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Reports: U.S. To Ban Larger Personal Electronics From Cabins Of Some Flights Passengers will have to put devices larger than a cellphone in checked luggage, according to unnamed U.S. officials who spoke with wire services. The rule will apply to flights from eight countries. | Mar 21, 2017 02:51 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Syrian Defectors Urge Trump to Fulfill Vow to Create Safe Zones A former police photographer who documented torture by the Assad regime returned to Washington to press his case, along with a relative.
New York Times | Mar 21, 2017 12:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Along Syria-Jordan Border, Refugees Struggle At A Camp Aid Workers Can't Visit In the Syrian desert near Jordan's border, some 60,000 refugees live in dire conditions. A trip with the Jordanian military provided a glimpse of the Rukban camp. Few outsiders have seen it. | Mar 20, 2017 11:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Gunfire in Kabul? It's Not the Taliban — It's the Politicians Powerful politicians and their entourages have an unpleasant habit of shooting up the city, and even assaulting police officers.
New York Times | Mar 20, 2017 12:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Egyptian Political Satirist Bassem Youssef On Media And The Arab Spring Bassem Youssef is often compared to Jon Stewart as a political satirist. He talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his new book, Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through The Arab Spring. | Mar 19, 2017 11:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Aid Reaches Syrian Town, After Being Cut Off For Five Months Aid workers have reached the rebel-held town of Madaya, Syria after being cut off for months. They found starving residents and devastation. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Ingy Sedky from the ICRC. | Mar 19, 2017 11:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pope Francis to Visit Egypt to Mend Ties With Muslims Francis has put great emphasis on improving interfaith relations since he became pope in 2013.
New York Times | Mar 18, 2017 4:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Israelis And Palestinians 'Must Know How To Speak To Each Other' In one small neighborhood in Jerusalem, a group of Israelis and Palestinians has been trying to learn each others' languages and become better neighbors. | Mar 18, 2017 12:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Living Among the Ruins In Aleppo, A Man Keeps Playing His Songs There is a photograph that's been seen around the world this week. It seems to hold both civilization and destruction in the same frame. | Mar 18, 2017 12:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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U.N. Diplomat Behind Report Accusing Israel of Apartheid Quits The diplomat, Rima Khalaf of Jordan, defended the report in the face of outrage from Israel and the United States.
New York Times | Mar 18, 2017 12:19 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend