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Bahrain extends Shia leader jail term An appeals court in Bahrain increases from four to nine years a prison sentence imposed on the country's main Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman
BBC News | 19 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Hospitality on hold as Damascus prepares for Ramadan Damascus faces spiralling food prices as Ramadan nears
BBC News | May 30, 2016 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Shoulder Patches Spark A Diplomatic Flap Between Turkey And The U.S. The central issue: the Kurdish YPG militia, which the U.S. views as a key ally against the Islamic State in Syria, has been branded a terrorist organization by Turkey's government.
NPR.org | May 28, 2016 3:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Balkans: An Often Overlooked Hotbed For ISIS Recruitment When we talk about foreign fighters joining ISIS much of the focus is on Western Europe, but proportionally more come from the Balkans. NPR's Scott Simon talks with security analyst Adrian Schtuni.
NPR.org | May 28, 2016 12:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: '50,000 remain trapped inside Falluja' Some 50,000 civilians remain trapped in the besieged Iraqi city of Falluja.
BBC News | May 27, 2016 10:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: Iran footballers investigated over lesbian claims Authorities are investigating the womens national football team because they believe some players might be homosexual.
BBC News | May 27, 2016 3:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Doctors Without Borders Evacuating Key Syrian Hospital Amid ISIS Offensive ISIS reportedly has seized villages near Syria's border with Turkey, trapping tens of thousands of civilians. The evacuated hospital outside Azaz is the aid group's largest medical facility in Syria.
NPR.org | May 27, 2016 3:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: Iraqi Kurdistan on the front line Iraqi Kurdistan once considered a model of stability and prosperity now finds itself beset by a series of crises.
BBC News | May 27, 2016 10:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Editorial: A Saudi I.P.O.? Buyer Beware The idea of selling shares in the kingdom's oil company, Aramco, cannot be viewed as a major step in modernizing the nation.
New York Times | May 27, 2016 07:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: Refugee children love mobility scooter When BBC disability correspondent Nikki Fox visited Zaatari refugee camp, the children there were delighted with her mobility scooter.
BBC News | May 27, 2016 06:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend