This alluring spice mix has an incredible aroma and deep roots in the Middle East. For centuries, people have been eating za'atar not just for its savory taste but also for its reputed health benefits. Modern research confirms it's packed with antioxidants.
Authorities cleared barricades from Taksim Square. Tear gas and blasts from water cannons forced demonstrators to flee. But police did not move against those who have been occupying Gezi Park, where the unrest began nearly two weeks ago.
Investigators are trying to learn all they can about the American intelligence contractor who says he leaked sensitive documents to reporters. The 29-year-old Edward Snowden said over the weekend that he was behind the disclosure of two secret U.S. government surveillance programs. Now Snowden has reportedly checked out of his hotel.
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