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What If 'The Wire' Were Set in Ramallah?

TEL AVIV, Israel — For 20 years, the Israeli actor Lior Raz has had the same dream.

He is chasing a terrorist down a long hallway, or an alley, or perhaps a dark street. 1,981 more words

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Warren City Council postpones vote on 911 merger

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – All but one Warren City Council member voted Wednesday to postpone a possible merger with the Trumbull County 911 Center.

First Ward Councilman Larry Larson is the one who voted against the postponement. 273 more words


Modi's Seized Earth Campaign

NEW DELHI, India — In February, Rameshwar Samrat, a 50-year-old farmer from the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, stood in a rally at Parliament Street in New Delhi. 2,223 more words


The Islamic State Brings the War to Saudi Arabia

RIYADH — Not long ago, a young Saudi named Yazeed Mohammed Abdulrahman Abu Nayyan decided he wanted to fight in Syria. The 23-year-old had been deported… 1,443 more words

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Stranded at the Headwaters of Europe's Migrant Crisis

Haben dreams of Europe, but he’s witnessed the nightmare of the journey to get there. He has been through what his compatriots fleeing Eritrea dread most: After crossing the border from Eritrea to Sudan in a five-day-trek in January this year, Haben (whose name has been changed) was kidnapped by smugglers and held captive for a month. 1,443 more words


The Strongman of Siam

BANGKOK — On March 25, Thailand’s unelected Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha asked the country’s journalists for a little goodwill. “I am not saying you cannot criticize me,” he… 1,523 more words


Saudi Arabia’s Cruel Stranglehold

SANAA, Yemen — As the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen resumed earlier this week, after a brief ceasefire, hospitals across the capital were getting ready to treat an influx of the wounded despite dwindling supplies of medicine and fuel. 775 more words

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