News and Analysis (8/23/14)

Has the attempt to form a less sectarian Iraqi government come to late?

Hamas is unafraid to face a process “that could expose both the Islamist group and Israel to war crimes investigations”, but “Israel Israel opposes involving the court”:

IS claims to be ruling with the consent of the governed, but in fact” does not have the support of the majority of Muslims living in Iraq and Syria” ans “is not only targeting other ethnic minorities in Iraq, but … also other Muslims, including Shiites …, and Sunnis who defy them”:

If the British  murderer of an American journalist James Foley thought he would intimidate Britain and America from action against IS, he was mistaken:

Will they ever work in this town again? “Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are reportedly facing a serious backlash from top Hollywood executives following their support for Gaza, which saw the couple sign an open letter condemning the actions of Israel as tantamount to ‘genocide'”:

Each side blames the other for the violation of a “2003 cease-fire in Kashmir …, with troops exchanging gunfire Saturday. Two villagers on each side were killed and several injuries were reported”:

An attorney seems to think that a British ban on dowries will somehow be more successful in eliminating the demeaning practice than the bans already imposed by Islamic and Indian law:

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