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New DC bus ad takes on the special relationship on eve of Netanyahu’s address to Congress

The American Muslims for Palestine unveiled its latest ad campaign that uses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s breach of protocol to focus on the detrimental impact our ‘friendship’ with Israel has on the United States.

No Room for Decadent 'Princes' in Francis' Vatican

"Following Francis" is a monthly blog on the latest happenings of Pope Francis. It is prepared exclusively for The WorldPost by Sébastien Maillard, Vatican Correspondent for La Croix, Rome ROME -- For the second year in a row, Pope Francis...Show More Summary

Negotiating for Cessation of Persecution of LGBT People in Iran

Now that the repressive regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has finally left the scene since he was ineligible to run again in 2014, and the perceived more moderate administration of Hassan Rouhani has risen to power, an easing of tensions between the U.S. Show More Summary

The Easy Oil Is Gone, So Where Do We Look Now?

Studies point to the Middle East, Latin America, North America and Africa as the key regions for future oil plays

Saudi ambassador moves to Aden from Houthi-controlled capital

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen is moving to the southern city of Aden, an aide to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said on Thursday, in an apparent snub to the Shi’ite Houthi faction that has taken control of the capital Sanaa. The Saudi Foreign Ministry could not immediately be reached for comment. Saudi Arabia joined Western […]

Media outlets identify 'Jihadi John'

Washington Post and BBC say ISIL beheading video suspect is Mohammed Emwazi from London.

ISIL's war on art across the cradle of civilisation

World watches in horror images of destruction of priceless artefacts in Iraq's second oldest museum in Mosul.

Is Netanyahu sabotaging Israeli ties with US?

Israeli prime minister faces fierce criticism as he prepares to give controversial speech on Iran's nuclear programme.

Digging out the dead in eastern Ukraine

A brief lull in violence compels many to call for an effective way to collect the bodies of the dead soldiers.

Is Yemen heading for a split?

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has withdrawn his resignation as president and is summoning ministers to join him in Aden.

ISIS Torches Mosul's Ancient Books

There are more ways than one to be barbaric, ISIS has demonstrated in Mosul. The militants, who seized the Iraqi city in June last year, have trashed its libraries and, by one estimate, have burned or otherwise destroyed more than 100,000 volumes, some of them rare and ancient, the...

Why a N. Korea Company Renamed 93% of Its Ships

A North Korean shipping company has renamed 13 of its 14 ships, and there's a devious reason why, according to a new UN report. Ocean Maritime Management was last year blacklisted by the UN Security Council following a 2013 discovery of two fighter jets (among other things) hidden under a...

Banksy goes to Gaza

On Wednesday, Banksy published a video and photos from a recent trip to Gaza and set the internet ablaze.

FAQ: Palestinians and the Israeli elections

Will the Arab List with its assumed new clout back a Zionist-left government in order to keep incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing bloc out of government? Or will Palestinians be politically marginalized, as they traditionally are? Some Frequently Asked Questions about Palestinians and the election.

About me: The olive tree

To understand her background in Palestine, Amal AlHazred had to learn about olive trees. "I remember how my father in Jordan held a seed and said 'These will be Palestinian olives' and how inspired he was."

The Charlie Hebdo Effect

BERLIN—While the attack on Charlie Hebdo sent shockwaves around the world, in Germany the news couldn’t have come at a worse moment. Presiding over the second-largest Muslim population in Western Europe, after France, Chancellor Angela...Show More Summary

Syrian Refugee Crisis Strains Jordan's Resources

Dr. Georgette F. Bennett meets with Syrian refugee family in Za'atari refugee camp From a distance, it looks like a billowing sea of white on an endless flat plane. But, as our car approaches, the sea takes form. We are in a vast city of tents and trailers. Show More Summary

Putin’s Approval Rating Rises to 86% Despite Slumping Economy

Despite sinking relations with the West—or maybe because of it—Putin is nearly as popular as ever at home.

Shares of condom maker Unidus surge after South Korea legalizes adultery

Cheaters, listen up: It’s now legal to have an affair in South Korea ! South Korea’s highest court scrapped the controversial anti-adultery law — and sent the shares of the country’s biggest condom maker surging. Stock of South Korean latex products manufacturer Unidus Corp. climbed 15%, the daily maximum on Korea’s Exchange, after the court […]

The other side of Somalia's pirates

Poisoned waters and illegal fishing drove Somalis into sea piracy to feed families, according to relatives.

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