WorldViews: July, 2014

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/31/2014

Will sanctions work against Russia? Iran’s experience offers a few clues.

Iranian officials reportedly warned Russia that the punitive international measures could hurt more than it expects.

By Rick Noack  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 07/31/2014

This is what an Israeli airstrike on a building in Gaza looks like

The target: a grey, concrete building of moderate height in the heart of Gaza City.

By Sudarsan Raghavan  |  03:11 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/31/2014

The other assassination that led up to World War I

Remembering Jean Jaures, the French socialist who tried to stop World War I and was killed for it.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/31/2014

How a Nazi-era sports stadium in Berlin became Turkey’s largest polling station

140,000 Turkish people live in the German capital.

By Rick Noack  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/31/2014

Latin America’s support for Palestinians and the echoes of the Cold War

Bolivia’s president called Israel a “terrorist state,” and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/31/2014

Nigerian official warns pastors and healers to stop making false Ebola-cure claims

At least one pastor has already walked back claims that he has the “solution to Ebola!“

By Abby Phillip  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/31/2014

Crossword: What in the world, this week

How much do you really know about events around the world this week?

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/31/2014

News Crossword: What in the world, this week

How much do you really know about events around the world this week?

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2014

In Gaza: a warning, an airstrike and a family without a home

The Post’s Sudarsan Raghavan live-tweeted an airstrike in Gaza from start to finish.

By Swati Sharma  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 07/31/2014

Britain back to a familiar role: American wing-man in Europe

The ‘Special Relationship’ had been in doubt. The Russian threat has changed that.

By Griff Witte  |  09:43 AM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, U.S. Foreign Policy, United Kingdom

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/30/2014

I wouldn’t live here: Israeli soldier patrolling a border town near Gaza

Half the residents of Nevit Haasara have moved away, but the half who have remained are his responsibility.

By William Booth  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 07/30/2014

Watch: U.N. official breaks down over deaths of Palestinian children

For a spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, it’s all too much.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  03:26 PM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 07/30/2014

If you litter, Europe’s last dictator may confiscate your car

The long-standing president of Belarus has gotten so angry about pollution that he wants to take away the cars of repeat offenders.

By Rick Noack  |  12:58 PM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 07/30/2014

How Israel helped create Hamas

Israel may want to destroy Hamas now. But it played a key role in the group’s creation.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:33 PM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/30/2014

Pro-Russian separatist commander orders soldiers to stop cussing

WTF?

By Abby Phillip  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 07/30/2014

New poll finds many Russians believe Ukraine shot down MH17

The poll shows that most Russians reject the widely accept narrative that pro-Russian separatists were the most likely perpetrators of the crash.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:59 AM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/30/2014

How Anonymous and other hacktivists are waging war on Kenya

International hacktivists are targeting this East African powerhouse. But why?

By Harry Misiko  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anonymous, cybercrime, hackers, Jubilee, KDF, Kenya, Nairobi, Ruto

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 07/29/2014

It isn’t just sanctions. A landmark $50 billion ruling will isolate Russia further.

The Yukos ruling could be even bigger than sanctions.

By Rick Noack  |  06:12 PM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 07/29/2014

Why China’s investigation of Zhou Yongkang is such a big deal

We talked to political analysts both within and outside China.

By William Wan  |  05:29 PM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 07/29/2014

Is it true that American support for Israel is waning?

Maybe, but maybe not.

By Adam Taylor  |  04:56 PM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 07/29/2014

Ground crew member who checked in MH17 passengers recalls ‘a laugh, a greeting, a happy face’

Her Facebook post recounting the moments before Flight 17 has been shared more than 10,000 times.

By Sarah Larimer  |  04:40 PM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/29/2014

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister says women shouldn’t laugh out loud

Turkish official literally doesn’t want women LOL’ing.

By Elahe Izadi  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 07/29/2014

In Gaza, things are going from bad to horrifying

As the conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas passes the three-week mark, the situation in Gaza is turning extremely bleak.

By Swati Sharma  |  01:37 PM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 07/29/2014

One chart that explains the U.S. border crisis

A new survey of social and development indicators in Latin America rank the Central American countries at the heart of the migration crisis at the very bottom.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:58 PM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 07/29/2014

Who is Zhou Yongkang, and why did China decide to launch an investigation on him?

The most powerful man to be investigated as part of President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign.

By William Wan  |  11:07 AM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 07/29/2014

In Ukrainian village near MH17 crash site, residents fear more death is coming

First the wreckage of Flight 17 fell on Lidiya Goryushko’s home. Now Ukraine’s military and rebels are fighting close by.

By Michael Birnbaum  |  09:59 AM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/29/2014

What it’s like to be a doctor treating Ebola during the worst outbreak in history

Multi-layered protective suits, aggressive treatment and overcoming the fear and distrust that help the deadly disease spread.

By Abby Phillip  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 07/28/2014

Turkey’s Erdogan joins club of world leaders who win at sports

The Turkish prime minister scored a hat-trick in a soccer match in Istanbul over the weekend. But that’s nothing compared to some other world leaders.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:43 PM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 07/28/2014

Eid in Gaza: ‘There were kids torn to pieces’

“It was Eid and the children wanted to play. Then we heard the explosion.“

By Swati Sharma  |  06:04 PM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 07/28/2014

The one thing everyone in Israel seems to agree on: John Kerry blew it

“Like a blind person groping for the ladder to climb down from the roof but instead falling down the chimney.“

By Adam Taylor  |  05:54 PM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 07/28/2014

Chechnya: Where Obama is banned and Steven Seagal is guest of honor

The Russian republic has a complicated relationship with the West.

By Adam Taylor  |  03:51 PM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 07/28/2014

This is what Eid is like in one of Afghanistan’s most dangerous provinces

The Helmand province is spared no break from the war.

By Erin Cunningham  |  03:13 PM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 07/28/2014

This is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Here’s why you should be worried.

The worst Ebola outbreak in history is unfolding in western Africa

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  02:13 PM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/28/2014

How Eid in Gaza turned into another day of carnage

A series of pauses in fighting in Gaza ended with an attack. Here’s a rundown of the short-lived truces.

By Swati Sharma  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 07/28/2014

Why China’s McDonald’s just ran out of hamburgers (and just about everything else)

China’s latest food scandal, involving a Shanghai meat supplier, has forced McDonald’s to take items off the menu in many of its restaurants across the country.

By William Wan and Xu Jing  |  08:59 AM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 07/26/2014

Why ‘cease-fire’ is such a difficult word in the current Israel-Hamas conflict

And why that’s a problem.

By Adam Taylor  |  02:34 PM ET, 07/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 07/26/2014

Troubling photos of destruction as Gazans return to their neighborhoods

With a 12-hour pause underway in Gaza, residents return to their streets and homes and survey what is left.

By William Booth and Swati Sharma  |  11:14 AM ET, 07/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 07/26/2014

Five helpful suggestions for the Chinese man who suddenly finds himself with millions of AmEx points to burn

What would you do if you were a mega-millionaire with a ton of points to spend? (Besides going to Fiji.)

By Sarah Larimer  |  06:05 AM ET, 07/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 07/25/2014

The beautiful, historic shrines that Islamists try to destroy

Militants in Iraq destroyed the biblical tomb of Jonah. Here’s what other extremists have sought to bring down.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  08:06 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/25/2014

In the U.K., where there’s (colored) smoke, there’s (political) fire

Flyover at opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games featured red, white and blue smoke in honor of the Union Jack. That didn’t sit well with some independence-minded Scots.

By Karla Adam  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 07/25/2014

Today’s lunch special in the Vatican cafeteria: Pope Francis!

Pope Francis came into the employee canteen “like a thunderbolt out of the blue.“

By Abby Ohlheiser  |  01:19 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 07/25/2014

Scenes from Iraq: ‘Death would be better than this life.’

In Iraq today, funerals and bomb blasts are nothing noteworthy.

By Loveday Morris  |  01:11 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 07/25/2014

Beneath the conflict in Gaza lies the death of the two-state solution

As we watch the conflict in Gaza, we shouldn’t forget the shadow cast by the failed peace process.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:57 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 07/25/2014

Russia’s war on McDonald’s takes aim at the Filet-o-Fish

Fish burger and other menu items targeted for health reasons.

By Karoun Demirjian  |  12:34 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/25/2014

Israel calls Brazil a ‘diplomatic dwarf’ — and then brings up World Cup humiliation

Brazil’s ambassador recall prompts a reaction.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 07/24/2014

Could Syria’s Islamist fighters hit Europe?

Norway’s alleged new terror threat could be linked to Syria’s civil war.

By Adam Taylor  |  05:19 PM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 07/24/2014

UPDATED: There is a lizard sex satellite floating in space and Russia no longer has it under control

The lusty geckos will have plenty of time alone.

By Abby Phillip  |  04:56 PM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 07/24/2014

A reminder of what has been happening in Mali

AH5017 brings renewed attention to the troubled nation.

By Adam Taylor  |  12:21 PM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/24/2014

Gazan who shot local version of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ is not happy

Gaza’s “Happy” video is moving and endearing. It’s filmmaker, though, no longer feels the sentiment

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/24/2014

Why do some Indians have such a hard time being proud of Sania Mirza?

She is a tennis star in India, yet some Indians have trouble completely embracing her.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 07/24/2014

Christian woman once condemned to death in Sudan for her faith meets Pope Francis

Pope Francis met Meriam Ibrahim hours after she finally fled Sudan.

By Abby Ohlheiser  |  11:07 AM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/24/2014

Reaction to shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza

Israeli shells hit a United Nations Relief and Works Agency evacuee school filled with Palestinian refugees, according to reports.

By Swati Sharma  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 07/24/2014

What jihadists are doing in Syria and Iraq while Gaza grabs the headlines

The Islamic State has ordered female genital mutilation and is targeting religious and ethnic minorities in the areas it controls.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  08:02 AM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 07/23/2014

A photo that shows the complicated global divide over Gaza

The U.S. is the only country to vote against a UNHRC investigation into Israel.

By Adam Taylor  |  03:19 PM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/23/2014

The growing calls to strip Putin and Russia of the 2018 World Cup

WORLDVIEWS | Sanctions aren’t really working. Should the world take away Russia’s soccer tournament?

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 07/23/2014

Ukraine gets $200 million a year for allowing overflights

Economically beleaguered Ukraine earns an estimated $200 million a year simply by allowing foreign aircraft to cross its airspace enroute to other destinations.

By Ashley Halsey  |  01:16 PM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/23/2014

Hindu nationalist politician allegedly ‘force-fed’ a Muslim man during Ramadan

The politician in question is a part of a key political ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

By Swati Sharma  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/23/2014

British MP apologizes for tweet saying he would ‘probably’ fire rockets at Israel

David Ward, the Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East, is known for being outspoken on issues involving Israel.

By Adam Taylor  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 07/23/2014

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor infected as the worst outbreak in history continues, with no end in sight

Sheik Umar Khan is credited with treating more than 100 victims. Now he is one himself.

By Abby Phillip  |  11:19 AM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/23/2014

Here’s proof that child marriage and poverty go hand in hand

In some countries, rich girls marry years after their poor counterparts.

By Abby Phillip  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 07/22/2014

Watch: Dutch foreign minister’s powerful speech amid chaotic MH17 aftermath

“Human remains were used as a political game. I hope that I never have to see that again.“

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:06 PM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 07/22/2014

In the fight between Israel and Hamas, Gaza’s hospitals are in the middle

There have been reports that a number of hospitals have been hit by Israel military fire.

By Adam Taylor  |  05:01 PM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 07/22/2014

How the Gaza conflict is being fought in 8 cities across the world

As the Israeli offensive in Gaza passes the tw0-week mark, protests are popping up in cities around the world.

By Swati Sharma  |  04:34 PM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/22/2014

Meanwhile in Russia, Putin passes law against protests

Steeper fines, forced labor or possible prison terms face those who engage in repeated demonstrations

By Karoun Demirjian  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/22/2014

When the body of a MH17 victim fell through this woman’s kitchen

“We never expected people falling from the sky,” she said.

By Michael Birnbaum  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 07/22/2014

Uh oh, there’s bubonic plague in China

Chinese authorities ‘seal off’ whole town where resident died of bubonic plague

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:51 PM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 07/22/2014

How the MH17 crisis helped reopen the case of a poisoned former KGB spy

Britain does a U-turn on the mysterious death of Alexander Litvinenko now that relations with Moscow are fast eroding.

By Griff Witte  |  12:24 PM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/22/2014

BBC Arabic reporter attacked on air outside Gaza

The journalist was reportedly shoved by an Israeli man.

By Sarah Larimer  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 07/22/2014

India’s Modi was an over-sharing politician. Now he’s a silent prime minister.

Narendra Modi spoke breathlessly on almost every national and local issue. Now, he’s gone silent.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:57 AM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/22/2014

11 things Prince George will never be able to do

A memo to Prince George on his first birthday

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 07/21/2014

Photos: Memorials continue for Flight 17 victims

Days after the plane crash, mourners are leaving flowers, candles and other tributes.

By Sarah Larimer  |  06:42 PM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 07/21/2014

Watch: The aftermath of Israel’s bombardment in Gaza

The death tolls continue to rapidly rise as the offensive continues.

By Swati Sharma  |  06:09 PM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/21/2014

Why the Israeli army is tweeting pictures of London being hit by missiles

“What would you do?“

By Adam Taylor  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 07/21/2014

Chinese spy ship lurks around U.S.-led Pacific naval drills

Chinese spy ship lurks on edges after Beijing got invited to join RIMPAC exercises.

By William Wan  |  05:56 PM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/21/2014

MH17 aftermath makes Russian-Dutch ties even more awkward

The greatest tragedy in the Netherlands’ recent history exposes the complex, awkward nature of the Dutch relationship with Russia.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/21/2014

Mother of Max Steinberg, an American killed fighting Hamas, tells his story

“He fell in love with the state of Israel,” Evie Steinberg says of her son’s 2012 birthright trip.

By Abby Phillip  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 07/21/2014

Gaza’s terrible weekend, by the numbers

Here’s a recap, by numbers.

By Swati Sharma  |  10:50 AM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 07/21/2014

Chinese lunar rover Jade Rabbit still alive, despite famous last words

Chinese lunar rover Jade Rabbit is operating, despite its famous last words

By William Wan  |  09:12 AM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 07/21/2014

What it’s like on the Israeli side of the Gaza border

A nondescript gas station has become the final pitstop for hundreds, if not thousands, of Israeli soldiers about to head into Gaza.

By Ruth Eglash  |  08:45 AM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 AM ET, 07/21/2014

Why the capture of an Israeli soldier would be such a big deal

Even if Hamas’s reported claim to have captured an Israeli soldier is untrue, it’s worth understanding why that’s such a big deal.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  02:46 AM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 07/20/2014

Watch: Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels discuss MH17′s black box in secret recording

A leaked recording of a phone call between rebel commanders suggest Moscow wanted MH17’s black box.

By Karoun Demirjian  |  04:41 PM ET, 07/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 07/20/2014

The evidence that may prove pro-Russian separatists shot down MH17

The mounting evidence that pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down Malaysia Airlines flight 17

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  03:21 PM ET, 07/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/19/2014

Dogs, pigeons and other things that were flying in the Malaysia Airlines cargo

The plane was carrying hundreds of pounds of live birds, dogs and fresh cut flowers

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/19/2014

Exploding donkey in Gaza, dead cows in Israel

The belt strapped onto the donkey’s body was laden with explosives, the Israeli military said. The animal was urged forward by Hamas militants, toward Israeli troops.

By Ruth Eglash  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 07/19/2014

MAP: These are the hostile airspaces America doesn’t fly through

The FAA has issued flight prohibitions and restrictions for a list of countries.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:05 AM ET, 07/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 07/18/2014

10 quotes that explain the history of the Gaza conflict

What you need to know about the conflict in Gaza, told through historic quotes

By Ishaan Tharoor and Adam Taylor  |  03:41 PM ET, 07/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 07/18/2014

Raw footage: Israeli forces storm holiest mosque in Jerusalem

Clashes erupted in Jerusalem at the al-Aqsa mosque, known as the third-holiest site in Islam.

By Ruth Eglash and Swati Sharma  |  02:48 PM ET, 07/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 07/18/2014

Israel takes Gaza war underground by targeting tunnels

By Ruth Eglash  |  11:52 AM ET, 07/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 PM ET, 07/17/2014

When Israel raised the heat on Gaza before, civilian casualties soared

Two recent Israeli offensives on Gaza led to a spike in casualties and won few long-term strategic gains

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  08:58 PM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 07/17/2014

Why Russians think their ‘August curse’ has come early

The jokes make reference to a Russian meme — the idea that bad things happen, to Russians, in August.

By Adam Taylor  |  06:50 PM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 07/17/2014

The terrible history of passenger planes getting shot out of the sky

In some cases, the causes of the disaster are still unresolved or shrouded in mystery.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  02:06 PM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/17/2014

Report: Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 295 people shot down over Ukrainian airspace

Malaysia Airlines confirmed on Twitter that it lost contact with the plane.

By Abby Phillip  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 07/17/2014

Israeli ambassador’s Twitter Q&A gets dominated by critics

A Twitter Q&A with Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, turned out as you would expect

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  11:10 AM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 07/17/2014

How America’s new sanctions on Russia affect American gun owners

The renowned AK-47 is targeted by the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:31 AM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/17/2014

Watch: Israel bombs secret tunnel to halt infiltration by Gaza militants

Before the five-hour humanitarian true between Israel and Gaza, there was a move made by Israelis: the bombing of the “terror tunnel.“

By Swati Sharma  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 07/17/2014

Israel hopes phone calls to Palestinians will save lives. It ends up looking Orwellian.

Ring and “roof knocks” reveal the extent to which Israel controls Gaza.

By Adam Taylor  |  07:31 AM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 07/17/2014

Sashaying cabinet ministers and thigh-high slits! What’s going on in Britain?

New contingent of top female government officials get red-carpet scrutiny of their clothes and their looks

By Karla Adam  |  04:01 AM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 AM ET, 07/17/2014

Booze and Chinese food: Indian politicians explain the causes of rape

A round-up of statements made by Indian politicians about India’s surging rape problem.

By Swati Sharma  |  12:49 AM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 07/16/2014

U.A.E. plans Arab world’s first mission to Mars

The oil-rich Gulf state announced the launch of its own space agency that will send an unmanned mission to Mars

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  06:32 PM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 07/16/2014

Sanctions on Iran cost the U.S. as much as $175 billion, study says

New study suggests Western sanctions on Iran are harming the West as well

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  03:27 PM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/16/2014

What happened when Palestinian children were killed in front of a hotel full of journalists

Four Palestinians die in front of Al Deira Hotel, regularly used by Western journalists.

By Adam Taylor  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/16/2014

This Canadian jihadist died in Syria, but his video may recruit more foreign fighters

Andre Poulin, a Canadian convert to Islam, died fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. The extremists now hope to make propaganda of his life and death

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 07/16/2014

It’s official: The Chinese government is at war with adultery

Six womanizing Chinese officials have been dismissed in a little more than a month.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:47 AM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 07/16/2014

Israeli strike kills four children on a Gaza beach

The kids were all fishermen’s kids running around on the beach, playing in the waves.

By William Booth  |  11:33 AM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 07/16/2014

Racist or playful? The German soccer team’s ‘gaucho dance’

Dance mocking Argentines at a celebration of the World Cup fuels criticism and some calls to “loosen up.”

By Anthony Faiola  |  11:18 AM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 07/16/2014

Children trying to sneak into the U.S. aren’t always alone

“Unaccompanied alien children” often travel with family members, other adults.

By Joshua Partlow  |  06:02 AM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 07/16/2014

India’s Narendra Modi: Ready to rock out Madison Square Garden?

India’s new leader is looking to make a splash when he arrives in the United States in September. But a Madison Square Garden rockout?

By Annie Gowen  |  12:02 AM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 07/15/2014

Germany considers the ultimate antidote to high-tech espionage: The humble typewriter

It might not work, espionage historian says: “We certainly spied on people before the age of computers.“

By Abby Phillip  |  03:13 PM ET, 07/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 07/15/2014

What Hamas hopes to gain from the crisis in Gaza

The Palestinian Islamist group is operating from a smaller playbook than you might think.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  03:07 PM ET, 07/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 07/15/2014

Poll finds 61% of Americans favor cooperating with Iran to contain Islamic State militants

And the same amount would support a nuclear deal that allows some uranium enrichment.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:53 AM ET, 07/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 07/15/2014

The Gaza cease-fire that never was, in 9 tweets

After days of rockets fired into Israel and missile launches into Gaza, there was hope to an end to the conflict between Israel Defense Forces and Hamas. Unfortunately, that hope was quickly eradicated. Here’s a breakdown of what happened:

By Swati Sharma  |  09:17 AM ET, 07/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ceasefire, Israel, Palestine

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/15/2014

Indian journalist sparks controversy after having tea with Pakistani terrorist suspect

A 70-year-old journalist traveled to Lahore to meet with the man India believes is behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 PM ET, 07/14/2014

Gaza City is being hit by missile strikes. This is how densely populated it is.

It’s up there.

By Adam Taylor  |  07:51 PM ET, 07/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 07/14/2014

MAP: How Asia is scared of China

New Pew survey shows Asian fears of Chinese dominance and how the majority of the world favors the U.S. over China

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  06:11 PM ET, 07/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 07/14/2014

Bastille Day is a reminder of what France owes its colonial soldiers

A World War I commemoration on France’s national day raises questions about its colonial past

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  03:26 PM ET, 07/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 07/14/2014

Video: This is what an Israeli ‘roof knock’ looks like

The controversial tactic apparently caught on film.

By Adam Taylor  |  02:21 PM ET, 07/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 07/14/2014

The story of the 2014 World Cup, in 15 maps

The month-long tournament in Brazil brimmed with storylines and all sorts of excitement.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  11:21 AM ET, 07/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 07/14/2014

Why did a Chinese newspaper call Australia a nation of ‘rascals and outlaws?’

“For many Chinese people, Australia is a good place for business, travel and higher education. That’s about it.“

By Adam Taylor  |  11:05 AM ET, 07/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 07/13/2014

For Argentines, Monday will be a painful awakening

For Argentines, Monday will be a painful awakening

By Irene Caselli and Nick Miroff  |  07:48 PM ET, 07/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 07/13/2014

Israelis unnerved by a new round of warfare using text messages

Israelis are unnerved by official-appearing text messages on their smartphones warning them on rocket and suicide-bombing threats

By Ruth Eglash  |  01:43 PM ET, 07/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/13/2014

In Germany, great expectations and palpable excitement ahead of World Cup final

With Germany tipped as the favorite to win the World Cup, a cautious optimism has gripped this famously skeptical nation

By Anthony Faiola, Anne Hull and Stephanie Kirchner  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 07/13/2014

For delirious Argentine fans, a welcome distraction

With its national team in the World Cup final, Argentina’s political and economic woes are no match for soccer glory

By Dom Phillips and Nick Miroff  |  12:56 PM ET, 07/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/12/2014

Iraq’s crisis won’t be resolved by fighting, Sunni leader says

The most recent speaker of Iraq’s parliament, a Sunni, discusses the crisis roiling his country.

By Abigail Hauslohner  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 07/11/2014

China’s war on Ramadan sees Muslim students forced to break fast

The BBC reports that Chinese authorities have been forcing Muslim students in universities to eat during Ramadan.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  05:27 PM ET, 07/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 07/11/2014

Dispatch: I’ve been to Gaza before, but it has never been like this

The Post’s Jerusalem bureau chief recalls his time in Gaza.

By William Booth  |  05:14 PM ET, 07/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 07/11/2014

The Israeli-Palestinian Twitter war, in 8 graphics

The conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories has hit Twitter, where both sides are creating graphics that are rapidly being shared on social media.

By Swati Sharma  |  02:33 PM ET, 07/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 07/11/2014

Watch: Syrian baby rescued from the rubble after Aleppo bombing

Dramatic footage from the Syrian city of Aleppo of a baby being rescued from the rubble of a bomb attack

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  01:19 PM ET, 07/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 07/11/2014

The lopsided death tolls in Israel-Palestinian conflicts

A clear asymmetry to the conflict.

By Adam Taylor  |  12:37 PM ET, 07/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 07/11/2014

Why many Brazilians are rooting against Argentina

After a nightmarish defeat in the semifinals, Brazil is bracing for the horror of an Argentine victory in Rio de Janeiro

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  09:15 AM ET, 07/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/11/2014

11 commandments for India’s civil servants issued by Prime Minister Modi

India’s new prime minister is on a mission to get more productivity out of India’s civil servants. In his quest, his team sent out these 11 steps for “an improved work culture and work environment including hygiene and cleanliness of the work space.“

By Swati Sharma  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 07/10/2014

What does Singapore have against gay penguins?

It has banned a book about two male penguins raising a chick.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:29 PM ET, 07/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 07/10/2014

How Israeli soccer hooligans fanned flames of hate

The men suspected of brutally killing a Palestinian teen are believed to be members of a far-right soccer fan group

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  03:52 PM ET, 07/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 07/10/2014

India’s new budget includes $34 million to build the world’s tallest statue. Not everyone is happy.

It’ll be twice the size of the Statue of Liberty, but why does India need it?

By Adam Taylor  |  03:32 PM ET, 07/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/10/2014

Germany asks U.S. intelligence station chief to leave over spy dispute

Here is Germany’s official statement.

By Stephanie Kirchner  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 07/10/2014

Israelis turn to smartphones to track incoming rocket attacks

The Red Alert app, which provides real time alerts when rockets are launched toward Israel, and has been downloaded by more than a half million people in recent days.

By Ruth Eglash  |  09:31 AM ET, 07/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 07/10/2014

What the rise of ISIS means for other ISISes

The jihadist advance in Iraq puts companies and think tanks in an awkward spot

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:03 AM ET, 07/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/09/2014

‘Roof knocking’: The Israeli military’s tactic of phoning Palestinians it is about to bomb

‘You have women and children in the house. Get out. You have five minutes before the rockets come.’

By Adam Taylor  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 07/09/2014

These are the names of 21 children killed in Gaza

Gaza’s health ministry, which is connected to Hamas, issued this list of names of the deceased

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  03:18 PM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 07/09/2014

Putin’s antics have left much of the world against him, but he still has some surprising support

The Ukraine crisis has changed global perception of Putin.

By Adam Taylor  |  02:36 PM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/09/2014

This is life in Gaza right now

The clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in Gaza are at their worst since the violence that erupted in 2012.

By Swati Sharma  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaza, Israel-Palestine

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 07/09/2014

Argentine-born Dutch queen faces awkward choice at World Cup

The Dutch queen is an Argentine. Who will she support in the World Cup?

By Mariana Marcaletti  |  12:06 PM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 07/09/2014

How Brazil’s World Cup disaster could change the nation

The epic defeat in the World Cup semifinal will have real effects on South America’s largest nation.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  11:04 AM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/09/2014

Edward Snowden seeks more time in Russia

His lawyer said they have submitted documents for extending his stay in Russia past when his temporary asylum is set to expire on July 31.

By Karoun Demirjian  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 07/09/2014

Malaysian MP hails German World Cup win by praising Hitler

Nazi jokes make comeback during World Cup.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:43 AM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 07/09/2014

The man the Israeli-Palestinian crisis needs most? Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt was a ray of hope in Middle Eastern diplomacy under the Muslim Brotherhood.

By Adam Taylor  |  08:31 AM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 07/08/2014

How the U.S. and Belgium solved their World Cup differences with pancake diplomacy

Imagine how much more congenial summits and negotiating sessions would be if all the guests cooked for each other.

By Sebastian Payne  |  05:50 PM ET, 07/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Belgium, Guy Trouveroy, Matthew Barzun, UK

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 07/08/2014

The proposed construction at Kabul Embassy is behind schedule and over budget

Proposed construction at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul has gone over budget by more than $100 million.

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff  |  04:28 PM ET, 07/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 07/08/2014

The irony of Britain’s planned Mahatma Gandhi statue

The British government’s placing of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside Parliament raises some obvious historical questions

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  02:33 PM ET, 07/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 07/08/2014

Deja vu? Neocons tout Ahmed Chalabi as Iraq’s next leader

The man who provided false information about Saddam Hussein’s WMDs is back.

By Adam Taylor  |  01:33 PM ET, 07/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 07/08/2014

Powerful raw video shows Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

By Swati Sharma  |  01:11 PM ET, 07/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 07/08/2014

Typhoon Neoguri has swept across Japan. Here is what it looks like from space.

German astronaut Alexander Gerst posted these pictures of the storm on Flickr this week.

By Sarah Larimer  |  11:12 AM ET, 07/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Typhoon Neoguri

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 07/08/2014

7 tweets that show what’s happening in Gaza

Israel has launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip after reports of rocket attacks by the Islamist militant group Hamas. Here are tweets that offer a snapshot of the situation in Israel and Gaza.

By Swati Sharma  |  10:59 AM ET, 07/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 07/08/2014

The West is obsessed with ‘saving’ Africa. Is that the problem?

A new documentary examines the question.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:06 AM ET, 07/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 07/07/2014

Why rob a Samsung factory in Brazil? For millions of dollars’ worth of tablets, phones and laptops.

An armed gang loots a Samsung factory in Brazil and makes off with millions of dollars’ worth of cellphones, tablets and other devices.

By Dom Phillips  |  06:27 PM ET, 07/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 07/07/2014

Why North Korean cheerleaders may soon descend on the South

It may be a good thing.

By Adam Taylor  |  02:59 PM ET, 07/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 07/07/2014

Video: Scary near-miss over runway at Barcelona airport

A UTAir pilot appeared to narrowly avoid a disaster Saturday.

By Sarah Parnass  |  12:40 PM ET, 07/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 07/07/2014

British teens plotted to skip school by digging under a fence with stolen cafeteria spoons

The students were so desperate to escape the classroom that they apparently lifted their escape plan right out of the history books.

By Abby Phillip  |  12:21 PM ET, 07/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 07/07/2014

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may own a luxury watch. Here’s why that doesn’t matter.

Baghdadi’s timepiece obscures wider message of video.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:47 AM ET, 07/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 07/07/2014

Here’s what happened over the weekend in Israel and the Palestinian territories

If you missed the news over the long weekend (and even if you didn’t but would like a reminder), here’s a quick catch-up.

By Swati Sharma  |  09:43 AM ET, 07/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/07/2014

The World Cup goes on, and so does lawmaking — a few controversial bills being discussed during the competition

While their citizens are focused on the soccer competition, a few countries are discussing controversial laws.

By Mariana Marcaletti  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 07/06/2014

VIDEO: U.S. teen, cousin of slain Palestinian youth, says Israeli police beat him

By Swati Sharma  |  03:10 PM ET, 07/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 07/05/2014

VIDEO: Family says Israeli police beat teen cousin of slain youth

The family says the Arab-American teen, Tariq Abu Khieder, is a high school student from Tampa, Fla.

By Swati Sharma  |  07:26 PM ET, 07/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 07/04/2014

John McCain becomes first high-ranking U.S. official to visit India’s new prime minister

He will be the first of many visiting Narendra Modi ahead of his U.S. visit in September.

By Annie Gowen  |  12:58 PM ET, 07/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/04/2014

Dramatic new video footage shows Palestinian teen’s abduction

New footage shows what seems to be the abduction of an Arab teenager who was kidnapped in a suspected revenge attack.

By Swati Sharma  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 07/03/2014

4 reasons the situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories is so dangerous

Who is in control?

By Adam Taylor  |  01:58 PM ET, 07/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 07/03/2014

What’s happening in Israel and the Palestinian territories today

Here’s a quick catch-up of the tensions in the region

By Swati Sharma  |  10:49 AM ET, 07/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 07/03/2014

How the secretive, powerful agency in charge of investigating corrupt Chinese officials works

Inside the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

By William Wan  |  09:38 AM ET, 07/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 07/03/2014

Why being Chechen is a badge of honor for Islamist militants

“Even if his emir tells him to kill a child, he would do it.“

By Adam Taylor  |  09:28 AM ET, 07/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/03/2014

World Cup quarterfinals revive old border wars

The geo-political storylines as the World Cup’s eight survivors prepare to meet

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/02/2014

Who could replace Iraq’s Maliki?

Here are the leading Iraqi politicos touted to replace the country’s embattled prime minister.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/02/2014

Is this how the Third Intifada begins?

A brief history of the intifadas.

By Adam Taylor  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/02/2014

7 tweets that show the escalating tensions between Israelis and Palestinians

The situation in Israel and Palestine is escalating after three Israeli teenagers were found dead, following the death of a Palestinian teenager.

By Swati Sharma  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 07/02/2014

China launches ill-advised crackdown on Ramadan

Chinese Muslims complain again.

By Adam Taylor  |  08:55 AM ET, 07/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 07/01/2014

Study: Muslims hate terrorism, too

A new Pew survey finds growing anger and fear of extremist threats in the Muslim world

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  07:21 PM ET, 07/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 07/01/2014

Can Belgium’s national team save Belgium?

No matter what happens against the U.S., Belgium’s soccer team faces another battle at home

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  03:21 PM ET, 07/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 07/01/2014

What Iraq’s Kurds want, and why it may get complicated

A referendum on independence may be coming “within months,” but that won’t solve everything.

By Adam Taylor  |  02:51 PM ET, 07/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 07/01/2014

MAP: Where Islamic veils are banned — and where they are mandatory

By Swati Sharma  |  01:54 PM ET, 07/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/01/2014

Watch: An epic video of Hong Kong’s epic pro-democracy protests

Timelapse footage of Hong Kong’s mass pro-democracy protests.

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 07/01/2014

The GSK sex tape shows how corruption allegations and sex go hand in hand in China

Firm’s China boss was secretly filmed with his girlfriend, but by whom?

By Adam Taylor  |  09:59 AM ET, 07/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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