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  • Who needs reform most: Egypt or America?

    Who needs reform most: Egypt or America?
    Prior to leaving Egypt for the United Nations General Assembly, Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi told The New York Timesthe United States needs to "fundamentally change" its approach to the Arab world. That includes, he said, showing greater respect for Arab values, as well as helping to build a Palestinian state.
  • U.N. recognition of Palestinian state ups pressure on Israel to negotiate

    U.N. recognition of Palestinian state ups pressure on Israel to negotiate
    Over the strenuous objections of the U.S. and Israel, the United Nations General Assembly voted today to grant nonmember observer status to a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.N. action, which was widely anticipated, was largely a...

    Obama goes soft on Iran — again

    After listening to speeches during the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly, I concluded that both U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad do not take each other seriously. Mr. Obama repeated his old...

    Malaysia quietly worked back channels to secure bodies, black boxes

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - As Western leaders increasingly pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists, and Moscow itself, over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little. The...

    'House of Cards' denied U.N. filming permission by Russia

    'House of Cards' denied U.N. filming permission by Russia
    On screen, Frank Underwood's ambitions can't be stopped. But he's just a character in the Netflix series "House of Cards" and in real life, there is a limit to his power, as producers discovered this week when they were denied access to film in the United...