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John Kerry is working all the angles to sell a ceasefire, but nobody's buying it

Friday, July 25, 2014

As the Obama administration struggles to push Israel and Hamas toward some kind of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian anger sparked by the Israeli military campaign in Gaza is spilling over into the West Bank.

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For journalists in Iran, being arrested is an all-too-common occurrence

Friday, July 25, 2014

Iranian authorities arrested four journalists in Tehran, this week, including a reporter for the Washington Post and high wife. It's just another example of the country's crackdown on journalism.

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It's a lonely Ramadan in Baghdad, but here's why one mother is staying put

Friday, July 25, 2014

Baghdad is an increasingly frightening place to raise a family, so many middle class parents have sent their children out of the country. As journalist Sahar Issa explains, the loneliness of the parents left behind is especially painful at Ramadan.

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This Syrian actor went from delivering pizza to co-staring in a movie with Nicole Kidman

Friday, July 25, 2014

Jay Abdo was a successful actor back home in Syria. But his life changed after he spoke out against the government there. Now, after struggling to find his feet in the US, he's back on the big screen.

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A Bavarian prince opens up his castle for a jousting tournament

Friday, July 25, 2014

Meet Prince Luitpold of Bavaria. Every summer, he hosts thousands of guests at his castle for the world's biggest jousting tournament.

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Was T. Rex actually pink and covered in feathers?

Friday, July 25, 2014

A new fossil found in Siberia suggests the possibility that all dinosaurs had feathers, not just the last ones, which became birds. So maybe T-Rex was pink and feathery?

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A California Starbucks serves more than coffee. It's a place for the Iraqi Christian community to reminisce about Mosul

Friday, July 25, 2014

As ISIS takes over Mosul, Iraqi Christian refugees and immigrants in California are pushing for those still in Iraq to be granted safe passage to the US. Many Iraqi Christians who live in the US gather in a Southern California coffee shop to talk of the decaying state of their country.

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Why Vladimir Putin likes to create problems only he can solve

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has meddled in several international conflicts. It's part of a pattern that helps him win support back home.

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After civilians are killed at a UN school in Gaza, Palestinians wonder if any place is safe

Thursday, July 24, 2014

At least 15 Palestinians died and more than 200 were injured on Thursday in an attack at a UN school in the Gaza Strip. Israel and Hamas blame each other, and UN officials say "no place is safe."

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Quiet dissent over Gaza stirs in Israel

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Opinion polls in Israel show overwhelming support for the government and the military over Gaza. But there are some quiet voices of dissent.

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'Super ants' are on a potentially deadly march in England

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's tiny. it doesn't bite. It doesn't fly. So what makes this ant "super?" It likes your electrical wiring.

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In Cape Town, the Ramadan feast is a mix of cultures — just like South Africa itself

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end this weekend. It's celebrated by Muslims all over the world, including in a community in Cape Town, South Africa. Reporter Sonia Narang went to visit a family there preparing for the Ramadan break-fast.

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In a Washington home, an Israeli man and a Palestinian man are learning to live side-by-side

Thursday, July 24, 2014

An Israeli military reservist and a Palestinian peace activist are in Washington, DC, for summer internships. And they're sharing a house.

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Is there anything funny about the war in Gaza? It's complicated

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Writer and satirist Karl Sharro — known as Karl reMarks on the Internet — blogs about some of the Middle East's heaviest issues. Recently, he's been navigating the difficult task of satirizing the tragic news coming out of Gaza.

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Anti-war voices in Israel face threats and violence

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At demonstrations against Israel's operation in Gaza, angry crowds have attacked protesters. Those who are against the war say they now fear more violence, but still feel an obligation to make their voices heard.

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The Dutch consider how an airline tragedy might change their society

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All of the Netherlands, it seems, is in mourning. Although its citizens are known for being well informed about global events, Dutch journalist Margo Smit says many residents of Holland will now be following events in Ukraine much more closely.

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The quest to make the perfect rice

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rice is used in different cultures and cuisines, and making that perfect pot depends on many elements. Here's how I make mine.

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Despite recent events in Ukraine and Israel, flying over hot spots is business as usual

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Airlines have been criticized for flying over Ukraine — now they're being criticized for halting flights to Israel. Who decides where it's safe to fly? Pilot Patrick Smith says it's a multi-layered process.

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Malaysia Airlines has to thread the needle now to get its planes safely to western Europe

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 on July 17 has forced Malaysia Airlines to find a new — safer — route to its destinations in western Europe. The airline tried a few options and seems to have found a less controversial flight path.

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Russia presents many theories, but few answers, about what happened to Malaysia flight 17

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

While calling for an open investigation, the Kremlin has distributed varying accounts of what happened with Malaysia Airlines flight 17. Conspiracy theories and unfounded claims run rampant throughout Russia's strictly regulated media. Some argue this is an intentional move to keep Russian news consumers confused and misinformed.

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