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Friction Grows Between Israel and Jordan Over Jerusalem Holy Site A decades-long arrangement for Jordan to oversee the Noble Sanctuary, or Temple Mount, is under strain because of recent clashes between Jews and Muslims.
New York Times | 11 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane' An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
BBC News | 20 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Syria war fuels sectarian tension in Lebanon Sectarian tension and social marginalisation are behind Tripoli's deadliest attacks in years.
Al Jazeera | 21 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Clashes in Jerusalem after shooting of rabbi Al-Aqsa mosque shutdown after far-right Israeli, advocating for greater access to holy site, wounded in shooting.
Al Jazeera | 22 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Iraqi refugees forced to live under ISIL Iraq struggles to cope with its displaced population amid a financial crisis and lack of adequate funding by aid groups.
Al Jazeera | 23 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
With Limited Gains, U.S. Bombing Campaign Faces Growing Criticism U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State began nearly three months ago, yet there have been relatively few changes on the battlefield. Many analysts say the U.S. effort may not be sufficient.
NPR.org | Oct 30, 2014 08:46 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Israeli Forces Kill Man Suspected of Involvement in Activists Shooting A counterterrorism unit was trying to make an arrest when shots were fired at the officers and the suspect was shot and killed, a police spokesman said.
New York Times | Oct 30, 2014 07:41 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tunisia results confirm Nidaa Tounes win Secular Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the 217-member parliament while Ennahda got 69 seats, election authorities say.
Al Jazeera | Oct 30, 2014 04:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Troops to Be Checked for Chemical Exposure in Iraq A Pentagon review comes in response to an investigation by The New York Times of how troops who were exposed to nerve and mustard agents were treated by the military.
New York Times | Oct 30, 2014 02:11 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Activist in Israel Is Wounded in Shooting The victim, Yehuda Glick, advocates more Jewish access at a hotly contested holy site revered by Muslims and Jews.
New York Times | Oct 30, 2014 01:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend