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Putin the Pariah
The shooting down of flight MH17 has crashed Putin’s reputation
In NY Building, Different Doors for Rich and Poor
Market-rate buyers will use one entrance, affordable housing tenants will use the other
Arab Nations Vie to Broker a Gaza Ceasefire Deal
Eyebrows are raised at Ban Ki-Moon’s freebie on a borrowed Qatari jet
Satellite Images of Downed MH-17 Flight Emerge
Satellites captured images of the remains of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17
Israeli Foreign Minister Seeks to Ban Al Jazeera
Israel's foreign minister believes Qatar, the country where Al Jazeera is based, is backing Hamas fighters
Israel PM Buys Pro-Israeli Tweets
Israel takes Gaza fighting to social media with pro-Israeli promotional tweets
Gaza Deadlock: Enter John Kerry, the Uninvited Guest
Many Israelis think the Secretary of State is wasting his time, reports Marc Schulman, who shares his diary from Israel
U.S. Report Points to Pro-Russia Rebels Downing Plane
The State Department outlines the evidence for asserting Russia is to blame for the shooting down of Malaysian jet
Graphic Video Allegedly Shows Wounded Civilian Killed by Israeli Sniper
The video emerged amid growing concern over the plight of civilians and the weaponry used by Israel in Gaza
Gaza cease-fire talks fall victim to deep divisions among Arab states
Bodies Leave MH-17 Crash Site After Malaysian PM Makes Deal With Rebels
The aircraft's black boxes would be given to the Malaysian authorities, Prime Minister Najib Razak said
Perry to Deploy National Guard to U.S.-Mexico Border
As the governor moves to deploy National Guard troops, Texas Democrats fear a “militarization” of the border
Turkey Hatching Plan to Clear Syrian Beggars Off Streets of Istanbul
Turkey is struggling to manage the influx of refugees from Syria's three-year war, and the hospitality of locals is starting to wear thin
Passengers' Families to Get $5000 Following Malaysian Jet Tragedy
The money is help families connected with Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 "with their economic needs" and will not be offset against the final compensation they receive
John Kerry to Meet With Egyptian Officials Over Gaza
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to push Hamas to accept a cease-fire and end the fighting
India Suffering From Morning After Blues
The new Indian prime minister is already failing to deliver on his election promises
Palestinians Celebrate Over Reported Capture of Israeli Soldier
"Today is like a holiday and we feel joy that a soldier is in our hands," a vegetable seller in Gaza told a reporter
U.N. Calls for Gaza Ceasefire as Death Toll Tops 500
Israeli forces killed 10 Palestinian militants after they emerged from tunnels while jets and tanks continued to pound Gaza
Fighting Erupts in Ukraine Crash Site Region
The fighting flared up in Donetsk as investigators began to inspect the bodies of victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
Kerry Makes a Case for Russian Complicity in Downing of MH-17
The U.S. embassy in Kiev posted evidence that points at Russia
Gaza: How Many Deaths Before a Ceasefire?
The ambush that left 13 Israeli soldiers dead has shocked the nation, reports Marc Schulman.
Nigeria's Free-Wheeling Media Fears Crackdown over Boko Haram Battle
The military is using national security as an excuse for a crackdown on critical media coverage
Panama Canal Celebrates 100 Years, Despite Some Glitches
Celebrations have been marred by ugly stand-offs between the Panamanian government and contractors
Heavy Shelling Brings Death to Gaza District, Triggers Exodus
Hamas has told residents to stay put and many locals say they have nowhere to go to
Black Boxes from Ukraine Plane Site Under Our Control, Say Rebels
Separatist leader claims they have two of the downed Malaysian plane's black boxes
Gaza: Israelis Expect an Expansion of the Ground War
Hamas terrorists are emerging from tunnels to kill Israeli troops, reports Marc Schulman.
Venice is Sinking Under a Tidal Wave of Corruption
Plans for floodgates have been submerged in a scam involving everyone from the mayor to the gondoliers.
43 People Killed in China Highway Collision: Xinhua
A series of accidents in recent years involving vehicles carrying school children have made such incidents a sensitive issue
Israeli Tanks Dig in at Gaza Frontier as Palestinian Toll Tops 300
Military said engineers were looking to destroy concealed rocket launch pads and tunnels dug by Hamas
Ukraine, Rebels Argue over Wreckage, Germany Says Putin Has "Last Chance"
German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin, urging him to use his influence with the rebels to ensure an urgent ceasefire
Who Should Broker a Gaza Cease-Fire?
Palestinians want Qatar or Turkey; Israelis want the U.S. and Egypt
Israeli and Palestinian Kids Caught in the Crossfire
The Gaza conflict imposes a heavy toll on Palestinian children—but both sides are suffering
After U.S. Deportation, a Honduran Mother and Daughter's Uncertain Fate
Mother and daughter, who had fled rampant violence in the Honduran city of Tegucigalpa, returned to a situation even more precarious than the one they had left
GOP Hawks Urge Tougher Sanctions on Putin, Aid to Ukraine
Blaming rebels backed by Russia for shooting down the Malaysian plane, Republicans want action from President Obama
Photos: Standing on the Moon
On July 20, "with one small step," Neil Armstrong made history, becoming the first person to set foot on the moon
Convert, Pay Tax, or Die, Islamic State Warns Christians in Iraq
The group set a Saturday deadline for Christians who did not want to stay and live under those terms to "leave the borders of the Islamic Caliphate"
Missile Brought Down MH17, Obama Says
President Barack Obama says Putin had the power to stop fighting in Ukraine, but chose not to
Gaza Invasion: The Hunt for Hamas’s Military Tunnels
Israelis are preparing themselves for a long ground war, Marc Schulman writes
Names of Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Start to Emerge
The stories of those killed on the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine are beginning to emerge throughout the world's media
Photos: Life, Death, and Prayer in Gaza
As the war between Hamas and Israel continues, Palestinians searched for safety, prayed, protested, and mourned the dead. One Israeli soldier has been killed in the offensive, and a reported 35 Palestinians have died.
Why Would Putin Shoot Down a Plane?
Long-time Sovietologist Stephen Cohen doesn’t think Russia’s hands are bloody this time
On the Ground With the Pro-Russian Separatists Suspected of Shooting Down Flight 17
Our reporter met up with the men fighting in the Donetsk region, not far from where the plane came down
U.S. President Speaks With Israeli Prime Minister
Obama addresses Gaza conflict, underscoring the U.S. support for Israel to defend itself.
U.S. Says It Can't Rule Out Russian Help in Shooting Down Plane
The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. said they "cannot rule out technical assistance from Russian personnel in operating" the missile that downed the Malaysia jet
AIDS Researchers Killed on Downed Malaysian Plane
The global health community is in shock after reports that up to 100 AIDS researchers were onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17
As Hamas Fights Israel, It Might Get More Cash
Hamas might start raking in donations now that its armed wing is meeting Israel on the battlefield
No Firing Squad for CIA in German Spy Fiasco
No punishment likely for any spy agency officials for diplomatically disastrous spying on Germany
Ukraine Releases Recording of Militants Allegedly Discussing Downing of Malaysian Plane
One of the recordings is of a conversation between pro-Russian separatists and a Russian intelligence officer, the Ukrainian intelligence services allege.
Israel's Incursion Into Gaza Sows Terror, Kills 23
"My whole family hears the bombs fall around us and we could be hit any time," Yousef al-Hayek told Reuters
World Leaders Demand Answers After MH17 Tragedy
Two U.S. officials said Washington strongly suspected the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 was downed by a missile fired by Ukrainian separatists
Newsweek Rewind: 'Murder in the Air'
If Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was indeed shot down, it won't be the first civilian plane to have been brought down by hostile fire
Regulators Are Fine With Commercial Airplanes Flying Over War Zones
MH17's flight pattern was far from unusual. Dozens of planes fly over Iraq every day
The View From Tel Aviv as the Gaza Ground Offensive Commenced
Hamas’s failure to abide by even the short humanitarian cease-fire strains Israelis’ patience, Marc Schulman writes
Foreign Journalists Ordered to Evacuate Beach Hotels in Gaza
The Israeli Defense Force ground invasion gives journalists 30 minutes to evacuate
Israel Launches Ground Invasion of Gaza
"We have hit Hamas hard, and we will continue to hit Hamas hard."
What Brought Down Flight MH17 Over Eastern Ukraine?
The blame game has started, but here are the main options being considered