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United States

Top News

July 28, 2015

On one hand, U.S. officials praised the expanding Turkish military role against the Islamic State, which is based in neighboring Syria and Iraq. But on the other, they acknowledged how complicated the development is amid concerns that Turkey is using its campaign as a pretext to crush Kurdish militants whom Washington has relied upon as the go-to ground forces in northern Syria and Iraq.

Opinion

July 28, 2015

Obama’s Secret Iran Deals Exposed

By Marc A. Thiessen | The Washington Post

President Obama promised that his nuclear deal with Iran would not be “based on trust” but rather “unprecedented verification.” Now it turns out Obama’s verification regime is based on trust after all.

Is Obama Sidelining Congress on Iran?

By Derek Chollet | Foreign Policy

Actually, the president’s move to get U.N. backing on the Iran deal is straight out of the Bush-Baker playbook.

The Americas

Top News

July 28, 2015

Peru Decrees Warrantless Geolocation Tracking of Cellphones

By Frank Bajak | The Associated Press

Peru's government on Monday ordered telecommunications companies to grant police warrantless access to cellphone users' locations and other call data in real time and store that data for three years, a decree that civil libertarians called an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.

Off the Radar

July 28, 2015

Europe

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July 28, 2015

Opinion

July 28, 2015

David Cameron thinks corruption is a bad thing and wishes Britain to set a global example of virtue. He is worried that his capital city, London, might become “a safe haven for corrupt money from around the world”, indeed for "plundered and laundered cash."

Off the Radar

July 28, 2015

Croatia said on Monday it would quit "contaminated" arbitration talks over its border with Slovenia after the leak of a tape purporting to show a Slovenian judge on the panel discussing the case with a representative of the Ljubljana government.

Africa

Top News

July 28, 2015

Nigerian Leader Visits Cameroon as Boko Haram Attacks

By Caelainn Hogan | The Associated Press

Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari is set to make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support for a multinational army to fight the Boko Haram uprising that has spilled across borders.

Opinion

July 28, 2015

A New Approach for South Sudan

By Andrew S. Natsios | The New York Times

To avert a catastrophic famine, Washington must start talks to weaken the warring parties’ military capacity and broker a humanitarian cease-fire.

Off the Radar

July 28, 2015

Hundreds of Mozambicans Cross Into Malawi to Flee Fighting

By Emmanuel Camillo, Lynsey Chutel | The Associated Press

Hundreds of Mozambicans have fled into neighboring Malawi after renewed fighting between government troops and fighters loyal to the opposition party Renamo, officials from both countries said Monday.

Middle East

Top News

July 28, 2015

Opinion

July 28, 2015

Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on ISIS

By Ramzy Baroud | The Japan Times

The war on Islamic State and other extremist groups cannot possibly be won as long as corrupt, violent regimes remain the only alternative to radicalization and extremism.

Off the Radar

July 28, 2015

Asia / Pacific

Top News

July 28, 2015

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics.

Opinion

July 28, 2015

Off the Radar

July 28, 2015

United States

Top News

July 28, 2015

On one hand, U.S. officials praised the expanding Turkish military role against the Islamic State, which is based in neighboring Syria and Iraq. But on the other, they acknowledged how complicated the development is amid concerns that Turkey is using its campaign as a pretext to crush Kurdish militants whom Washington has relied upon as the go-to ground forces in northern Syria and Iraq.

Opinion

July 28, 2015

Obama’s Secret Iran Deals Exposed

By Marc A. Thiessen | The Washington Post

President Obama promised that his nuclear deal with Iran would not be “based on trust” but rather “unprecedented verification.” Now it turns out Obama’s verification regime is based on trust after all.

Is Obama Sidelining Congress on Iran?

By Derek Chollet | Foreign Policy

Actually, the president’s move to get U.N. backing on the Iran deal is straight out of the Bush-Baker playbook.

The Americas

Top News

July 28, 2015

Peru Decrees Warrantless Geolocation Tracking of Cellphones

By Frank Bajak | The Associated Press

Peru's government on Monday ordered telecommunications companies to grant police warrantless access to cellphone users' locations and other call data in real time and store that data for three years, a decree that civil libertarians called an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.

Off the Radar

July 28, 2015

Europe

Top News

July 28, 2015

Opinion

July 28, 2015

David Cameron thinks corruption is a bad thing and wishes Britain to set a global example of virtue. He is worried that his capital city, London, might become “a safe haven for corrupt money from around the world”, indeed for "plundered and laundered cash."

Off the Radar

July 28, 2015

Croatia said on Monday it would quit "contaminated" arbitration talks over its border with Slovenia after the leak of a tape purporting to show a Slovenian judge on the panel discussing the case with a representative of the Ljubljana government.

Africa

Top News

July 28, 2015

Nigerian Leader Visits Cameroon as Boko Haram Attacks

By Caelainn Hogan | The Associated Press

Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari is set to make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support for a multinational army to fight the Boko Haram uprising that has spilled across borders.

Opinion

July 28, 2015

A New Approach for South Sudan

By Andrew S. Natsios | The New York Times

To avert a catastrophic famine, Washington must start talks to weaken the warring parties’ military capacity and broker a humanitarian cease-fire.

Off the Radar

July 28, 2015

Hundreds of Mozambicans Cross Into Malawi to Flee Fighting

By Emmanuel Camillo, Lynsey Chutel | The Associated Press

Hundreds of Mozambicans have fled into neighboring Malawi after renewed fighting between government troops and fighters loyal to the opposition party Renamo, officials from both countries said Monday.

Middle East

Top News

July 28, 2015

Opinion

July 28, 2015

Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on ISIS

By Ramzy Baroud | The Japan Times

The war on Islamic State and other extremist groups cannot possibly be won as long as corrupt, violent regimes remain the only alternative to radicalization and extremism.

Off the Radar

July 28, 2015

Asia / Pacific

Top News

July 28, 2015

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics.

Opinion

July 28, 2015

Off the Radar

July 28, 2015

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