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Fighting In Yemen Port City Threatens Aid Shipments The fighting in a Yemeni port city is reportedly increasing, threatening aid shipments. David Greene talks with U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Yemen Lise Grande.
NPR.org | Jun 14, 2018 09:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Militia That's Threatening American Troops in Syria There are roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria. Recently, a statement went out calling for direct attacks against them. Who sent it, and why?
New York Times | Jun 14, 2018 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.N. General Assembly Vote Castigates Israel Over Gaza Deaths The resolution, adopted 120 to 8, was almost identical to the one blocked by the United States at the Security Council on June 1.
New York Times | Jun 13, 2018 11:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why Iran's World Cup Team Bought Its Own Jerseys Major brands typically pay millions of dollars to outfit national soccer teams. But international sanctions and pressure on Iran have forced its World Cup squad to take a do-it-yourself approach to its uniforms.
New York Times | Jun 13, 2018 11:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Yemen Became a Humanitarian Nightmare: Untangling a Complex War Yemen's war has already killed thousands of civilians and left three million people internally displaced.
New York Times | Jun 13, 2018 9:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Military Offensive That Aid Groups Had Feared In Yemen's Civil War Has Begun The battle that the United Nations and aid agencies have feared in the Yemen civil war has begun. A Saudi-led coalition began its attack on a major port city with hundreds of thousands of inhabitants.
NPR.org | Jun 13, 2018 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why Won't Trump Talk to Us, Some Iranians Wonder Actually, President Trump has said he would. It's Iran's clerical leaders who, as a matter of ideology and pride, would never consider a summit meeting with the president.
New York Times | Jun 13, 2018 6:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
For Some in Tunisia, Ramadan Is a Test of Personal Freedom A rare protest against the closing of cafes and restaurants during the holy month highlighted a debate about law, social pressure and individual liberties.
New York Times | Jun 13, 2018 5:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi Arabia's Ambitious Economic Overhaul Hinges On Reducing Its Oil 'Addiction' The government has ambitious plans to diversify the oil kingdom and that means revamping the world's biggest petroleum producer.
NPR.org | Jun 13, 2018 4:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Leading Iranian Lawyer Arrested as Hard-Liners Flex New Strength Nasrin Sotoudeh, internationally known as a rights activist, was taken on Wednesday to the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, her husband said.
New York Times | Jun 13, 2018 12:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend