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U.S. Considers Turkey's Role In Fighting ISIS After Coup Attempt The U.S. has to decide what course to set with Turkey now another country that's critically important to U.S. interests but with an increasingly repressive leader.
NPR.org | Jul 22, 2016 8:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Left in no-man's land Tens of thousands of refugees remained stranded in a closed military zone between Syria and Jordan, with conditions rapidly deteriorating, reports the BBC's Yolande Knell.
BBC News | Jul 22, 2016 7:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iraq sweats in near-record heatwave Government offices shut and streets empty in Iraq as summer temperatures hit 53C (127F), nearing the highest recorded in the country.
BBC News | Jul 22, 2016 2:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Reports: Dozens Of Civilians Killed In U.S-Led Coalition Strike In Syria Syria's main opposition group is calling for the coalition to suspend airstrikes against ISIS. Access to the area is restricted, but photos appear to show corpses from strikes near the Turkish border.
NPR.org | Jul 21, 2016 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fear Grips Turkey Amid Government Crackdown After Failed Coup Most Turks are afraid to speak out after last week's failed coup. Tens of thousands have been detained. A family looks for their missing soldier son, saying he didn't know he was being used in a plot.
NPR.org | Jul 21, 2016 9:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Israeli Defense Minister Compares Beloved Palestinian Poet to Hitler Avigdor Lieberman, an ultranationalist, said that Army Radio should not have aired a show about Mahmoud Darwish, who is considered the Palestinians' national poet.
New York Times | Jul 21, 2016 5:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Heroin and Pill Overdoses Claim Immigrant Victims, Catching Families Off Guard Parents from Russia and the Middle East are often unfamiliar with the signs of drug abuse and may not know how to navigate the world of treatment and recovery.
New York Times | Jul 21, 2016 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Jerusalem Gay Pride: Jailed killer Schlissel 'planned new attack' An anti-gay ultra-Orthodox Jew has plotted another attack on Jerusalem's annual Gay Pride march from his prison cell, Israeli police say.
BBC News | Jul 21, 2016 2:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey Begins 3-Month State Of Emergency Amid Ongoing Crackdown Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reasserting his control following a failed military coup with widespread purges of the country's institutions.
NPR.org | Jul 21, 2016 08:58 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Erdogan Announces 3-Month State Of Emergency For Turkey The Turkish president says the state of emergency will make it easier to question and try the thousands of people accused of backing the failed coup attempt over the weekend.
NPR.org | Jul 20, 2016 10:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend