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Jason Rezaians Status Unclear After Iran Sentences 2 The judiciary did not release the names of the two people convicted of spying for the United States and Israel.
New York Times | Aug 31, 2015 12:42 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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ISIS Damages Temple of Baal in Palmyra The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that fighters had destroyed part of the nearly 2,000-year-old temple.
New York Times | Aug 31, 2015 12:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
ISIS Culls From School-Aged Kids To Assembly Its Army Of Tomorrow Richard Engel, NBC's chief foreign correspondent, talks with NPR's Arun Rath about his reporting on the Islamic State's brutal tactics to recruit the next generation of their fighting force. | Aug 30, 2015 9:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Egypt Summons British Ambassador After His Critique of Ruling Against Journalists John Casson, who was in the courtroom when two journalists were sentenced to prison, said the move would damage confidence in the rule of law in Egypt.
New York Times | Aug 30, 2015 8:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Refugee Children Rescued In Austria Reportedly Disappear From Hospital The three Syrian children, aged 5 and 6, were near death from dehydration when they were discovered by police in the back of a minivan on Saturday. | Aug 30, 2015 3:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Marginalized Young American-Somalis Look East To Join ISIS The Twin Cities area has the largest Somali population in America. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Minneapolis Councilman Abdi Warsame about young people arrested for allegedly conspiring to join ISIS. | Aug 30, 2015 12:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kurdish Activists Camp Out Between Turkey's Army And Kurdish Fighters As an old conflict heats up again in southeastern Turkey, the activists have staked out ground on a sunburned hillside and say they're willing to risk their own lives in order to stop the fighting. | Aug 30, 2015 12:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Lebanese Protesters Aim for Rare Unity Against Gridlocked Government Led by You Stink organizers, demonstrators gathered in Beirut on Saturday, largely avoiding the kind of violent clashes with the police that marred earlier protests.
New York Times | Aug 29, 2015 11:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Egyptian Court Hands Down 3-Year Sentences For Journalists And Activists Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday. | Aug 29, 2015 9:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Lebanon, Calls For More Protests As Police Push Back Demonstrators Bars and restaurants in Beirut closed Saturday in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week. | Aug 29, 2015 9:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend