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  • >... And Israel blames Hamas
    CNN's Atika Shubert speaks to Israeli spokesman Mark Regev about the challenges being faced in Gaza peace-talks.
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:10pm -
  • >Palestinian blames Netanyahu ...
    CNN's Amara Walker speaks to Palestinian leader Mustafa Barghouti about the most recent round of Israel-Gaza peace talks.
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:10pm -
  • >Strikes, counter strikes resume in the Mideast
    The depressing cycle of strikes and counter strikes resumed as talks of a longer term truce failed between Israelis and Palestinians.
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:23pm -
  • >U.N. airlifts aid into northern Iraq
    The U.N. refugee agency is due to begin a massive four-day airlift of aid Wednesday into northern Iraq, where fighting between Islamist extremists and Kurdish forces has created a humanitarian crisis.
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:23pm -
  • >ISIS beheads U.S. journalist James Foley
    Sunni militants release a video of the execution of U.S. journalist James Foley, and threaten life of another if U.S. doesn't end operations in Iraq.
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:23pm -
  • >Foley: 'Brave, tireless' journalist
    When war reporter James Foley wasn't writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS "NewsHour," he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled "A World of Troubles."
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:21pm -
  • >Iran's king of cars
    Mohammad Reza Najafi is one of Iran's foremost businesspeople and he sees a promising economic future for his country if sanctions are lifted.
    - 15 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:21am -
  • >World Cup city rises in desert
    Grab a glimpse of the near future. Plans for the desert city of Lusail include man-made islands and a host arena for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
    - 21 hours ago, 19 Aug 14, 8:59pm -
  • Zoo animals caught in conflict
    The sights at the Gaza zoo couldn't be sadder.
    - 1 day ago, 19 Aug 14, 4:34pm -
  • Iraq retakes Mosul Dam from ISIS
    U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces take control of Mosul Dam on Monday, fighting back ISIS militants who had seized the dam.
    - 1 day ago, 19 Aug 14, 4:28pm -

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  • >Islamic State claims it executed American photojournalist James Foley
    The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. A video posted on YouTube, later removed, purported to show the execution of James Foley after he recited a stat…
    - 22 mins ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:05pm -
  • >Palestinians say Israeli strike hit home of top Hamas commander in Gaza
    JERUSALEM — Palestinians on Wednesday accused Israel of firing a missile at the home of the top Hamas military commander in the Gaza Strip, killing his wife and child a day after negotiations for a permanent truce broke down amid renewed rocket fir…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:59pm -
  • >Iraqi effort to recapture Tikrit said to stall
    IRBIL, Iraq — The Iraqi army launched a fresh offensive Tuesday to recapture the central city of Tikrit, seeking to build on the success of U.S.-backed government forces in seizing Mosul Dam, their first significant defeat of Islamic State militant…
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:23am -
  • >Gaza cease-fire broken as militants’ rocket attacks spark retaliatory Israeli airstrikes
    JERUSALEM — Militants in Gaza broke a temporary cease-fire by launching rockets at Israel on Tuesday, and Israel responded with airstrikes. The resumption of hostilities shut down talks in Cairo that seek a permanent truce between Israel and Hamas…
    - 17 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:56am -
  • Israelis and Palestinians agree to keep talking in effort to win long-term Gaza truce
    JERUSALEM — Israeli and Palestinian officials agreed just before a midnight deadline Monday to extend the Gaza cease-fire for an additional 24 hours to try to complete a deal that could lead to a permanent truce. Read full article >>
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 3:07am -
  • Obama says Iraqi, Kurdish forces have reclaimed strategic Mosul Dam
    President Obama said Monday that Iraqi and Kurdish forces, aided by waves of U.S. airstrikes, had recaptured the country’s largest dam, hailing the development as “important progress” against from Islamic State fighters. Read full article >>
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 1:40am -
  • Iraqi forces, aided by U.S. jets, claim swift gains in push to retake dam from militants
    BADRIYA, Iraq — Islamic State fighters were on the run in northern Iraq on Sunday after Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, closed in on a strategically vital dam in the most significant attempt yet to reverse the militants’ blit…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 5:20pm -
  • Suspect in revenge killing of Palestinian teen hunted victim, prosecutors say
    JERUSALEM — The Israeli eyeglass-shop owner accused of burning an Arab teenager alive last month led a “hunting expedition” to kill a Palestinian to avenge the murder of three Israeli yeshiva students, prosecutors say. Read full article >>
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 3:28pm -
  • Jews and Arabs in Israel more estranged after war
    UMM AL-FAHM, ISRAEL — Ameer Talal once got 100 customers a day at the car wash he runs outside Israel’s biggest Arab town. But fear has kept away his Jewish clientele. His little car wash, like most of the Arab-owned businesses around him, has fa…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 10:52pm -
  • Islamic State fighters kill dozens of Yazidi villagers
    DAHUK, Iraq — Extremist fighters have killed more than 80 men and detained hundreds of women in a Yazidi village, Yazidis and Kurdish officials said Saturday, offering a reminder that the ancient minority sect is still at risk despite President Oba…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 5:14pm -

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The Economist

  • Israel, Gaza and the media: Propaganda war
    BY ITS nature, war is polarising. Six out of seven Israelis oppose a ceasefire in Gaza that would include easing the blockade of the enclave, for example. Nor are Palestinians very interested in making necessary concessions.In Israel, coverage of the…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 6:59pm -
  • South African cities: Still worlds apart
    DRIVING through South Africa can be like taking a disheartening trip back in time. Twenty years after introducing full democracy, the racist geography of the apartheid era is stubbornly unchanged.Most towns start with a collection of shacks, or p…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 6:59pm -
  • Birth control in Niger: Population explosion
    HAOWA was already struggling to feed five children before she gave birth to triplets in the Gabi region of southern Niger 19 months ago. Now, when her babies scream for food she often finds herself helpless. “If they cry and I have nothing to g…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 6:59pm -
  • Palm oil in west Africa: Grow but cherish your environment
    FOR half a century, Indonesia and Malaysia have accounted for the vast majority of the world’s exports of palm oil. But now investors are flocking to west Africa to secure land for rival plantations. Environmentalists say the forests of South-East…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 6:59pm -
  • Israel and Gaza: After the storm
    FOR decades archaeologists have searched for the ruins of Tida, Gaza’s lost port of the ancient world. Plans for a modern version look almost as mythical. Closed to most shipping since the six-day war in 1967, Gaza longs for the sea access that…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 6:59pm -
  • The Gaza war: Will the ceasefire hold?
    NEARLY a month after Israel began its onslaught against the Islamists of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, local fishermen this week again tentatively dropped their nets into the sewage-ridden harbour off Gaza City. They watched warily in case Israel’s…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 7:01pm -
  • Iraq’s civil war: Who wants to rescue the regime?
    NOW that the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) are threatening not just the regime based in Baghdad but also the sturdier forces of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, will American forces be sent back in, albeit on a relatively small scale? So…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 7:01pm -
  • Ethiopia and its press: The noose tightens
    A RANKING that countries do not aspire to ascend is the one compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based group. It reckons that Ethiopia is Africa’s second-worst jailer of journalists, ahead only of its ultra-repressive neighb…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 7:01pm -
  • Gaza and the Arab world: A collective shrug
    PUBLIC opinion among the Palestinians’ strongest natural supporters, their fellow Arabs, has been notably slower to rally on their behalf than during the two previous Israeli onslaughts on Gaza in the past five years. Pressure on Arab diplomats to…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 7:01pm -
  • Science in Africa: On the rise
    The stamp of future successAFRICA has a poor reputation for scientific innovation. But when South Africa jointly won a bid in 2012 to host the world’s largest science project, for a radio telescope called the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), it ho…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 7:01pm -