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  • >Opinion: Obama's ISIS war rollout is off to rough start
    David Gergen says the White House's war against ISIS is getting off to a rough start and needs to be set right
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 8:33am -
  • >Meet Middle East's richest man
    Some billionaires like to downplay their wealth but Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud is no ordinary billionaire. He's the richest man in Saudi Arabia with investments in all manner of ventures who has taken one magazine to court for underestimating…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 8:32am -
  • >'Real' Istanbul disappearing?
    Artists and migrants are moving out as once-crumbling neighborhoods go upscale.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 8:30am -
  • >Refugees flood Turkey to escape ISIS
    The flow of refugees fleeing Syria into Turkey has reached an unprecedented level in the past two days, a U.N. official said Sunday.
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 8:29am -
  • >Yemeni Prime Minister steps down amid tension in capital
    Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Saleh Basendowah announced his resignation Sunday ahead of an expected deal signing with Shiite rebels, the state-run SABA news agency reported
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Sep 14, 10:07pm -
  • >Tony Blair: West must fight not only ISIS, but its ideology
    When Tony Blair heard British aid worker David Haines mention the former prime minister prior to his beheading, it strengthened his resolve to fight ISIS, he said Sunday.
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Sep 14, 6:02pm -
  • Wife of hostage Alan Henning pleads for ISIS to let him go
    The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with the Islamic State terror group to release her husband, describing him as a "peaceful, selfless man" who was only in Syria to help people in need.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 14, 9:32am -
  • French airstrikes hit ISIS warehouse
    President Francois Hollande has announced that French fighters have hit an ISIS warehouse. Anna Coren has the details.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 14, 4:28am -
  • Is fighter in ISIS video North American?
    Analysts are trying to find a match for the voice of a man who speaks with a North American accent in a 55-minute propaganda video released by ISIS.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 14, 4:27am -
  • Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by ISIS freed
    Dozens of Turkish hostages abducted by Islamist militants in northern Iraq were freed Saturday after three months in captivity.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 14, 4:25am -


  • >Turkey clamps down on Syria border
    Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the entry of at least 100,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.
    - 13 mins ago, 22 Sep 14, 9:58am -
  • >VIDEO: Blair: 'Boots on ground' to defeat IS
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the BBC that IS militants will not be defeated until they are fought on the ground.
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 5:57am -
  • >Deal to end Yemen crisis signed
    The Yemeni government and Shia Houthi rebels sign an agreement aimed at ending the political crisis which has gripped the country for weeks.
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • >Deadly Egypt military aircraft crash
    A military aircraft has crashed in Egypt, killing six crew, state TV reports.
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Sep 14, 5:05pm -
  • >VIDEO: At scene of Cairo bomb blast
    A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo has killed at least two police officers, security officials say.
    - 18 hours ago, 21 Sep 14, 3:54pm -
  • >UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS
    The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Sep 14, 2:08pm -
  • >Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo
    A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say.
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Sep 14, 1:43pm -
  • >Yemen clashes cast doubt on 'truce'
    Fighting continues in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, despite an announcement that the government and Shia Houthi rebels have agreed to sign a truce.
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Sep 14, 12:26pm -
  • The volunteers of Baghdad's peace carnival
    How do you celebrate World Peace Day in Baghdad?
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 14, 5:54am -
  • VIDEO: Yemen in UN truce with Shia Houthi
    Yemen has agreed to a UN-brokered truce with a Shia Houthi group after a week of mounting clashes in the capital Sanaa raised fears of a sectarian war.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 14, 5:30am -

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  • Crime and punishment in Saudi Arabia: The other beheaders
    THE condemned may request a painkiller. Their end is not televised, and comes with a swift sword stroke from a skilled executioner rather than from hacking with a kitchen knife by an untutored brute. Otherwise there is not much difference between a d…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 7:01pm -
  • Health in west Africa: Help in the time of Ebola
    “WE ARE exhausted, we are angry, we are desperate,” said Sophie Delaunay, the American director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) last week, frustrated at the tardy international response to the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa. Within day…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 7:01pm -
  • Nigeria’s online retailers: E-bola
    WHAT if Ebola spread beyond the smaller west African states, where the outbreak is concentrated, and took hold in Nigeria, Africa’s most-populous country? International epidemiologists tremble at the thought. Ordinary Nigerians worry, too—so much…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 7:01pm -
  • Confronting Islamic State: An improbable alliance
    EVEN before America has properly put together its coalition to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls swathes of Iraq and Syria, it thinks it is making military progress. IS’s advance has already be…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 7:01pm -
  • Egypt: Al-Sisi Ascendant
    WHEN he addresses the UN General Assembly on September 25th, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will surely have reason to feel pleased. The former field-marshal’s first 100 days as president, following a strong electoral win in June, have brought economic and d…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 7:01pm -
  • South Africa: Spy v spy
    HELEN ZILLE, leader of South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), emerged from a Pretoria court on September 4th claiming victory. In her hands were audio recordings (pictured) that should shed light on the government’s decision in 2…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 6:54pm -
  • Kenya and the international court: Off the hook?
    Kenyatta’s prospects brightenTHE two leading Kenyans facing prosecution at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague were once mortal enemies whose followers killed each other in the wake of a disputed election in 2007. Yet they have…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 6:54pm -
  • Confronting Islamic State: The next war against global jihadism
    ONCE again, and more wearily than ever, America is saddling up to lead an armed posse into the badlands of Mesopotamia. In 1991 the elder George Bush gathered a coalition to chase the invading forces of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq from Kuwait. In 200…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 6:54pm -
  • Yemen: Who’s Houthi?
    IF YOU were a tribe in Yemen and fancied a road or a school or the release of someone from prison, the tried and tested method in the past was to snatch a hostage or two. Usually the government gave in, and everyone went home happy. So it is perhaps…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 6:54pm -
  • Social media in Saudi Arabia: A virtual revolution
    People of the FacebookTUNE into one of Saudi Arabia’s television channels and you are likely to find a stuffy report praising the government or a sheikh spinning a dreary sermon. Little wonder that so many Saudis turn to YouTube and other onlin…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 6:54pm -