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  • In just one generation, Iran accomplished a demographic transition that took Western Europe centuries to achieve. The safest path for Teheran is to continue to move toward population stability.Middle East,contraceptives,Iran,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,overpopulation,population,population policy,Ruhollah Khomeini,Yemen,Earth Policy Institute
    Published Date : Jun 30, 2014, 7:19 PM EDT
  • WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a ceremony releasing the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report at the State Department June 20, 2014, in Washington, DC. The Trafficking in Persons Report measures efforts by governments around the world to combat modern slavery. Credit Win McNamee/Getty Images
    Met key politicians in Baghdad as Sunni insurgents expand their control of towns in the north-west.
    LAST UPDATE : Jun 24, 2014, 9:04 AM EDT
  • An Israeli soldier sits on a tank on July 28, 2014 near Kafar Azza, Israel. As Israel's operation 'Protective Edge' in Gaza continues, the international community struggles to find a truce agreement.

    There have been sporadic attacks by both Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza amid a relative lull in the violence of recent weeks. Earlier, the U.N. urged a halt to hostilities to coincide with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 28, 2014, 7:42 AM EDT
  • In death, Staff Sergeant Nissim Sean Carmeli, a 21-year old soccer fan, embodies the deep fears, distrust and dehumanization of the other that has exploded into massive bloodshed in Gaza, threatens to spark another uprising on the West Bank and makes achievement of even a temporary Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire an almost impossible task.Middle East,Ahmed Jibril,Damascus,Facebook,Gaza,Gaza Strip,Gaza War,Golani Brigade,Haifa,Hamas,Hezbollah,Iran,Israel,Lebanon,Mahmoud Abbas,Palestine Authority,Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine,Sean Carmeli,Syria,United States,West Bank,James M. Dorsey
    Published Date : Jul 26, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT