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Who Are The Demonstrators Who Stormed Iraq's Green Zone And Parliament? The demonstrators are mostly supporters of fiery Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who has had a fraught relationship with the U.S. They're calling for the government to follow through on its promises.
NPR.org | May 1, 2016 8:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran Parliamentary Election: Moderates, Reformists Make Gains, Fall Short Of Majority Supporters of President Hassan Rouhani fell short of a clear majority despite receiving the most votes. Analysts say the coming period will be combative, with many big issues decided by independents.
NPR.org | May 1, 2016 3:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
5 Years Later, How Does Bin Laden's Killing Impact Al-Qaida's Legacy? NPR's Rachel Martin talks with author Lawrence Wright about the fate of Al-Qaida five years after the killing of Osama bin Laden.
NPR.org | May 1, 2016 11:55 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Baghdad State Of Emergency Declared After Protesters Storm Green Zone Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr occupied the Iraqi parliament on Saturday, escalating a month-long political crisis.
NPR.org | May 1, 2016 03:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Cease-Fire In Name Alone NPR's Scott Simon considers the breathtaking toll of the violence in Syria.
NPR.org | Apr 30, 2016 11:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Baghdad bomb targets Shia pilgrims A bomb attack claimed by so-called Islamic State targets Shia pilgrims in Baghdad, killing at least 21 people, Iraqi police and hospital workers say.
BBC News | Apr 30, 2016 10:33 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Joining ISIS: It's Not Always For Reasons You Might Assume Two ISIS fighters captured in Syria say they joined the militant group as a way to fight an oppressive regime. But it also provided friendship, and it didn't seem much more violent than other options.
NPR.org | Apr 30, 2016 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
This Syrian Dad Has One Of The World's Most Dangerous Jobs Five years ago, Raed Al Saleh was a businessman. Now he heads the 3,000-strong Syrian Civil Defense, rescuing civilians from the rubble after airstrikes.
NPR.org | Apr 29, 2016 9:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hospital Bombings Highlight Challenges Health Care Providers Face In War Zones NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Jonathan Whittall, head of humanitarian analysis for Doctors Without Borders, about how bombings of hospitals affect relief organizations in war zones.
NPR.org | Apr 29, 2016 8:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. Releases Final Report On Deadly Hospital Attack In Afghanistan The Pentagon released its final report into what it called the accidental destruction of a hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed more than 40 people. More than a dozen troops were disciplined, but none are facing courts-martial or other punishment
NPR.org | Apr 29, 2016 8:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend