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The Wilderness of Sinai
The Wilderness of Sinai
Egypt Clears out a "Smuggler Buffer" on Gaza Border

Egypt is clearing out a half-kilometer buffer zone along its border with Gaza following an attack on Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai. The buffer will also be to Israel’s benefit—another sign that Egypt and Israel’s interests are now in unusually close alignment.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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