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Lack of Pause in Yemen War Delays Aid Saudi Arabia had promised to cease fighting so that groups could deliver aid to millions of starving Yemenis, but there was no indication that would happen on Monday as planned.
New York Times | Jul 28, 2015 01:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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U.S. and Turkey Agree to Create ISIS-Free Zone in Syria The two countries will clear Islamic State forces out of a 60-mile-long strip along the Turkish border, a major step toward increasing pressure on the militant group.
New York Times | Jul 27, 2015 11:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S., Turkey Plan To Create 'Islamic State Free Zone' Along Syrian Border The two nations hope to push self-declared Islamic State fighters out of a swath of Syrian territory. Turkey also called an emergency NATO meeting Tuesday on ISIS threats within its borders.
NPR.org | Jul 27, 2015 8:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Beirut Journal: Lebanese Seethe as Stinking Garbage Piles Grow in Beirut and Beyond Residents cited the failure of the Lebanese government to ensure adequate trash collection as proof of a dysfunctional leadership.
New York Times | Jul 27, 2015 6:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Observatory: Farming Had an Earlier Start, a Study Says Farming may have originated 23,000 years ago, thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to seeds researchers found at an ancient site.
New York Times | Jul 27, 2015 1:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Palestinian, 18, Dies While Trying to Evade Arrest, Israeli Police Say The Israeli police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, said the man had been shot as he ran across rooftops in the Kalandia refugee camp.
New York Times | Jul 27, 2015 11:19 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey Launches Bombing Campaign Against ISIS, PKK Bases Turkey began bombing campaigns over Iraq and Syria and arrested hundreds of people suspected of having ties to the Islamic State, also known ISIS. Turkey also is targeting more than the Islamic State.
NPR.org | Jul 27, 2015 09:11 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Moderate Muslims Counter ISIS Propaganda With Their Own Media Strategy The Indiana-based group Reclamation Studios is hosting conversations online and posting a series of videos refuting the Islamic State ideology that they say has hijacked their faith.
NPR.org | Jul 27, 2015 09:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey and U.S. Agree on Plan to Clear ISIS From Strip of Syrias North American warplanes, Turkish forces and anti-ISIS rebels within Syria would join to clear a section along the border, creating what the Turks call a safe zone for refugees.
New York Times | Jul 27, 2015 07:43 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Palestinian Youths Clash With Israeli Police in Jerusalem In Jerusalems Al Aqsa Mosque, Palestinians threw stones and sprayed an unidentified liquid at the police , who responded with stun grenades and tear gas.
New York Times | Jul 26, 2015 7:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend