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Kerry Is Pushing for Agreement in Iran Nuclear Talks

published about 2 hours ago
Kerry Is Pushing for Agreement in Iran Nuclear Talks
With so much at stake in the Iranian nuclear talks, John Kerry’s relentless negotiating style and repeated meetings with Iran’s foreign minister have become part of the debate.

World Briefing: Algeria: Violence Erupts at Protest Over Shale Gas Drilling Project

published about 4 hours ago
Protests in southern Algeria turned violent over the weekend when the police clashed with demonstrators outside a base run by the American company Halliburton near the town of Ain Salah.

World Briefing: Syria: 19 Christians Have Been Released by the Islamic State, Local Leaders Say

published about 4 hours ago
Nineteen of the Assyrian Christians seized by Islamic State militants last week in northeastern Syria have been freed, and they met with church officials in a cathedral in the city of Hasaka, local leaders said Sunday.

Netanyahu’s Visit Bringing Uninvited Problems for Jewish Democrats

published about 4 hours ago
Netanyahu’s Visit Bringing Uninvited Problems for Jewish Democrats
The division caused by the Israeli prime minister’s coming speech to Congress is keenly felt among the Jewish members of Congress — all but one of them Democratic — and seems to reflect the dismay of American Jews.

Netanyahu’s Speech Opens Political Divisions in Israel, Too

published about 6 hours ago
Netanyahu’s Speech Opens Political Divisions in Israel, Too
The debate over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coming speech to Congress is taking place in a highly charged election period in Israel and has spawned a fraught debate.