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Opinion: Defending the Faith in the Middle East Todays Sunni-Shiite proxy wars are not new.
New York Times | 14 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Two Sides Claim Victory as Syrian Troops Flee Hospital The government of Bashar al-Assad said troops and civilians left safely, while insurgents claimed to have killed or captured some in completing their takeover of the town of Jisr al-Shoughour.
New York Times | May 23, 2015 01:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Assessing Syria's chemical weapons The challenge of assessing Syria chemical weapons
BBC News | May 23, 2015 12:10 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Self-Declared Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Saudi Mosque Attack A suicide bomber killed several people in a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia Friday, raising fears of anti-Shiite violence there.
NPR.org | May 22, 2015 8:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Obama Faces Criticism For Light Footprint Strategy Against Islamic State President Obama says the U.S. is not losing the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq, but his strategy has come under criticism after the fall of Ramadi.
NPR.org | May 22, 2015 8:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Bombing at Saudi Mosque The attack on Shiites during midday Friday Prayer left at least 21 people dead, and some Saudis on social media rushed to blame Iran.
New York Times | May 22, 2015 7:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
ISIS Affiliate Claims Responsibility For Suicide Attack In Saudi Arabia The bombing of a Shiite mosque killed at least 19 people. The claim of responsibility is a first for the extremist group involving an attack inside the kingdom.
NPR.org | May 22, 2015 6:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Visting Synagogue, Obama Restates His Commitment to Israel President Obama used a speech to knock down perceptions, fueled in part by recent tussles over Iran, that he lacks a commitment to Israelis and Jewish concerns.
New York Times | May 22, 2015 5:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Gaza Strip Economy on Verge of Collapse, World Bank Says A report pointed to problems caused by the war with Israel last summer and border restrictions, and said unemployment was the highest in the world.
New York Times | May 22, 2015 5:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Young Saudis, Bound by Conservative Strictures, Find Freedom on Their Phones Confronted with an austere version of Islam and strict social codes, they increasingly rely on apps and social media for self-expression and liberation.
New York Times | May 22, 2015 4:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend