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  • Fight against domestic violence stalls in patriarchal Turkey

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Beaten, burned and threatened by her husband, Hayat has repeatedly turned to the Turkish authorities for help. But she still lives with the man who tells her she belongs either to him, or in her grave. She says she has reason to be...
  • Kerry, aides checked by security at Egyptian presidential palace

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security officers checked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his top aides with a metal detector as they arrived for a meeting on Tuesday with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, an unusual screening for a senior State...
  • U.S. to release intelligence on Malaysian plane downing: State Department

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will on Tuesday release intelligence backing its assertion that the Malaysian airliner that crashed in Ukraine was brought down by a missile fired from the separatist-controlled area, the State Department said....
  • Why would an American join Israel's military? Answers to that and more

    The deaths in Gaza last weekend of two Israeli soldiers who grew up in the United States have caused many people to wonder about dual citizenship and about Americans serving in other countries’ militaries. Here are some questions and answers on...
  • Kerry to visit Egypt for meetings on Gaza situation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cairo on Monday for meetings with Egyptian and other senior officials on the situation in Gaza where fighting between Israel and the Islamist Hamas group has cost more than 400...
  • 100 Palestinians, 13 Israelis killed in bloody Gaza fighting

    100 Palestinians, 13 Israelis killed in bloody Gaza fighting
    (Reuters) Hamas's armed wing said on Sunday it had captured an Israeli soldier, as fighting in Gaza led to the bloodiest losses in a nearly two-week military offensive, with some 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers killed. The Israeli military...
  • Israel pushes harder into Gaza Strip

    JERUSALEM Israeli forces expanded their offensive against Islamist militants deeper into the Gaza Strip on Sunday, triggering clashes in which 13 soldiers died and more than 60 people were killed in the shelling of a densely populated neighborhood of Gaza...
  • Iran is pushing limits on nuclear deal, former Obama advisor warns

    When Iran and the world powers trying to negotiate a nuclear deal announced late Friday that they would extend their five-month-old talks for an additional four months, they said they had been making "tangible progress" toward a deal. But a former...
  • Would you breathe bad air for a 15 percent bonus?

    Would you breathe bad air for a 15 percent bonus?
    How much should a person be compensated to breathe China's polluted air? If you're an expatriate employee of the Coca-Cola Co., the answer is a 15 percent bonus, according to a report this month in the Australian Financial Review. (Local Chinese are...
  • 'Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel' conjures a new literary form

     'Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel' conjures a new literary form
    It's tempting to frame Anya Ulinich's "Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel" in terms of its antecedents: Bernard Malamud and Anton Chekhov, on the one hand, both of whom are referenced in the narrative, and on the other, graphic novelists such as Marjane Satrapi...
  • Kerry tells Russia's Lavrov investigators must get access to Ukraine crash site

    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in a phone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday, stressed that investigators must get full access to the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was shot...