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Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?
Mubarak Awad laments what Gaza has wrought
U.S. Weighs Options to Rescue Desperate Yazidis From Iraqi Mountain
U.S. officials said they were considering a risky mission to save the group still trapped on the mountain by the Islamic State
Erdogan Wins Turkey's First Presidential Election
He has set his sights on serving two presidential terms, keeping him in power past 2023, the 100th anniversary of the secular republic.
Israel, Palestinians Agree to New Gaza Truce
The Cairo talks will continue, representatives from both sides said.
Islamic State Kills at Least 500 From Iraq's Yazidi Minority: Baghdad
Some of the victims were buried alive, Iraq's human rights minister said.
Kangaroo Mother Care Could Save Millions of Lives In Poor Countries
Premature birth is a mass killer in developing countries. But it doesn’t have to be.
Tel Aviv Diary: It's A War of Attrition
Though Hamas seems primed to fight a war of attrition, it is not in the best interest of the Gazan people they claim to be fighting for, says Marc Schulman
Israelis, Gaza Militants Fight On, Defying Truce Efforts
Despite international efforts to revive a ceasefire, the conflict in Gaza entered a second month
Abducted Man Reunites With Grandmother 36 Years Later
Guido Carlotto, one of millions kidnapped during Argentina’s military regime, was reunited with his grandmother this week after 36 years apart.
Obama: U.S. Strikes Have Destroyed Iraq Militants' Arms and Equipment
Obama said U.S. airstrikes have destroyed arms and equipment that Islamic State insurgents could have used to attack Arbil but warned the current operation in Iraq could take some time
Ukraine Says Stops Russian Troops Invading, Moscow Calls Statement 'Fairy Tale'
A senior aide to Ukrainian president Poroshenko said a large Russian military convoy had been heading for the border on Friday but had stopped after an appeal by Kiev to Russia
Using Twitter, Linguists Find Global ‘Superdialects’
Researchers discovered urbanites from cities across the globe sound closer to each other than to their rural cousins at home
Ebola Frontline: Life During Lockdown
Ebola patients are one of the only things getting through the lockdown in Kenema, Sierra Leone.
Erdogan Poised To Win Turkey's First Popular Presidential Vote
After a decade as prime minister, Erdogan will likely be Turkey's next president as opposition leaders brand him an authoritarian
Intelligence Source: Turks Launched Strikes on ISIS
NATO tries to halt Islamic State forces from taking Irbil, where the U.S. consulate has up to 50 American officials.
Ebola Frontline: Sierra Leone on Lockdown
Strictly enforced blockades are keeping Sierra Leon's locals trapped, and is driving up prices of food and goods.
Suspected Boko Haram Raid Kills 10 in Cameroon
Nigerian Islamists have launched another attack in northern Cameroon, according to state radio
Islamic State Fighters Extend Gains In Northern Iraq
Islamist militants are increasing their gains in Kurdish territories as they threaten the autonomous region's capital
Hackers Attack Israel as Israel Attacks Gaza
A report by Arbor Networks shows a direct correlation between actual warfare and cyber warfare
The Families Who Tried to Kill Hitler
70 years after the failed bomb plot, the children of the assassins, branded as traitors, tell their story
On Second Day Of Gaza Ceasefire, Peace Talks Begin
"The indirect talks between the Palestinians and Israelis are moving forward," one Egyptian official said
Ukrainian Refugee Numbers Spike As Fighting Intensifies
Hundreds of thousands of refugees are on the move within Ukraine or fleeing to Russia, the UN says
Christians Detained for Spying on China/North Korea
The Canadian coffee shop owners are accused of stealing Chinese military secrets
The Princess in the Rent-Controlled NY Apartment
An Ottoman princess whose rent is $390 refuses to leave her tony New York apartment
Will Sanctions on Russia Tip the World Into Recession?
Punishment on Russia could create “serious blowback in global markets”
Japan Fears For Security As Neighbors Build Up Arms
China, Russia and North Korea have all been extending their military arsenals as anti-Japan sentiments spark security concerns
Iran Hearts Hamas
Why is Iran suddenly making nice with Hamas?
Israel Withdraws Troops As 72-Hour Gaza Truce Begins
The truce, mediated by Egypt, is a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war
South American Youths Sent to Provoke Cuban Rebellion
From the makers of Cuban Twitter comes another attempt to overthrow the Castro government
California Declares Wildfire Emergency
Low rainfall and record hot summer spark 17 fires blazing across northern California