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Israel to Reopen Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem After closing it over security concerns, Israel said the site, which Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims the Noble Sanctuary, would reopen on Friday.
New York Times | Oct 31, 2014 01:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syrian Kurds face uncertain future in Iraq Hundreds of Syrian Kurds seeking shelter in Iraqi Kurdistan face a bleak future in 'tent cities'.
Al Jazeera | Oct 31, 2014 01:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Friction Grows Between Israel and Jordan Over Jerusalem Holy Site A decades-long arrangement for Jordan to oversee the Noble Sanctuary, or Temple Mount, is under strain because of recent clashes between Jews and Muslims.
New York Times | Oct 30, 2014 9:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kurdish Fighters Enter Kobani To Help Battle ISIS Extremists As peshmerga troops start to arrive in the Syrian border town, some Syrian insurgents say that reinforcement is needed more urgently in Aleppo which is nearly encircled by government forces.
NPR.org | Oct 30, 2014 8:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Much Does It Cost To Run A Caliphate? The self-proclaimed Islamic State is known as the world's richest terrorist organization, but the group is having to pay for services to the areas they are controlling in Syria and Iraq. U.S. analysts and officials say the financial burden of the group's
NPR.org | Oct 30, 2014 8:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Open Source: Israeli Cartoonist Compares Netanyahu to 9/11 Hijackers A political cartoon depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel as a hijacker attacking the World Trade Center as happened in 2001 has stirred outrage and confusion.
New York Times | Oct 30, 2014 6:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Grim prospects in Baghdad's 'deadliest' area Busy Karrada neighbourhood continues to be plagued by attacks, despite promises by Iraqi authorities to curb violence.
Al Jazeera | Oct 30, 2014 3:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Palestinians Condemn Closure Of Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem Israel closed the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following an assassination attempt against a Jewish activist who wants Jews to be able to pray at the site. The site will be open Friday.
NPR.org | Oct 30, 2014 3:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Malala Yousafzai Donates Prize Money to Rebuild Gaza School The Pakistani teenager who shared the Nobel Peace Prize this year donated $50,000 from another award to rebuild a United Nations school damaged in the war between Israel and Hamas.
New York Times | Oct 30, 2014 3:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane' An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
BBC News | Oct 30, 2014 12:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend