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Migrant boat captain charged with multiple manslaughter

Italian prosecutors say captain and first mate of migrant vessel that capsized off Libya coast to face justice in Italy.

Saudi Arabia shows military independence from U.S.

Just weeks into the reign of Saudi Arabia’s new ruler, King Salman, wars were raging across two of the kingdom’s borders.

Egypt’s Al Azhar condemns Ethiopia Christians killings

The Cairo-based top Muslim body Al-Azhar on Monday condemned the executions of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya by ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). ISIS released a 29-minute video on Sunday purportedly showing the executions, with one group of men being beheaded by masked militants on a beach and another group being […]

Iran warns of explosions in Saudi Arabia by its Shiite Houthi allies

The commander of Iran’s ground forces Ahmad Reza Bordestan warned on Sunday that the war in Yemen would spill into neighboring Saudi Arabia and engulf the kingdom unless Riyadh stops its bombings raids there. “There will be explosions in Saudi Arabia through rockets fired into its territory and the price of this (conflict) will be […]

New ISIS Video Purports to Show 30 Ethiopian Christians Beheaded and Shot

CAIRO (Reuters) - A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity...Show More Summary

ISIL video claims to show killing of Ethiopian Christians

A video claiming to show the killing of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic State-affiliated militants in Libya has been released online. The 29-minute video appears to show militants holding two groups of captives, one by an affiliate in eastern Libya known as Barka Province and the other by the Fazzan Province, an affiliate in the south. […]

ISIL claims massacre of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Video released online shows one group of captives being shot and another group being beheaded on a beach.

Yemen: U.N. calls for Ceasefire, denounces War Crimes

By Thalif Deen | – UNITED NATIONS (IPS) – The United Nations, which is providing humanitarian aid to over 50 million refugees worldwide, is struggling to cope with a new crisis in…

Iran’s Rouhani blasts Saudi Arabia over Yemen strikes, accuses it of arming terrorists

Iran’s president has criticised Saudi Arabia for continuing to carry out air offensive against the Houthi rebels, warning that its regional rival will harvest “the hatred” it is sowing in Yemen. “You [Saudi Arabia] planted the seeds of hatred in the hearts of people’s region and you will see the response sooner or later,” Hassan […]

Have a Big Social Idea? Jump In and the Funding Will Come

Bulgaria, practically everything -- higher education, important events, business -- is concentrated in the capital, Sofia. Seventy miles away in my hometown of Vratsa (population 45,000), outside of local markets and public institutions, there are no businesses. Show More Summary

U.S. warships to monitor ships traveling from Iran to Yemen

U.S. warships are being deployed to Yemen to monitor ships in the area traveling from Iran and suspected of trafficking arms to Houthi rebels, U.S. officials tell CNN. The move is also meant to reassure allies in the region, the officials said. U.S. ships do not have authority to forcibly board Iranian-flagged ships. Earlier this […]

Dissidents concede defeat in Cuban local elections

Originally chosen as candidates by a show of hands in Havana, two candidates admit defeat after initial results.

Sanctions relief comes at a price for Iran

Signaling a potential key compromise in negotiations with Iran, the White House said Monday that it might be willing to start providing sanctions relief as soon as Tehran begins putting in place new curbs on its nuclear program.

ISIS Revealed: Spies, Intelligence and Blackmail

Brendan Thomas-Noone ISIS, Middle East A new report details important facts about the Islamic State.  Since ISIS came to the attention of the West in early 2014, several books and a number of investigative journalism pieces have illuminated the group's origins, structure and motivation. Show More Summary

S. Africa deploys army amid attacks on immigrants

Spate of violence targeting immigrants primarily from other African nations has sparked a mass exodus of foreigners from the country

Smiling New York governor visits Cuba

Andrew Cuomo has become the first U.S. state governor to visit Cuba since a thaw in relations began last year.

Ken Robinson on creative schools, transforming education

The education reformer's 2006 TED Talk on “How Schools Kill Creativity” is TED’s most-watched presentation ever, with more than 32 million views. He began meeting with governments and school systems to discuss reform decades ago. Robinson joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his new book, “Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education.”

Deadly car bombing hits Somali restaurant

Latest likely attack by al-Shabaab militants comes in Somalia's capital city, near the presidential palace.

South Korea PM offers to resign

The post of South Korean prime minister is again in political limbo after Lee Wan-koo offered to resign over a scandal involving bribery allegations against senior members of President Park Geun-hye’s administration.

Morsi sentenced to 20 years

A Cairo court has sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 12 other defendants to 20 years in prison.

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