With the Iran talks coming down to the wire, the administration is bringing former White House aide Jake Sullivan back from Yale to help sell Congress on a potential nuclear deal
By John Hudson

Iran & Human Rights
The Washington Post
I spent 105 days in an Iranian jail - - A new movie stirred memories of my own imprisonment
By Haleh Esfandiari

Iran Negotiations
The Foreign Policy
Will it play in Persepolis - - New research reveals that Iranians may be more willing to make a nuclear deal with the United States than previously thought
By Nancy Gallagher

Afghanistan
The New York Times
In a shift, Obama extends U.S. role in Afghan combat - - President Obama’s order would allow American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, sources said
By Mark Mazzetti & Eric Schmitt

Iran Negotiations
The Christian Science Monitor
Iran nuclear talks, in home stretch, still face obstacles - - Iran distrusts US intentions – and fears that it will make irreversible decisions in exchange for only temporary sanctions relief
By Scott Peterson

Opinions
The Washington Post
America's inherent advantages - - Why the U.S. still has a bright future
By Fareed Zakaria

News Analysis
The New York Times
Two ideas if Israel - Palestine - - The killing in a Jerusalem synagogue was vile, and predictable. As Jews know, one day the oppressed fight back
By Roger Cohen

News Analysis
The Bloomberg
Cheap - oil era tukts geopolitical power to U.S. - - “A new era of lower prices is being ushered in” by the U.S. shale oil and gas revolution, Ed Morse, global head of commodities research for Citigroup Inc. in New York, said in an e-mail. “Undoubtedly some of the geopolitical changes will be momentous.”
By Rich Miller

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Iran nuclear deal could ease the way for humanitarian trade - - Financial sanctions against Iran hit the country's economy hard, forcing Tehran to negotiate rolling back its nuclear program with the West. But they've also kept Iranians from buying medicine, paying tuition for students studying abroad, and making other purchases -- all activities still allowed
By Jamila Trindle

Iran Negotiations
The Daily Telegraph
The four key hurdles in the way of a nuclear deal with Iran - - As John Kerry joins the talks with Iran in Vienna, what are the key stumbling blocks to negotiating a nuclear deal?
By David Blair

Middle East
The New York Times
More than a battle, Kobani is a publicity war - - The fractious Kurdish diaspora has pulled together against ISIS in the hope of creating a homeland in the area that is technically part of Syria
By Tim Arango

U.S. -- Internal Affairs
The Foreign Affairs
The end of immunity ? - - Foreign sovereign employers often assume that they are immune from U.S. court jurisdiction. That isn't exactly true, and believing it could be a costly mistake
By Rebecca M. Aragon & Jean M. Flannery

U.S. - Immigration
The Christian Science Monitor
What's behind Obama's bold move on immigration? - - President Obama's plan to defer deportation for millions of illegal immigrations tests Republicans. Do they go ballistic and hurt themselves? Or can they deny funding for Obama's plan without shutting down the government?
By Linda Feldmann

Middle East
The New York Times
In Jerusalem ' war of neighbors, ' the differences are not nogotiable ' - - The dispute between Israel and the Palestinians over the holy site at the heart of a recent violent escalation in Jerusalem appears to be turning into an outright religious war
By Jodi Rudoren

Afghanistan
The Military Times
Pentagon's economic development in Afghanistan ' accomplished nothing ' - - The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says he is investigating the Pentagon's efforts to spark that country's economic development, which cost between $700 million and $800 million and "accomplished nothing."
By Joe Gould

Terrorism
The Foreign Affairs
Black Market - - To take out al Shabab, one need look no further than charcoal. The United Nations has repeatedly called for countries in the region to disrupt the group’s trade in this environmentally destructive product, but, as the most recent Somalia UN Monitoring Group report revealed, such efforts have been lackluster. With its patience wearing thin, the UN has now taken matters into its own hands by approving a naval intervention
By Tom Keatinge

Pakistan - Human Rights
The Daily Telegraph
Pakistan death sentences for ' honour killings ' that shocked world - - Four Pakistani men, including victim's father and brother, sentenced to death for bludgeoning to death Farzana Parveen – who was pregnant at the time – outside Lahore high court
By AFP



    
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