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Gay, trans and illegal Gay sex can get you arrested in Lebanon, but has a surprising ruling in a recent case changed the future for the countrys LGBT community? BBC Pop Up is in Lebanon to find out.
BBC News | 22 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Talk of Terror Listing for Muslim Brotherhood Alarms Some Arab Allies One problem with any potential blanket designation of the Muslim Brotherhood is that the group takes different forms in different countries.
New York Times | Feb 20, 2017 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iraqi Civilians Pay Heavy Price as Attack on ISIS in Mosul Nears Several hundred thousand people are enduring desperate conditions and facing retribution by Islamic State fighters in the western part of the city.
New York Times | Feb 18, 2017 5:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iraqi forces prepare to retake west Mosul Iraqi security forces are set to begin a major new offensive against the so-called Islamic State in Mosul.
BBC News | Feb 18, 2017 12:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At This Palestinian University, Students Are Losing Hope In A 2-State Solution Palestinians at a West Bank university say they fear the idea of a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel is dead after President Trump's meeting with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. | Feb 17, 2017 9:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trump's Sons Heading To Dubai As Business Interests Continue To Expand Overseas The president's eldest sons will cut the ribbon on a new Trump golf course in Dubai this weekend. The Trump family stands to profit, while U.S. taxpayers pick up the tab for Secret Service protection. | Feb 17, 2017 8:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The Carpetbagger: Oscar Plans Are Back On for Syrian Subjects of Nominated Films The Syrians had been barred by President Trump's travel ban but now are scrambling to get flights for the ceremony before a second possible ban.
New York Times | Feb 17, 2017 5:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Schools Begin To Open After ISIS Is Ousted From Mosul The sounds of kids in regular schools can be heard again in the eastern side of the Iraqi city of Mosul. ISIS was forced out the area Iraqi forces a couple months ago. | Feb 16, 2017 9:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trump's Pick For Ambassador To Israel Faces Confirmation Hearing A day after President Trump raised questions about the decades-old approach to Middle East peace, his pick to become ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has his confirmation hearing. | Feb 16, 2017 9:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 70 People At Sufi Shrine In Pakistan The blast tore through the historic Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Pakistan, which had been packed with worshippers after evening prayers. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility. | Feb 16, 2017 8:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend