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The Guardian
Iran intalks with Saudi Arabia - - Shia Muslim Iran and conservative Sunni kingdom, bitter rivals for influence in the Gulf, meet in New York
By Reuters in Dubai


The Washington Post
Iran remains our biggest challenge - - The U.S. should not align with a regime so opposed to our ideals
By Eric Edelman, Dennis Ross & Ray Takeyh


The National Review
The moderate Saudis ? - - Our key ally is not so different from ISIS
By Andrew C.McCarthy


The Guardian
Afghan power - sharing deal signed - - Abdullah Abdullah takes newly created role of chief executive, while Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai will be president
By May Jeong in Kabul


Opinions
The New York Post
Not just ISIS: Jihadis' new take territory ' strategy - - After years of internal debate, the Islamist jihadi movement appears to have reached consensus on a global strategy aimed at seizing territory in as many countries as possible. Although the...
By Amir Taheri

Latest News
The New York Times
U.S. ramping up major renewal in nuclear arms - - An expansion comes under a president who campaigned for "a nuclear-free world" and made disarmament a main goal of American defense policy
By William J. Broad & David E. Sanger

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Toil and trouble - - Scotland's Vote Created More Problems Than It Solved
By Charles King

Iran & Middle East
The Guardian
Iran intalks with Saudi Arabia - - Shia Muslim Iran and conservative Sunni kingdom, bitter rivals for influence in the Gulf, meet in New York
By Reuters in Dubai

News Analysis
The New York Times
Can a computer replace your doctor? - - Do state-of-the-art gadgets really help patients?
By Elisabeth Rosenthal

Egypt
The Christian Science Monitor
Egypt to dig newcanal alongside Suez canal - - Selling a vision of greatness restored, cash-strapped Egypt has raised $8.4 billion from the sale of investment certificates to its citizens. But experts caution that the retooling of the Suez Canal may not pay off so quickly
By Louisa Loveluck

Afghanistan
The Guardian
Afghan power - sharing deal signed - - Abdullah Abdullah takes newly created role of chief executive, while Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai will be president
By May Jeong in Kabul

Latest News
The Washington Post
Kerry asks for Iran's aid against militants - - “There is a role for nearly every country in the world,” in turning back the militants and debunking their ideology, Kerry said, “including Iran.”
By Anne Gearan

News Analysis
The New Republic
After Scotland, the United Kingdom has to fundamentally change - - In response they began making policy on the run, hastily promising further powers to Scotland and mobilizing whatever forces they could, especially big business, to help pull the Union back from the brink
By Jason Cowley

Turkey
The Guardian
Turkey opens border to 45,000 Kurds fleeing ISIS in Syria - - Eight crossing points opened to allow in people fleeing Islamic State fighters who have seized control of 60 villages near border
By Chris Johnston

Opinions
The Washington Post
Repeating our mistakes - - James Clapper’s revelations on the Islamic State
By David Ignatius

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
This is what a leader looks like - - Why Marina Silva’s message resonates from the Amazon to the Middle East to the White House
By David Rothkopf

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The end of Swedish exceptionalism - - The days of Swedish exceptionalism are over. The country no longer has an exceptionally strong social democracy. Its level of inequality is no longer exceptionally low, and its level of public spending will no longer be exceptionally high. From now on, it will be closer to average
By Bo Rothstein

Iran & United States
The Christian Science Monitor
Iran's supreme leader said to approve military cooperation with U.S - - The BBC reports that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has approved joint military efforts with the US to contain Sunni militants in Iraq. The unconfirmed report comes amid signs of de facto US-Iranian cooperation
By Scott Peterson

Great Britain
The Guardian
Scotland votes no: British prime minister hails ' clear result ' as independence rejected - - PM hails Scotland's 55%-45% vote to remain inside UK as a defiant Alex Salmond pays tribute to 'triumph of democracy'
By Patrick Wintour, Severin Carrell & Rowena Mason

IRAQ
The New York Times
Tests for a still broken Iraq - - If the new government is to succeed, it will need to take immediate steps to bring about cooperation between sectarian factions
By The Editorial Board

ISIS & World
The Foreign Policy
House votes to allow Obama to train, arm Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State - - The plan passed 273-156 despite concerns by House Democrats about a new U.S. military commitment in the Middle East and Republican concerns that the president's proposal is far too limited
By John Houdson,Shane Harris & Elias Groll

U.S. & ISIS
The Washington Post
Covert combat - - Boots are already on the ground in the Mideast.
By David Ignatius

Latest News
The New York Times
U.S. general is open to ground forces to fight ISIS - - Remarks by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff opened the door to a riskier, more expansive American combat role
By Mark Landler & Jeremy W. Peters

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Making amends in Saudi Arabia - - The U.S.-Saudi relationship has suffered in recent years, with both sides harboring grievances about the other. But the fight against ISIS promises a return to better days
By Fahad Nazar


Afghanistan
The New York Times
A shaky step forward in Afghanistan - - A brokered solution to the electoral dispute was far from democratic but sets the stage for a milestone: a peaceful transfer of power
By The Editorial Board

Enviroment
The Foreign Policy
Forget the Islamic State. The new conflicts of the future could be sparked by climate change - - Forget the Islamic State. The new conflicts of the future could be sparked by climate change
By Shane Harris

Iran & United States
The Daily Telegraph
John Kerry discusses Isil threat with Iranian foreign minister - -
By AFP

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Iran remains our biggest challenge - - The U.S. should not align with a regime so opposed to our ideals
By Eric Edelman, Dennis Ross & Ray Takeyh

Opinions
The National Review
The moderate Saudis ? - - Our key ally is not so different from ISIS
By Andrew C.McCarthy

France
The Guardian
Nicolas Sarkozy to set out plans for France's UMP party in TV - - Former president says he wants to get his 'political family back to work' after announcing he will return to frontline politics
By Kim Willsher

Iran Negotiations
The MSN News
Exclusive: Iran seeks give & take on militants, nuclear program - - The comments from the officials, who asked not to be named, highlight how difficult it may be for the Western powers to keep the nuclear negotiations separate from other regional conflicts. Iran wields influence in the Syrian civil war and on the Iraqi government, which is fighting the advance of Islamic State fighters
By Reuters

Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
U.S. hopes face - saving plan offers a path to a nuclear pact with Iran - - Before the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, negotiators have discussed a plan to remove the pipes that connect Iran�s nuclear centrifuges
By David E. Sanger

Iran & Human Rights
The Foreign Policy - -
Ban to Iran: Free the journalits, political prisoners - - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has directly appealed to Iran to release the Washington Post's Iranian-American reporter, Jason Rezaian, and his journalist wife, Yeganeh Salehi
By Colum Lynch

Iran & Human Rights
The MSN News
Iranian youth behind ' Happy ' video sentenced - - Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes,
By Ali Akbar Dareini

Opinions
The Washington Post
Is India's bold prime minister bold enough? - - The Indian prime minister may be losing steam
By Fareed Zakaria

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Why Rouhani could walk away - - Iran’s nuclear negotiators have public opinion on their side for now. But if that disintegrates, so could any hope for a deal with the West
By Trita Parsi

Middle East
The Foreign Affairs
Flying High - - The Improbable Rise of the Gulf Airlines
By Jim Krane

Israel & Human Rights
The Daily Telegraph
Israeli supreme court criticised over law allowing communities to vet potential new comers - - Rights groups warn that legislation, which allows small communities to vet and reject potential inhabitants, will lead to racism and discrimination
By Inna Lazareva

Opinions
The New York Post
A poisomous gray in the debate on ISIS - - London’s Trafalgar Square is the scene of some demonstration every Sunday. On gray days, these street shows can add a bit of local color to the heart of the British...
By Amir Taheri

Israel - Anti-semitism
The Foreign Affairs
Europe's Jewish problem - - Europe�s political climate is more hostile to Jews now than at any time in recent memory. Rising anti-Semitism among Europe�s Muslims, especially in the wake of the war in Gaza, is one reason for this change. But to claim that the rise of Muslim anti-Semitism is the main culprit -- as the German journalist Jochen Bittner did this week in The New York Times -- is to overlook the role played by the European majority
By Yascha Mounk

ISIS - Middle East
The Guardian
Islamic State militants seize Kurdish villages in Northern Syria - - Rights activists say 21 villages have fallen to Isis fighters advancing on Kobani, prompting appeal for military aid from other Kurds
By Reuters in Beirut

Israel - Palestinians
The New York Times
Israel's N.S.A. scandal - - Is American intelligence data being used to persecute Palestinians?
By Jaes Bamford

Great Britain
The New Republic
Will Britain lose its seat on the U.N. security council seat if Scotland become independent - - British newspapers and politicians alike have claimed that it would
By Elaine Teng

Opinions
The National Review
The case for a unified Kurdistan - - Such a state would counter Iran’s nuclear ambitions and an Erdogan - dominated Turkey
By Daniel Pipes



    
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