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Syria Denies Planning Another Chemical Attack The government in Damascus and its Russian patrons rejected an accusation from the White House, calling it a provocation.
New York Times | 4 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Commando Raids on ISIS Yield Vital Data in Shadowy War Risky Special Operations missions targeting midlevel figures can prove valuable for unearthing information about the Islamic State's inner circle.
New York Times | Jun 25, 2017 04:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Egyptian President Agrees to Cede 2 Islands to Saudi Arabia President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ratified an agreement that cedes sovereignty over two Red Sea islands, brushing off widespread public criticism.
New York Times | Jun 25, 2017 12:34 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says World health authorities say the war-torn nation now has upwards of 200,000 suspected cases, and that number is increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. A quarter of those who have died are children. | Jun 24, 2017 7:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi Arabia And Neighboring Arab Nations Present Demands To Qatar NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Bernard Haykel, professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, about the conditions laid out for Qatar by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf neighbors for normalizing relations. | Jun 23, 2017 8:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands If Qatar wants to end a recent diplomatic standoff, Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states say the country has 10 days to comply with a steep list of demands, including shutting down Al-Jazeera. | Jun 23, 2017 3:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Arab Nations Issue Demands on Qatar to End Crisis The list includes shutting down the news network Al Jazeera, abandoning links with Islamist organizations and downgrading ties with Iran.
New York Times | Jun 23, 2017 11:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Diplomatic Row Between Qatar And Neighbors Escalates Qatar is facing renewed isolation from its neighbors in the Middle East. A group of countries led by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait want Qatar to shut down Al-Jazeera and cut diplomatic ties to Iran. | Jun 23, 2017 09:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Fears Grow That U.S. Is Inching Toward Bigger Role in Syria War Recently the United States has shot down a Syrian warplane, came close to shooting another and downed two Iranian-made drones that were nearing American-backed troops.
New York Times | Jun 23, 2017 12:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Israeli Judge Says Airlines Can't Reseat Women At Request Of Men Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sometimes refuse to sit next to women including on planes. Now an Israeli court says airlines cannot ask a person to change seats based on gender. | Jun 22, 2017 11:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend