Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza and calling on Palestinians to defend a contested Jerusalem holy site “by any means.”
This summer, Belarus's strongman leader stunned the small ex-Soviet nation by choosing for the first time in two decades to give a keynote speech not in Russian but in his own language.
By fair means or foul, Jewish settlers are notching up property gains in the heart of Arab east Jerusalem through a series of shady deals involving frontmen or straw companies.
Times are getting leaner for McDonald's.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
China's relationship with Russia has strengthened in the wake of the Ukraine crisis, despite Moscow's clear violation of the Chinese principle of noninterference in other countries' internal affairs.
Volodymyr Parasyuk clashed with police during protests in Kiev, then faced off with pro-Russian separatists in the east. Now he has swapped bullets for ballots in the run for Ukraine's parliament.
Two years ago, Manuel was kidnapped by a drug gang in southern Mexico and held and beaten for eight weeks before reappearing in another city, his clothes torn to rags.
American conservatives are far less trusting of media and more reliant on a single news source than their liberal counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday highlighting increased U.S. political polarization.
As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that turned campuses nationwide into battlefields.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Muslim women in the West do not disown Islam. Like other Muslims, they too love it. They also are not afraid of the anti-Muslim sentiments that emerged after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.