Noah Rayman

Noah Rayman is reporter at He was previously based in Tunis reporting for Tunisia Live, the nation’s first independent English-language news source.

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Obama Exchanges Letters with Iranian President

President Barack Obama sent new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a letter of congratulations following his election in June, a spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed Tuesday.

The world leaders exchanged letters in a sign of easing tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. The new centrist president has distanced himself …

U.N. Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Were Used in Syria

A U.N. investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria concluded “with clear and convincing evidence” that the Aug. 21 attack involved chemical weapons. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the attack a “war crime” in an opening statement to the report, released Monday to the U.N. Security Council.

The U.N. report, per …

South Korean Escapes North After 41 Years

A South Korean fisherman abducted 41 years ago escaped through an unnamed third country and returned home to his family, officials confirmed.

Jeon Wook Pyo, 67, is the only one of 25 fisherman to be heard from since their boat was seized by the North Koreans in the Yellow Sea in 1972, Bloomberg reports. He was working as a truck …

Fire at Russian Psychiatric Hospital Kills 37

A fire at a Russian psychiatric hospital in northwestern Russia killed at least 37 people Friday, according to officials.

Authorities had previously warned of safety concerns over the timber-built hospital in the village of Luka, which housed about 60 people, BBC reports.

A nurse who had guided patients to safety was among the …

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