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Feature: Miri Regev's Culture War The Israeli minister of culture and sports wants nothing less than an overthrow of the nation's elite.
New York Times | Oct 20, 2016 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Israeli Military Program Highlights Benefits and Pitfalls Of Monitoring Social Media A new Israeli effort monitors the social media posts of Palestinians to prevent violence. But the story of one woman arrested after posting a poem raises questions about the approach. | Oct 19, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cease-Fire Goes Into Effect In Yemen The 72-hour pause in hostilities was brokered by the United Nations in an effort to allow humanitarian workers to deliver badly needed aid. | Oct 19, 2016 5:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Burning tyres and air strikes Satellite images and maps reveal how the long-awaited military offensive to reclaim Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS) is progressing.
BBC News | Oct 19, 2016 4:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With Oil Prices Down, Saudi Arabia Turns To The Bond Market For The First Time Long synonymous with wealth and luxury, the desert kingdom is looking for ways to plug a growing budget deficit. | Oct 19, 2016 4:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Saudi blogger Raif Badawi 'faces new round of lashes' Supporters of the imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi express alarm at a report that he faces a new round of 50 lashes.
BBC News | Oct 19, 2016 11:37 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen Cease-Fire Would Pave The Way For Humanitarian Assistance The U.N. envoy for Yemen is hoping that a cease-fire due to go into effect on Wednesday will last, and will lead to negotiations to end a conflict that has devastated the country. | Oct 19, 2016 09:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amnesty International Reports Violence Against Sunni Men In Iraq NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Diana Eltahawy, an Iraq researcher for Amnesty International. Its new report alleges that Sunni men fleeing ISIS-held territory have been executed and tortured by Shia militia. | Oct 18, 2016 8:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran Sentences Two American Citizens To 10 Years In Prison Iran sentenced two American citizens to 10 years in prison. Siamak Namazi is an Iranian American, who had advocated for stronger ties between the countries. His father, a former UNICEF official, is also facing a decade in jail. | Oct 18, 2016 8:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After ISIS, People From Mosul Fear What May Come Next Iraqis from Mosul expect chaos when ISIS is pushed out. In 13 years of war, when the army and its U.S. ally have taken control of cities, the military victories were squandered amid sectarian feuding. | Oct 18, 2016 6:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend