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Israel starts work on first new West Bank settlement in 20 years Prime Minister Netanyahu tweeted a photo of a bulldozer and digger breaking ground on a hilltop.
BBC News | Jun 20, 2017 12:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News Brief: Warmbier Dies; Russia To Target U.S. Jets Over Syria The story of young American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea, has come to a tragic end. Russia issues a warning after the U.S. shot down a Syrian warplane over the weekend.
NPR.org | Jun 20, 2017 09:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Russia To Target U.S. Aircraft Flying Over Syrian Government Airspace A U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday. Rachel Martin talks with Daniel Fried, a former senior career U.S. diplomat, about the rising tensions between Russia and the U.S. over Syria.
NPR.org | Jun 20, 2017 09:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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A line in the sky A race is on to see who will dominate the territory that so-called Islamic State vacates.
BBC News | Jun 19, 2017 3:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Russia Will Suspend Cooperation With U.S. on Syrian Airspace Moscow condemned the American downing of a Syrian warplane on Sunday, the first such action since the start of the civil war in 2011.
New York Times | Jun 19, 2017 12:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ramadan amid rubble Images of Syrian residents of Douma breaking fast surrounded by destroyed buildings are being shared online.
BBC News | Jun 19, 2017 12:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News Brief: Vehicle Hits London Pedestrians; Syria Military Jet Downed Police say one person died after a vehicle hit pedestrians near a mosque in north London. The U.S. military says it shot down a Syrian Air Force jet that bombed U.S.-backed forces fighting ISIS.
NPR.org | Jun 19, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran Launches Missiles Into Syria; U.S. Downs Syrian Government Jet Iran for the first time hit targets in Syria using ground-to-ground ballistic missiles launched from Iran. Also for the first time, a U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian government warplane.
NPR.org | Jun 19, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Qatar's Crisis With Saudi Arabia And Gulf Neighbors Has Decades-Long Roots It's the most recent flare-up in a series of long-running tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. This time, analysts say, there will be no easy or quick resolution.
NPR.org | Jun 17, 2017 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cholera Clobbers Yemen More than 124,000 suspected cases have been reported over the past six weeks. And the health-care system is collapsing.
NPR.org | Jun 16, 2017 8:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend