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Bibi Netanyahu Is in Trouble

Never a dull moment in Israeli politics in the best of times, and surely these days, as the politicians and the general public count the days to 17th of March 2015, when the 20th Knesset will be elected. P.M Netanyahu is in the eye of...Show More Summary

Pakistan to use army courts for terror cases

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announces plan to combat Taliban and other armed groups in wake of Peshawar school attack.

Pope Francis holds Midnight Christmas Mass at Vatican

WATCH LIVE via @CBSNLive: @Pontifex holds midnight mass at the Vatican — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) December 24, 2014

U.S. denies ISIS downed plane of Jordanian pilot held captive

ISIS did not down a plane being flown by a Jordanian pilot who has been taken captive by the terrorist group in Syria, the U.S. military said Wednesday. “Evidence clearly indicates that ISIL did not down the aircraft,” U.S. Central Command said in a statement. The U.S. military refers to ISIS by another of its […]

15 Predictions for Asia in 2015

We have no shortage of people in the Asia Society network with ideas and suggestions about what the next year will bring. The other night we hosted a panel on "Asia 2015," a whirlwind tour of the continent's near future. Eurasia Group CEO Ian Bremmer foresaw no deal between the U.S. Show More Summary

Egypt to free jailed Al Jazeera English journalists

A Qatari newspaper on Wednesday expected Egyptian authorities to release three Al Jazeera reporters – now in jail in Egypt – through a presidential amnesty. Qatari newspaper Al-Arab quoted unnamed Egyptian sources as saying that Cairo would offer the three journalists – Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmi, Australian Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohamed – in a […]

‘The past isn’t past': Palestinians and Israelis share eyewitness testimony to Nakba truth commission

“Orders came to evacuate one village, to destroy another village. We were told that we had to expel them, the Palestinians. Expel them to Gaza. To leave no one… We didn’t let them come back. Those were the orders from our command. We did some really ugly things… War is ugly.”

Internet Memes Protest Killing of Anti-Mining Villager in Myanmar

Those outraged by the shooting death of a woman protesting the mining project have used popular Internet memes to point out the absurdities of the case.

Sierra Leone orders lockdown over Ebola

Five-day lockdown in country's north aimed at containing deadly outbreak that has killed thousands.

American Expatriates Should Come Home For The Holidays

A friend and former employee now living abroad said he was not coming home for Christmas this year because he is so fed up with America that he will never return. I reminded him that America is filled with the descendants of people who...Show More Summary

Defying Hacker Threats, Sony Releases Film The Interview on Google Play and YouTube

Earlier this month, Sony pulled their planned release of the political comedy, succumbing to threats by a hackers group that the US claims is linked to North Korea.

Oil Price Drop, Nuclear Deal Delay Unsettle Iran’s Economy

Plummeting oil prices and the failure so far to conclude a nuclear agreement are dealing a double blow to Iran’s economy just as it was starting to recover. Oil prices, which have fallen about 50% since June, resumed their decline on Monday after Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, said it may boost production […]

Can arms trade be regulated?

A treaty expected to lay down rules for global arms trade goes into effect on Wednesday.

Google and Microsoft battle to find Santa

In today’s world, everyone leaves a digital footprint – even the ever elusive Santa Claus as he treks around the world with his magical reindeer delivering presents. And while the serious business of tracking Santa has become a tradition for the military at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad), this year’s online trackers have […]

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un sends letter to Hyundai’s chairwoman

Top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un on Thursday sent letters of thanks respectively to Lee Hee-ho, wife of South Korea’s late President Kim Dae-jung, and to Hyun Jeong-eun, chairwoman of South Korea’s Hyundai Group, the official KCNA news agency reported Wednesday. Kim expressed his thanks to them for […]

Another Police officer kills armed black man near Ferguson, Missouri

A white policeman shot dead a black man brandishing a pistol at a suburban St. Louis gasoline station overnight, igniting violence reminiscent of riots over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager in nearby Ferguson, police said on Wednesday. Black officials in Missouri were at pains to distinguish the death of a suspect with […]

Sydney terrorist attack thwarted

Two people have been arrested in Sydney over an alleged plot to kill a member of the public. — Sky News (@SkyNews) December 24, 2014

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