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The National Review
Conservative internationalism - - We should chart a course between Obama’s flaccid and Bush’s grandiose approach to the world
By George Will


The Daily Telegraph
Israel - Gaza conflict - live - - A second UN school has been attacked by Israeli shells with Gaza's emergency services saying 'dozens' killed as Israel agrees a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire. Follow developments here
By Raziye Akkoc


The Guardian
Gaza: at least 19 killed & 90 injured as another U.N. school is hit - - UN official condemns ‘in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces’
By Harriet Sherwood


The New York Times
No war is an island - - When Middle East Conflicts Become One
By David Brooks


Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
Lawmakers voice skipticism on Iran nuclear deal - - If an accord is reached, it would not be a formal treaty, so the Senate would not be called upon to ratify it
By David E. Sanger

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
The dishonest broker - - Qatar’s diplomatic intervention in Gaza has exposed the risks inherent in its broader grand strategy. Although Qatar’s foreign policy has not changed, it is no longer going to be able to pose as a neutral arbiter.
By Bilal Y. Saab

Middle East
The Christian Science Monitor
No Gaza cease - fire: Dramatic shift in Egypt deprived Kerry of vital tool - - Secretary Kerry has come under harsh criticism, particularly in Israel, for his efforts to secure a cease-fire in Gaza. Experts say Egypt's shift vis-à-vis Hamas has made diplomacy much harder
By Howard LaFranchi

Killing Field of Gaza
The Guardian
Gaza: at least 19 killed & 90 injured as another U.N. school is hit - - UN official condemns ‘in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces’
By Harriet Sherwood

Opinions
The New York Times
No war is an island - - When Middle East Conflicts Become One
By David Brooks

Iraq - Kurdistan
The New Republic
The U.S. accidentally pushing Kurdistan toward independence from Iraq - - Kurdish oil is sitting off the Texas coast right now�and a U.S. judge just ordered its seizure
By Dov Friedman

Iraq Crisis
The New York Times
Let Sunnis defeat Iraq's militants - - Maliki's sectarian rule is what is pulling Iraq apart.
By Rafe Al - Essawi & Atheel al - Nujjaifi

Opinions
The National Review
How Islamic are Muslims - - When Muslims fail to follow Islamic precepts, the problem might be Islam, not that they are bad Muslims
By Daniel Pipes

Killing Field of Gaza
The Foreign Policy
The eye of storm - - During a lull in the fighting, Gaza’s residents returned to assess the damage and came away without hope
By Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Iraq Crisis
The Daily Telegraph
Islamic militants destroy historic 14th century mosque in Mousul - - Prophet Jirjis Mosque and Shrine bombed by Islamic militants in latest act of destruction against some of Iraq's most important monuments and holy places
By AP

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
UN report finds Islamic state is undergoing a 'Syrian - ization ' - - A UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria found Syrian rebels were defecting from other armed opposition groups and joining the Islamic State insurgency, a process the investigators called a 'Syrian-ization' of the Islamic State.
By Michelle Nichola

News Analysis
The New York Times
Gaza's mounting death toll - - The fighting is terrorizing innocent people on both sides of the border. It is past time for a cease-fire and for a plan that offers a more stable future for both Israelis and Palestinians.
By The Editorial Boards

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Empty acronyms - - Why the Central African Republic Has Many Peacekeepers, But No Peace
By Angela Meyer & Martin Welz

Iraq Crisis
The Daily Telegraph
Iraq jihadists blow up ' Jonah's tomb in Mousul ' - - Islamic State insurgents destroy reputed burial site of a prophet known in the Bible as Jonah after storming Iraqi city
By AFP

Opinions
The Washington Post
We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve - - Yael Even Or is an Israeli journalist and activist who, during her service, evaluated candidates for the recruitment department of the Israeli army. She currently lives in New York City.
By Yael Even Or

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
Fear & boredom in Vienna - - Vienna's opulent Palais Coburg was originally designed as a palace for Austria’s former Habsburg dynasty. But amid the tense negotiating sessions over the future of Iran's nuclear program, it could sometimes feel more like a prison -- for diplomats and journalists alike
By Hooman Majd

Opinions
The National Review
Pro - Palestinian pundit pillories press - - MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal won’t admit Hamas is winning the media war
By Molly Wharton

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
The march of ISIS in Iraq: can pentagon advisors help stop it? - - Despite the collapse of Iraqi defenses in June, there are still 'extremely capable' units in Iraq that the US 'should not write off,' a top State Department official tells Congress.
By Anne Mulrine

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


Opinions
The National Review
Conservative internationalism - - We should chart a course between Obama’s flaccid and Bush’s grandiose approach to the world
By George Will

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
What would nietzsche do? - - After more than a decade of high-cost, low-return investments in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, American support for intervention abroad is waning, drastically. It's time for a little nihilism in America
By Whitney Kassel

Killing Field of Gaza
The Daily Telegraph
Israel - Gaza conflict - live - - A second UN school has been attacked by Israeli shells with Gaza's emergency services saying 'dozens' killed as Israel agrees a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire. Follow developments here
By Raziye Akkoc

Iran & Human Rights
The Washington Post
Iran's unjust detentions - - A post journalist and his colleagues should be freed immidiately
By Editorials

Analysis
The National Journal
Why Benjamin Natanyahu should be very, very worried? - - Israel's defense is vulnerable to more than missiles as demographic and social changes threaten its global story
By Ron Fournier

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The Islamic state is the newest petrostate - - The Islamic State, the world's richest terror group, is reaping millions of dollars a day from selling stolen oil to shady businessmen across the Middle East
By Keith Johnson

Analysis
The New York Times
An Israeli without illusions - - Israelis must choose peace with the Palestinians - or we'll both keep circling the grindstone of violence
By David Grossman

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Gaza & the nuclear negotiations - - The longer the conflict in Gaza continues, the harder it will be to insulate the negotiations from other events in the region -- and that does not bode well for a successful outcome.
By Dalia Dassa Kaye

Killing Field of Gaza
The Christian Science Monitor
Attempted evacuation, then shells take 15 lives at Gaza shelter - - Witnesses said more than 1,000 people were in the courtyard of the UN school-turned shelter, waiting for buses to take them to a safer place, when the site was shelled
By Kristen Chick

Israel - Palestinians
The Guardian
Gaza fighting continues as both sides reject others' ceasefire announcements - - Death toll rises to more than 1,030 as Unicef says 218 children have been killed, two-thirds of them under the age of 12
By Harriet Sherwood

Israel - Palestinians
The Guardian
Israel's fears are real, but this Gaza war is utterly self - fefeating - - Palestinians and Israelis are saddled with leaders who with every move make their people less, not more, secure
By Jonathan Freedland

Iran's Press Freedoms
The Foreign Policy
Iranian authorities arrested U.S. journalist - - Iran’s chief justice Gholamhossein Esmaili confirmed the arrest of the Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian along with his wife Yeganeh Salehi
By Ria Novosti

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

Human Rights
The Guardian
Israeli strike on Gaza school kills 15 & leaves 200 wounded UN condemns shelling of UNRWA school, saying it asked IDF for time to evacuate civilians, which was not given
By Peter Beaumont

Israel - Palestinians
The New Republic
The Israeli army knew Gaza was a " ticking bomb " before war broke out - - They were even developing a plan to improve conditions there
By Neri Zilber

News Analysis
The National Policy
The end game in Gaza - - Can Netanyahu really demilitarize the Strip without making Hamas a partner?
By Aaron David Miller

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
' one blood, one enemy ' : solidarity for Gaza boils in West Bank - - Anger is building in the West Bank amid the ongoing Israeli operation in Gaza, particularly toward Palestinian Authority security forces trying to tamp down demonstrations
By Ben Lynfield

Health
The Guardian
Indian boy has 232 teeth removed - - Surgeons operating on lump in Ashik Gavai's jaw found many 'pearl-like teeth' and a solid 'marble-like' growth
By AFP

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



    
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