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Death Toll Rises in Iraq Ferry Accident, and Governor's Resignation Is Sought At least 97 people have died in the accident, which turned a festive Kurdish New Year celebration this week into a scene of horror.
New York Times | 2 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Last ISIS Village in Syria Falls, and a Caliphate Crumbles American-backed forces took the last remnant of territory under Islamic State rule in Syria, but signs of the group's resurgence are already visible.
New York Times | 10 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Pompeo Denounces Hezbollah in Lebanon, With an Israeli Audience in Mind Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's attack on Hezbollah is expected to give a boost to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.
New York Times | 19 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Generals Are Back in Israel's Political Vanguard The return of the generals to Israeli politics is viewed as an emergency call-up by those hoping to rout right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
New York Times | 21 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Gagged' Thai media fights for a voice as elections loom Restrictive laws have hobbled Thai media since General Prayuth Chan-ocha took control of the government in 2014.
Al Jazeera | Mar 22, 2019 4:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Families demand justice as toll in Mosul boat disaster hits 103 Locals have attributed the Tigris River accident to overcrowding, saying vessel only had a 50-passenger capacity.
Al Jazeera | Mar 22, 2019 3:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The Golan Heights Was Once an Arab Rallying Cry. Not Anymore. The muted Arab response to President Trump's call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory shows Syria's weakness amid a reordered Arab world.
New York Times | Mar 22, 2019 12:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News Brief: Golan Heights, House Panel Probe, Brexit U.S. backs Israel's claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights. House panel investigates whether Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump violated federal record-keeping policies. EU agrees to delay Brexit. | Mar 22, 2019 09:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Imam Tells New Zealand: We Are Not Broken Thousands of people gathered Friday for a mass funeral in a cemetery in New Zealand where 26 of the 50 victims of a mass shooting in a mosque last Friday were buried. The youngest victim buried was 3 years old. Earlier, at an outdoor service across from t
Voice of America | Mar 22, 2019 07:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
President Trump Backs Israeli Sovereignty Claim Over Golan Heights In a tweeted announcement, the Commander in Chief appeared to overturn decades of U.S. policy just ahead of Israeli elections | Mar 21, 2019 11:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend