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Mahmoud Shiam, 60, a Palestinian psychiatrist, in the ruins of his home after it was destroyed by an Israeli strike on Gaza City.
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The New York Post
The farce continues in the latest Iran nuke talks - - The latest round of talks in Vienna on Iran’s nuclear program has ended with, guess what, tacit agreement to hold further talks for four more months. Both Iran and the...
By Amir Taheri


The National Review
Holding Iran accountable - - As any good negotiator knows, it is only with pressure that the best deals are achieved
By Marco Rubio


The Foreign Policy
The slaughter of innocents - - Why collateral damage undoes the best-laid plans of "limited" war makers.
By David Rohkopf


The Foreign Policy
A time of unprecedented instability? - - A conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski on today's worldwide turmoil, overstating Iran's near-term nuclear threat, and why a return to global order may rest on the relationship between the United States and China
By David Rothkopf


Opinions
The New York Post
The farce continues in the latest Iran nuke talks - - The latest round of talks in Vienna on Iran’s nuclear program has ended with, guess what, tacit agreement to hold further talks for four more months. Both Iran and the...
By Amir Taheri

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The slaughter of innocents - - Why collateral damage undoes the best-laid plans of "limited" war makers.
By David Rohkopf

ISIS - Middle East
The Daily Telegraph
Al - Qaeda snubs Caliphate by renewing allegiance to Taliban - - New online publication offers first response to rise of the Islamic State as extremist groups tussle for leadership of global jihad New online publication offers first response to rise of the Islamic State as extremist groups tussle for leadership of global jihad
By Rob Grilly

News Analysis
The New Republic
How to save Iraq - - This is the best, or the least bad, solution to the current crisis.
By Zalmay Khalilzad & Kenneth M. Pollack

Opinions
The National Review
Property & peace - - The irreplaceable basis for a prosperous and decent society is property
By Kevin D. Williamson

Middle East
The Guardian
Israel & Hamas will struggle to turn Gaza's suffering into tangible gains - - Hamas must ease Gaza's blockade and free prisoners as deaths rise, while Israel must improve security to justify its own losses
By Ian Black

Iraq & Human Rights
The Foreign Policy
Is Iran about to lash out at its dissidents? - - Because the resistance is instrumental in exposing double-dealing by Tehran, it may attack to end dissidents' ability to reveal regime secrets
By Raymond Tanter

Iran Negotiations
The Christian Science Monitor
Iran nuclear talks: Is a comprehensive deal still on the table? - - Iran and five world powers agreed last week to extend by four months a deadline for reaching a final deal aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb. But a yawning gulf still has to be bridged
By Scott Peterson

Israel - Palestinians
The Guardian
Gaza hospital hit in fatal Israeli attack - - •At least four killed in attack on al-Asqa martyrs hospital •Obama adds to international pressure on Israel •Dozens killed in single attack as deathtoll tops 500
By Mathew Weaver

Opium
The New York Times
Shake - up on opium island - - Tasmania, with its huge poppy crop, is the top producer of a crucial raw material in prescription drugs. But companies fear that they depend too much on that harvest
By Keith Bradsher

Israel - Palestinians
The Daily Telegraph
Tears & gunshots: on shift with one of Gaza's paramedics - - Dispatch: Omar Mansour describes how his ambulance is shot at by Israeli soldiers and how he cries when he eventually returns home to his family
By David Blairs

Analysis
The USA Today
Palestine occupied by Islamism as much as Israel - - Political Islamists push out legitimate Muslim groups and contribute to regional dysfunction.
By Qanta Ahmed

Israel - Palestinians
The Christian Science Monitor
Gaza conflict: Israeli shift from skies to below ground - - For years, Israel has considered rocket fire from Gaza to be the largest security threat. But now the Jewish state is more worried about what's going on below.
By Christa Case Bryant

Iran Negotiations
The Daily Telegraph
Iran agrees with world powers to four - month nuclear deadline extension - - Iran and world powers strike deal to extend their Sunday deadline to strike a nuclear accord easing fears Tehran will get the bomb
By Reuters

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Israel's deadly gambits - - The Israeli government has lost the ability to think strategically
By Fred Kaplan

Israel - Palestinians
The Guardian
Israel's ground invision of Gaza - - •UN's Ban Ki-moon 'regrets' Israeli escalation •Palestinian death toll increases to more than 250 people •Israeli soldier killed in the invasion
By Mathew Weaver & Mark Tran

Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
Keep negotiating on Iran's nukes - - There are risks in any deal. But there are many more risks without one.
By Editorial Board

Social Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The Price of poverty - - Poverty has psychological consequences, including stress, sadness, and anger, which may create a trap that keeps people mired in destitution. To make aid more effective, then, donors and policymakers should start considering whether their programs address mental as well as physical well-being
By Johannes Haushofer

Israel - Palestinians
The Daily Telegraph
Israel strike kills four boys on Gaza beach ' humanitarian cesefire ' announced - - Israel will observe a six-hour 'humanitarian ceasefire on Thursday after a day in which a naval bombardment left four Palestinian children dead on a Gaza City beach
By Robert Tait

Analysis
The Washington Post
Israeli military operation may force U.S.'s hand - - The Obama administration is likely to face pressure from European and Arab allies to urge Israel to end its offensive.
By Anne Gearan


Opinions
The National Review
Holding Iran accountable - - As any good negotiator knows, it is only with pressure that the best deals are achieved
By Marco Rubio

Europe & Russia
The Foreign Affairs
The Dutch disaster - - Out to earn a dollar on the Russian natural resource trade, European nations such as the Netherlands have long kept smiling as the Kremlin has continued to humiliate them. But now the airline disaster, combined with Moscow’s attempts to cover up its role in the tragedy, will likely force Europe to get real about its eastern neighbor
By Mitchell A. Orenstein

Israel - Palestinians
The Guardian
Lib Dem David Ward refuses to apologise for Gaza Tweet - - MP says he does not condone firing of rockets into Israel but 'I understand why people are so desperate that they are doing it'
By Rowena Mason

Interview & Discussion
The Foreign Policy
A time of unprecedented instability? - - A conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski on today's worldwide turmoil, overstating Iran's near-term nuclear threat, and why a return to global order may rest on the relationship between the United States and China
By David Rothkopf

Israel & Human Rights
The Daily Telegraph
Gaza conflict: a huge population on the move in a tiny enclave - UN fears humanitarian disaster - - The Rohme family now sleep on two mattresses in the bare corridor of a school and are just one example of the increasing number of refugees in Gaza
By David Blair

Analysis
The Foreign Policy - Shadow Government
If there's no nuclear agreement with Iran, what's next? - - Extending the talks is highly desirable to both the Obama administration and the Tehran regime, but for very different reasons.
By G. William Heiser & Amir Fakhravar

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
How Hamas won - - Israel's tactical achievements against Hamas can't be minimized. But they do not equal a strategic victory. War, as Clausewitz famously taught, is the continuation of politics by other means. Wars are fought to realign politics in a way that benefits the victor and is detrimental to the loser. But the Israelis have lost sight of this distinction
By Ariel Ilan Roth

Middle East
The Daily Telegraph
Jihadists seize ancient Iraqi monestery & expel monks - - Islamic State fighters order monks to leave fourth-century monastery after issuing ultimatum to Christians to leave, convert, die or pay protection money, local residents say
By AFP

Opinions
The Washington Post
How to break the Iran nuclear stalemate - - Getting a nuclear deal requires reengaging with the Middle East
By Ray Takeyh

Israel & Human Rights
The Guardian
Israelis gather to cheer as bombs drop on Gaza - - People drink, snack and pose for selfies against a background of explosions as Palestinian death toll mounts in ongoing offensive
By Harriet Sherwood

Analysis
The New York Times
Faith - based fanatics - - God is on a rampage in 2014, a bit like the Old Testament scourge who gave direct instructions to people to kill one another.
By Timothy Egan

Middle East
The Foreign Affairs
Expandable Egypt - - Why Cairo Can't Broker a Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas
By Benedetta & Zack Gold

Middle East
The Guardians
Convert, pay tax, or die, Islamic state warns Christians - - Insurgents issue ultimatum to Iraq's dwindling Christian population to abide by 'dhimma' contract or face the sword
By Reuters

Iran Negotiations
The U.S. Department of State
Extension of Iran nuclear talks - - As a result, we have decided – along with the EU, our P5+1 partners, and Iran – to extend the Joint Plan of Action until November 24, exactly one year since we finalized the first step agreement in Geneva
By John Kerry - Secretary of State

Israel - Palestinians
The Daily Telegraph
A messy ground war in Gaza will do no good for Israel's - - Even if Israel were able to shatter Hamas’s control of Gaza, it would not be in its interest to do so
By Shashank Joshi

Opinions
The New York Post
To bring Iraq back from the brink - -
By Amir Taheri

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Take one for Tehran - - Why President Obama needs to stand up to the warmongers who want to kill the Iranian nuclear deal.
By James Traub

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Bibi's first war - - Netanyahu's career has been defined by careful calculation, caution, and a steadfast commitment to the status quo. Since the onset of Israel's ongoing war with Hamas, he has found himself in a situation well outside of his comfort zone.
By Houssein Ibish

Iran Negotiations
The Guardian
Obama & Kerry discuss Iran - - US secretary of state John Kerry returned from Vienna to brief President Obama on delicate state of nuclear negotiations with Iranians
By Paul Lewis & Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Opinions
The New york Times
Order vs. disorder, part 2 - - The Israeli-Arab conflict has become a miniature of the most relevant divide in the world today.
By Thomas L. Friedman



    
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