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U.S. Charges Widow Of ISIS Leader In Death Of American Kayla Mueller Mueller was an aid worker in Syria when she was taken hostage in 2013. Her death was confirmed in February 2015. The woman charged in Mueller's captivity is in Iraqi custody.
NPR.org | Feb 8, 2016 11:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trudeau Says Canada Will Cease Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria And Iraq The prime minister says Canada will stop its airstrikes within two weeks, and will step up training for local security forces fighting ISIS militants.
NPR.org | Feb 8, 2016 10:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iranian News Channel Suspends 2 Executives in Sexual Harassment Case A prominent newscaster on Irans state-run English-language news channel recorded an explicit conversation in which one of the men asked her for sex.
New York Times | Feb 8, 2016 10:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syrian Opposition Forces Lose Grip On Aleppo After Week Of Bombing Syrian opposition forces are losing their grip on Aleppo, the largest city before the war began. Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad strengthened their position after a week of bombing.
NPR.org | Feb 8, 2016 9:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Outrage Over Egyptian President's Red Carpet Arrival The massive red carpet at the opening of a social housing project has sparked a barrage of criticism in a country suffering from high levels of poverty.
NPR.org | Feb 8, 2016 8:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNICEF Estimate Of Female Genital Mutilation Up By 70 Million And 60 million of the cases are in Indonesia, which was added to the survey for the first time evidence that FGM goes far beyond Africa and the Middle East.
NPR.org | Feb 8, 2016 8:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Syrians Desperate to Escape What U.N. Calls Extermination by Government A new United Nations report accuses the government of President Bashar al-Assad of inhuman actions against Syrian civilians.
New York Times | Feb 8, 2016 6:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Furore over cleaning price list Cleaning firm's 'ethnic price list' sparks Israeli anger
BBC News | Feb 8, 2016 11:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Reporter's Notebook: West Bank Settlers Listings on Airbnb Draw Palestinian Anger Settlers are renting homes on Airbnb, but the Palestinian Authority condemned the website for not mentioning that the settlements are considered illegal by most of the world.
New York Times | Feb 7, 2016 11:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Italian Students Brutal Killing May Be Issue in Egypt-U.S. Meetings Diplomatic visits come amid pressure by Italy for Egypt to find the killers of an Italian doctoral candidate, Giulio Regeni, whose badly beaten body was found in Cairo.
New York Times | Feb 7, 2016 10:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend