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Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest his comments about a judge sentencing three journalists.

Gunmen kill head of security in Yemen’s Aden

Security officials say gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead the head of security in Yemen’s port city of Aden.


In Nigeria, a chance for fellowship

The fellowship of suffering in the New Kuchingoro camp illustrates one of the least appreciated aspects of the Boko Haram story.

Egypt sentences Al-Jazeera journalists to 3-year prison terms

Legal analysts said the prison sentences were unfounded and politically motivated.

At least 20 dead, 50 missing as storm strikes Dominica

Dozens on the mountainous island have been isolated for days after Tropical Storm Erika dumped about 15 inches of rain there.

Europe rethinks train security after thwarted attack

Countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after the attempted attack on an Amsterdam-to-Paris train earlier this month.

Opinion & Ideas

opinion | Stephen Kinzer

// Today’s refugee crisis is the price for yesterday’s interventions

The former subjects are pushing into the lands of their former masters.


John L. Allen Jr. | Crux

// Vatican sex abuse trial a pivotal moment for Pope Francis

The trial of former papal diplomat Josef Wesolowski is the first major test of the criminal justice system under Francis.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes


// A rampant prescription, a hidden peril

Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

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