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UAE mothers divided over breastfeeding law Debate heats up as UAE considers new law requiring mothers to nurse their children until the age of two.
Al Jazeera | Apr 22, 2014 09:47 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Egyptians Fear Power Outages Could Fuel More Unrest The oil and natural gas that Egypt depends on for power generation is heavily subsidized. But the state doesn't want to raise prices and anger a population already frustrated by political uncertainty.
NPR.org | Apr 22, 2014 08:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The white 'saviours' of the Arabs Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Al Jazeera | Apr 22, 2014 08:20 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Paradigm shift': Palestinians join treaties Israel has called Palestinian accession to 15 international treaties 'blackmail', but what does the move really mean?
Al Jazeera | Apr 22, 2014 07:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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U.S. Drones and Yemeni Forces Kill Qaeda-Linked Fighters, Officials Say Yemens Interior Ministry said Monday that as many as 55 militants had been killed in one of the largest such attacks there in months.
New York Times | Apr 22, 2014 02:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Briefing | Middle East: Iraq: 33 Die in Multiple Attacks In Mondays deadliest attack, a suicide bomber drove his explosives-filled car into a police checkpoint in Suwayra, about 25 miles south of Baghdad, killing 12 people and wounding 19.
New York Times | Apr 22, 2014 12:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Briefing | Middle East: Saudi Arabia: Health Official Fired King Abdullah removed the health minister, Abdullah al-Rabeeah, from his post as the kingdom grapples with a surge of new cases of the virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS.
New York Times | Apr 22, 2014 12:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Syrian Election Announced; Rebels Report New Weapons The election, which will almost certainly award Bashar al-Assad a new term, was criticized by the opposition and the United Nations.
New York Times | Apr 22, 2014 12:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Rockets Fired From Gaza Draw Airstrikes From Israel Palestinian militants and Israeli forces exchanged fire as an April 29 deadline for peace talks drew near.
New York Times | Apr 22, 2014 12:34 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran Disputes Reports of Violent Crackdown in Prisons Political Detainee Block News accounts of more than 30 detainees being injured or placed in solitary confinement set off a rare protest outside Parliament on Sunday, but officials deny the reports.
New York Times | Apr 22, 2014 12:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend