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UN 'appalled' at Iran prison sentence The UN says it is appalled at a further 10-year prison sentence imposed by Iran on a human rights activist, already serving six years in jail.
BBC News | May 20, 2016 3:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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EgyptAir Flight 804 Debris Found in Mediterranean Items, including human remains, two seats and one or more suitcases, as well as pieces of the plane, were recovered about 180 miles north of Alexandria, Egypt, officials said.
New York Times | May 20, 2016 12:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
EgyptAir crash fuels fears and theories Egyptians search for answers over loss of flight MS804
BBC News | May 20, 2016 10:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Russia's Involvement In Syria Worsens Migration Crisis, Zannier Says Tensions are rising inside the E.U. over issues of migration and Russia. Renee Montagne talks to Lamberto Zannier, secretary general of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
NPR.org | May 20, 2016 09:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Debris From EgyptAir Flight 804 Found In Mediterranean France has sent warships, aircraft and aviation investigators to help find the cause of Thursday's crash of EgyptAir flight 804. The flight vanished from radar screens over the eastern Mediterranean.
NPR.org | May 20, 2016 09:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Egyptian Military Says EgyptAir Flight 804 Debris Found Off Coast Authorities had reported finding wreckage from the plane Thursday but later retracted those claims. The debris found Friday is said to include passenger belongings but not flight data recorders.
NPR.org | May 20, 2016 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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EgyptAir Crash Blindsides a Nation That Thought It Was Recovering For years, Egypt has been hit with crisis after crisis, devastating its economic lifeblood, tourism. But recently, there had been signs of a turnaround.
New York Times | May 20, 2016 12:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran-Saudi tensions simmer in Lebanon Will Lebanon become a new Iran-Saudi battleground?
BBC News | May 20, 2016 12:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Air Disaster Adds To Egypt's Litany Of Woes Egypt's government faces mounting criticism. There's an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula. The tourist industry is in tatters. And now, add to that a second aviation disaster in just over six months.
NPR.org | May 19, 2016 8:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria troops 'take towns near Damascus' Syrian government forces recapture a large area south-east of Damascus from rebel groups, including the key town of Deir al-Asafir, activists say.
BBC News | May 19, 2016 1:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend