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Caught Up In Travel Ban, Iranian Transgender Asylum Seeker Sees 'No Way Forward' Bahar says he fled to Iraq a couple of years ago, after facing harassment in Iran. As he's awaited approval to travel to the U.S., he says he's also faced threats in Iraq. | Mar 15, 2017 2:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trump Travel Ban Faces Court Hearings By Challengers Today The president's new executive order takes effect tomorrow, suspending the refugee program and travel from six mostly Muslim countries. He cites national security; critics allege anti-Muslim bias. | Mar 15, 2017 12:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why The Famine In South Sudan Keeps Getting Worse The U.N. says Sudan and three other countries are the scene of catastrophic famine. What are the causes? | Mar 14, 2017 9:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqi forces kill ISIL commander in Mosul Government soldiers try to retake strategic bridge in ISIL-held western Mosul, but snipers slow the advance.
Al Jazeera | Mar 14, 2017 8:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: Nike's New Ad Asks A Question Arab Women Know All Too Well 'What will they say about you?' It's the name of a new Nike ad targeted to Arab women. | Mar 14, 2017 3:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Egyptian Prosecutor Orders Release of Hosni Mubarak, President Toppled in 2011 The decision is a marked turnaround for the former military leader, who led the country from 1981 until he was deposed during the Arab Spring.
New York Times | Mar 13, 2017 4:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Syria conflict: Rebels agree to leave last Homs enclave Al-Wair, home to an estimated 75,000 people, has been besieged by government forces since late 2013.
BBC News | Mar 13, 2017 3:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
2016 Was Worst Year Yet For Children Caught In Syria's War, UNICEF Says More than 650 children died in Syria last year, UNICEF says and 255 of them were either in or near a school. Millions of other Syrian kids are relying on humanitarian aid. | Mar 13, 2017 12:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UK pro-Palestinian activist deported from Israel The Palestine Solidarity Campaign chairman was barred for supporting a boycott of the Jewish state.
BBC News | Mar 13, 2017 10:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Military Strategy Behind Bolstering U.S.-Backed Syrian Forces To Fight ISIS Michele Flournoy, CEO of the Center for a New American Security, says the Trump administration is sending 400 more U.S. troops to help Syrian Democratic Forces recapture the ISIS-capital of Raqqa. | Mar 12, 2017 9:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend