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A Mass Shooter 'Pledges Allegiance' To ISIS. What Does This Mean? Some see the shooters as seeking maximum publicity. Others say the Islamic State is inspiring terrorist attacks in the U.S. and in Europe, and needs to be routed as quickly as possible.
NPR.org | Jun 13, 2016 8:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Trilobites: Monumental Piece of the Old, Old City of Petra With the help of drones and satellite imagery, archaeologists have discovered a platform about half the size of a football field at Petra in Jordan.
New York Times | Jun 13, 2016 5:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tourists Use Facebook To Support Sharm El-Sheikh During Tough Times Tourism to the popular Egyptian resort dropped dramatically after the plane crash last fall. But social media keeps tourists and residents connected.
NPR.org | Jun 13, 2016 1:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Qatar Convicts Dutch Woman Who Reported Rape but Will Let Her Return Home The woman was prosecuted on charges of adultery and alcohol consumption and received a one-year suspended sentence.
New York Times | Jun 13, 2016 12:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Analysts Probe Whether Abu Sayyaf Has Pledged Allegiance To ISIS In the Philippines, the recent beheading of a Canadian citizen re-focused attention on Abu Sayyaf, an al-Qaida-linked group, that now, some say is turning toward ISIS.
NPR.org | Jun 13, 2016 09:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After Nuclear Deal, Iran Pulls Quick Oil Production Rebound Iran is on track to restore oil production and exports to pre-sanction levels, surprising many analysts. It's one of the areas where Iran has benefited from the nuclear deal it made with world powers.
NPR.org | Jun 12, 2016 11:41 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Civilians Caught In Aleppo Violence Syrian president Bashar Assad's vow to retake the entire country promises drawn-out bloody battles that are capturing more civilians in the violence. Children in Aleppo have been killed and injured.
NPR.org | Jun 11, 2016 9:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Two Deadly Blasts Near Holy Shrine Outside Damascus Kill At Least 12 People At least 12 people were killed and 55 injured in twin bombings near a revered shrine, Syrian state media reports. The Sayyida Zeinab shrine is seen as a symbolic stronghold of the regime.
NPR.org | Jun 11, 2016 12:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Eritrean Suspect Extradited To Italy Denies Being Top Migrant Smuggler Italian police have arrested a human smuggling kingpin behind the trafficking of Eritrean refugees. But some Eritreans say they have the wrong man. Scott Simon talks with journalist Meron Estefanos.
NPR.org | Jun 11, 2016 12:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Drones Lead Archaeologists To New Discovery In Petra, Jordan NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with archaeologist Sarah Parcak about her team's discovery of the monument in Petra, Jordan an archaeological park among the richest and most visited in the world. She found the structure using satellite imagery, Google Earth and d
NPR.org | Jun 10, 2016 8:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend