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Ugly Breakup of Israels Odd Couple Could Turn an Election For Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his former deputy Avigdor Liberman, Israels do-over election will cap a love-hate saga of three decades.
New York Times | 4 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
In a Troubled Arab World, Tunisia Struggles to Build Its Democracy Its economy is lagging and there are threats to its security, but Tunisia still managed to hold a free presidential election. That makes it a regional anomaly.
New York Times | 11 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Moroccan Journalist on Trial for an Abortion She Says She Never Had The arrests of a young reporter and her fianc have set off outrage in Morocco, where they are seen by many as an example of the government persecuting critical journalists.
New York Times | 12 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Iran Rejects U.S. Accusation It Is Behind Saudi Attacks Houthi rebels in Yemen said they carried out drone strikes on Saudi oil facilities. An Iranian official dismissed allegations of Tehrans involvement as max deceit.
New York Times | Sep 15, 2019 11:15 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Here Comes the Bride. And the Bride. And the Bride. Mass Weddings Boom in Lebanon. As economic pressures prevent young couples from affording marriage ceremonies, powerful benefactors have stepped in to sponsor mass weddings. Whats in it for them? Children for the cause.
New York Times | Sep 15, 2019 06:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Afghans Left Out Of Discussions Around Peace Talks Recent peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban fell through. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about a group being left out of these discussions: the Afghan people. | Sep 14, 2019 9:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iraq Faces a New Adversary: Crystal Meth Growing addiction is the most recent manifestation of how Iraqs social order has frayed in the years following the 2003 U.S. invasion.
New York Times | Sep 14, 2019 6:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Israeli Arabs Get a Second Chance to Oust Netanyahu. Will They Use It? Arab citizens make up a sixth of the Israeli electorate. They could determine Prime Minister Netanyahus fate, but few voted in the last election.
New York Times | Sep 14, 2019 2:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Avigdor Lieberman Won't Be Israel's Next Prime Minister, But He May Decide Who Is Avigdor Lieberman isn't a candidate for prime minister in the upcoming Israeli elections, but he could be the person who decides who is. His right-wing secular movement is his latest political profile. | Sep 13, 2019 8:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Arab Israelis Hope Their Votes Will Help To Oust Netanyahu Palestinian citizens of Israel nearly 20% of the population are evaluating their political role and goals as next week's elections approach. They want Prime Minister Netanyahu to be defeated. | Sep 13, 2019 11:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend