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The tricky triangle of Iran, Russia and Israel

Ali Larijani, Iran’s parliamentary speaker, has long been an advocate of better relations with Russia and his recent interview with TASS, in which he spoke of Iran’s “eastern orientation, first of all towards Russia…[as] the country’s strategic choice”, is no surprise.<p>But Iran’s relationships with …

Middle East

Iraqi forces push Islamic State from western town of Hit: state TV

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes reached the center of the western town of Hit, dislodging Islamic State militants and evacuating thousands of civilians, state television said on Friday.<p>Iraq's counter-terrorism forces vehicles gather in the town of Hit in …

Counterterrorism

An 'epic poem' of life in Soviet Lithuania – in pictures

Rebelling against political propaganda, acclaimed photographer Antanas Sutkus embarked on a life-long journey to capture the everyday scenes around him. A landmark exhibition of his work, Nostalgia for bare feet, is now on show in Moscow

Russia

How Fighting ISIS Is Like Vietnam

In late 1967 and early 1968, members of the press along with much of the nation as a whole were fixated with this question: Can Khe Sanh hold out?<p>Khe …

Middle East

Behind the Absence: The Children of Moldova

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Toxic gases blamed for American family death in Mexico<p>French police officer Arnaud Beltrame is being remembered as a hero<p>Investigation continues …

America Is In A Proxy War With Itself In Syria

Confusion in the Obama administration’s Syria policy is playing out on the ground as U.S.-backed groups begin battling each other.<p>ISTANBUL — American proxies are now at war with each other in Syria.<p>Officials with Syrian rebel battalions that receive covert backing from one arm of the U.S. …

Darfur: Thousands Flee FIghting in Jebel Marra

Fighting that began in mid-January in the Jebel Marra and Jebel Si areas of North Darfur, Sudan, has forced some 58,000 people—mostly women and …

Africa

Cancer-Stricken Teen's Plea for Rare Bone Marrow Donor Goes Viral

A 13-year-old teen's call for help finding a bone marrow donor has gone viral.<p>Zara Al Shaikh, of Hampshire, United Kingdom, was diagnosed with …

China

With Zika Looming, What's It Like At A Maternity Clinic In Colombia?

Two weeks ago, Jenny Tolosa found out she was pregnant.<p>The 23-year-old had no idea. "I didn't have any symptoms," she says. "I totally didn't expect this." She giggles, because she was excited by the news.<p>But she was also worried. She says her first thought was, "I think I had Zika last …

Public Health

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, U.N. secretary general who clashed with U.S., dies

Former U.N. secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93.<p>Former U.N. secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93.<p>Boutros Boutros-Ghali, an urbane Egyptian diplomat whose service as United Nations secretary general during the early 1990s coincided with genocides from Rwanda to the …

United Nations

Venezuela faces ‘worst-case scenario’ as Zika outbreak expands

The mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, according to the World Health Organization.<p>The mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects is expected to spread to all …

Venezuela

Surgery Saves Toddler With Rare Heart Defect From Needing a Transplant

One 3-year-old girl is defying the odds after a rare birth defect left her at risk of needing a heart and lung transplant.<p>Zoey Jones's heart was not …

Nearly 50 people killed in strikes on hospitals and schools in Syria

BAGHDAD — Nearly 50 civilians were killed in missile strikes on hospitals and two schools in northern Syria on Monday, the United Nations said, deepening the country’s humanitarian crisis despite plans for a temporary cease-fire later this week.<p>Doctors Without Borders said that at least seven …

Middle East

Gravitational Waves Have Been Detected For The First Time

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the United States has detected gravitational waves for the first time. This is one …