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Islamic State Takes Control Of Ancient City Of Palmyra The city is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites, and it gives the militant group access to gas fields and roads across the Syrian desert. | May 20, 2015 11:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Netanyahu Cancels Palestinian-Only Bus Plan Just Before Scheduled Start NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Lahav Harkov, Knesset reporter for the Jerusalem Post, about the politics around a plan to require Palestinian laborers from the West Bank to ride Palestinian-only buses. | May 20, 2015 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Irans Supreme Leader Rules Out Broad Nuclear Inspections Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran would not agree to any requirement to allow access to military sites or to its nuclear scientists.
New York Times | May 20, 2015 3:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Israel Cancels Project Barring Palestinians From Some Buses A contentious plan introduced this week prohibited Palestinians returning to the West Bank from riding on the same buses as Israelis.
New York Times | May 20, 2015 1:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ramadi's Fall To ISIS Revives Questions About U.S. Strategy Steve Inskeep talks to Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent and CEO of The Soufan Group, about how the U.S. should shape its strategy to stop the self-proclaimed Islamic State from taking Iraqi cities. | May 20, 2015 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Palestinians Plan New Tack Against Israel: Soccer Sanctions The Palestinians have placed a proposal to suspend Israel from FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, on the agenda for FIFAs annual congress.
New York Times | May 20, 2015 07:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Briefing: Israel: Florida Woman Dies Hiking A tourist from Florida died Tuesday while hiking during a heat wave in Israel on a trail to the ancient Jewish fortress of Masada.
New York Times | May 20, 2015 01:24 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Insurgents Continue Advance in Syria, Keeping Pressure on Government Forces The advance was carried out by the same coalition of Islamist groups that seized the provincial capital, the city of Idlib.
New York Times | May 20, 2015 12:55 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
White House Wont Upend ISIS Strategy While the groups capture of Ramadi had been a setback, administration officials said that President Obamas strategy of conducting airstrikes while relying on Iraqi forces on the ground had yielded gains.
New York Times | May 20, 2015 12:51 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iraqs Sunni Strategy Collapses in Ramadi Rout Most Sunnis, after years of upheaval, just want to try to carve out a place in Iraqs society, but the arrival of the Islamic State has made that even harder.
New York Times | May 19, 2015 9:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend