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Five things Iran is holding elections for its next president on 19 May - here are five reasons to be interested.
BBC News | 17 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Pope Francis Visits Egypt Coptic Church After Bombings It's a nervous time for Christians in Egypt after suicide attacks on churches there. They look forward to a visit from Pope Francis tomorrow to boost morale.
NPR.org | Apr 27, 2017 8:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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In Move Against Hamas, Palestinian Authority Cuts Payments for Gaza The West Bank group says it won't pay for electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, increasing pressure on its militant rivals there.
New York Times | Apr 27, 2017 4:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Female Syrian White Helmets Honoree Had No Hesitation To Join Members of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, came to Washington D.C., to accept an award from Refugees International on Tuesday night. Manal Abazeed stopped by to talk to NPR's Ari Shapiro about her work.
NPR.org | Apr 26, 2017 8:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey Arrests More Than 1,000 In Massive Purge Of Its Police Forces Just over a week after a vote consolidating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's power, his government has undertaken a new nationwide operation to detain alleged supporters of last year's failed coup.
NPR.org | Apr 26, 2017 8:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Turkish Strikes Target Kurdish Allies of U.S. in Iraq and Syria Kurdish officials said that one Turkish airstrike mistakenly struck Kurdish pesh merga troops on Mount Sinjar in northwestern Iraq, killing at least five.
New York Times | Apr 25, 2017 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses final Iran jail appeal The British-Iranian charity worker has been jailed under secret charges since last year.
BBC News | Apr 24, 2017 4:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Taliban Was Able To Penetrate Afghanistan Military Base Before Attack Journalist Ahmed Rashid talks about Friday's attack on an Afghanistan military base. More than 100 people are reported dead making it the deadliest attack there since 2001.
NPR.org | Apr 22, 2017 10:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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U.S. Raid Killed a 'Close Associate' of Islamic State Leader, Military Says American troops killed Abdurakhmon Uzbeki on April 6 in Mayadin, Syria. He was targeted for his role in the Islamic State's plotting of terrorist attacks.
New York Times | Apr 22, 2017 12:19 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Turning point There's been a shift in US policy towards Iran and Saudi Arabia, reports Barbara Plett Usher.
BBC News | Apr 21, 2017 11:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend