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"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in...
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the world body's first treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar international arms trade Tuesday, a goal sought for over a decade to try to keep illicit weapons out of the hands...
A groundbreaking pact to regulate the global weapons trade still has a chance of success after Iran, North Korea and Syria blocked the draft treaty at the United Nations this week. But even if the treaty passes, its power will hinge on how nations...
With the U.S. administration's foreign policy team shaping up and planned visits by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East, there are renewed hopes for movement on the political process. While welcoming these developments, we...
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"Happy birthday!" my mom and her first cousin will wish each other on Sunday, even though neither was born on Jan. 27. Rather, it's the anniversary of their new lease on life, of the day the Soviet Red Army liberated them from behind the barbed wire of...
JERUSALEM -- Only a day after reports that President Obama had scathing words for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's settlement policy and six days before Israeli elections, more construction was announced Wednesday. The Housing Ministry issued tenders...
World NowPalestinians expressed hope Wednesday that U.S. President Barack Obama’s second term will be more forthcoming toward resolving their conflict with Israel than his first. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was quick to congratulate Obama...
FrameworkEach week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Fighting continues in Syria, where rebel fighters celebrate atop the remains of a Syrian government fighter jet that was shot down at Daret Ezza, on the border between the provinces of Idlib and...
World NowBurma United States Obama Democracy: Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi makes her first trip to U.S. in decades starting Monday....
World NowThe six world powers that have been trying to negotiate with Iran over its disputed nuclear program are having a face to face meeting Tuesday with Tehran’s chief nuclear negotiator – but not because there’s been any progress toward a...
World NowWASHINGTON -- Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, began her first visit to the United States in four decades by urging Washington to begin lifting remaining economic sanctions, which she credited for helping pressure the...
World NowIran shot back against the dire warnings of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the United Nations, calling them “baseless and absurd allegations against (its) exclusively peaceful nuclear program.” In a written statement, the...
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