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Iranian court finds Washington Post reporter guilty of espionage
Jason Rezaian holds both Iranian and American citizenship. He has been in a notorious Iranian prison, known for holding political prisoners, for 14 months.
Whoever bombed Ankara succeeded in further polarizing Turkish society
The government has made it clear that elections will still be held on Nov. 1. Let's hope there are no more opening acts.
Tunisians awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
The North African country that launched the Arab Spring continues to be an example for the whole world.
A call and an apology for the bombing of a hospital is apparently not enough these days
The Doctors Without Borders president was unimpressed with a phone call from the US president.
Doctors Without Borders calls for international inquiry into US bombing of Afghan hospital
Even war has rules, the aid organization said.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership, there is always a 'but'
Pretty much everything about the world's biggest trade deal is good. And bad.
The US plans to arm more people and drop more bombs on Syria
A plan is in motion to take the Islamic State's de facto capital.
So much for a troop withdrawal in Afghanistan. Now we're bombing hospitals
Kunduz remains the scene of fierce fighting since the Taliban took over a week ago. Except now MSF has closed its hospital, so there are far fewer people to treat the wounded.
At a loss for words after Thursday's shooting? Consider this one: Terrorism
Americans are the biggest terror threat in America.
Where would Afghanistan be today if the US and Russia had just left it alone?
The two superpowers might be able to draw some lessons from the past.
Russia is launching airstrikes on Syria now, too
Soon it will be easier to list who isn’t bombing Syria than to list who is.
As everyone talks war in Syria, war in Afghanistan drags on
The Taliban has seized a major city in northern Afghanistan. Now the Afghan army is trying to take it back.
It's like peace, only different: Finding a solution to Syria
World leaders are trying to figure out what to do about Syria at the UN today.
With air strikes, France says IS more important than Assad
It used to be that France said it wouldn't do anything, however indirect, to help Assad. But that was then.
UN to adopt ambitious new goals today
The UN General Assembly is underway.
Pope's comments on child sex abuse anger victims
Pope Francis praised his clergy in its handling of child sex scandals in the United States.
Xi Jinping and Pope Francis compete for attention in the United States
Guess who is winning.
Pope Francis visits the United States for the first time in his life
Will he address the continuing saga of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church?
In his first state visit to America, China's president will start in Seattle
He will be meeting 15 of the top American tech executives. Here's why.
The pope wants Cubans to focus on themselves, but not too much
In his much anticipated mass in Havana, Pope Francis reminded Cubans that they serve people not ideas.
The Japanese are fighting over their country's status as a pacifist country
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to amend the constitution so he can fight foreign wars. But many Japanese are having none of it.
Every Republican candidate did something weird last night
Foreign policy dominates second Republican debate.
The US military may be fabricating intelligence reports about its war with the Islamic State
The war is not going as well as some senior officers might like to think, intelligence analysts say.
North Korea says it can drop a nuclear bomb on the US at 'any time'
But no one really believes it.
Tony Abbott is no longer the prime minister of Australia
Obama says US will take in 10,000 Syrian refugees. Is that a lot?
There’s really no stopping the Iran deal at this point
As Republicans continue to debate the Iran deal, another potential government shutdown looms.
War is the problem, not refugees
And Syria's war, especially, has no end in sight.
Give Germany your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to be free
Germany offers to take in another half a million refugees per year — at least.
Here's an idea: Let the migrants stay with you
The pope and the Finnish PM have opened their homes. An Egyptian billionaire offered to buy an island to shelter refugees. Outlandish solutions, or right on the money?
Cheers and outcry as Kentucky anti-gay marriage clerk goes behind bars
After refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kim Davis is jailed for contempt.