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Gunmen Attack Popular Religious Tourism Site In Sinai Egyptian authorities say no tourists were involved but one security officer was killed and four others injured. The ancient monastery is about 130 miles from the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh.
NPR.org | Apr 19, 2017 12:36 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Egypt Clears Aid Worker Of Abuse And Trafficking Allegations After three years in detention, Egypt has cleared Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker accused of child abuse and human trafficking. The case was emblematic of Egypt's crackdown on aid groups.
NPR.org | Apr 18, 2017 09:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkish Referendum Was on 'Unlevel Playing Field,' Critics Say A majority of Turkish voters agreed on Sunday to vastly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But external monitors say the referendum was unfair.
New York Times | Apr 17, 2017 3:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
More Than 1,000 Palestinians In Israeli Prisons Go On Hunger Strike Imprisoned Palestinians are staging a mass open-ended hunger strike to protest their conditions. It's being led by prominent Palestinian political figure Marwan Barghouti.
NPR.org | Apr 17, 2017 11:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Morning News Brief: North Korea Missile Test, Turkish Vote, Ohio Manhunt North Korea launched a failed missile test. Turkish voters granted the president sweeping new powers. Authorities in Cleveland search for a man who they say posted a video of a murder on Facebook.
NPR.org | Apr 17, 2017 08:57 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkish Voters Grant More Power To The President In Historic Referendum President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a referendum granting him sweeping new powers. Steve Inskeep talks to Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute about what it means for U.S. relations with Turkey.
NPR.org | Apr 17, 2017 08:57 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Suicide Attack On Syrian Evacuees Leaves More Than 100 Dead The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says most of the victims were families evacuating from two Shiite villages, Fuaa and Kefraya, long besieged by rebels. No group has claimed responsibility.
NPR.org | Apr 16, 2017 5:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Least 112 Killed In Car Bombing In Rebel-Held Territory In Syria The car bomb struck a parked convoy near Aleppo. The convoy was part of a deal to allow thousands to relocate from both government and rebel-held areas.
NPR.org | Apr 15, 2017 5:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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After Church Bombings, Egyptian Christians Are Resigned but Resolute Attacks on two churches that killed 45 people remind Copts of a 2011 bombing that has never been solved.
New York Times | Apr 15, 2017 4:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran floods kill at least 25 The death toll may rise as many people are missing after heavy rain hits the country's north-west.
BBC News | Apr 15, 2017 11:47 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend