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Iran sanctions eased, but pinch still felt

11/28/2013 1:59am
The sanctions relief offered to Iran by the U.S. and five world powers has begun to get the gears of commerce slowly turning again in an economy that remains in shambles.

Fear in Syrian capital as mortar shells rain down

11/28/2013 11:38am
They fall randomly, often during rush hour, smashing into schools, businesses, churches and homes in the Syrian capital and leaving a trail of death and terror in their wake.

A sinister night for 3 women in Egypt protest wave

11/28/2013 12:39pm
The three women are among Egypt's most active democracy campaigners, the faces of its revolution. Through a string of rulers the past three years_ autocrat Hosni Mubarak, the military, the Islamists _ they have been at the forefront of protests, chronicled police abuses and struggled to limit the power of the military.

Israel court fines woman over not circumcising son

11/28/2013 1:36pm
An Israeli rabbinic court has fined a woman hundreds of dollars for refusing to circumcise her baby son, officials said Thursday, in a landmark case that has sparked a new uproar over the role of religion in the Jewish state.