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Watching Gogol as the Grad Rockets Fly

One theater troupe's fight to bring fine art to the Donetsk People's Republic.

A handful of Wellesley students are trying to shut down discussion of Israel/Palestine

A Wellesley College chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine formed this fall and tried to start a conversation about Palestinian human rights. A few pro-Israel students are trying to shut down that conversation, saying it is "menacing." The campaign represents a bigoted backlash against Palestinian solidarity

Women not equal to men, says Turkish president Erdogan

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said women are not equal to men and accused feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers. Addressing a meeting in Istanbul on women and justice, Mr Erdogan said men and women are created differently, that women cannot be expected to undertake the same work […]

Don't Prop up Putin by Giving Him an Enemy

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to provoke a military confrontation with the West. His military jets have repeatedly buzzed NATO facilities, coming close to causing a crash with a Swedish civilian airliner. He has vowed to extend the range of those patrols to the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary

Israel's Shin Bet says Hamas plot uncovered

Palestinian group yet to comment on alleged arrest of 30 members in the West Bank for planning attacks in Jerusalem.

Iran’s Supreme leader says not opposed to extension of nuclear talks

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday he was not opposed to the extension of nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and world powers, stressing that the United States, not Iran, would be the biggest loser should the nuclear talks fail. “For the same reasons I wasn’t against negotiations, I’m also not against […]

What Pope Francis Hopes To Accomplish In his visit to Turkey

By Josephine McKenna VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis leaves on Friday (Nov. 28) for a three-day visit to Turkey and, given the issues on his plate and the troubles in the neighborhood, it is expected to be his most challenging and potentially most dangerous trip yet. There are so few Christians — around 120,000 — […]

Will the new migration figures force the Tories to go one step further on free movement?

Where do migrants to the UK come from the EU or non EU? David Cameron's hopes of getting back on the front foot on migration have been dealt a blow this morning - ONS figures show that immigration is up, and specifically immigrationShow More Summary

India: Girls Hanged From Tree Died by Suicide

An investigation into the deaths of two teenage cousins believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers concluded that the two actually committed suicide, according to authorities in India. The head of the Central Bureau of Investigation, India's version of the FBI, told reporters that the local police's...

New Delhi, the World’s Most Polluted City, Is Even More Polluted Than We Realized

Researchers have been measuring background pollution when they should have been doing roadside readings

5 Dead in Suicide Blast on British Embassy Vehicle in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — A British embassy worker was among five people killed in a suicide attack in the Afghan capital on Thursday, a senior police official told NBC News. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast which targeted a vehicle on Kabul’s Jalalabad Road. At least 31 others, including three embassy staff, were injured, the…

Bus bombing claims lives in Baghdad

At least seven dead in explosion in mainly Shia district, just a day after two blasts killed 10 in Iraqi capital.

Thanksgiving was always about Climate and Adaptation: Let’s Make it Green Again

By Juan Cole | — The popular story about Thanksgiving is an environmental parable that we would do well to remember today. It was a harvest festival in 1621, participated in by…

Indian army base targeted in Kashmir attack

Soldier dies in gun battle with fighters. against background of regional summit attended by Indian and Pakistani leaders

NATO concerned over Russian forces in Crimea

Military commander says annexed region could be used as launchpad for attacks amid reports of OSCE team being targeted.

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