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Qaeda Member Pleads Guilty in Brooklyn on Terrorism Charges Saddiq Al-Abbadi, who led a firefight in Afghanistan in 2008 that killed an Army Ranger, faces a possible penalty of life in prison when he is sentenced later this year.
New York Times | May 27, 2015 02:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Briefing: Syria: Palmyra Ruins Unharmed Since ISIS Takeover, Official Says The antiquities official, Maamoun Abdulkarim, said that there was no damage so far, but that he was still afraid the group would blow up Palmyras 2,000-year-old ruins.
New York Times | May 27, 2015 01:43 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libyan Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt Amid Protests Abdullah al-Thinni had faced hostile questioning inside Parliament, and demands for his resignation from armed demonstrators outside.
New York Times | May 27, 2015 12:36 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Netanyahu Wants Talks With Palestinians on Settlements, Officials Say Prime Minister Netanyahu reportedly said he wants to negotiate over settlements in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian leaders rejected the idea as a ploy.
New York Times | May 26, 2015 9:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter Jason Rezaian Begins In Iran NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Douglas Jehl, the foreign editor of the Washington Post, about the closed trial, which began Tuesday in Iran.
NPR.org | May 26, 2015 8:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Jason Rezaian trial: What are Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Courts? The tough Iranian court trying US reporter Jason Rezaian
BBC News | May 26, 2015 4:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqi Army and Shiite Militias Begin Push to Take Ramadi From ISIS The offensive began Tuesday in the desert areas north and east of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province.
New York Times | May 26, 2015 4:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: Iraq's growing refugee crisis The advance of Islamic State militants in Anbar province and defeat for the government in Ramadi has caused Iraqis to flee to safety in huge numbers.
BBC News | May 26, 2015 3:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Jason Rezaian of Washington Post Goes on Trial in Iran The trial, which is not open to the public, began in a Tehran courtroom, the semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported. The charges include espionage.
New York Times | May 26, 2015 3:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Game For Ancient Grain: Palestinians Find Freekeh Again The young, roasted form of wheat has been eaten in the Middle East for millennia. But over time many Palestinians replaced it with rice. Now it's becoming a nutritious, native food worthy of pride.
NPR.org | May 26, 2015 11:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend