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Egypt's Election Should Be a Lock. So Why Is President Sisi Worried? The campaign has exposed tensions in Egypt's security establishment that appear to have rattled Mr. Sisi, who has ratcheted up repression.
New York Times | 3 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Syrian Airstrike Hits Marketplace Near Turkish Border, Killing More Than Two Dozen The airstrike in northwest Syria comes after a rebel rocket reached a Damascus neighborhood earlier this week, killing 35 people. | Mar 23, 2018 01:58 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Feds Drop Prosecution Of 7 Turkish Bodyguards Involved In Assault Of Protesters The charges were dropped a day before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Turkish President Erdogan in a bid to ease tensions. The State Department says the timing was coincidental. | Mar 22, 2018 10:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Emboldened Turkey Pushes Deeper Into Syria, but Risks Abound Turkey's expanding campaign makes it one of the big players in the seven-year conflict, but that comes with all the hazards of embroilment in a foreign war.
New York Times | Mar 22, 2018 5:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Global Politics Made Yemen's Humanitarian Disaster The war in Yemen is one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Reporters were recently given access to a part of the war zone, where the conflict has become a bloody battleground. | Mar 22, 2018 4:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Palestinian Teen Agrees To 8 Months In Prison After Slapping Israeli Soldier Video of Ahed Tamimi's confrontation with Israeli soldiers went viral. Many Palestinians consider her a symbol of defiance, while many Israelis see her instead as a provocateur. | Mar 22, 2018 11:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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After Months of Acrimony, Baghdad Strikes Deal With Kurds Since Iraq's Kurds voted for independence last fall, relations with Baghdad have been strained. A new agreement signals warmer ties.
New York Times | Mar 22, 2018 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Palestinian Teenager Who Slapped Israeli Soldier Gets 8 Months in Prison Ahed Tamimi, 17, who became a Palestinian symbol of resistance, but was then arrested and held without bail, accepted a plea bargain.
New York Times | Mar 21, 2018 11:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Israel Acknowledges Having Bombed A Suspected Syrian Nuclear Reactor In 2007 The revelation confirms long-held suspicions that the raid destroyed what Israel believed to be a nuclear reactor. Israeli officials made clear they intend this announcement to send a message to Iran. | Mar 21, 2018 9:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Trump Met With the Saudis. There Were No Women at the Table. Photos from Tuesday's meeting show that the dynamics at the table remained relatively unchanged — even amid White House staff shake-ups — and male.
New York Times | Mar 21, 2018 8:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend