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Man Arrested in Murder of Blogger Hacked to Death

The top suspect in the brutal killing of a Bangladeshi-American blogger has been apprehended, Reuters reports. Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who was arrested at a bus stop in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has confessed to threatening blogger Avijit Roy, officials say. "It's a holy duty of Bangalee Muslims to kill Avijit," he wrote...

Netanyahu Needs Some Tough Love

With all of the public sniping back-and-forth between American President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Netanyahu's circumvention of standard protocol for a visiting head of state to speak before Congress,...Show More Summary

The not-so-simple murder of Boris Nemtsov

Vladimir Putin had little reason to have Boris Nemtsov killed, let alone at the Kremlin's doorstep.

Israeli security experts oppose Netanyahu speech

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to the United States, some former security leaders from Israel have come out against his speech to Congress, set for Tuesday. Speaking at a Tel Aviv press conference, retired Maj. Gen. Amnon Reshef, one of the founders of Commanders for Israel’s Security, said the speech — expected to […]

Pittsburgh Pirates: It's 'Sickening' Jihadi John Wore Our Hat

After the Islamic State terrorist known as Jihadi John was unmasked as Mohammed Emwazi, Sky News unearthed a photo of him from his days at the University of Westminster in London. Much to the dismay of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Emwazi is wearing a team hat. "It is absolutely sickening to...

Bucknaked Palace: Is video of naked man escaping Buckingham Palace real or fake?

Naked man videoed ‘escaping’ Buckingham Palace window – But is it real? — News Source 24 (@NewsSource24) February 28, 2015

Huge Numbers of Europeans Will Die From Air Pollution in the Next 20 Years

Europe is failing on a range of environmental indicators from air to water and biodiversity

Canadian pastor reported missing in North Korea

Hyeon Soo Lim had been invited to Pyongyang but has not been heard from for a month since arriving, fellow pastor says.

Thirty-Two Photos of the New Afghanistan

Indian photo-journalist Aaquib Khan flew to the rapidly changing Afghan capital of Kabul in 2014. He shared his insights into the city with Global Voices.

Coalition of the Presentable

According to President Obama and the Pentagon, five countries—Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates—joined the United States in last night’s airstrikes in Syria. It’s a staged family portrait: five Sunni governments united against extremism. Show More Summary

Jewish protesters in anti-Netanyahu rally outside AIPAC

US pro-Israel lobby attendees surprised by number of Jewish protesters, who say Israeli PM "does not represent Judaism".

Palestine to take Israel to Int’l Criminal Court for War Crimes

RT | – A Palestinian man stands at his makeshift shelter near the ruins of his house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, on…

Gaza’s sole power plant to close as funding runs out

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Gaza’s only power plant is due to shut down by the end of this week as donor funding for fuel in the coastal territory has run out, officials…

The problem with Iraq’s offensive against the Islamic State

BAGHDAD (IRIN) – As the Iraqi army and affiliated militias sweep into northern Iraq to try to re-take the city of Tikrit from so-called Islamic State (IS), the local civilians are fearful they…

“Kiss Me!” Bibi Tells Boehner: Bibi and Boehner as Mario and the Magician

By Raouf J. Halaby | (LeMonde Diplomatique) – Published in 1929, German author Thomas Mann’s novella Mario and the Magician is not only Mann’s evocatively compelling and poignantly potent comment on the…

Roughly 40 Americans Have Returned From Syria, U. S. Intel chief

About 40 Americans have returned from the jihadist battlefields of Syria — but they don’t pose a threat to American security, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Monday. Clapper said during a question-and-answer session at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City that about 180 Americans have attempted to travel or […]

Afghan villagers bury their dead after avalanches

Aid starting to reach villages where more than 200 people were killed, but many villages remain cut off.

“Why Are We So Busy Trying Not to Offend Putin?”

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine has raised fears that the Baltic states—all three of which are NATO members—could be next. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite warned of the danger when she spoke with the Washignton Post’s Lally Weymouth this week. Show More Summary

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