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Hong Kong protest leaders to hold street vote

Students will conduct a poll asking protesters what they think of a government proposal aimed at ending demonstrations.

WWI: Remembering how Europe Blockaded Lebanese Civilians & Killed 200,000 with Famine

BBC “Unknown to many, a third of the Lebanese population [then West Syria] died of famine and disease during World War One. BBC Arabic’s Carine Torbey recounts the horrifying story of the…

Are US Drone Strikes in Pakistan War Crimes? Only 12% of those Killed are Known Militants

By Rozina Ali Drone Strikes: The numbers don’t lie, except when they do By: Rozina Ali At a time when President Barack Obama has likened his new military strategy in Iraq and…

US Negotiator: All the Components of an Enrichment Deal with Iran are on the Table

By Golnaz Esfandiari The top U.S. negotiator in nuclear talks with Iran says Washington will not allow Tehran to obtain nuclear arms. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)…

Is Egypt’s Sinai going the Wary of Syria? 30 Troops Killed by Militants

By Juan Cole The Arabic newspaper Ilaf reports that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has declared a state of emergency for 3 months in parts of the province of North Sinai after…

US to investigate claims IS used ‘chemical weapons’ in Iraq

The United States is to investigate whether militant group Islamic State (IS) used chemical weapons in Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry has said. Mr Kerry said he was looking into “extremely serious” allegations that IS attacked Iraqi police officers with chlorine gas last month. Show More Summary

Egypt declares state of emergency after Sinai car bomb kills 30 soldiers

Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers and wounded dozens. The measures were due to begin on Saturday “for a duration of three months”, the...Show More Summary

Brazil presidential rivals face off in debate

President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves in heated final debate before voters head to polls on Sunday.

Minister Harb blames Aoun for presidential election impasse

Lebanon’s Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb pointed out Friday that the political system is threatened with complete failure because of one man’s stubbornness over the presidential vote, “The status quo in the country now is the resultShow More Summary

Google executive sets skydiving record

Alan Eustace, 57, breaks Felix Baumgartner's 2012 record by jumping successfully from near the edge of space.

Never Forget, and Never Again

Since the genocide of Armenians, Pontic Greeks and Assyrians (also called Chaldeans and Syriacs) in the Ottoman empire in 1915, these communities have been subject to a diaspora with new settlements in countries far from their ancestral...Show More Summary

Deaths in Dominican Republic prison break

At least four prisoners killed, nine others wounded, after an attempted mass escape at a prison in the country's south.

Woman pleads not guilty to rape of man

A 28-year-old Seattle woman pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to second-degree rape in the alleged sexual assault on a man she didn’t know in June 2013. A motion by a defense attorney representing Chantae Marie Gilman to reduce her $100,000 bail was denied by King County Superior Court Judge Patrick Oishi, according to court records. Show More Summary

Unemployment in France hits new record high

After a slight improvement in August, the number of jobless in France once again increased in September, reaching a new record high of 3.43 million unemployed, government figures revealed Friday. Data from France’s labor ministry showed unemployment rose by 0.6 percent last month, after the modest 0.3 rise it experienced in August. Show More Summary

Journalists ‘desirable targets’ for ISIL, FBI warns media

is The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a bulletin to reporters on Thursday warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had identified reporters and media personalities as “desirable targets” for retribution attacks against the United States. Show More Summary

Will elections fix Ukraine's problems?

After months of conflict and instability, Ukrainians are set to vote for a new parliament.

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