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ISIS beheads two women for sorcery, activists say

Terror group has beheaded female Kurdish fighters before; but believed to be first time civilian woman executed

Bruised Chris Christie Joins Republican Presidential Race

The New Jersey governor has lost much of his shine since he first appeared on the national stage.

New Ebola case reported in Liberia

Liberia announces return of the deadly virus, more than six weeks after the country appeared to have eradicated disease.

New Jersey's Chris Christie to run for US president

Governor becomes 14th Republican to enter race for the party's nomination with no clear frontrunner for 2016 campaign.

France beheading suspect charged

Yassin Salhi is suspected of beheading his boss at a French gas factory on Friday

Dear Progressive Philippines

Quite a push to put together those two words in the same line, but I am feeling very hopeful and optimistic these days, a historic time in the United States because the Supreme Court just legalized same-sex marriage in the nation, something I never thought would happen in my lifetime. Show More Summary

Will Russia Really Build 24 Hypersonic Nuclear Missiles by 2020?

Zachary Keck Security, Eurasia Don't count on it... Russia will build 24 nuclear-capable hypersonic missiles over the next decade, according to a new report. This month, Jane’s Intelligence Review published a report revealing that Russia secretly tested its Yu-71 hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) from an SS-19 missile in February of this year. Show More Summary

Burundi president claims early victory in elections

Pierre Nkurunziza claims win for his party in Monday's parliamentary poll which was boycotted by 17 opposition groups.

For Clean Air and a Safe Climate Future

Air quality issues still plague our cities. The World Health Organization recently passed a resolution stating that it is the biggest single environmental health risk, as 8 million people die due to both indoor and outdoor air pollution. Show More Summary

Chicken in Vienna

Paul R. Pillar Iran Nonproliferation, Middle East With the negotiations on Iran's nuclear program in its final days (and seven days of overtime having just been announced), a broken leg is not the most serious impairment to Secretary...Show More Summary

In Greece, People Are The Measure

"Man is the measure of all things: of the things that are, that they are, of the things that are not, that they are not." -- Protagoras Under these principles, democracy was created 2,500 years ago. Democracy was born out of need. The need of liberation from tyrannical regimes. Show More Summary

Revealed: The Lethal Master Plan to Crush ISIS

Robert Newson Security, Middle East We must either adapt or remain ill-prepared for the fast-moving, offensive, chaotic and non-linear fights of the future. As Iraqi government forces struggle to hold their own against the self-declared Islamic State, the limitations of the current U.S. Show More Summary

Cairo: Where Resilience Thrives

Cairo has a way of teaching me about life — a way of healing me, a way of breaking my heart. I visited my hometown in January. It was my third time since I moved to California nearly 17 years ago. And this time around I was counting down the days and minutes to my departure. Show More Summary

In World's Newest Nation, Army Is Burning Girls Alive

Violence in South Sudan, which broke from Sudan in 2011, has escalated to "a new brutality and intensity," according to a new UN report accusing the Sudan People's Liberation Army of carrying out a campaign of "killing, rape, abduction, looting, arson, and displacement." It notes 100,000 people have been...

Argentina Shows Greece There May Be Life After Default

When, five years ago, Greece's crisis began, Europe extended a helping hand. But it was far different from the kind of help that one would have wanted, far different from what one might have expected if there was even a bit of humanity,...Show More Summary

Israel deports Tunisia ex-president over Gaza flotilla

Israel expels Moncef Marzouki and an EU parliament member after they took part in a flotilla trying to break blockade.

Pope Will Nosh on a Controversial Plant

Another entry for the pope-is-a-regular-guy files: Francis wants to sample coca leaves when he arrives in Bolivia next week, reports Reuters. "He has specifically requested that he wants to chew coca, so we will be awaiting the Holy Father with the sacred coca leaf," says the culture minister. The plant...

Turkey Plans an Invasion of Syria

Turkey is planning an invasion of Syria—not to fight ISIS, but to fight the Kurds. “We will never allow the establishment of a state on our southern border in the north of Syria,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. “We will...Show More Summary

Iran nuke talks extended until July 7

The U.S. delegation to the nuclear negotiations with Iran in Vienna announced Tuesday that the terms of the interim deal set earlier this year would remain in place for another week, to allow an extension of the talks on a comprehensive agreement until July 7. Iran and the world powers were meant to have reached … Continue reading Iran nuke talks extended until July 7

Jindal: A deal with Iran could start a Middle East nuclear arms race

Republican presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal has asked his fellow Republican leadership in the Congress to reject a nuclear deal with Iran, saying any such deal could start arms race in the Middle East. “One, they should absolutely reject it (nuclear deal). Show More Summary

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