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Amid Strains, Syrian Refugees Are Facing Curfews In Lebanon The fragile country now hosts some 1 million Syrian refugees. Some towns have set up civilian volunteers to enforce curfews on the refugees, leading to rising tensions and some cases of abuse.
NPR.org | Dec 16, 2014 6:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Deadly car bombings hit Yemeni city Two children among four dead and dozens injured in twin blasts in Radaa.
Al Jazeera | Dec 16, 2014 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Israel Cracks Down on Lehava, a Group Tied to Anti-Arab Acts Ten members of Lehava, a far-right Jewish group, were arrested on suspicion of incitement and calls for acts of violence motivated by racism, a day after three were arrested in an arson case.
New York Times | Dec 16, 2014 4:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Opposition seizes key bases in Syria's north At least 31 Syrian soldiers and 12 opposition fighters were killed in the battle for Wadi al-Daif and al-Hamdiyah bases.
Al Jazeera | Dec 16, 2014 1:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Contestant From War-Torn Syria Wins 'Arab Idol' Over the weekend, a champion was crowned in the Middle East's version of American Idol. Syrians cheered as 21-year-old Hazem Sherif from the war-scarred city of Aleppo was announced the winner.
NPR.org | Dec 16, 2014 10:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libya's Tawerghans stuck in limbo Since 2011, about 40,000 displaced Tawerghans have been arrested, tortured, and scattered to seek informal shelters.
Al Jazeera | Dec 16, 2014 10:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kurdish Officials Worry About Kurds Joining The Islamic State In the Kurdish city of Halabja, young men have been disappearing to join ISIS. It's a trend the authorities don't really want to discuss. But they are clamping down to try to make it stop.
NPR.org | Dec 16, 2014 08:46 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank Israeli army confirms early-morning raid by special forces on Qalandiya refugee camp blamed for 21-year-old man's death.
Al Jazeera | Dec 16, 2014 06:58 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemeni police blamed for separatist's killing Amnesty International urges prompt investigation into fatal shooting of Southern Movement's Khaled al-Junaidi in Aden.
Al Jazeera | Dec 16, 2014 05:51 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Egypt Says It Rejected American Over Visa Michele Dunne, a former American diplomat, was turned away at the Cairo airport in a move that had been seen as possible evidence of the militarys crackdown on dissent.
New York Times | Dec 16, 2014 03:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend