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Europe Plans Vote on Palestinian Statehood as Court Rules on Status of Hamas

published about 8 hours ago
The European Parliament planned to vote on a compromise resolution linking recognition of a Palestinian state to a resumption of negotiations toward a settlement.

Iran Criticized for Executing Drug Offenders

published about 15 hours ago
Rights groups have called on the United Nations to halt its counternarcotics aid to the country because of its mandatory death penalty for drug crimes.

Family of Former Marine Held in Iran Issues Plea for Obama Not to Forget Him

published about 17 hours ago
The Marine’s request came as the United States intensified negotiations with the Iranians on their disputed nuclear program.

U.N. Secretary General to Visit Ebola-Plagued Nations

published about 17 hours ago
The trip, which is to begin later this week, seems designed to send a message of solidarity with the three affected countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

F.D.A. Approves System That May Make Blood Transfusions Safer

published about 19 hours ago
The system is being used in clinical trials in West Africa to make plasma donated by Ebola survivors safer to use as a possible treatment.