What Afghanistan, United States, Taliban Seek From Doha Talks

By Frud Bezhan Qatari Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Ali bin Fahd al-Hajri (center) and Taliban representative Jan Mohammad Madani (left) at the opening ceremony of the new Taliban political office in Doha, Qatar, on June 18 It’s possible that they won’t all sit at the same negotiation table, but the Afghan government, the United More...

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By Editorial Team On Sunday, June 9th, 2013
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In Turkey, Rival Soccer Fans Unite, Join Antigovernment Protests

A fan relaxes in a burned-out minibus. Beer is a hot commodity in the square, where many protesters are angry that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tried to restrict alcohol sales. A popular chant More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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What’s Really Fueling The Turkish Protests?

By Charles Recknagel In a photo adopted by protesters as a symbol of their struggle, a Turkish policeman uses tear gas against a woman during a rally in Taksim Square in central Istanbul on May 28. Ostensibly, More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
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‘Why were police so angry?’: Turkish protesters slam police brutality, return to Taksim Square

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party on June 1, 2013. (AFP Photo / Adem Altan) Over the weekend, the More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
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For UN Peacekeepers, New Means for Changing Time

By Hervé Ladsous* Hervé Ladsous, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations The history of United Nations peacekeeping is one of innovation and adaptation. Until some twenty years ago, More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, May 26th, 2013
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Iran Prepares Itself for June Presidential Vote By Stepping Up Security Measures

Iranian authorities are doing their utmost to ensure that there is no repeat of the daily unrest that followed the 2009 presidential election. (file photo) Iran’s clerical establishment has made it clear that More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, May 19th, 2013
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Tehran ready to allow experts to Parchin in exchange for deal with IAEA – Iran’s ambassador to Russia

Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Seyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi.(Reuters / Maxim Shemetov) Tehran is ready to explain every “suspicious” point of the country’s nuclear program as well as allow experts to Parchin More...

By Editorial Team On Friday, May 10th, 2013
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Iran Unveils ‘Epic’ New Drone

A picture released by Iranian news agency ISNA shows the new Iranian made drone “Epic” during a ceremony in Tehran on May 9, 2013.(AFP Photo / Hemmat Khahi) Much has been said already of the vast US More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, May 9th, 2013
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Who Will Be Iran’s Supreme Presidential Candidate?

By Golnaz Esfandiari Any candidate who wants to Iran’s next president will need the blessing of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. If Iran’s supreme leader were to write a job description for the More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, May 9th, 2013
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A Guide To Pakistan’s General Elections

By Abubakar Siddique A Pakistani man walks past electoral posters of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan, in Karachi. On May 11, nearly half of Pakistan’s population of 180 million will head More...