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- Haaretz Editorial: Time to resume negotiations with Abbas.
- Goodbye to the free internet?
- Some thoughts on soulmates.
- A female journalist in the Ukraine has written about her rape by a well-respected male journalist.
- Global success stories: Indonesia, India, and Mexico.
- Leftists in the Knesset (Israel) are alive and well. | However, in Israel, to be anti-war is to be in danger: Gideon Levy’s column in Haaretz has led to accusations of treason, the punishment for which is death during times of war.
- Suey Park’s latest antics on the interwebs have arrived.
- “I’m having an abortion this weekend.“
- Obama gave a long interview to the Economist.
- Hollywood’s highest paid actresses are all white. Probably still not making as much as its highest paid actors.
- The horrors on Rikers Island.
- The growing quandary of dark tourism.
- There’s another Snowden…
- In the US, who are the remaining uninsured?
- Americans are over-dramatic.
- In Chicago, people of color are having to make heart-breaking requests in order to see a park maintained. | Semi-related: Whiteness has less and less to do with being American. | Related to that: Everyone’s least-favorite conservative windbag recently told an immigration activist that she spoke good English.
- The Afghan election audit had a rocky weekend, though by Monday Abdullah Abdullah had rejoined the process.
- A US general was killed in a bloody insider attack in Kabul, where John Kerry returned to this week.
- There’s been some AfPak drama…
- HRW has called on the Taliban to stop blocking access to polio vaccine teams.
- The PTI’s planned march on Islamabad is till set to go on. Activists are being arrested, in a move that reflects harshly on the current government. As of Friday morning, Pakistan had banned large assemblies.
- Opposition parties in Pakistan are less than pleased by the army’s takeover.
- A Sikh teen was murdered in a Peshawar market.
- Wealthy Punjab has its first-ever case of polio.
- Modi’s been in Nepal, strengthening ties.
- In Bangladesh, a large ferry capsized, leaving many dead.
- Sri Lanka has apologized over “love letter” accusations re: Modi.
- Flooding is forcing mass-evacuations in India.
- India’s multi-faceted WTO refusal.
- Minors may soon be tried as adults if recent Indian legislation is any indication.
- This pregnant woman is a boss.
Southeast & East Asia:
- A quake in China has left upwards of over 350 people dead.
- A tragic stem cell retraction has led to a suicide in Japan.
- Indonesia’s second democratic transition.
- A tribunal in Cambodia has convicted former Khmer Rouge leaders.
Europe & Eurasia:
- 28 Turkish police have been detained in raids.
- Russia and the Ukraine are still at it.
- A Russian crime ring probably has all of your internet passwords.
- Russia has banned food imports from the US and the EU.
- A conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has led to the deaths of over 15 soldiers.
- Antisemitism in France is growing by leaps and bounds.
Middle East & North Africa:
- Iraq update: As of Friday, American President Obama has authorized strikes on ISIS.
- Israel & Palestine update: As of Friday morning, a 72-hour ceasefire had expired after Hamas refused to renew it and launched several rockets. Israel responded accordingly.
- R2P and Palestinians.
- How to think about the new Middle East. | Civilian or not? Tallying the dead in Gaza. | Abbas may take Israel to the ICC.
- The one place where the two sides are communicating.
- On Monday a seven-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was issued following the Israeli shelling of another UN-run school. (The US was pissed.) Monday night, an additional ceasefire was brokered. By Wednesday morning, Israel was withdrawing from Gaza. Talks are being held: The long and short of it is that Israel wants a demilitarized Gaza and Gaza wants a lifting of the Israeli blockade, which has dragged on for seven years.
- Hamas’ chances. | Never ask me about peace again. | Is Israel’s blockade worth fighting for?
- As Israel withdraws its troops, Gazans are likely to aim their anger at Hamas.
- Militants have seized town after town in Iraq. | A friend flees the horrors of ISIS. | Thousands of minority Iraqis are stranded on a mountain top.
- Can the Kurds sell their own oil?
- The Islamic State has no time for Hamas.
- ISIS has taken over one of the last strongholds of the Syrian government in the northern region of the country.
- For Iran, nuclear talks continue.
- Journalists affiliated with the Washington Post detained in Iran are being accused of spying.
- A rush for the exits in Libya.
- An American doctor with Ebola was flown to Atlanta this weekend for treatment. | Ebola dominates American-African relations. Still, it failed to dominate a much-awaited summit between African leaders and the American president.
- A secret serum may save the lives of the two Americans suffering from Ebola (we can analyze the privilege of this for days…)
- Will the US follow China in pursuing economic ties with Africa?
- A bomb hidden in a garage killed several people in Somalia.
- South Sudanese peace talks have resumed.
- Who is behind Uganda‘s step forward on same-sex relations?
- The president of the Central African Republic and his entire cabinet have resigned.
- A small plane crash in Brazil left five people dead.
- Everything you need to know about Argentina‘s default.
- USAID and Cuba: The drama continues.
- Giving Uruguay a free pass on human rights?
- Does Haiti need a national dialogue?
- Immigration: The American topic of the month.
- The US and Ebola.
- Texas may have executed an innocent man.
- A victory for abortion in Alabama.
- Some Republicans feel Democrats are “waging a war on whites“.
- Australia may intervene in the case of a surrogate mother in Thailand and her child, who was born with disabilities.