1. U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria, Including ISIS

    Nearly a dozen Americans are known to have traveled to Syria to fight for ISIS, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

  2. Syrian Refugees Surpass 3 Million, U.N. Says

    The relief agency called the crisis “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era,” as more than a million people have fled in the last 12 months alone.

  3. ISIS Said to Kill 150 Syrian Captives in 2 Days, Videotaping the Horror

    Dozens of men, possibly Syrian soldiers, were lined up in their underwear and gunned down. In the Golan Heights, non-ISIS rebels seized United Nations peacekeepers.

  4. Obama Urges Calm in Face of Crises in Ukraine and Syria

    President Obama confronted two volatile crises with restraint Thursday, saying he was not close to authorizing airstrikes in Syria and playing down an escalation of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.

  5. Ukraine Leader Says ‘Huge Loads of Arms’ Pour in From Russia

    President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine said that mercenaries and regular Russian servicemen were trying to overrun positions held by the Ukrainian military.

  6. Putin Commends Separatist Militias in Ukraine
  7. News Analysis: Air Encounter More Likely to Cause Alarm Than Change
  8. With Gaza War, Movement to Boycott Israel Gains Momentum in Europe
  9. An Israeli App Tracking the Gaza Conflict Has Followers Near and Far
  10. As Ebola Grips Liberia’s Capital, a Quarantine Sows Social Chaos
  11. Outbreak in Sierra Leone Is Tied to Single Funeral Where 14 Women Were Infected
  12. Chinese Antigraft Campaign Focuses on a Coal-Rich Province
  13. A New American Oil Bonanza
  14. Sam Kass, the Obamas’ Foodmaster General
  15. Malaysia Airlines to Cut 6,000 Staff in Overhaul
  16. Hong Kong Told to Strive for a ‘Less Perfect’ Democracy
  17. Open Source: Ahmed Seif al-Islam Hamad, Pioneering Rights Lawyer, Mourned by Egyptian Activists
  18. U.S. Open 2014: CiCi Bellis, the Toast of the Tournament, Goes Home
  19. Everyday Economics: In Defense of the Knee Defender
  20. Everyday Economics: Don’t Want Me to Recline My Airline Seat? You Can Pay Me


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  2. Editorial: Questions on Airstrikes in Syria
  3. Nicholas Kristof: Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?
  4. Masha Gessen: The Other Big Mac Index