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For Saudi Women, A Weighty Development

Published on November 18th, 2014 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman Jeddah, Saudi Arabia—On Palestine Street, in the heart of this steamy port city, the Baskin Robbins store and Dunkin’ Donuts have a new neighbor, Gold’s Gym. Inside, the gym is presumably similar ... Read More



The Unthinkable Targets

Published on November 17th, 2014 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman Riyadh, Saudi Arabia—An anonymous posting on an extremist website has exposed a new area of concern about the security of Americans and other westerners throughout the Middle East—their children’s schools. Diplomatic and ... Read More


The doors at Takt-e Soileman, Iran. Photo by Monica Byrne.


Published on November 16th, 2014 | by Guest

by Monica Byrne Before I traveled to Iran, I didn’t want to read anything about Iran. Certainly nothing written by mainstream American news media, which often draws an absurdist caricature of the country. I wanted to ... Read More



Iran Nuclear Talks: Is a Deal by Nov. 24 Possible?

Published on November 14th, 2014 | by Ellie Geranmayeh

by Ellie Geranmayeh Intensive nuclear talks between Iran and various world powers this week in Oman did little to signal that a comprehensive deal is on track to meet its 24 November deadline. But then again, a ... Read More



UANI Targets Legal Humanitarian Trade With Iran

Published on November 14th, 2014 | by Eli Clifton

by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib The anti-Iran pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) claims as its mission to stop the Iranian nuclear program. A big part of its effort revolves around what it calls “private sanctions ... Read More

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