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The Foreign Policy
Could trash talk bring Iran & Saudi Arabia together - - A modest proposal for how Lebanon’s garbage could bring an end to the fiercest rivalry in the Middle East
By Kin Ghattas


The New York Times
Our radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia - - The greatest purveyors of radical Islam aren't the Iranians, as a general says. The Saudis win that title hands down
By Thomas L. Friedman


The Christian Science Monitor
In new U.N. goals, an evolving vision of how to change the world - - Global development has often begun with big checks from foreign aid budgets. But the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals take a very different approach
By Howard LaFranchi


The Foreign Policy
What future for emerging markets? - - Yes, they have been walloped, but don’t discount how crucial they are when it comes to trade, climate change, peace and everything in between
By Jeffrey E. Garten


The Foreign Affairs
Chinas currency ambitions - - Beijings Push for a Global Yuan
By Joshua P. Zoffer


The Christian Science Monitor
How a new battery revolution will change your life - - A new generation of super cells promises to reshape the future of energy
By David J. Unger


The Guardian
Obama criticising Jews over Iran deal is like saying, you are not black enough , - - President says targeting of Jewish people because they support the agreement to limit Tehrans nuclear activities is a dangerous place to go
By AP


The Washington Post
Iranians erase, deathe to America, graffiti on wall of former U.S. Embassy - - According to reports, an offensive slogan was removed from the wall of the former U.S. embassy in Tehran
By Ishaan Tharoor


           
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Iran - Saudi Arabia
The Foreign Policy
Could trash talk bring Iran & Saudi Arabia together - - A modest proposal for how Lebanon’s garbage could bring an end to the fiercest rivalry in the Middle East
By Kin Ghattas

U.N. - International Affairs
The Christian Science Monitor
In new U.N. goals, an evolving vision of how to change the world - - Global development has often begun with big checks from foreign aid budgets. But the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals take a very different approach
By Howard LaFranchi

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Chinas currency ambitions - - Beijings Push for a Global Yuan
By Joshua P. Zoffer

Analysis
The Guardian
Obama criticising Jews over Iran deal is like saying, you are not black enough , - - President says targeting of Jewish people because they support the agreement to limit Tehrans nuclear activities is a dangerous place to go
By AP

Analysis
The New York Times
Turkeys war of destraction -- Renewed fighting against the Kurds looks suspiciously like a move by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to salvage his political ambitions
By The Deitorial Board

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Ancient Ales - - The Past, Present, and Future of Middle Eastern Beer Brewing
By Steve Hindy

IRAQ
The Foreign Affairs
Opportunity in chaos - - How Iraqs Mehdi Army Almost Succeeded—And Why It Matters
By Nicholas Krohley

Iran - Cultural Affairs
The Guardian
Barenboim to take Berlin orchestra to Iran despite protests from Israel - - Israeli-Argentinian conductor’s planned September concert postponed as organisers look for a new date in wake of protests from Israeli officials
By Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Middle East - Water
The Guardian
Middle East faces water shortages for the next 25 years, study says -- Rising population and dwindling water supplies will affect millions of people and exacerbate conflict in the region Rising population and dwindling water supplies will affect millions of people and exacerbate conflict in the region
By John Vidal

Afghanistan
The News Week
Who is Mullah Akhtar Mansoor - - A look at the new leader of the Afghan Taliban
By

Human Rights
The Guardian
Human Rights groups face global crackdown not seen in a generation - - Laws affecting funding, requiring registration and prohibiting protest are among controls that are making it difficult for NGOs and other campaign groups
By Harriet Sherwood

Opinions
The Washington Post
From Nazi Germany to Iran, lessons on twested leadership - - The lessons of history are clear. The Iranian people are irrelevant; only the country’s leadership matters
By Richard Cohen

News Analysis
The New York Times
From Venezuela to Iraq to Russia, oil prices drops raise fears of unrest - - The downward spiral of oil prices and the reluctance to reduce production are threatening to destabilize economies and governments in many places that are already fragile
By Cliford Krauss & Rick Gladstone

ISIS The Face of Evil
The Christian Science Monitor
ISIS blows up temple in Palmyra, say activists - - ISIS militants used explosives to blow up the Baalshamin Temple in Palmyra, one of the Middle East's most spectacular archaeological sites
By Bassem Mroue

Analysis
The Daily Telegraph
Eric Pickles, petition calling for Benjamin Netanyahus arrest is, completely absurd - - Petition urging the British government to arrest the Israeli leader for 'war crimes' has 80,000 signatures
By David Hodari

News Analysis
The New York Times
An opening for diplomacy in Syria - - There are signs that Syria and its backers are finally realizing that only a political solution can stave off further collapse and stop ISIS
By Editorial

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
New elections in Turkey, will they help Erogans bid for more power? - - President Erdođan called Friday for a snaprepeat election after coalition talks failed. But Turkeys parties are still far apart, and a different result is far from certain
By Lucy Kafanov

Iran - Economic Opportunities
The Washington Post
While congress argues over Iran, Europe rushes to do business there -- The ink was barely dry on a landmark agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program before a German government plane packed with the nation’s economic elite touched down in Tehran
By Michael Birnbaum & Carol Morello

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
So wrong for so long - - Why neoconservatives are never right
By Stephen M. Walt

Health & Science
The New York Times
Microbeads, the tiny orlis threatening our water - - Once plastic microbeads enter the water, they attract toxic substances like PCBs and are eaten by fish
By The Editorial Board


News Analysis
The New York Times
Our radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia - - The greatest purveyors of radical Islam aren't the Iranians, as a general says. The Saudis win that title hands down
By Thomas L. Friedman

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
What future for emerging markets? - - Yes, they have been walloped, but don’t discount how crucial they are when it comes to trade, climate change, peace and everything in between
By Jeffrey E. Garten

Technology
The Christian Science Monitor
How a new battery revolution will change your life - - A new generation of super cells promises to reshape the future of energy
By David J. Unger

Iran - Foreign Affairs
The Washington Post
Iranians erase, deathe to America, graffiti on wall of former U.S. Embassy - - According to reports, an offensive slogan was removed from the wall of the former U.S. embassy in Tehran
By Ishaan Tharoor

Latest News
The New York Times
sMount McKinley will again be called Denali - - On the eve of his visit to Alaska, President Obama announced the restoration of the Alaska Native name for the tallest peak in North America
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis

Egypt & Human Rights
The Guardian
Al - Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in prison by Egyptian court - - Peter Greste – convicted in absentia – Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed found guilty of operating without press licence and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt
By Jared Malsin

Saudi Arabia - Internal Affairs
The Christian Science Monitor
Saudi women finally get right to vote, so why are not more registering? - - Press reports say only 70 Saudi women are standing in municipal elections in December, and as few as one in twenty have registered to vote. Activists say a driving ban is among the hurdles facing women
By Taylor Luck

Water - Changing Climate
The Daily Telegraph
Mapped, the countries that will face the biggest water shortages by 2040 - - Water shortages are likely to become increasingly common as the world faces climate change and an increasing population - but which countries will be hit hardest?
By Ashley Kirk

Analysis
The Washington Post
These Iranian pro - democracy activists want congress to back the nuclear deal - - Dozens of Iranian reformists and dissidents express their support for the nuclear deal in an online campaign
By Ishaan Tharoor

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Have U.S. laws created an online haven for Islamic State propaganda? - - Arab hacktivists dedicated to 'taking down' the jihadists' sites say US laws and bureaucracy impede their work, making US-hosted sites attractive to the Islamic State
By Taylor Luck

Opinions
The Daily Telegraph
The West must swallow its pride to save the Middle East - - The age of unilateralism is over, and the cynical politics of the past have created only misery. What's needed now is real dialogue and real co-operation
By Alexnder Yakovenko, Russian Embassador

Gaza
The New York Times
Gaza, gulag on the Mediterranean - - Pledges of aid never materialize, and Palestinians feel forgotten amid the rubble
By Mohammad Omer

Middle East - Water
The Foreign Affairs
Rivers of Babylon - - Iraq's Water Crisis—And What Turkey Should Do
By Mukad Al Jabbari, Norman Ricklefs & Robert Tollast

Saudi Arabia & Human Rights
The Guardian
Saudi Arabia executed 175 people in past year, says Amnesty International - - On average, one person every two days was put to death in kingdom, says new report, with figures for 2015 already ahead of those for whole of last year
By Staff & Agencies

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Top senate democrat endorces Iran deal - - The Reid endorsement is a crucial win toward White House efforts to convince enough members of Congress to vote for the deal
By Paul Shares

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
What Obama gets right - - Keep Calm and Carry the Liberal Order On
By Gideon Rose

Analysis
The Guardian
Irans revolutionary ideology clashes with thirst for new investments - - The Islamic Republic is wary of foreign investors but will need them to ensure economic growth as sanctions are lifted
By Banafsheh Keynoush

Opinions
The Washington Post
The Iran deal: An epochal moment that Congress shouldn’t squander - - My generation is on the sidelines of policymaking now; this is a natural development. But decades of experience strongly suggest that there are epochal moments that should not be squandered
By Brent Scowcroft

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Teach the world - - Why the UN Sustainable Development Goals Should Focus on Education
By Eric A. Hanushek & Ludger Wossmann

Analysis
The New York Times
Iran prepares to lure foreign investors after nuclear deal - - Iranian officials have gone out of their way to emphasize that once sanctions are lifted, nothing stands in the way of foreigners snapping up assets
By Thomas Erbbrink



    
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