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Kenya's Enemy Within

Can a 700km wall along the Kenya-Somalia border stop al-Shabab attacks? We investigate the threat of the armed group.

11/29/15: Carson, McCain, Bush

The latest on the fight against ISIS and the 2016 presidential campaign trail, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and others

Reflections on Europeanism, Radical Islam, the Muslims' Task and Slips of the Tongue

Romain Gary's famous distinction between nationalism as hatred for others and patriotism as love for one's own no doubt applies to the prominent display of the French flag. But, by the same token, why not the flag of Europe as well?Show More Summary

Israel suspends EU role in peace process over labelling

Contact with EU institutions to be cut after bloc's decision to label products produced in Israel's illegal settlements.

David Grossman’s love letter to Israel, warts and all

Israeli novelist David Grossman is a face of liberal Zionism around the world. Yet his 2008 novel To the End of the Land fails as a love letter to Israel; it is nationalistic and treats Arabs as animalistic

Focusing on Efficiency in the AIDS Fight

When the United Nations prioritized the fight against HIV in the 2001 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a lack of affordable treatment options meant we could only scale up prevention, treating less than 1% of patients living with the disease. Show More Summary

Saudi firm secures funding for world's tallest building

The 170-storey building in Jeddah will rise to a height of more than one kilometre, surpassing Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

Saudi women begin campaigning in polls for first time

Female candidates begin running for municipal elections due to be held on December 12 after change in kingdom's laws.

EU seeks deal with Turkey to curb refugee crisis

Ankara set to be offered money and closer ties with EU in return for limiting flow of refugees into Europe.

The Lies Parties Tell Themselves

It's easier to blame a candidate than accept that most voters don't agree with your policies.

More stabbings, deaths in Israel as security operations widen

Israeli police have taken to shutting down Palestinian radio stations they say are inciting violence; Netanyahu draws link to Paris attacks

Golem and Big Brother

Israel now is selling tested police technologies and methods to the world, an ironic development for a movement founded by members who knew well of the Czar’s and the Bolshevik secret police, and who feared the Cossack’s sword. A review of Jeff Halper's new book.

Here’s the Process Refugees Have to Go Through to Enter the U.S.

Refugees go through the most stringent background checks of anyone entering the U.S.

Negotiations to free Lebanese hostages suffer setbacks but have not collapsed yet

Despite several media reports about the freeing of the Lebanese soldiers by the al Qaeda linked al Nusra front negotiations appeared to have suffered setbacks on Sunday afternoon but according to General Security chief General Abbas Ibrahim the negotiations are still ongoing and have not collapsed yet “New developments have prevented the completion of the […]

Ukrainians Mourn Holodomor With Memorial Ceremonies Around the World

The 1930s famine under Stalin’s rule killed millions of people in Ukraine.

‘NYT’ and ‘Newsweek’ need to fact-check their propagandists

Pro-Israel rabbi Shmuley Boteach says in the New York Times that recent stabbing attacks have killed "scores" of Israeli Jews. At that time they had killed 15. Why should you trust him?

Paris Busts 100 as Banned Protests Turn Violent

The Paris police chief says that about 100 people have been detained after a protest seeking a global climate deal turned violent. Michel Cadot told reporters that police identified about 200 or 300 people who violated a ban on all protests under the country's state of emergency. The state of...

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