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Hariri: Hezbollah chief is an Iranian tool whose hands are smeared with Arab blood

Former Lebanese PM and Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri was quick to respond on Friday to Hezbollah chief  Hassan Nasrallah’s  staunch attack against Saudi Arabia “There are individuals who are experts in reversing facts and accusing others of their own involvement in certain practices, wars and sectarian strife,” Hariri tweeted. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is […]

U.S.-Russia cooperation efforts in Syria suffer major setbacks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempt to elicit Russian military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria suffered two potentially crippling blows on Thursday. First, the Syrian army said it had cut off all supply routes into the eastern part of the city of Aleppo – Syria’s most important opposition stronghold – […]

Pope Francis draws huge crowds for World Youth Day

Pope Francis is in the middle of his five-day visit to Poland. Topping his visit is his participation in the World Youth Day celebration -- a massive gathering of young people who embrace their Roman Catholic faith. Seth Doane reports from the city of Krakow.

Desperate journeys: 3,034 refugees die in seven months

At least 3,034 refugees have died en-route to Europe, a sharp increase from last year, according to the IOM.

Deal to open Libya's Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports

Ras Lanuf and Es Sider, shut since 2014, to resume exports after officials sign deal with armed group controlling them.

The most powerful economic job in the world

With the battle lines drawn, which presidential candidate's economic plan is set to woo the American public?

The liberation of Mosul is a deja vu all over again

Washington's claim to knowing what needs to be done is betrayed by its recent record in Iraq.

South Sudan: A country captured by armed factions

The current crisis to the transitional process could rapidly morph into another civil war.

South Africa: Are students the key to real change?

Three young people discuss inequality, disillusionment with the Rainbow Nation message, the ANC and student movements.

Jordan: 'We are tired of living like the dead'

Amid economic decline and high unemployment, resentment is building among the country's youth.

Turkey: PKK fighters killed in attempt to storm base

Officials say air operation targeted PKK members after attempt to storm military base in southeastern Hakkari province.

CIA chief not optimistic Syria will remain one country

John Brennan fears it may be impossible to save Syria from partition, amid conflict in which nearly 400,000 have died.

Yemen: Hadi's government withdraws from UN talks

Decision by Hadi government follows announcement of formation of coalition by Houthis and ex-president Saleh's party.

Jeffrey Sachs: I'll 'probably' vote for Hillary Clinton

The top economist and Bernie Sanders adviser says if he votes for Clinton it will be done "holding my nose"

Imran Khan calls Pakistan's Taliban a 'terrorist' group

In a wide-ranging interview, the politician responds to critics who say he supports "extremism".

Hillary Clinton's not enough: Politics needs more women

Mehdi Hasan on why gender quotas may help boost countries’ economies and make the world a more peaceful place.

Nepal’s Maithil women break traditional gender roles

'These women broke the ground; now there's been some societal changes and more women are gaining independence.'

Report: Belgium arrests 2 suspected of plotting attack

Belgian media say police have arrested two brothers on suspicion of plotting an attack.  Newspaper De Morgen cited state prosecutors as saying the two suspects were arrested early Saturday. It said the suspects were identified only as Noureddine H. and Hamza H.  The newspaper said the arrests happened...

How Foreign Intervention Can Save South Sudan From Itself

As South Sudan edges closer to civil war, it is clear that the world’s youngest country has run out of options to save itself. Renewed fighting broke out in the capital Juba on July 7 between armed forces loyal to South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and the recently-replaced First Vice-President Riek Machar. Show More Summary

America's hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel

A motel in Massachusetts reveals the extent of the US' hidden homelessness problem. Residents share their stories.

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