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Syria Regains Control of Damascus, After Seven Years of Fighting With the last of 1,600 militants departing from the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, fighting around the capital is over. Peace, though, remains elusive.
New York Times | 21 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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In Speech, Pompeo Piles on Against Iran After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a remarkably hard-line speech about Iran, offering no concessions to European leaders who want to do business with Tehran.
New York Times | 23 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Pompeo Threatens 'Strongest Sanctions In History' Against Iran In a speech on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. will impose strong sanctions against Iran if a long list of demands is not met.
NPR.org | 23 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Palestinians Reflect On Their Losses After Last Week's Deadly Protests A Palestinian surgeon failed to convince his brother to stay away from the Gaza border protests. Then in the operating room, he failed to save his wounded brother's life.
NPR.org | May 21, 2018 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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China, Vietnam Use Tourism to Spar over Maritime Sovereignty A series of incidents involving Chinese tourists in Vietnam is keeping a deep maritime sovereignty dispute in focus despite official efforts to improve relations. Last week 14 Chinese tourists wearing the same red-on-white T-shirts bearing a map of their
Voice of America | May 21, 2018 08:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Reported Hospitalized Palestinian officials and doctors gave conflicting accounts of the condition of Mr. Abbas, who is 82.
New York Times | May 21, 2018 01:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Once Hated by U.S. and Tied to Iran, Is Sadr Now 'Face of Reform' in Iraq? Moktada al-Sadr, the upset winner of Iraq's election, has undergone a reinvention, from a militant Shiite to an anticorruption champion whose “Iraq First” message appeals across religious divides.
New York Times | May 21, 2018 12:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi Women's Activists Arrested Prior To Lifting Of Driving Ban For years they fought for the right to drive and an end to their country's male guardianship system. This week they were taken into custody by authorities.
NPR.org | May 20, 2018 8:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After U.S. Embassy Move, What Actually Changes For Israelis And Palestinians? Have the past week's developments changed anything in their conflict? Demands are the same and impasses remain, but the United States' role in potential peace talks appears to be shifting.
NPR.org | May 20, 2018 3:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Does It Feel To Be A Palestinian Growing Up In Gaza? Nearly 2 million Palestinians are confined to living in Gaza. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Adnan Abu Hasna from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency about the current situation in Gaza.
NPR.org | May 20, 2018 11:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend