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Egyptian Dissident Battles Extradition in Spanish Court Mohamed Ali made videos critical of Egypts government, touching off protests. Now he is a target of that government, as President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt pushes to silence critics abroad.
New York Times | 4 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bahrain to Execute 2 Shiite Protesters After Years of Desperate Appeals The men were convicted of a bombing that killed a police officer in 2014. They say they were tortured into making a false confession during Bahrains escalating crackdown on critics.
New York Times | Jul 13, 2020 9:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Two men convicted over 4.9m Iraqi oil bribery plot A jury at the Old Bailey heard the men bribed senior Iraqi official to win oil contracts.
BBC News | Jul 13, 2020 6:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iranian Report Details Chain Of Mistakes In Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Plane A missile operator who didn't properly calibrate his radar system fired on the Ukrainian passenger plane without authorization, Iran says. All 176 people on board were killed on Jan. 8.
NPR.org | Jul 12, 2020 5:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Weddings Put On Hold In Jerusalem As COVID-19 Infections Surge Israelis and Palestinians have scrambled to hold weddings amid the pandemic lockdown, but a spike in coronavirus infections is shutting them down.
NPR.org | Jul 12, 2020 11:57 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Bartering Childs Dress for Food: Life in Lebanons Economic Crisis A TV chef abandons unaffordable beef. Blackouts make for sweltering summer nights. Changing money feels like a drug deal: The financial meltdown means daily pain and a blow to a countrys pride.
New York Times | Jul 12, 2020 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At The U.N., Russia Forces Reduced Access For Aid To Syrians Aid groups warn that civilians are in danger, as a humanitarian assistance program that funnels supplies to displaced Syrians in areas outside government control is whittled down yet again.
NPR.org | Jul 12, 2020 02:38 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lifeline Syria Aid Measure Lapses Over U.N. Security Council Deadlock With hours to go before a deadline, Russia and China vetoed an attempt by Western members to extend approval for aid to be delivered via two border crossings from Turkey.
New York Times | Jul 10, 2020 9:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Planned for a Year and Bigger Than First Thought: The Strike on Irans Nuclear Program Some officials say that a joint American-Israeli strategy is evolving some might argue regressing to a series of short-of-war clandestine strikes.
New York Times | Jul 10, 2020 3:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Major Explosion Rocks Iran Again, the 3rd Blast in 3 Weeks The precise location of Fridays explosion was unclear, but analysts said there are several military and training facilities in the area.
New York Times | Jul 10, 2020 02:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend