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Department Of Defense Investigating U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrike In Syria The attack was halted after Russia told coalition forces that dozens of regime soldiers had been killed. U.S. officials say the strike, which came during a cease-fire, was aimed at ISIS militants.
NPR.org | Sep 17, 2016 10:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Egypt Freezes Assets Of 5 Prominent Human Rights Defenders These human rights defenders are accused of using foreign funding to destabilize the country while they say they were simply carrying out normal human rights work. It's part of an ongoing crackdown.
NPR.org | Sep 17, 2016 7:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Hopes (Security) And Fears (Bears) Of Syrian Refugees In New Jersey Osama and Ghada and their four kids fled their homeland three years ago and recently reached the U.S. as part of the 11,000 Syrian refugees arriving this year. Every day brings new challenges.
NPR.org | Sep 17, 2016 1:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi Teen Launches Campaign For Hijab Emoji Fifteen-year-old Rayouf Alhumedhi is on a mission to get a new emoji approved that looks like her: a woman wearing a head scarf.
NPR.org | Sep 17, 2016 12:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Airstrike Kills Senior ISIS Leader Known As 'Dr. Wa'il,' U.S. Officials Say Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook says the militant who oversaw production of terrorist propaganda videos showing torture and executions was killed near Raqqah, Syria.
NPR.org | Sep 16, 2016 6:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Spate of attacks on Israelis leaves three assailants dead Two Palestinians and a Jordanian have been shot dead in separate attacks on Israelis in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, Israeli officials say.
BBC News | Sep 16, 2016 6:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: Is Cate Blanchett Asking You To Do Enough To Help Refugees? She's the star of a new celebrity video from the U.N., highlighting the refugee crisis. It grabs attention. But will it make a difference?
NPR.org | Sep 16, 2016 3:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syrian Refugee Gets Free Dental Care From A Dentist Who Also Was A Refugee The blind father of a Syrian refugee family in New Jersey gets free dental work from a dentist who knows what it's like to be lost and overwhelmed. Twenty years ago she fled the war in Bosnia.
NPR.org | Sep 16, 2016 09:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Despite Cease-Fire, Syrians Await Badly Needed Humanitarian Aid A ceasefire that began Monday in Syria is seeing only partial success. The guns have calmed in some areas but not much in others and badly needed humanitarian aid still hasn't arrived.
NPR.org | Sep 15, 2016 8:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syrian Refugee Family Knows English Is The Key To Independence As they learn some basic English, members of a family of Syrian refugees in New Jersey also unravel mysteries about life in the U.S. such as how to drive or what's in the woods.
NPR.org | Sep 15, 2016 09:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend