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The Christian Science Monitor
Iran ahead of schedule in complying with nuclear deal, UN watchdog says - - The IAEA reported that Iran has significantly reduced its stockpile of near bomb-grade enriched uranium and is moving more quickly than required to dispose of remaining stocks by mid-July
By Scott Peterson


The Guardian
Iranian killer's execution halted at last minute by victim's parents - - Convict had noose around his neck when victim's mother approached, slapped him in the face and spared his life
By Saeed Kamali Dehghan


The New York Post
Beleaguered Iran envoy pick could offer diplomatic do - over - - Iran has now formally complained to the United Nations over the US refusal of a visa for Hamid Aboutalebi, Tehranís new ambassador to the United Nations. The dispute offers a...
By Amir Taheri


The New York Times
Not the same old, same old - - We're not dealing anymore with your grandfather's Israel, and they're not dealing anymore with your grandmother's America either
By Thomas L. Friedman


Iran Sanctions
The Christian Science Monitor
Utah plane in Iran: Mystery solved - - Utah plane in Iran: A plane owned by the Bank of Utah carried an African business delegation to Iran. The plane's presence in Iran raises questions about whether the Utah bank has violated US sanctions on Iran
By Mehrdad Balali

Iran & Human Rights
The Guardian
Iranian guards use extreme violance against inmates, claims oppostion - - Dozens of political prisoners reportedly injured or put into solitary confinement following clashes in Evin prison
By Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Middle East
The Foreign Policy
The world is addicted to the Israeli - Palestinian peace process - - But are never-ending negotiations only delaying a day of reckoning?
By Aaron David Miller

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Can Israel's natural gas reserves pump up regional peace? - - Israel is preparing to export a portion of its offshore natural gas reserves. The resulting business partnerships could hurdle political obstacles to better relations with neighbors.
By Christa Case Bryant & Joshua Mitnick

Iran & Human Rights
The Guardian
Iranian killer's execution halted at last minute by victim's parents - - Convict had noose around his neck when victim's mother approached, slapped him in the face and spared his life
By Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Iran & United States
The New York Post
Beleaguered Iran envoy pick could offer diplomatic do - over - - Iran has now formally complained to the United Nations over the US refusal of a visa for Hamid Aboutalebi, Tehranís new ambassador to the United Nations. The dispute offers a...
By Amir Taheri

News Analysis
The New York Times
Not the same old, same old - - We're not dealing anymore with your grandfather's Israel, and they're not dealing anymore with your grandmother's America either
By Thomas L. Friedman

Afghanistan
The Foreign Policy
Leaky borders - - Millions collected on goods coming into Afghanistan isnít making it to state coffers
By Jamila Trindle

Iran - Internal Politics
The Guardian
Iran considers ban on vasectomies in drive to boost birthrate - - Supreme leader sees family planning policy as an imitation of western lifestyle and aims to double Iran's population
By Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Iran & Foreign Policy
The MSN News
Iran asks U.N. committee meeting on U.S. ban on envoy - - Abutalebi has said that he acted only as a translator
By Reuters

Pakistan
The Christian Science Monitor
Pakistan's Islamic seminaries pair science with the Quran - - Pakistan has thousands of private madrassas that have been criticized for not teaching secular subjects to students who graduate with limited job prospects. Some later join militant groups
By Umar Farooq

IRAN
The Guardian
Iranian fashion: Between the veils - - Between 1936 and 1979, when hijab was not in force, family albums capture Iranian women's embrace of western fashion, as seen in movies, magazines and embodied by a succession of fashionable queens
By Kelly Niknejad

Haiti
The New Republic
Four years later - - The heartbreaking failure of Haiti's recovery
By Ben Fountain

Africa
The Foreign Affairs
Quenching Kenya - - Can New Water Discoveries Save East Africa?
By Brahma Chellaney

Israel
The Daily Telegraph
Israeli teenagers risk being sent to prison by refusing to join the army - - Draft-age pupils in Israel have defied the law and Benjamin Netanyahu by telling him they will not join the army after leaving school
By Robert Tait

Opinions
The Washington Post
The United States' Middle East peace process paradox - - The moral of this story is that the United States canít produce a Mideast settlement by diplomatic blitzkrieg. It must rather patiently invest in the conditions and institutions that would make a deal possible ó
By Jackson Diehl

Analysis
The Daily Telegraph
Why Washington needs to open its eyes to Iran's intentions - - American officials are optimistic about the possibility of a final nuclear deal with Iran before the summer, writes Mark Dubowitz. But the US must be careful not to let their wish for a deal blind them to Tehran's tactics
By Mark Dubowitz

Analysis
The Washington Post
To save money, Iran ends popular cash payout program - - Government's reversal will test president Rouhani's popularity
By Jason Rezaian

Iran & United States
The Daily Telegraph
White House blocks visa for Iran's UN envoy - - The US has informed Iran it would not grant a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi
By AP

Opinions
The Washington Post
The tension between global norms & national interests - - The world's great emerging tension
By Fareed Zakaria


India
The Daily Telegraph
Vote for my cousin or we'll cut off your water, minster warns Indian formers - - Nephew of powerful Indian politician secretly filmed warning villagers he would halt water supply if they do not vote for his relative in general election
By Dean Nelson

Genocide
The New Republic
Rawanda's open wounds - - Reminders of Rwanda's genocide are everywhere today, in the form of tens of thousands who survived the mass slaughter but were left permanently maimed
By Tomaso Clavarino

Syria
The Foreign Policy
Exclusive: UN docs expose Assad's starvation campaign in Syria - - While food aid begins to flow into the country, many Syrians are heading into the arms of the dictator to get it
By John Hudson

Iran & Nuclear Energy
The Christian Science Monitor
Iran ahead of schedule in complying with nuclear deal, UN watchdog says - - The IAEA reported that Iran has significantly reduced its stockpile of near bomb-grade enriched uranium and is moving more quickly than required to dispose of remaining stocks by mid-July
By Scott Peterson

Syria
The Daily Telegraph
Syria war: Maaloula's monastery destroyed after Assad forces drive rebels out - - The Syrian regime shows off its latest conquest Ė a scarred monastery where the language of Christ is still spoken
By Peter Oborne

Human Rights
The Washington Post
North Korea's crimes against humanity - - North Korea's transgressions demand action by the U.N. security council
By Editorial Board

Opinions
The New Republic
The right's racial blinders - - What really explains the politics of the Obama era
By Brian Beutler

Change Agent
The Christian Science Monitor
Heather Fleming wants to solve poverty through better design - - Frustrated by the inequality she experienced as a Navajo, Fleming founded Catapult Design to create new products and services for impoverished communities
By Megan Gerard

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
Net Gain - - Last month, Washington pledged to give up control of ICANN, a nonprofit that manages the Internet's domain name system. Critics say the move will empower repressive regimes to restrict Internet freedom. But it actually provides the best chance of preserving an open system
By Stacie L. Pettyjohn

Opinions
The National Review
Aiming High - - One schoolís mock-trial program shows what good schools can achieve
By Mona Charen

Israel
The Daily Telegraph
Israel accused over new Hebron settlement move - - A new Israeli settlement development in a tense West Bank city has drawn allegations that Benjamin Netnayahu's government is trying to sink already floundering peace talks
By Robert Tait

Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
Sanctions are eased; Iran sees little relief - - Analysts say foreign business interest in Iran has remained extremely limited amid a temporary deal allowing increased economic ties
By Rick Gladstone

Iran's Oil Industry
The Foreign Policy
Crude Business - - The U.S. plan to curtail Iranian oil exports seems to be coming undone
By Keith Johnson

IRAQ
The Christian Science Monitor
The big test facing Iraq - - As the first elections loom since the US left four years ago, Iraq struggles to avoid splitting apart amid escalating violence and political paralysis
By Jane Arraf

Syria
The Guardian
Syrian president Bashar al - Assad says civil war is turning in regime's favour - - Leader says recent routing of opposition near Lebanese border is a decisive moment in the three-year conflict
By AFP

Iran & United States
The New York Times
Lingring power of hostage crisis short - circuits Iranian nominee - - Washington's decision to deny Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran's choice for its next United Nations ambassador, a visa highlights the distrust that still infects the United States-Iran relationship
By Elaine Sciolino

Middle East
The Daily Telegraph
Ed Miliband warns Israeli settlement expansion pose a ' mortal threat ' - - Labour leader Ed Miliband condemns West Bank settlements as 'wrong and illegal'
By Telegraph Staff

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
State Department's architect of Iran nuclear negotiations to retire - - Burns, who had already twice delayed his retirement, has agreed to stay on until October, which will afford the administration more time to seek out a potential deal with Tehran with one of its most trusted diplomats at the helm
By John Hudson

IRAQ
The Guardian
Iraq votes with war as a backdrop - - Fear of extremism is the dominant theme as Nouri al-Maliki seeks third term and violence rages close to the capital
By Martin Chulov

Opinions
The New York Times
The moral power of curiosity - - "Flash Boys" by Michael Lewis is mostly a book about finance and high-frequency traders. But it's also a morality tale
By David Brooks



    
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