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United States

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August 19, 2016

Opinion

August 19, 2016

Why Is America Still Saying ‘Never Again’?

By Stephen Engelberg | The Atlantic

Despite an administration change and major shifts in patterns of terrorism, the federal government is still taking a maximalist approach to homeland security.

The Americas

Top News

August 19, 2016

Mexico's Rights Agency Says Police Executed 22 at Ranch

By Lulu Orozco and Christopher Sherman | Associated Press

Federal police executed at least 22 people on a ranch last year, then moved bodies and planted guns to corroborate the official account that the deaths happened in a gunbattle, Mexico's human rights commission said Thursday.

U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte's Crime Story Unravels, and Rio Takes a Stand

By Mark Sappenfield | The Christian Science Monitor

Now, Rio police say eyewitnesses—including one of the swimmers with Mr. Lochte that night—have said that story is a lie. What really happened, Brazilian police say, is that the four young men had too much to drink, got into trouble by vandalizing a gas station bathroom, then left before police arrived.

Off the Radar

August 19, 2016

Europe

Top News

August 19, 2016

German Interior Minister Proposes Partial Burqa Ban

By Stephanie Kirchner | The Washington Post

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière proposed a partial ban on full veils for Muslim women on Friday at a conference discussing new security measures following a spate of attacks in the country.

Opinion

August 19, 2016

Off the Radar

August 19, 2016

Africa

Top News

August 19, 2016

Off the Radar

August 19, 2016

Mali authorities on Thursday released a prominent talk show radio host from prison after his arrest sparked protests in the capital Bamako in which one person was shot dead and others wounded.

Middle East & North Africa

Top News

August 19, 2016

Syrian Kurdish militia have seized several positions from government forces in the divided city of Hasaka, a Kurdish official said on Friday, expanding their control in one of the heaviest clashes yet between Kurdish groups and the government.

Dozens of Turkey Academics Held in Post-Coup Crackdown

By Fulya Ozerkan | Agence France-Presse

Turkey on Friday detained dozens of academics suspected of backing Fethullah Gulen, the alleged mastermind of last month's failed coup, while pressing ahead with raids on businesses linked to the U.S.-based Muslim preacher.

Opinion

August 19, 2016

When Women Fight ISIS

By Meredith Tax | The New York Times

Feminists have typically opposed war, but taking up arms is one way for women to defend their communities and to define their place in them.

Is Turkey Abandoning NATO or Vice Versa?

By Metin Gurcan | Al-Monitor

There is a growing perception in Turkey that NATO has been apathetic in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt and hasn't shown the appropriate concern a member of the alliance deserves.

Off the Radar

August 19, 2016

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced that UAE citizens can now travel to Sudan without prior entry visa requirements. The move is intended to have a positive impact on bilateral ties, particularly in areas of tourism, trade and investment, in a way that boosts joint cooperation in several fields.

Asia-Pacific

Top News

August 19, 2016

North Korea Threats Against U.S. Military Drills Are a Tool, Study Says

By Alastair Gale | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

A new study shows how North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un uses biannual joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea to bolster internal support for his regime and to raise pressure on the U.S. to withdraw from the peninsula by heightening tensions with missile tests and threats.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to strengthen ties that have been challenged by Myanmar's democratic reforms and the suspension of Chinese projects in the country.

Government forces blocked roads with barbed wire and steel barricades in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday to prevent a march by separatists to a village where troops killed four civilians and injured 15 others earlier this week.

Philippines Frees Top Communist Leaders to Join Peace Talks

By Teresa Cerojano | Associated Press

Two top Philippine communist rebel leaders walked out of a maximum security jail Friday to join next week's resumption of Norway-brokered peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions.

Opinion

August 19, 2016

Off the Radar

August 19, 2016

China and India held their 8th high-level Financial and Economic Dialogue on Friday to strengthen trade and economic cooperation, with the two fast-developing nations underlining the need for building more solidarity to adopt more responsible macroeconomic policies.

United States

Top News

August 19, 2016

Opinion

August 19, 2016

Why Is America Still Saying ‘Never Again’?

By Stephen Engelberg | The Atlantic

Despite an administration change and major shifts in patterns of terrorism, the federal government is still taking a maximalist approach to homeland security.

The Americas

Top News

August 19, 2016

Mexico's Rights Agency Says Police Executed 22 at Ranch

By Lulu Orozco and Christopher Sherman | Associated Press

Federal police executed at least 22 people on a ranch last year, then moved bodies and planted guns to corroborate the official account that the deaths happened in a gunbattle, Mexico's human rights commission said Thursday.

U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte's Crime Story Unravels, and Rio Takes a Stand

By Mark Sappenfield | The Christian Science Monitor

Now, Rio police say eyewitnesses—including one of the swimmers with Mr. Lochte that night—have said that story is a lie. What really happened, Brazilian police say, is that the four young men had too much to drink, got into trouble by vandalizing a gas station bathroom, then left before police arrived.

Off the Radar

August 19, 2016

Europe

Top News

August 19, 2016

German Interior Minister Proposes Partial Burqa Ban

By Stephanie Kirchner | The Washington Post

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière proposed a partial ban on full veils for Muslim women on Friday at a conference discussing new security measures following a spate of attacks in the country.

Opinion

August 19, 2016

Off the Radar

August 19, 2016

Africa

Top News

August 19, 2016

Off the Radar

August 19, 2016

Mali authorities on Thursday released a prominent talk show radio host from prison after his arrest sparked protests in the capital Bamako in which one person was shot dead and others wounded.

Middle East & North Africa

Top News

August 19, 2016

Syrian Kurdish militia have seized several positions from government forces in the divided city of Hasaka, a Kurdish official said on Friday, expanding their control in one of the heaviest clashes yet between Kurdish groups and the government.

Dozens of Turkey Academics Held in Post-Coup Crackdown

By Fulya Ozerkan | Agence France-Presse

Turkey on Friday detained dozens of academics suspected of backing Fethullah Gulen, the alleged mastermind of last month's failed coup, while pressing ahead with raids on businesses linked to the U.S.-based Muslim preacher.

Opinion

August 19, 2016

When Women Fight ISIS

By Meredith Tax | The New York Times

Feminists have typically opposed war, but taking up arms is one way for women to defend their communities and to define their place in them.

Is Turkey Abandoning NATO or Vice Versa?

By Metin Gurcan | Al-Monitor

There is a growing perception in Turkey that NATO has been apathetic in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt and hasn't shown the appropriate concern a member of the alliance deserves.

Off the Radar

August 19, 2016

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced that UAE citizens can now travel to Sudan without prior entry visa requirements. The move is intended to have a positive impact on bilateral ties, particularly in areas of tourism, trade and investment, in a way that boosts joint cooperation in several fields.

Asia-Pacific

Top News

August 19, 2016

North Korea Threats Against U.S. Military Drills Are a Tool, Study Says

By Alastair Gale | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

A new study shows how North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un uses biannual joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea to bolster internal support for his regime and to raise pressure on the U.S. to withdraw from the peninsula by heightening tensions with missile tests and threats.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to strengthen ties that have been challenged by Myanmar's democratic reforms and the suspension of Chinese projects in the country.

Government forces blocked roads with barbed wire and steel barricades in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday to prevent a march by separatists to a village where troops killed four civilians and injured 15 others earlier this week.

Philippines Frees Top Communist Leaders to Join Peace Talks

By Teresa Cerojano | Associated Press

Two top Philippine communist rebel leaders walked out of a maximum security jail Friday to join next week's resumption of Norway-brokered peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions.

Opinion

August 19, 2016

Off the Radar

August 19, 2016

China and India held their 8th high-level Financial and Economic Dialogue on Friday to strengthen trade and economic cooperation, with the two fast-developing nations underlining the need for building more solidarity to adopt more responsible macroeconomic policies.

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