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Baghdad Journal: Baghdad Hosts a Marathon and Celebrates a Victory Nearly 2,000 runners took part in the Baghdad International Marathon, the first one in as long as anyone could remember in the troubled Iraqi capital.
New York Times | Feb 3, 2016 2:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With Sanctions Lifted, Iranians Wait For A New Day After landing in Tehran, Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep shares his initial impressions of Iran just weeks after Western powers lifted crippling economic sanctions.
NPR.org | Feb 3, 2016 10:11 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Thousands Of Foreign Fighters Still Join ISIS Despite Visible Defeats ISIS has lost a lot of territory but that hasn't translated into a loss of supporters. The reason: the group has convinced its followers that defeat is part of a larger plan.
NPR.org | Feb 3, 2016 10:11 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Op-Ed Contributor: To End Syrias War, Help Assads Officers Defect Washington should offer money and asylum to Syrian officers and officials.
New York Times | Feb 3, 2016 08:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Op-Ed Columnist: Social Media: Destroyer or Creator? A man who helped set off the 2011 Tahrir Square uprising in Egypt has drawn some conclusions about Facebook revolutions.
New York Times | Feb 3, 2016 08:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi Court Spares Poets Life but Gives Him 8 Years and 800 Lashes A court revised the punishment given to a stateless Palestinian poet, Ashraf Fayadh, who was convicted of apostasy. He was also sentenced to eight years in prison.
New York Times | Feb 3, 2016 01:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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New Offensive by Assads Forces Overshadows Syria Peace Talks Government bombing attacks around Homs and Aleppo were supported by intensive Russian airstrikes.
New York Times | Feb 2, 2016 11:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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New Western Wall Prayer Space Highlights Wider Divide Among Jews Now the question is whether the new prayer space at the wall is a step toward more fundamental change or only a resolution to a localized problem.
New York Times | Feb 2, 2016 10:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi court quashes poet death sentence A Saudi court overturns Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh's death sentence on apostasy charges, but imposes eight years in jail and 800 lashes.
BBC News | Feb 2, 2016 6:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Syria Talks Are Declared Open as Mediator Begins Shuttle Diplomacy There have been no direct talks between the sides, but the United Nations mediator said he considered the negotiations officially started because he had conferred with each delegation.
New York Times | Feb 2, 2016 01:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend