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Blog Post Archive

Why the capture of an Israeli soldier would be such a big deal

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On Sunday evening, Islamist militant group Hamas announced that it had captured an Israeli soldier in the midst of the bloodiest day of hostilities in the Gaza Strip since Israel launched "Operation Protective Edge" two weeks ago. An Israeli military spokesman said the army was investigating and did not confirm the abduction, but Ron Prosor, Israel’s […]

Dogs, pigeons and other things that were flying in the Malaysia Airlines cargo

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By now, we know that all of the 298 passengers and crew members traveling on the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday were killed. Those 298 people included 192 Dutch citizens, 44 Malaysians, 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians, 10 Britons, four Germans, four Belgians, three Filipinos, a Canadian and a New Zealander. […]

Raw footage: Israeli forces storm holiest mosque in Jerusalem

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  Clashes erupted in Jerusalem at the al-Aqsa mosque, known as the third-holiest site in Islam. Dozens gathered outside the mosque to protest Israel's ground invasion into Gaza, according to the International Business Times. Protesters then clashed with Israel Defense Forces after Friday prayers. Show More Summary

Israel’s Gaza ground offensive continues

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Israeli forces launched a ground invasion in Gaza Thursday night, starting a new phase in the recent conflict between Israel and Gaza. Follow this live blog for the latest updates. Read through previous updates here.

Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza Strip

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Israeli forces launched a new phase in the conflict with Gaza Thursday night when they began a major ground offensive. Follow this live blog for the latest updates.

Israeli ambassador’s Twitter Q&A gets dominated by critics

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the United States, held a Twitter Q&A on Thursday morning, and it turned out as one would expect. The chat, which lasted roughly 45 minutes, fueled the Twitter hashtag #AskDermer. Click on it and you'll find a growing archive of cynicism and outrage directed at Israel and its Operation Protective Edge, the 10-day-old […]

Watch: Israel bombs secret tunnel to halt infiltration by Gaza militants

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Before the five-hour humanitarian true between Israel and Gaza, there was a move made by Israelis: the bombing of tunnel in Israel. Israeli forces bombed what they called the "terror tunnel," located under the Gaza border. The military bombed an opening of the tunnel, 250 yards inside Israel. The move reportedly prevented what could have been a "devastating" […]

Sashaying cabinet ministers and thigh-high slits! What’s going on in Britain?

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON -- And Hillary Clinton thinks her wardrobe is scrutinized? On Tuesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron promoted several women ahead of the 2015 general election, saying that his new team better reflected modern society. The number of women who will attend cabinet meetings is now 8 of 33. The Daily Mail, a British tabloid, didn't fail to […]

It’s official: The Chinese government is at war with adultery

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

When Bo Xilai, the poster child for Chinese corruption and intrigue, was finally expelled from the Communist Party in September 2012, the official notice that listed his crimes contained an unusual reference to his personal life: Bo “had or maintained improper sexual relations with multiple women," the Communist Party explained. Now, almost two years later, what […]

Dispatch: Israeli strike kills four children at a Gaza beach

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

GAZA CITY — It is not unusual for militants to launch rockets from sites near my hotel. Israeli missiles have also landed pretty close to Al Deira, an old red stucco inn with a large terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Just a few hundred yards down the beach is the fishing harbor. I had just returned to the hotel to type […]

Racist or playful? The German soccer team’s ‘gaucho dance’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

  BERLIN — They are already calling it Gauchogate. In the span of a few seconds on a Berlin stage Tuesday, the German national soccer team appeared to undo at least a measure of the goodwill it engendered after bringing home the World Cup title. As thousands of fans who poured into the streets to welcome […]

India’s Narendra Modi: Ready to rock out Madison Square Garden?

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Elvis Presley. Muhammad Ali. Narendra Modi? India's new leader is looking to make a splash when he arrives in the United States in September. He's expected to attend the U.N. General Assembly in New York and travel to Washington to meet with President Obama. Now Modi has instructed supporters in the United States to find […]

Germany considers the ultimate antidote to high-tech espionage: The humble typewriter

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Germany is considering going back to the trusty old typewriter to counter alleged spying by the U.S. government. In an interview with the TV service Morgenmagazin, a politician in charge of a parliamentary inquiry into U.S. spying in Germany said that the government is seriously considering a low-tech solution to the ongoing espionage problem, according to […]

Poll finds 61% of Americans favor cooperating with Iran to contain Islamic State militants

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

A new poll has found that the majority of Americans are in favor of cooperating with Iran to help the Iraqi government beat back militants from the Islamic State. The poll, conducted by the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and the Program for Public Consultation, found that 61 percent of Americans favored the United States cooperating […]

The Gaza ceasefire that never was, in 9 tweets

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

After days of rockets fired into Israel and missile launches into Gaza, there was hope for an end to the conflict between the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas. That hope was quickly deteriorated. Here's a breakdown of what happened: Egypt proposes a cease-fire. Show More Summary

MAP: How Asia is scared of China

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

A substantial Pew survey of global opinion released on Monday revealed, among other indicators, how majorities in countries across Asia fear the threat posed by China. Beijing's many territorial disputes with its neighbors -- ranging from islands near Japan, shoals in the South China Sea and rugged Himalayan highlands along its vast land border with India […]

The story of the 2014 World Cup, in 15 maps

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

And there you have it. On Sunday, Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win its fourth World Cup and its first since 1990. The month-long tournament in Brazil brimmed with storylines and all sorts of excitement. Here's WorldViews retelling of the event through maps. The countries that qualified for the 2014 World Cup […]

Why did a Chinese newspaper calls Australia a nation of ‘rascals and outlaws?’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

In a new editorial published by the Chinese state newspaper The Global Times, Australia is described as a insecure place once "roamed by rascals and outlaws from Europe." "Perhaps it has to boast its values to cover up its actual lack of confidence in front of Western countries," the unnamed author continues. "For many Chinese […]

For Argentines, Monday will be a painful awakening

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

BUENOS AIRES — Soccer greatness gave Argentines a much-needed diversion from their troubles during the World Cup. And on Monday, they’re in for a major hangover. So after the national team’s tough 1-0 loss Sunday in a thrilling final, fans in this city stuck around in bars and plazas after the game, not quite ready […]

In Germany, great expectations and palpable excitement ahead of World Cup final

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Right now in Germany, it’s all about the Mannschaft. That would, of course, be “team” in German. And Sunday, there was only one Mannschaft on the minds of 80 million Germans — the national soccer team, which prepared to do battle with underdogs Argentina at the World Cup final in Rio. As they strove to give […]

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