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U.S. and Turkey Agree to Create ISIS-Free Zone in Syria

published about 4 hours ago
U.S. and Turkey Agree to Create ISIS-Free Zone in Syria
The two countries will clear Islamic State forces out of a 60-mile-long strip along the Turkish border, a major step toward increasing pressure on the militant group.

Obama Calls Ethiopian Government ‘Democratically Elected’

published about 9 hours ago
Obama Calls Ethiopian Government ‘Democratically Elected’
President Obama’s remarks came two months after the governing party and its allies won every seat in Parliament in elections condemned as a sham by human rights groups.

Beirut Journal: Lebanese Seethe as Stinking Garbage Piles Grow in Beirut and Beyond

published about 9 hours ago
Beirut Journal: Lebanese Seethe as Stinking Garbage Piles Grow in Beirut and Beyond
Residents cited the failure of the Lebanese government to ensure adequate trash collection as proof of a dysfunctional leadership.

Observatory: Farming Had an Earlier Start, a Study Says

published about 14 hours ago
Farming may have originated 23,000 years ago, thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to seeds researchers found at an ancient site.

Op-Ed Contributor: For Hissène Habré, a Trial by Refusal

published about 15 hours ago
The former president of Chad scuttled his trial for mass crimes by turning the principles of human rights defenders against them.