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Khomeini grandson loses poll ban appeal A grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini loses his appeal against a ban from standing for election this month to a key clerical body in Iran.
BBC News | 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Grandson of Irans Founding Father Is Disqualified From Elections Hassan Khomeini, 43, is among thousands barred from running for Parliament and for the Assembly of Experts, which selects the supreme leader.
New York Times | 1 hour, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Letter From the Middle East: A Forceful Voice in Defense of Israels Image Abroad Gilad Erdan, a rising star in the conservative Likud Party, has a lot on his mind, much of it concerned with waning international support for Israel.
New York Times | 18 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Reprimands for 3 Lawmakers Rekindle Debate About Israels Arab Minority The three Arab lawmakers were censured by the legislature after they met with relatives of Palestinians killed in attacks on Jews.
New York Times | 19 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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ISIS, in a First, Says Its Behind Attack in Capital of Syria A car bomb tore up a vegetable market and a police officers club in the capital of Syria, striking an area that had been quiet for about two years.
New York Times | Feb 9, 2016 2:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Car bomb targets Damascus police club Several people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a police officers' club in the Syrian capital, Damascus, the interior ministry says.
BBC News | Feb 9, 2016 12:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With Russia's Help, Syrian Government Forces Are About To Take Aleppo Syrians are fleeing Aleppo under an intensifying Russian assault. Renee Montagne talks to Alexei Borodavkin, Russia's Ambassador to the U.N., who defends the Russian offensive in Aleppo.
NPR.org | Feb 9, 2016 10:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Egyptian Official Rejects Any Role of Security Forces in Italians Killing The interior minister denied that Giulio Regeni, whose brutalized body was found near Cairo last week, had been in police custody before his murder.
New York Times | Feb 9, 2016 01:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Consultants Arrest Chills Iranian-Americans The continued incarceration of Siamak Namazi, whose release had been expected, has stirred anxiety among those who thought the nuclear deal portended a new era.
New York Times | Feb 9, 2016 12:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. Charges Widow Of ISIS Leader In Death Of American Kayla Mueller Mueller was an aid worker in Syria when she was taken hostage in 2013. Her death was confirmed in February 2015. The woman charged in Mueller's captivity is in Iraqi custody.
NPR.org | Feb 8, 2016 11:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend