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Car bomb kills six in Beirut Hizbollah stronghold

At least 14 people were killed when a car bomb exploded in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Thursday evening, in an area of the city known as a Hizbollah stronghold.<p>A previously unknown Sunni Islamist group, the Brigades of Aisha, claimed responsibility.<p>It is the second such blast in southern Beirut …

Egypt army chief al-Sisi: Room for all in Egypt

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Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian Churches Burned, Attacked As Religious Leaders Call On Prayers For Peace

Human rights groups decried reported attacks and torchings targeting dozens of churches in Egypt amid a mounting death toll as fighting between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi continued Friday.<p>It's unclear how many churches have been affected during violence that has …

Syria refugees pour into Iraqi Kurdistan in thousands

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Middle East

Pakistan seizes 100 tonnes of bomb-making chemicals

<b>Security forces have seized 100 tonnes of bomb-making materials and detained 10 people in a raid in Quetta, south-west Pakistan, officials say.</b><p>The cache contained chemicals used to mix bombs, wires and detonating equipment, says Col Maqbool Shah.<p>They were the same type used in two attacks in the …

Extremism

Palestinian Prisoners Are Released And No One Cares

Maysoon Zayid explains why none of the Palestinians she's spoken to are very excited about Israel's decision to release Palestinian prisoners.<p>A week …

Syrian activists offer harrowing accounts of alleged chemical attacks

CAIRO -- Syrian opposition activists reached in the suburbs of Damascus provided harrowing accounts of what they said were chemical attacks unleashed by the military early Wednesday.<p>Although descriptions varied, they generally said that the chemical agents were deployed using rockets that landed …

Jury in Fort Hood massacre trial ends first day deliberations

FORT HOOD, Texas – Jurors in the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan will return to court Friday to resume deliberating murder charges against the Army psychiatrist.<p>The case went to the jury Thursday after Hasan declined to give a closing argument at his trial on charges of killing 13 people and …

The Scary Effects of Obamacare on Business Don't Exist — Yet

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>UPS has announced that it is rolling back health care coverage for employees in light of the demands …

Associated Press News

The truth stings: Still no answers for collapsing bee colonies

The honeybee die-off crisis is jeopardizing America’s food supply, yet we’re still no closer to solving the problem<p>In 2006, long before I worked at this magazine, <i>OnEarth</i> contributing editor Sharon Levy visited a farm in California’s Sierra foothills and let honeybees swarm all over her body. …

US sanctions on Iran are hindering progress on scientific research

US sanctions against Iran are getting in the way of improving human health, Saleh Zahediasl, a professor of physiology at Tehran’s Endocrine Research Center, wrote in medical journal The Lancet.<p>In his open letter, Zahediasl cites the American Journal of Cardiology as rejecting a submission from one …

Sanctions

Afghan educators struggle for funding as US aid budget shrinks

Cuts fuel fears among some Afghans that western governments are turning their backs on Kabul as Nato soldiers leave<p>The United States has stopped funding a charity that educates some of Afghanistan's most vulnerable abuse victims, including a tortured child bride and a teenager scarred by acid for …

US has lost all credibility in the Middle East says John McCain

Influential foreign policy voice said US president's failure to follow through on threat to cut off aid to Egypt was 'poor' reaction<p>President Barack Obama's failure to act amid spiralling violence in Egypt has led the US to lose all credibility in the Middle East, senator John McCain said …

Syrian Kurds continue to flee to Iraq in their thousands

Thousands still stranded at border as influx of Syrian refugees into Kurdish Iraq shows no sign of slowing, says charity<p>Syrian Kurds continued to stream into the Kurdish north of Iraq on Sunday in numbers not seen since the civil war began.<p>The flow of arrivals – around 20,000 since Thursday, with …

Koreas Set Talks To Resume Cross-Border Family Reunions

North Korea has agreed to talks with the South to resume cross-border reunions of families separated for decades by the most militarized border in the world.<p>On Sunday, a spokesman for the Pyongyang's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea, said it had agreed to talks, hosted by the Red …

Associated Press News