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Board Says Saudi Detainee Should Be Repatriated Officials determined that it was no longer necessary to imprison Muhammed Murdi Issa al Zahrani at Guantnamo Bay, Cuba, where he has been held for more than 12 years.
New York Times | Oct 20, 2014 11:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Despite U.S. Pressure, Travel Ban Stands for American Couple Held in Qatar A Qatar appeals court said it would rule Nov. 30 on the couples conviction in the death of their adopted daughter nearly two years ago.
New York Times | Oct 20, 2014 10:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN readying sanctions against key Yemenis There is a move to impose sanctions on ex-president Saleh, his son and three Houthi leaders, sources tell Al Jazeera.
Al Jazeera | Oct 20, 2014 7:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey Opens Border For Iraqis Seeking To Fight ISIS Turkey says it will allow passage for Iraqi Kurdish fighters seeking to join Syrian Kurds battling the Islamic State. This comes after the United States dropped supplies to combatants in the border town of Kobani.
NPR.org | Oct 20, 2014 7:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds join Kobane battle Minister says Iraqi Peshmerga will be allowed to cross Turkey's border to aid fight for Syrian town besieged by ISIL.
Al Jazeera | Oct 20, 2014 7:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Artificial Boundary That Divides Iraq A checkpoint near Kirkuk marks the line between Kurdish-controlled territory and the world of Islamic State extremists. Some 5,000 civilians stream across daily, lives and families divided.
NPR.org | Oct 20, 2014 5:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
More Jewish Settlers Move Into East Jerusalem Neighborhood An earlier influx of settlers to the Silwan area had been condemned by the Obama administration as provocative.
New York Times | Oct 20, 2014 5:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
40 Are Killed in Attacks Targeting Shiites in Iraq A flurry of attacks included a quadruple car bombing near two of the holiest shrines in Shiite Islam, killing 40, officials said.
New York Times | Oct 20, 2014 4:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Scores of rebels killed in Yemen fighting Fighting between Houthi rebels and Sunni tribesman leaves 67 Houthis dead, as clashes rage for control of territory.
Al Jazeera | Oct 20, 2014 3:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria's Kobane no longer so isolated Kobane gets breathing space in battle against IS
BBC News | Oct 20, 2014 3:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend