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Israel Clears Troops in Airstrike Near School in 2014 Gaza War The military found no wrongdoing in the airstrike, which killed 10 civilians near a United Nations school, and closed six other cases of possible misconduct during the war.
New York Times | 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Egyptian Prisons Blamed For Young Men Becoming Radicalized The unprecedented numbers of political prisoners in Egyptian jails could lead to a super-sized version of an old Egyptian problem: prisoners being radicalized behind bars.
NPR.org | 12 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Biden To Try To Smooth U.S. Relations With Turkey Vice President Joe Biden is in Turkey for meetings with the country's president. It's the highest level U.S. visit to Turkey since a failed coup attempt there that led to a crisis in U.S. relations.
NPR.org | 12 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.
NPR.org | 23 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Syrian Regime Area Residents Suffer Amid Deadly Rebel Offensive Syrian regime attacks like the one that wounded an Aleppo boy in images last week have been commonplace. But recently rebels are attacking civilians on the government side of town as well.
NPR.org | Aug 23, 2016 8:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. Service Member Killed In Afghanistan's Helmand Province The service member was on a training mission when a roadside bomb went off Tuesday near the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. It is the second U.S. combat death in Afghanistan since January.
NPR.org | Aug 23, 2016 4:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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IS conflict: UN prepares for mass exodus from Mosul Up to 1.2 million people in and around Mosul could be affected by an assault to retake the Iraqi city from so-called Islamic State, the UN warns.
BBC News | Aug 23, 2016 12:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
This Photo May Not Change The World But It Moved One Mom To Act Can a single photo make a difference? For one NPR audience member who admits she knew little of the Syrian war before last week the answer is yes.
NPR.org | Aug 22, 2016 9:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bombing At Turkish Wedding Raises Questions About Country's Stability The weekend bombing of a wedding in Turkey raises new questions about the country's stability and the rough area near the Syrian border where it took place.
NPR.org | Aug 22, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iraqi police remove boy's explosive vest An Iraqi TV station has aired footage showing a police officer removing an explosive vest from boy, reportedly in Kirkuk on Sunday.
BBC News | Aug 22, 2016 5:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend