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The New York Times
In Iceland' DNA, new clues to disease - causing genes - - The results uncovered a host of previously unknown gene mutations that may play roles in ailments as diverse as Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and gallstones
By Carl Zimmer


The New York Times
In nuclear talks, Iran seeks to avoid specifics - - Over the past few weeks, Iran has increasingly resisted any kind of formal “framework” agreement at this stage in the negotiations, preferring a more general statement of “understanding” followed by a final accord in June
By David E. Sanger & Michael R. Gordon


The Foreign Affairs
Power to the poor - - International donors have many compelling causes to choose from, but reducing energy poverty—a plight afflicting over two billion people—should rank among the very top. The poor need energy to alleviate all their other problems, from poor health to unemployment to instability
By Morgan D. Bazilian


The Foreign Policy
Is a nuclear Iran a threat or a distraction - - Why the Obama administration’s focus on negotiations to stop Tehran’s nuke program overlooks the real problems in the Middle East
By David Rothkoph


The Christian Science Monitor
How Israeli spying on Iran nuclear talks might have backfired - - Reports suggest that Israel spied on US diplomats involved in Iran nuclear talks. Frankly, that's not a surprise. But how Israel used that information has led to outrage
By Howard LaFranchi


The Daily Telegraph
America & Iran ' taking part in joint military operation in Iraq - - Officials admit US providing intelligence from air to Iran-led attack on Tikrit
By Richard Sencer


The New York Times
Iran's hard - liners show restraint on nuclear talks with U.S. - - The silence is the result of state policies intended by Iran's supreme leader to seriously try to find a solution through negotiations
By Thomas Erdbrink


The Foreign Policy
What lies beneath - - In the 1960s, hundreds of pounds of uranium went missing in Pennsylvania. Is it buried in the ground, poisoning locals—or did Israel steal it to build the bomb?
By Scott C. Johnson


           
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Science
The New York Times
In Iceland' DNA, new clues to disease - causing genes - - The results uncovered a host of previously unknown gene mutations that may play roles in ailments as diverse as Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and gallstones
By Carl Zimmer

Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
Look before leaping - - What's at stake in the nuclear deal with Iran?
By Thomas L. Friedman

Poverty
The Foreign Affairs
Power to the poor - - International donors have many compelling causes to choose from, but reducing energy poverty—a plight afflicting over two billion people—should rank among the very top. The poor need energy to alleviate all their other problems, from poor health to unemployment to instability
By Morgan D. Bazilian

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Is a nuclear Iran a threat or a distraction - - Why the Obama administration’s focus on negotiations to stop Tehran’s nuke program overlooks the real problems in the Middle East
By David Rothkoph

News Analysis
The Daily Telegraph
America & Iran ' taking part in joint military operation in Iraq - - Officials admit US providing intelligence from air to Iran-led attack on Tikrit
By Richard Sencer

News Analysis
The New York Times
Netanyahu apologizes; White House is unmoved - - Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's apology, the White House remained furious about comments that also appeared to close the door on a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict
By Jodi Rudoren & Julie Hirschfeld Davis

Israel & Nuclear Weapon
The Foreign Policy
What lies beneath - - In the 1960s, hundreds of pounds of uranium went missing in Pennsylvania. Is it buried in the ground, poisoning locals—or did Israel steal it to build the bomb?
By Scott C. Johnson

Iran Negotiations
The Guardian
U.S accuses Israel of spying on Iran nuclear talks - - Israel denies Wall Street Journal reports that it shared confidential information from talks with members of the US Congress in attempt to derail any deal
By Julian Borger & Mairav Zonszin

Yemen
The Daily Telegraph
Britain withdraws special forces from Yemen as civil war rages on - - As Yemen further plunges into a civil war, the UK confirms it is pulling out its special forces
By Richard Spencer

Brazil
The Foreign Affairs
Democracy,Brazil style - - Rousseff seems likely to remain in office—but one might reasonably wonder why anyone would want to want to be at the helm in Brazil for what will be a number of bumpy years
By Kathryn Hochstetler

Iran - Internal Politics
The Daily Telegraph
Iran hardliners accuse foreign minister of falling into a ' trap ' over nuclear deal - - Critics take aim at Mohammad Javad Zarif's negotiating stategy, accusing him of implicitly conceding that Iran's nuclear ambitions threaten world peace
By David Blair

Opinions
The Washington Post
The Time bomb -- The argument is meant to reassure, particularly when a sizable enrichment capacity and a sunset clause appear to have already been conceded.
By Michael Hayen, Olli Heino

News Analysis
The New Republic
One group has proven it can beat ISIS. So why isn't U.S. doing more to help them? - - By most accounts, the Syrian Kurds—the People’s Protection Units (YPG)—and their counterparts from Turkey, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), have been the most effective forces against ISIS
By Joel Gillin

Afghanistan
The New York Times
Afghan leader said to be centralizing power as unity government plan stalls - - Although President Ashraf Ghani's aides deny the accusations, there is growing concern that cooperating with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, is not high on his list
By Azam Ahmed

Iran Negotiations
The Daily Telegraph
Iran says nuclear deal can be reached - - BREAKING: Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, signals that a nuclear deal can be done
By AFP

Iran - U.S.
The New York Times
In video Obama appeals to Iranian youth on nuclear deal - - In a video with Persian subtitles, President Obama urged young Iranians to pressure their leaders for a nuclear deal and thereby improve relations with the West
By David E. Sanger

Israel - Palestinians
The Christian Science Monitor
For Palestinians, a silver lining in Netanyahu's remarks on statehood - - Even as Netanyahu tried to walk back his campaign vow opposing a Palestinian state, Palestinians said the remarks revealed the Israeli leader's true attitudes and would help their cause
By Christa Case Bryant

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Who loses as Mr. Netanyahu wins? - - Israel's relations with Western allies and the Palestinian Authority may deteriorate even further.
By Editorials

Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
Kerry says difficult issue persist in nuclear talks with Iran - - International pressure and sanctions on a right-wing government is the only thing that will change Israel's behavior
By Michael R. Gordon

News Analysis
The New Republic
Netanyahu has been rewarded for blantly disrespecting the U.S. & the United Nations - - As to how Netanyahu's re-election impacts U.S. calculations vis-a-vis ongoing P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran, I would say: not too much
By Mathew Duss


Afghanistan
The Washington Post
The importance of the U.S. Afghanistan Alliance - - Because Afghanistan must never again become a launching ground for terrorist attacks, we want to continue to work with the United States
By Ashraf Ghduani & Abdullah Abdullah

Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
In nuclear talks, Iran seeks to avoid specifics - - Over the past few weeks, Iran has increasingly resisted any kind of formal “framework” agreement at this stage in the negotiations, preferring a more general statement of “understanding” followed by a final accord in June
By David E. Sanger & Michael R. Gordon

News Analysis
The New Republic
Republicans are responsible for Netanyahu now - - For the purposes of U.S.-Israeli relations, the most important thing Netanyahu said last week was that he wouldn't allow a Palestinian state to form for the entirety of his coming term
By Brian Beutler

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
How Israeli spying on Iran nuclear talks might have backfired - - Reports suggest that Israel spied on US diplomats involved in Iran nuclear talks. Frankly, that's not a surprise. But how Israel used that information has led to outrage
By Howard LaFranchi

News Analysis
The New York Times
Keeping Palestinian hopes alive - - It's hard to tell where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu actually stands on the concept of two states, but it remains the best alternative to violent confrontation.
By The Editorial Board

News Analysis
The New York Times
Iran's hard - liners show restraint on nuclear talks with U.S. - - The silence is the result of state policies intended by Iran's supreme leader to seriously try to find a solution through negotiations
By Thomas Erdbrink

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Crowding the waters - - Are China and Japan preparing for war in the East China Sea?
By Adam P. Liff & Andrew S. Erickson

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Could Yemen conflict get worse? experts warn of rising sectarianism - - With Yemen already torn between rival authorities, a credible claim of an Islamic State bombing signals a deepening Sunni-Shiite clash
By Dominique Soguel

Opinions
The New York Post
' In Islam, they are all rotten apple's: Ex - Muslim's call for religion's reboot - - “The assumption is that, in Islam, there are a few rotten apples, not the entire basket,” Ali tells The Post. “I’m saying it’s the entire basket.”
By Maureen Callahan

Iran - Natural Resources
The Christian Science Monitor
In thirsty Iran, a hunt for solutions to a shrinking salt lake - - Iran's largest salt lake has shrunk by 90 percent over the last decade, one of many endangered water resources. Iran is belatedly adopting modern drip irrigation. Mar 22 is International Water Day
By Scott Peterson

Opinions
The Washington Post
The Time bomb - - In the midst of all the typical Washington political cacophony about the progress of the negotiations, what is lost is that an accord between the United States and Iran would be the most consequential arms-control agreement of the post-Cold War period
By Michael Hayden, Olli Heinonen & Ray Takeyh

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Netanyahu's monstrous actions - - Without a Palestinian state, Israel can be either a Jewish state or a democracy but not both.
By Dana Milbank

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Boehner to visit Israel as Iran nuclear deadline looms - - But the partisan nature of the trip is hard to ignore, as it further cements Republicans and Netanyahu as allies determined to sink an agreement between world powers and Tehran
By David Francis

News Analysis
The New York Times
Netanyahu tactics anger many U.S. Jews, deepening a divide - - Even many supporters said they were appalled at the Israeli prime minister's warning about Arab voters and his renunciation of a two-state solution
By Laurie Goodstein

Israel & Internal Affairs
The Washington Post
Election prompts U.S. to ' rethink Israel ' strategy - - Benjamin Netanyahu pivoted on his opposition to a Palestinian state, but the White House said Israel’s leader had “eroded” the foundation of U.S. policy
By William Booth & Greg Jaffe

Latest News
The Foreign Policy
Never trust Netanyahu - - The Israeli prime minister’s last-minute political ploys prove that he’s an opportunist of the worst kind. And the U.S. has to stop enabling his bad behavior
By Lisa Goldman

Israel - American Foreign Policy
The Daily Telegraph
White House: U.S. ' to reevaluate " backing for Israel at U.S. - - Comments by the White House that it would “re-evaluate” the American veto blocking efforts to win UN recognition for a two state solution mean Israel's diplomatic cover is under threat
By Peter Foster

Opinions
The Washington Post
The high cost of Natanyahu's comeback - - But the side bet is that, because he and Netanyahu dislike each other and will disagree on policy, the coalition won’t last long. This could mean another election soon. And while Herzog failed, his Labor Party is better positioned than it has been since the late 1990s
By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Israel - Palestinians
The New York Times
Palestinians see validation of unilaterial push for statehood - - After a recent assertion by the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that he would never agree to a Palestinian state, the Palestinians can argue that they no longer have a negotiating partner
By Diaa Hadid

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Development before democracy - - Nearly two years after the United States lifted its economic sanctions on Naypyidaw, the ruling military regime has stalled reforms. And worst yet, members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations don't seem to mind
By Nikolay Anguelov



    
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