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Op-Ed Contributor: Political Sabotage over a Deal with Iran Those who oppose any diplomacy between Iran and the West are already seeking to end the process altogether.
New York Times | 3 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Yemeni Parliament Cancels Meeting on Presidents Resignation The cancellation of the meeting extended the political deadlock and exacerbated tensions in the streets of the capital, Sana.
New York Times | 15 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Experts See Signs of Moderation Despite Houthis Harsh Slogans Experts and analysts say it would be premature to dismiss the Houthis as Yemens Hezbollah, despite their alliance with Iran.
New York Times | Jan 24, 2015 7:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Japan Seeks to Verify Video of Hostage Death An unconfirmed image released Saturday purported to show the decapitated body of one of two Japanese hostages captured by Islamic State militants.
New York Times | Jan 24, 2015 5:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Video Purports To Show Beheaded Japanese Hostage The unconfirmed video was released after a deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for the lives of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakawa passed. It appears to change the Islamic State kidnappers' demands.
NPR.org | Jan 24, 2015 3:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Argentinian Murder Mystery, Prosecutor's Death Spawns Many Suspects The death of an Argentinian prosecutor investigating what he said was a government cover-up has the entire country talking. NPR's Lourdes Garcia Navarro tells Scott Simon the latest developments.
NPR.org | Jan 24, 2015 1:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.
NPR.org | Jan 24, 2015 1:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Washington Post Reporter, Jailed in Tehran, Is Said to Be Out of Solitary Confinement While Jason Rezaians prison conditions appeared to have eased, it was unclear if that signaled some movement in Irans mysterious prosecution.
New York Times | Jan 24, 2015 03:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News Analysis: New Saudi King and U.S. Face Crucial Point in the Relationship Saudi Arabias new king, Salman, inherits both the policies put in place by the more assertive brother he is succeeding and the conflicts that in recent years have characterized relations with Washington.
New York Times | Jan 24, 2015 02:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Open Source: Archaeologists Want Egyptian Officials Charged for Damage to Tutankhamens Burial Mask A group of Egyptian archaeologists said that they planned to file charges against officials at the state-run Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
New York Times | Jan 24, 2015 01:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend