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Lebanon to Bar Syrian Refugees Lebanon announced that it would not accept any more refugees from neighboring Syria, except in what the authorities deem to be exceptional cases.
New York Times | Oct 24, 2014 02:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Robust Reponse to ISIS Appears Far Off for Iraqis Despite increasing assistance from the United States, Iraqs ability to mount a sustained counteroffensive to retake territory seized by the Islamic State is still months away, American officials say.
New York Times | Oct 24, 2014 02:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. Is Investigating Report That Islamic State Used Chlorine Gas American officials said they were examining a report that 11 police officers were sickened after a bomb dispersed chlorine gas last month near Balad, north of Baghdad.
New York Times | Oct 24, 2014 01:58 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen 'is at risk of civil war' Yemen is at risk of civil war. envoy says
BBC News | Oct 24, 2014 01:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Iraq, Relief After News of Blackwater Convictions For many of the survivors of the 2007 shooting in Baghdad, the verdicts offered some solace after a traumatic event that became synonymous with the worst of the American occupation.
New York Times | Oct 24, 2014 12:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Al Jazeera staff in Egypt held for 300 days Channel to air special 300-second montage to mark key dates of judicial proceedings against journalists held in Cairo.
Al Jazeera | Oct 24, 2014 12:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syrian rebels take key checkpoint near Jordan Fighters say seizure of government post in Deraa is significant step in bid to seize Nasib border crossing.
Al Jazeera | Oct 23, 2014 6:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. Strikes Cut Into ISIS Oil Revenues, Treasury Official Says David S. Cohen, the governments point man on Islamic State finances, said American airstrikes on refineries controlled by the group had threatened its supply network.
New York Times | Oct 23, 2014 5:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Least 500 Militants Killed in U.S.-Led Strikes in Syria, Observer Group Says The group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also said the strikes, which started on Sept. 23, have killed at least 32 civilians.
New York Times | Oct 23, 2014 5:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey: 200 Peshmerga being sent to Kobane President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has details of first Iraqi Kurd force to be sent to defend Syrian town from ISIL.
Al Jazeera | Oct 23, 2014 4:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend