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Israeli Settler Found Guilty of Murdering Palestinian Family in 2015 Arson Amiram Ben-Uliel, 25, faces a life sentence for a racially motivated assault that was widely condemned as terrorism.
New York Times | May 18, 2020 3:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iran Sees New Surge in Virus Cases After Reopening Country Health experts say the government did not heed the warnings about easing restrictions too soon. Cases spike in eight provinces.
New York Times | May 18, 2020 2:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Shaky Coalition Government Takes Office In Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu begins a record fifth consecutive term, but in 18 months he'll switch places with rival Benny Gantz per their coalition agreement. Gantz for now is defense minister.
NPR.org | May 18, 2020 10:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Israelis And Palestinians Are Quarantined Together In Hotel Corona Israel quarantines COVID-19 patients in hotels. In one nicknamed Hotel Corona, groups that don't normally mix, were getting along and having fun. NPR's podcast Rough Translation brings us the story.
NPR.org | May 18, 2020 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iran Summons Ambassador Over Possible U.S. Threat to Venezuela Shipment Iran summoned the Swiss ambassador, who represents U.S. interests in the Islamic Republic, over possible measures America could take against an Iranian fuel shipment to Venezuela.
New York Times | May 17, 2020 6:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ending Crisis, Israel Swears In Netanyahu-Led Government to Rescue Economy A unity government with Benny Gantz, a former rival, will brace for a second wave of the coronavirus while restoring jobs, jobs, jobs, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promises.
New York Times | May 17, 2020 3:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi Arabias Big Dreams and Easy Living Hit a Wall The coronavirus pandemic and falling oil prices have yanked the rug out from under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans development plans and curbed government largess.
New York Times | May 16, 2020 2:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
OPINION: We Shouldn't Have To Ask That Babies And Mothers Not Be Killed. Yet We Must After a brutal attack in Kabul, activists in Afghanistan write: "Our people are targeted and killed on a daily basis. Afghan women are calling for an end to it."
NPR.org | May 16, 2020 12:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Opposition Parties In 3 Countries Are Performing In Pandemic Politics The coronavirus gave a boost to many presidents and prime ministers around the globe. Take a look at three democracies: the U.K., Israel and Brazil.
NPR.org | May 16, 2020 11:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Opinion: Gulf Partners Can No Longer Afford To Stay The Course With U.S. Iran Policy It is not in the Gulf Arab states' interest to stay the course with current U.S. Iran policy, write former Pentagon officials Bilal Y. Saab and Michael P. Mulroy. Doing so could lead them to war.
NPR.org | May 15, 2020 4:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend