World Leaders Gather to Mourn Shimon Peres, and Possibly His Dream

Mr. Obama, who has been pressing the two sides to rejuvenate a peace process, made a similar point less directly. “Shimon never saw his dream of peace fulfilled,” he said. And so, he added, “Now this work is in the hands of Israel’s next generation, in the hands of Israel’s next generation and its friends.” The funeral drew delegations from ...

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Week of Attacks in Eastern Aleppo Killed 338, W.H.O. Says

Photo A child is pulled from the rubble of a building after airstrikes in a rebel-held neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on Tuesday. Credit Karam Al-Masri/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images GENEVA — The heavy bombardment of opposition-held eastern Aleppo killed 338 people in the past week, including more than 100 children, the World Health Organization said on Friday in an appeal ...

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Israel Without Shimon Peres? In Many Ways, His Dream Faded Long Ago

Mr. Netanyahu, from the right-wing Likud Party, only reluctantly endorsed the principle of a Palestinian state in 2009, and continued to clash privately with Mr. Peres, a former political opponent from the Labor Party, in recent years. Still, Mr. Netanyahu issued a statement praising Mr. Peres, who served two stints as prime minister, as “a man of peace,” and said ...

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A Bomb Shatters an Aleppo Building, and Videos Capture the Rescue Minute by Minute

The White Helmets worked into the evening, recovering the bodies of those crushed by the weight of the building. Around 6 p.m., nearly two hours after the strike, the men pulled out the body of a young boy. Two men in a cherry picker pried him from the building and took his body to family members, who were waiting below. ...

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Syrian Ground Troops Clash With Rebels in Aleppo

Video View of Destruction Over Eastern Aleppo The United Nations and the World Health Organization condemned the sustained aerial bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo in Syria and called for safe routes to evacuate civilians, as new drone footage showed the extent of destruction in the city. By THE NEW YORK TIMES on Publish Date September 27, 2016. . Watch in ...

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Unrelenting Assault on Aleppo Is Worst Yet in Five-Year Civil War

Photo People looking for survivors on Monday at a site hit previously by an airstrike in the rebel-held Tariq al-Bab neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. Credit Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters Unfazed by Western accusations of war crimes and barbarity in the ferocious aerial assault on Aleppo, the Syrian government and its Russian ally intensively bombed the northern Syrian metropolis for the fourth consecutive ...

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Young Rural Women in India Chase Big-City Dreams

Praying for Sunday By the first week of June, the new girls are praying for Sunday to arrive. Their joints hurt. Their backs hurt. They come home from the factory with fingers punctured by needles or sliced by industrial clippers. Sitting still for eight hours is strange and new, and at times, the boredom is maddening. They sing to their ...

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Chinese Jews of Ancient Lineage Huddle Under Pressure

“Xi has said that religion is a major issue, and when he speaks, that has consequences,” said a burly local businessman who has supported the Jewish revival and who, like others here, asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation by the authorities. “They don’t understand us, and worry that we’re being used.” Photo Guo Yan in her private ...

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