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Syrian Airstrike Hits Damascus Suburb, Killing Dozens The government attack targeted an insurgent-held area, as Lebanons army fought militants near the border.
New York Times | Jan 24, 2015 12:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
United Nations Memo: Modest Victory for Israel in Quest for International Meeting on Anti-Semitism The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday agreed to a bid by Israel to host a first-ever meeting devoted to the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide.
New York Times | Jan 24, 2015 12:19 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New Generation Of Saudi Royals In Line To Run Country For 62 years, Saudi Arabia has been ruled by sons of the founder of the Kingdom, Abdul Aziz. Robert Siegel talks to Middle East specialist Joseph Braude about Saudi succession. | Jan 23, 2015 9:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Briefing: Protesters in Iran Condemn Charlie Hebdo Over Muhammad Cartoon In cities across Iran, tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo for its cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.
New York Times | Jan 23, 2015 7:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
For The Saudis, A Smooth Succession At A Difficult Moment The royal family carried out the transition to a new monarch without a hitch. Still, the region is facing unprecedented turmoil and King Salman assumes the monarchy with several major challenges. | Jan 23, 2015 7:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Who Is The New Saudi King? King Salman, 79, presided over the transformation of the Saudi capital, with a record of good governance, but he isn't known as a reformer and is unlikely to shift the course of Saudi politics. | Jan 23, 2015 6:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Diverse Israeli Arab Political Factions Join Forces to Keep Place in Parliament Facing an electoral threshold that threatens to bar small parties from Parliament, the factions are forming a single ticket for the March elections.
New York Times | Jan 23, 2015 4:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Obama Not Planning to Meet With Israeli Premier When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel visits the United States to lobby Congress for new sanctions that President Obama opposes, the two leaders will not meet, the White House said.
New York Times | Jan 23, 2015 4:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemeni Rebels Call For Mass Rallies After President Steps Down The Houthis, who control the capital, Sanaa, are apparently hoping to exploit a power vacuum left by the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government. | Jan 23, 2015 2:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi: Turbulent times for new King Salman New Saudi king inherits a country under pressure from inside and out
BBC News | Jan 23, 2015 2:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend