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Israeli Military Investigating Soldier's Killing of Unarmed Palestinian The shooting of Iyad Hamed in the West Bank on Friday has fed a stormy debate over open-fire regulations and the use of force by Israeli troops.
New York Times | Aug 29, 2016 6:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Suicide Bombing In Yemen Kills At Least 54; Attack Claimed By Islamic State The bombing struck the southern city of Aden, the temporary home of Yemen's government. An ISIS-affiliated news outlet says the attack targeted a military recruitment center.
NPR.org | Aug 29, 2016 11:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syrian Government In Control After Rebels Evacuate Daraya A small suburb of Damascus that was a symbol of resistance is no more. Daraya is all but a ghost town. After years of opposition to the Syrian regime, fighters and civilians were allowed to leave.
NPR.org | Aug 29, 2016 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libyan Forces And Islamic State Fighters Battle For Sirte David Greene talks to Washington Post Cairo Bureau Chief Sudarsan Raghavan about how the Islamic State is pushing to expand its self-proclaimed caliphate to Libya.
NPR.org | Aug 29, 2016 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Next President's Inbox: Challenges From Russia, China And Everywhere The next U.S. president faces a messy world, from a confrontational Russia to a rising China and a fractured Middle East. NPR looks at the election year debate over America's place in the world.
NPR.org | Aug 29, 2016 07:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, Former Israeli Defense Minister, Dies at 80 Mr. Ben-Eliezer, who was born in Iraq, served in the military for 30 years, held senior positions in government and was close to Arab leaders.
New York Times | Aug 29, 2016 12:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Muslim Holy Day on Sept. 11? Coincidence Stirs Fears Religious leaders are concerned about how to celebrate one of Islam's most important holidays, Eid al-Adha, if it falls this year on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
New York Times | Aug 29, 2016 12:23 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
ISIS Increasingly Recruiting Children To Carry Out Terrorist Acts Last Sunday in Iraq a young teenage boy was captured before he could detonate an explosive belt on behalf of ISIS. Linda Wertheimer talks to terrorism expert John Horgan about the group's recruitment.
NPR.org | Aug 28, 2016 12:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Revisiting The Syrian Playbook After Obama The Obama administration has kept its distance from the crisis in Syria. Journalist Thanassis Cambanis tells NPR's Scott Simon that it would be in our own interests to escalate military involvement.
NPR.org | Aug 27, 2016 12:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After 4-Year Siege, Rebels And Families Evacuate Darayya, Syria After years of opposition to the Syrian regime and a brutal siege, fighters and civilians are allowed to leave a town near Damascus in essence to surrender.
NPR.org | Aug 26, 2016 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend