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How Does War Teach Soldiers About Love? Journalist Sebastian Junger was embedded with soldiers during the war in Afghanistan. He says many veterans miss war because it fulfills a deep human need to belong to a trusted group.
NPR.org | Apr 17, 2015 1:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq: Growth of the Shia militia How Iraq's Shia militia emerged as a bulwark against IS
BBC News | Apr 17, 2015 10:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: US pledge over Syria 'chlorine' attack US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power says those responsible for an apparent chlorine gas attack in north-west Syria will be held accountable.
BBC News | Apr 17, 2015 10:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkish Educator Pledges $10M To Set Up Universities For Syrian Refugees The war has put dreams of college on hold for some 40,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Enver Yucel hopes to create a higher ed system to meet their needs, with coursework in English, Arabic and Turkish.
NPR.org | Apr 17, 2015 07:42 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trial of Karma al-Khayat, Lebanese Journalist, Begins in Hague Tribunal The journalist faces charges for publishing confidential information from an investigation into the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister.
New York Times | Apr 17, 2015 01:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqi Premier Softens Tone About Saudis Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq on a trip to Washington stepped back from earlier remarks about Saudi airstrikes in Yemen and expressed concern that fighting there could fan sectarian tensions.
New York Times | Apr 17, 2015 12:55 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.N. Security Council Sees Video Evidence of a Chemical Attack in Syria Dr. Mohamed Tennari from the Syrian town of Sarmeen played a video that he said showed victims of an attack last month being treated.
New York Times | Apr 17, 2015 12:41 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Can IS looting be stopped? How IS sells art on the black market
BBC News | Apr 17, 2015 12:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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On Holocaust Day in Israel, Strangers Answer the Call to a Funeral A Facebook post drew 150 people to a Jerusalem hilltop for a funeral that family members feared might not have a minyan, the quorum of 10 required for the Jewish mourning prayer.
New York Times | Apr 16, 2015 9:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Experts Divided Over Iran's Cyberactivity Since Start Of Nuclear Talks The U.S. government and cybersecurity companies agree that Iran has greatly improved its cyberattack capability over the past two years.
NPR.org | Apr 16, 2015 8:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend