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A rare look inside a Saudi prison that showers terrorists with perks

Save for its machine guns and guard towers, the al-Hair prison looks like a hotel in many ways.

    Iran allows lawyer for Post reporter, but not his choice

    Iran’s Revolutionary Court blocked the family’s preferred attorney, who had been working on the case.

    Kerry to defend Israel before U.N. panel

    The State Department says the secretary will try to get the Human Rights Council to shift its focus.

    Syrian rebel group that got U.S. aid dissolves

    The collapse of Harakat Hazm further complicates efforts to counter the rise of extremism in Syria.

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    Thousands march to remember slain Putin critic

    Thousands march to remember slain Putin critic

    Russians rallied near the Kremlin where Boris Nemtsov was assassinated, and few felt any optimism for change.

    Retired Israeli veterans warn against speech

    Retired Israeli veterans warn against speech

    Almost 200 former generals and top security officials said that Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress could undermine ties between Israel and the U.S., and could actually help Iran.

    North Korea’s Ebola quarantine — what’s it really about?

    North Korea’s Ebola quarantine — what’s it really about?

    Pyongyang is still enforcing strict precautions against a disease that struck half a world away.

    Israeli leader will take Obama to task on Iran

    Israeli leader will take Obama to task on Iran

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress might be the most important speech of his life — and it has already jeopardized relations between the U.S. and Israel.

    A heated debate over ‘Jihadi John’
    and his path to radicalization

    A heated debate over ‘Jihadi John’  <br>and his path to radicalization

    A rights group that advised Emwazi is under fire for blaming British intelligence for radicalizing him.

    ‘What do you do when someone comes to kill you?’

    ‘What do you do when someone comes to kill you?’

    In Guinea, fear of Ebola led to a slaughter of advocates — and an entire village was punished, leaving a legacy of embarrassment.

    Russian opposition leaders allege Kremlin links to Nemtsov slaying

    Russian opposition leaders allege Kremlin links to Nemtsov slaying

    Many expressed fear for their own safety after the assassination of one of Vladimir Putin’s harshest critics.

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    Investigators explore motives in Nemtsov killing

    Investigators explore motives in Nemtsov killing

    Russia's top investigative body said it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.
    Thousands mourn slain Russian activist

    Thousands mourn slain Russian activist

    Thousands converged on Sunday in Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition. Mourners marched to the bridge near the Kremlin where he was gunned down.
    Australia to lead remote plane tracking trials

    Australia to lead remote plane tracking trials

    Australia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans in conjunction with Indonesian and Malaysian counterparts.
    Freed Al Jazeera journalist: Jail made me stronger

    Freed Al Jazeera journalist: Jail made me stronger

    Freed Al Jazeera English journalist, Baher Mohammed, released after over a year in Egyptian prisons, talks about his time in jail and how he hopes to help the journalism community.
    Anti-Islam group rallies in Britain

    Anti-Islam group rallies in Britain

    The Germany-based anti-Islam group Pegida held its first rally in Britain Saturday, sparking scuffles as police tried to keep the group away from counter-demonstrators.
    Prominent Russian opposition leader Nemtsov killed

    Prominent Russian opposition leader Nemtsov killed

    Russia's Interior Ministry says Boris Nemtsov, a leading opposition figure and former deputy prime minister, has been shot and killed in central Moscow.
    Banksy graffiti appears in Gaza

    Banksy graffiti appears in Gaza

    Mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made his mark on the Gaza Strip. A publicist for the artist said he entered though a tunnel from Egypt, and left his artwork on various walls and structures around the area.
    Coalition airstrikes hit Iraq

    Coalition airstrikes hit Iraq

    The U.S. Defense Department released video of coalition airstrikes against Islamic State group locations in Iraq. The U.S. says the airstrikes are helping to eliminate the threat posed by the Islamic State militants.
    Islamic State claims video shows militants destroying artifacts

    Islamic State claims video shows militants destroying artifacts

    The Islamic State released a video on Thursday purportedly showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Mosul.
    Acquaintance: Islamic State suspect was ‘lost’

    Acquaintance: Islamic State suspect was ‘lost’

    A man claiming to know one of the men arrested in connection with the Islamic State group describes him as “lost.” Farhod Sulton says Abror Habibov wanted to learn about Islam but wasn't following the right people.
    Kerry: Russians are lying about Ukraine

    Kerry: Russians are lying about Ukraine

    Asked during Senate hearing if he agreed to the statement that the Russians are lying about Russian troops in eastern Ukraine, Secretary of State Kerry responded, “Yes.”
    Carter: U.S. must think through options to stop Islamic State

    Carter: U.S. must think through options to stop Islamic State

    Calling ground troops one of the tools that may be used in the complete defeat of Islamic State, the defense secretary cautioned that all steps in a plan must be thoroughly thought through.
    Europe marks Ukraine uprising anniversary

    Europe marks Ukraine uprising anniversary

    Leaders gathered in Kiev for a ceremony to mark the ousting of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
    Burst pipe, rain cause sinkhole in Italy

    Burst pipe, rain cause sinkhole in Italy

    A 33-feet wide sinkhole opened up in a street in suburban Naples, after an underground water pipe burst and heavy rains caused the ground to give way.
    U.K. families make plea for girls' return

    U.K. families make plea for girls' return

    Families of three missing British schoolgirls tearfully appeal for them to come home. All 15 to 16 years old, the girls are believed to have fled to Syria last week to join Islamic State.
    Pentagon: U.S. may slow Afghanistan exit

    Pentagon: U.S. may slow Afghanistan exit

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the U.S. is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner.

    Photos from Around the World

    Russians rally for slain Putin critic

    Boris Nemtsov was fatally shot late Friday on a bridge in the heart of Moscow.

    Afghanistan avalanches

    Death toll rises to nearly 200 near Kabul amid rescue efforts.

    ‘The Massacre of Womey’

    A mass killing is an extreme illustration of the problems health workers face in West Africa while fighting Ebola.

    The life and protests
    of Boris Nemtsov

    The Russian opposition leader was shot and killed in central Moscow, the Russian Interior Ministry said early Saturday.

    France’s aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf

    On board the carrier Charles de Gaulle, the French navy prepares for airstrikes against the Islamic State.

    Day in photos

    Training in the snow, mermaid lessons, marijuana legalization in Washington, D.C. and more.

    Best news photos of the week

    Receding waters near Sao Paulo, Brazil; animals rescued from cold; hunger in Ukraine, and more images from this week.

    Modernity and tradition collide in the mountains

    In Morocco’s High Atlas range, Berber villagers use mules for transportation and cellphones for communication.

    Day in photos

    A pink cloud over Tucson, thousands of red crabs wash up in California, Prince Harry eyes wildlife and more top images.

    Protests in Venezuela after police kill teen

    The death raised already high tensions amid a crackdown on the opposition and crippling economic problems.

    Showdown in Ukraine evolves

    As fighting in the east begins to quiet, focus turns to threats to the country’s economy.

    Day in photos

    “Oil Mosquitoes,” malnourished sea lion pups come ashore in California and more.

    2015 Sony World Photography Awards

    A look at some of the works on the shortlists in the world’s biggest photography competition.

    Afghanistan’s new militia

    Some veteran guerrillas are arming themselves against a perceived threat from the Islamic State.

    Animal views

    Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

    Grandmothers play handball

    The Aymara indigenous women use the sport as a way to ease the aches and pains of growing old.