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The Foreign Affairs
Do not let the Saudis destabilize Lebanon - - Why Washington Should Restrain Riyadh
By Bilal Y. Saab


The New York Times
Trump administration ends temporary protection for Haitians - - A program that let 59,000 Haitians remain in the United States after a 2010 earthquake will end in July 2019
By Miram Jordan


The Washington Post
Justice Department pushing Iran - connected charges in HBO hack, other cases - - Some U.S. officials fear the push to expose the cases is linked to an effort to place more sanctions on Iran
By Devlin Barrett


The New Republic
Our inordinately white, wealthy, male government - - The departure of Janet Yellen underscores the homogeneity of the governing class under Donald Trump
By Bryce Covert


The New York Times
We are with stupid - - At least five times a day, on average, this president says something that is not truse
By Timothy Egan


The Foreign Policy
Israel is not going to fight Saudi Arabias wars - - Don't expect Benjamin Netanyahu to put Israeli soldiers in harms way in Lebanon on Mohammed bin Salmans say-so
By Amos Harel


The Washington Post
Trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe were banned in the U.S. Trump just reversed that - - Trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe can be imported to the U.S.
By Juliet Eilperin and Darryl Fears


The New Republic
Our Intordinately white, wealthy, make government - - The departure of Janet Yellen underscores the homogeneity of the governing class under Donald Trump
By Bryce Covert


 
Opinions
The Foreign Policy
Trumps worst trip ever, until his next one - - A look back at the American presidents rollercoaster ride through Asia.
By Max Boot

Iran - Earthquake
The New York Times
I am alive - survivors of Iran earthquake mourn as government scrambles to help - - A New York Times correspondent visited villages in western Iran near the epicenter of Sunday nights earthquake.
By Thomas Erdbrink

Science
The New York Times
Trillions of flies can not all be bad -- The world's flies do much more than annoy us. Pollinating plants, cleaning up carcasses, swabbing drains - flies are part of every strand of the web of life.
By James Gorman

Iran - Earthquake
The Washington Post
Death toll in Iran-Iraq earth Quake tops 400 state media says - - The 7.3-magnitude quake struck the Iraqi side of the border but caused widespread damage in western Iran
By Erin Conningham

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
A purge in Ryeadh - - What Mohammed bin Salmans Crackdown Means for Saudi Arabia and the Middle East
By Toby Matthiesen

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Donald Trump has unleashed the Saudi Arabia we always wanted and feared - - Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has put the Middle East on a collision course. And the White House will own the consequences.
By Aaron David Miller

Earthquake
The NBC NEWS
Earthquake near Iran - Iraq border kills 348, injures 6,500 Rescuers were trying to find survivors trapped under collapsed buildings but their efforts were hindered in many places by landslides. More than 100 aftershocks were registered, according to Iranian officials
By Time Stelloh and Alex Johnson

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The Saudis go for broke against Iran - - Riyadh and its allies are aiming to use their financial leverage to remake the Arab world but their strategy could just as easily backfire
By David Kenner

Latest News
The Foreign Affairs
The Next space race is artificial intelligence - - And the United States is losing
By John R. Allen

Saudi Arabia
The Foreign Affairs
A purge in Riyadh - - What Mohammed bin Salman's Crackdown Means for Saudi Arabia and the Middle East
By Toby Matthiesen

Science - Health
The New York Times
Gene therapy creates replacement skin to save a dying boy - - Doctors grew sheets of healthy skin that were transplanted onto a boy with a genetic disease that caused blistering and tearing all over his body
By Denise Grady

Saudi Arabia
The Christian Science Monitor
Riyadh roundup - what is behind Saudi princesm Our next story tries to peer into an often veiled Saudi kingdom. What are the true motives in the arrests of top princes: Is this really about tackling corruption to create a fairer, more liberal society - Or is that simply an excuse for a power grab?
By Tylor Luck

News Analysis
The New York Times
Attention -- Saudi Prince in a hurry - - Are we witnessing reform or a coup detente
By Thomas L. Friedman

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Lebanese departure shows Saudi Response to Irans rising role - - This is what power plays in the Middle East look like. A newly aggressive Saudi Arabia is targeting Iran's influence in the region afresh. Caught in between, as usual, is Lebanon, which might have to abandon a year of rare stability to please the Saudis.
By Nicholas Blanford

Election
The New York Times
Willie Horton, updated for the Trump Era - - A certain amount of nastiness is inevitable as Election Day approaches, but a few utterly misleading campaign ads go over the line.
By The Editorial Board

Opinions
The New York Times
Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and the con man caucus - -
By Paul Krugman

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Saudi Arabia is betting its future on desert megacity - - State Dept. lettercould pave way for deporting 300,000 immigrants with protected status       - -Can Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious plans jumpstart social and economic reform, or are they an expensive miscalculation
By Elizabeth Dickinson

China
The Economist
Why China leads the world in flight delays - - The seven worst airports for delays are all in China
By

Health
The New York Times
Glasses are cool, why are not hearing aids - - Millions of Americans suffer hearing loss, but too few of us do anything about it. That has to change
By Jennifer Finney Boylan

Analysis
The New Republic
Why democracy did not work in Russia - - How Russias democratic hopes gave way to repressive nationalism.
By Christian Caryl


Opinions
The New Republic
Only Human - - How an American ex-jihadi struggled to rebuild his life in the country hed once vowed to destroy
By Tiffany Stanley

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The Myth about Nafta jobs - - Why the Free Trade Deal Does Not Hurt Employment
By Frank Lavin

Health
The New York Times
Under new guidelines, millions more Americans will need to lower blood pressure - - Experts set new targets for treatment of hypertension on Monday, greatly expanding the number of adults who will qualify for the diagnosis.
By Gina Kolata

Analysis
The Economist
Jihadism and far - right fanaticism viewed as responses to the same malaise - - The similarities between different schools of terrorism
By Erasmus

Opinions
The New Republic
Trumps fantasy capitalism - - How the president undermines Republicans traditional economic arguments
By Corey Robin

Opinions
The New York Times
A toxic mix - sex, religion and hypocrisy - - The world they describe is a world of hypocrisy, where appearance and reality clash constantly, where sex is a source of shame but on everybody’s mind, where the cult of virginity — demanded only of women
By Sylvie Kauffmann

Lebanon
The Washington Post
U.S warns Saudis and Iran on stability in Lebanon - - a warning that senior administration officials said was directed at Saudi Arabia as well as at Iran and Hezbollah.
By Karen DeYoung & Ann Gearan

Opinions
The Washington Post
Saudi Arabia forcibly detained Lebanons prime minster - - - - - - Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri is being held by Saudi authorities under what Lebanese sources say amounts to house arrest in Riyadh, apparently as part of the Saudi campaign to squeeze Iran and its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah.
By David Ignatius

Opinions
The New York Times
Trump and
By

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Does Trump realize that hiw new Iran strategy could suffer a fatal blow in Syria - - Without a plan for countering Iranian and Russian interests in Eastern Syria, the administration could find itself in a very bad place in the Middle East.
By John Hannah

Analysis
The New York Times
Message to Mr. Trump - we are better than that - - As he bitterly appeals only to the few Americans not repelled by his behavior, Democrats won with the politics of inclusiveness
By The Editorial Board

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Jared Kushner, Mohammad bin Salman, and Benjamin Netanyahu are up to something - - And it looks a lot like a plan to squeeze Iran.
By Dov Zakheim

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
What Harires resignation means for Lebanon - - An Escalation From Riyadh
By Bilal Y. Saab

Saudi Arabia - Iran
The Foreign Policy
Saudi Arabias Crown prince cracks the whip - - In a series of dramatic moves, Mohammed bin Salman aimed to cement his hold on power at home and raise pressure on Iran abroad
By David Kenner

Trump - Immigration
The Washington Post
State Dept. lettercould pave way for deporting 300,000 immigrants with protected status - - Central Americans and Haitians living in the United States under a form of temporary permission no longer need to be shielded from deportation, the State Department told Homeland Security officials this week, a few days ahead of a highly anticipated announcement about whether to renew that protection
By Nick Miroff and Karen De Young

Afghanistan - The Past - The Future
The Christian Science Monitor
Amid advercity, Afghan girls see pockets of gains on education - -

Many Afghans are rightly concerned about backsliding in girls' education. But the opening of doors since the Taliban fell 16 years ago means that more Afghans, even in rural areas, are unwilling to return to old prejudices

 

By Scott Peterson

Analysis
The New Republic
Who knew Trump would be a weak president -- He campaigned with a lot of swagger. But his first nine months in office have been defined by indecision, vacillation, and a reluctance to call shots.
By Elizabeth Drew

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Donald Trumps biggest disinformation campaign yet - - The Russia collusion scandal is closing in on Americas commander-in-chief of fake news
By Max Boot

Iran - American Senate
The Foreign Policy
Corker and Cottins false promises would push Iran toward nuclearization - - The Republican senators want to keep the JCPOA while adding new restrictions. It wonld not work.
By Tess Bridgeman

Trump - News Media
The New York Times
The plot against America - - Robert Mueller hands a gangster administration its first indictments
By Michelle Goldberg



    
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