News-2014-07-23

Published: July 23, 2014

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Iran nuclear talks to resume in early September: state TV

Reuters | John Irish | 7.23.14

Iran said on Wednesday nuclear talks with six world powers would resume in early September, according to state television, after both sides agreed to continue talking for four more months to try to reach a final agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program.

Israel has told Gazans to seek safe shelter, but many say there is no such thing

Washington Post | William Booth | 7.23.14

Israel has told Gazans to seek safe shelter, but many say there is no such thingGaza is small and getting smaller. It is 25 miles long, almost the length of a marathon, and between four and seven miles wide. Even before the current conflict, Gazans complained their home was a prison.

The war in Gaza threatens Egypt too

Reuters | Shibley Telhami | 7.22.14

Though Morsi’s relationship with Hamas was profoundly different from that of Sisi’s, some attitudes have remained consistent through both presidencies. Beginning with Hosni Mubarak’s regime and down through Morsi’s and now Sisi’s, Gaza and … Continue Reading

Kerry Says U.S. Would Address Hamas Demands After Cease-Fire

New York Times | Michael R. Gordon | 7.23.14

Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday said that the United States was prepared to address the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip and the political demands of the Palestinians living there, but that a cease-fire first needed to be carried out.

Saudi Bourse at Six-Year High on Foreign Investment News

Gulf News | 7.23.14

Saudi Arabia’s bourse jumped on Tuesday after the kingdom’s financial regulator said it would open the stock market to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of 2015. The main index rose 3.2 per cent, its biggest … Continue Reading

Turkey’s Culture Wars

New York Times | Elif Shafak | 7.23.14

Turkey is replete with political confrontations and cultural clashes, and way too often, unfortunately, the battleground is women’s bodies. Men of all political persuasions feel free to lecture women on how to dress and how to live.

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