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3 hours ago Iran talks intensify with final-hour attempt to reach agreement
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With just two days remaining before a deadline, Iran and diplomats from six countries trying to negotiate a preliminary nuclear deal met Monday in a final-hour attempt to resolve differences on uranium stockpiles, sanctions and future research into nuclear technology.Read full article >>






3 hours ago Saudi-led airstrikes shake Sanaa for fifth day as rebels push toward Aden
SANAA, Yemen — Saudi-led airstrikes shook the Yemeni capital for the fifth day Monday as rebels pressed south toward the port city of Aden, the remaining power base for those allied with Yemen’s president, who has fled the country.Read full article >>






6 hours ago Cuban baseball, standing on second, waits for a sign
Raúl Castro is not a large man. He was never said to possess a decent curveball, unlike his older brother, nor any passion for baseball, let alone baseball politics.Whether that has been good for the Cuban game depends on your view of socialist athletics. But for Major League Baseball, and the wave of Cuban talent pouring into it, the Raúl Castro era has been a good one. Very, very good.Read full article >>






6 hours ago Middle East peace prospects are slim, outgoing U.N. envoy says
JERUSALEM — If judged by outcome, the United Nations’ special coordinator for the Middle East peace process has met with limited success, to put it diplomatically.In his seven years in the post, Robert Serry has participated in three rounds of U.S.-led peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians — all ending in failure and recrimination.Read full article >>






9 hours ago Negotiators race deadline in Iran talks
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — ­Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program are focused on the pace at which sanctions and restrictions would be eased, diplomats said Sunday, as Israel’s prime minister predicted that the emerging agreement would help Tehran “conquer” the Middle East.Read full article >>






12 hours ago Iraqi army weighs cost of U.S.-led strikes in Tikrit as militiamen leave
TIKRIT, IRAQ — In the makeshift Iraqi army command headquarters for the operation to clear Tikrit, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Ibrahim reads out the coordinates for targets that planes from the U.S.-led coalition are to strike: the local council building, the teacher’s institute, a local mall.Read full article >>






12 hours ago In Nigeria, anxiously awaiting results to a crucial election
KADUNA, NIGERIA — Nigerians waited anxiously Sunday as the results of a bitterly contested presidential election were tabulated, a pivotal moment for Africa’s largest democracy and the region as a whole.Read full article >>






12 hours ago Arab leaders announce joint force to intervene in region’s wars
CAIRO — Arab leaders ­announced Sunday that they would form a joint military force to intervene in neighboring states grappling with armed insurgencies. It is a dramatic step to quell the unrest that has broken out in the wake of the region’s uprisings, but some analysts warned it could exacerbate the conflicts that have polarized countries and left hundreds of thousands dead.Read full article >>






15 hours ago Negotiators race deadline in Iran talks
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program are focused on the pace at which sanctions and restrictions will be eased, diplomats said Sunday, as Israel’s prime minister predicted that the emerging agreement would help Tehran “conquer” the Middle East.Read full article >>






18 hours ago Germanwings co-pilot worried about job security, officials say
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The co-pilot who crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 had consulted with several medical professionals about a vision issue that, coupled with preexisting psychological problems, appeared to give him a growing sense of unease about his ability to keep his job, according to officials familiar with the investigation.Read full article >>






18 hours ago Negotiators race deadline in Iran talks
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program are focused on the pace at which sanctions and restrictions will be eased, diplomats said Sunday as Israel’s prime minister predicted that the emerging agreement would help Tehran “conquer” the Middle East.Read full article >>






24 hours ago Negotiators race deadline in Iran talks
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Negotiators from five countries kicked off another frenetic series of talks Sunday in the dash to an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.In an indication of the hectic pace negotiators are keeping up with only three days remaining before a Tuesday deadline, Secretary of State John F. Kerry cancelled an appearance in Boston where he had hoped to attend an event Sunday night and Monday honoring the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.Read full article >>






24 hours ago Yemeni warplane fleet destroyed in raids, Saudis say
SANAA, Yemen — The first three days of airstrikes by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia have destroyed Yemen’s fleet of fighter aircraft and crippled military command centers, dealing a blow to Houthi insurgents, a senior defense official in Riyadh said.Read full article >>






24 hours ago Germanwings co-pilot worried about job security, officials say
MONTABAUR, Germany — The co-pilot who crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 had consulted with several medical professionals about a vision issue that, coupled with preexisting psychological problems, appeared to give him a growing sense of unease about his ability to keep his job, according to officials familiar with the investigation.Read full article >>






Yesterday Yemeni warplane fleet destroyed in raids, Saudis say
BREAKING: Egypt’s president says leaders at summit have agreed to create a joint Arab military force, according to the Associated Press. Egyptian officials say the proposed Arab force would be made up of roughly 40,000 elite troops and backed by jets, warships and light armor.Read full article >>






Yesterday Nigerian presidential vote is extended amid glitches and fears of violence
KADUNA, Nigeria —Nigerians voted Saturday in the most bitterly contested election in the history of the country’s young democracy — a poll that will determine the next chapter in a long-standing fight against Islamist insurgents and the management of Africa’s largest economy.Read full article >>






Yesterday Among new clues about co-pilot: Reports of ‘pressure,’ vision problems
MONTABAUR, Germany — One year ­before he made the cut for Lufthansa’s elite flying school, Andreas Lubitz worked at a Burger King behind a carwash, flipping Whoppers and frying fries and talking to co-workers about his dream.Read full article >>






Yesterday Syrian rebels take strategic town of Idlib
BEIRUT — Syrian rebels captured the key northern city of Idlib from government forces on Saturday in what amounts to the most significant defeat in two years for the forces loyal to President Basharal-Assad.Read full article >>






Yesterday Nigeria votes in bitterly contested election
KADUNA, Nigeria —Nigerians voted Saturday in the most bitterly contested election in the history of the country’s young democracy — a poll that will determine the next chapter in a long-standing fight against Islamist insurgents and the management of Africa’s largest economy.Read full article >>






Yesterday Saudi-led airstrikes intensify in Yemen as possible coalition land attack looms
SANAA, Yemen — Arab leaders vowed Saturday to back the embattled Yemeni president as a Saudi Arabia-led coalition intensified airstrikes on Shiite rebel targets across Yemen, escalating a conflict that many residents fear could lead to a land invasion.Read full article >>






Yesterday Among new clues about co-pilot: Reports of ‘pressure,’ vision problems
MONTABAUR, Germany — One year before he made the cut for Lufthansa’s elite flying school, Andreas Lubitz worked at a Burger King behind a car wash, flipping Whoppers and frying fries and talking to co-workers about his dream.Read full article >>






Yesterday Syrian rebels take strategic town of Idlib
BEIRUT — Syrian rebels captured the key northern city of Idlib from government forces on Saturday in what amounts to the most significant defeat for forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in two years.Read full article >>






Yesterday The Syrian War: What Does It Take
On March 16, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gave a speech in Tokyo marking this year’s 70th anniversary of the United Nations. The world institution, he said, “was created after the Second World War to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. We have to acknowledge that that vision by our founding fathers of the United Nations has not been fully realized.”Read full article >>






Yesterday Nigeria’s presidential vote marred by prospect of violence
KADUNA, Nigeria —Nigerians voted Saturday in the most bitterly contested elections in the history of the country’s young democracy — a poll that will determine the next chapter in a long-standing fight against Islamist insurgents and the management of Africa’s largest economy.Read full article >>






Yesterday Foreign ministers arrive amid crucial weekend for Iran nuclear talks
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Diplomats from Germany and France joined the United States in frenetic talks with Iran on Saturday, amid indications that negotiations were foundering with only days left before a deadline for an agreement.Read full article >>






Yesterday Saudi-led airstrikes intensify in Yemen as possible coalition land attack looms
SANAA, Yemen — Arab leaders vowed Saturday to back the embattled Yemeni president as a Saudi Arabia-steered coalition intensified airstrikes across Yemen, developments that could mark preparations for a possible land invasion targeting the country’s Houthi insurgents.Read full article >>






Yesterday Among new clues about co-pilot: Reports of ‘pressure,’ vision problems
MONTABAUR, Germany — One year before he made the cut for Lufthansa’s elite flying school, Andreas Lubitz worked at a Burger King behind a car wash, flipping Whoppers and frying fries and talking to co-workers about his dream. Read full article >>






Yesterday Foreign ministers arrive amid crucial weekend for Iran nuclear talks
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Foreign ministers from nations negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran joined talks Saturday as grim-looking negotiators suggested they are still far from bridging their differences.Read full article >>






Yesterday Nigeria’s presidential vote marred by prospect of violence
KADUNA, Nigeria — Voting began here Saturday morning in the most divisive election since Nigeria emerged from military rule 16 years ago. But hovering over the polls were fears that violence could come from two disparate sources: Boko Haram insurgents and voters angered by the defeat of their candidate.Read full article >>






Mar 28 WorldViews: How Yemen was once Egypt’s Vietnam
On Friday, Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi arrived at the Egyptian seaside town of Sharm el-Sheik on a plane from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The smiling Hadi, who was about to attend a session of the Arab League, now presumably feels safer abroad, among his regional counterparts, than he would in Yemen.Read full article >>