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Tillerson Calls Out Key Persian Gulf Allies In Religious Freedom Report Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the annual religious freedom report on Tuesday, singling out some key US partners from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain. This comes after Tillerson has faced criticism for downplaying human rights.
NPR.org | Aug 15, 2017 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Feature: Why Was an Italian Graduate Student Tortured and Murdered in Egypt? The strange twists in the case of Giulio Regeni's disappearance in Cairo.
New York Times | Aug 15, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
White Helmets Rescuer Among Several Killed In Syria Attack A noted rescuer with the U.S.-backed White Helmets was among several killed in Syria this weekend in an attack on one of the group's offices. It could have been a criminal gang that stole their vans and equipment.
NPR.org | Aug 14, 2017 8:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Turkey, Syrian Workers Struggle To Obtain Official Employment Turkey hosts about 3 million refugees from Syria and most work in jobs off-the-books for little pay. A government plan to bring them into the formal market has barely taken hold.
NPR.org | Aug 14, 2017 8:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Syria war: Killing of White Helmet workers condemned The US and UN express sadness after seven White Helmet members were killed in a jihadist-held town.
BBC News | Aug 13, 2017 9:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iranian Parliament, Facing U.S. Sanctions, Vote to Raise Defense Spending The vote, which requires the approval of an oversight panel, would increase financing for the country's ballistic missile program and foreign operations by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
New York Times | Aug 13, 2017 4:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Unearthed Canaanite Graves Shed Light On Descendants In Lebanon DNA analysis of an ancient burial ground shows that today's Lebanese are genetic descendants of the biblical Canaanites. That has some Lebanese re-evaluating their fractured identity.
NPR.org | Aug 12, 2017 11:55 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Train Crash In Egypt Kills More Than 40 People A train from Cairo hit the back of another train stopped near a station outside Alexandria. More than 120 people were injured, according to the country's health ministry.
NPR.org | Aug 11, 2017 9:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.N.: More Than 600,000 Syrians Have Returned Home In 2017 The U.N. migration agency says that number is comparable to the number of returns spanning the entire year in 2016. But new displacements are considerably higher than returns.
NPR.org | Aug 11, 2017 8:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Smugglers Throw Nearly 280 Migrants Overboard Near Yemen Smugglers off the coast of Yemen threw as many as 280 migrants overboard this week, according to the International Organization for Migration. The IOM says dozens of migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia are dead. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Joel Millman, s
NPR.org | Aug 11, 2017 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend