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VIDEO: Iranian comedy in under 60 seconds Read full story for latest details.
BBC News | 4 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Op-Ed Contributor: In Aleppo, We Are Running Out of Coffins A Syrian doctor pleads for peace.
New York Times | 21 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Israel-Palestinian tensions return to boiling point Months of unrest pushing Israel and Palestinians to the edge
BBC News | May 3, 2016 11:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Syria, Aid Workers Face Arrest Over Efforts To Reach Besieged Areas Aid workers in Syria face arrest and torture from the government and threats from rebel groups just for trying to get baby food to areas under siege. Two of them tell their stories and plead for help.
NPR.org | May 3, 2016 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Springtime In Iran Means The 'Morality Police' Are Out In Force As Iranian authorities strengthen the so-called morality police, women are bracing themselves for extra scrutiny of their dress and behavior. Will a new, crowdsourced app help them dodge harassment?
NPR.org | May 3, 2016 7:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
From Police To Courts, Corruption Seen Rising In Middle East Roughly 1 in 3 people who dealt with the court system paid a bribe, and 1 in 4 who dealt with police did so, according to a new corruption report.
NPR.org | May 3, 2016 6:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Missing Man' Examines Ex-FBI Agent Robert Levinson's Mission To Iran Steve Inskeep talks to New York Times reporter Barry Meier about his investigation into Robert Levinson's disappearance, chronicled in his book Missing Man: The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran.
NPR.org | May 3, 2016 09:15 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Conditions Deteriorate In Aleppo As Syrian Forces And Rebels Drop Bombs Steve Inskeep talks to Declan Walsh of The New York Times, who recently left Aleppo, Syria. There are reports that hundreds of civilians have been killed there in the last week.
NPR.org | May 3, 2016 09:15 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.N. Mediator Tries To Revive Cease-Fire In Syria As Fighting Intensifies The U.N. mediator in the Syrian peace efforts is in Russia to discuss how to revive and strengthen the cessation of hostilities. The talks come amid an upsurge of violence in Syria.
NPR.org | May 3, 2016 09:15 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Protesters Storm Iraq Parliament Shia protesters stormed into the heavily fortified Green Zone Saturday, many of them demanding an end to corruption. The BBC's Ahmed Maher has an update from Baghdad.
NPR.org | May 1, 2016 9:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend