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Government Allies Are Said to Have Killed Dozens of Sunnis in Iraq Dozens of people from a mostly Sunni village in eastern Iraq were methodically singled out for slaughter this week, witnesses and local Sunni leaders say.
New York Times | Jan 29, 2015 7:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Jordans Talks With ISIS for Hostage Release Said to Fail Jordan, which is willing to release a imprisoned terrorist, apparently has not received a proof of life for its captured air force pilot, held along with a Japanese journalist.
New York Times | Jan 29, 2015 2:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Ignoring abuses will fuel IS' - HRW Governments' tendencies to ignore human rights in the face of security threats is counter-productive, watchdog Human Rights Watch says in a report.
BBC News | Jan 29, 2015 2:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran's Revolutionary Guards take lead on foreign affairs Growing Iranian influence abroad driven by Revolutionary Guards
BBC News | Jan 29, 2015 1:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mid-East media wary of new Israel-Hezbollah war Mid-East media wary of escalation between Israel and Hezbollah
BBC News | Jan 29, 2015 12:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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G.O.P.s Invitation to Netanyahu Is Aiding Obamas Cause on Iran When Israels prime minister accepted an invitation to address Congress, it had the unintended effect of helping the president rally Democrats on nuclear talks with Iran.
New York Times | Jan 29, 2015 03:35 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Briefing: Iran: Washington Post Reporters Trial to Be Soon, but Charges Are Unclear Jason Rezaian, the Washington Posts Tehran correspondent, who has been incarcerated since July 22, will be tried soon, Irans state-run Islamic Republic News Agency said Wednesday.
New York Times | Jan 29, 2015 03:12 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran Bows to Pressure in Naming U.N. Envoy An announcement of the appointment came nine months after the United States had made clear that Irans first choice, Hamid Aboutalebi, would never get a visa.
New York Times | Jan 29, 2015 02:44 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Administration Official Criticizes Israeli Ambassador Over Netanyahu Visit A senior official said the Israeli envoy, who orchestrated a visit in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress, had repeatedly put politics above diplomacy.
New York Times | Jan 29, 2015 02:24 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Hezbollah Kills Israeli Soldiers Near Lebanon The missile strike was the latest in a string of events along Israels northern frontiers that have raised the risk of a broader confrontation.
New York Times | Jan 29, 2015 02:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend