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Syria's Minorities: Caught Between Sword Of ISIS And Wrath of Assad

Consider the plight of Syria's many minorities — the Christians, the Druze, the Ismailis and many others.<p>On one hand, they face threats by extremists like the self-proclaimed Islamic State, which considers their beliefs heretical. On the other hand, joining forces with President Bashar Assad's …

Middle East

Yemen government rejects Iranian peace plan | Reuters

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen’s government has rejected a four-point peace plan for the country that Iran submitted to the United Nations, a spokesman said on Saturday.<p>A Iranian flag flutters in the winds at the Iranian ambassador's residence in Sanaa January 18, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi<p>Saudi …

South Asia

An Iran nuclear deal could cause problems for the US with its Sunni allies in the Gulf

The US administration appears increasingly caught in a game of whack-a-mole as it confronts a series of complex challenges, with Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen just the latest complication in a regional tinderbox pitting Sunnis against Shiites, and even Sunni against Sunni.<p>From the war in Syria, to …

Middle East

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Greenblatt Ph.D.<p>Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction <br>Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction<br>One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one …

Italy MPs elect judge Sergio Mattarella as president

<b>Italy's parliament has elected constitutional court judge Sergio Mattarella as the country's president.</b><p>Mr Mattarella, 73, will succeed Giorgio Napolitano, 89, who stood down earlier this month citing "signs of fatigue".<p>The result, confirmed on a third day of voting, will be seen as a boost for …

Sergio Mattarella

A halfhearted U.S. war effort in the Middle East

A common thread connects U.S. military operations of the last 20 or more years: We've persistently tried to fight them on the cheap. In gauging the requirements of a prospective campaign, “What do we need to win?” has repeatedly taken a back seat to “What's the minimum we can get by with?”<p>The …

12 Powerful And Inspiring Quotes From Malala Yousafzai

The 18-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner who's changing the world.

Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Prize: Pictures

World Reacts To Nobel Peace Prize 2014: 'The Biggest Threat To The Taliban Is A Girl With A Book'

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Some reaction to the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize being given to Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan:<p>___<p>"The award of the Peace Prize to these two ardent defenders of education sends out a resounding message to the world on the importance of education for building …

Sphinxes at Amphipolis tomb revealed

8/20/2014 07:00:00 PM<p>State archaeologists on Wednesday continued their painstaking work at the site of Ancient Amphipolis, in central Macedonia, …

Archaeology