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U.S. Airstrike in Syria Is Said to Kill Dozens of Civilians Residents of Raqqa and activists said hundreds of displaced Syrians had been sheltering in a school when it was hit.
New York Times | 13 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Anti-ISIS Offensive Delayed By Infighting The U.S. had to step into northern Syria recently to keep two factions it supports from fighting with each other. They're supposed to be fighting ISIS.
NPR.org | 17 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
New Device Restrictions On Some Flights: Few Facts, Many Questions Homeland Security says most personal electronics won't be allowed in carry-ons on flights from some majority-Muslim countries. The U.K. has acted similarly. Why the abrupt change? It's far from clear.
NPR.org | Mar 21, 2017 9:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New Fighting Grips Outskirts of Syrian Capital For the first time in years, rebels demonstrated that they can threaten the capital of Syria, as fierce fighting continued for a third day on the northeastern edge of the city.
New York Times | Mar 21, 2017 8:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Despite Support From Trump, Israel's Prime Minister Is Embroiled In Controversy Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is embattled in police investigations and with the press, but it doesn't seem to be hurting him with his supporters.
NPR.org | Mar 21, 2017 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trump's Electronics Restrictions Could Cause Headaches For Touring Musicians Cities like Dubai, Istanbul, Abu Dhabi and Casablanca have become popular touring destinations for prominent American artists. What effect might the new baggage restrictions have on their work?
NPR.org | Mar 21, 2017 6:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Israel: Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine 'killed by own men' Israel's military says intelligence suggests Mustafa Badreddine was killed by his own men.
BBC News | Mar 21, 2017 11:44 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S., Britain Restrict Electronics On Flights From Mideast Countries Passengers on flights from the region coming into the U.S. and Britain cannot carry any devices larger than a smartphone. Laptops, tablets and cameras must all be placed in checked baggage.
NPR.org | Mar 21, 2017 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Archaeologists In Syria Use 'Data Water' To Confound Antiquities Smugglers Syrian archaeologists are using a new product to try to stop the illegal flow of antiquities. It's a high-tech liquid visible under special light that carries tagging data on where items come from.
NPR.org | Mar 21, 2017 09:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Reports: U.S. To Ban Larger Personal Electronics From Cabins Of Some Flights Passengers will have to put devices larger than a cellphone in checked luggage, according to unnamed U.S. officials who spoke with wire services. The rule will apply to flights from eight countries.
NPR.org | Mar 21, 2017 02:51 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend