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Turkish Voters Grant More Power To The President In Historic Referendum President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a referendum granting him sweeping new powers. Steve Inskeep talks to Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute about what it means for U.S. relations with Turkey.
NPR.org | Apr 17, 2017 08:57 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Suicide Attack On Syrian Evacuees Leaves More Than 100 Dead The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says most of the victims were families evacuating from two Shiite villages, Fuaa and Kefraya, long besieged by rebels. No group has claimed responsibility.
NPR.org | Apr 16, 2017 5:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Least 112 Killed In Car Bombing In Rebel-Held Territory In Syria The car bomb struck a parked convoy near Aleppo. The convoy was part of a deal to allow thousands to relocate from both government and rebel-held areas.
NPR.org | Apr 15, 2017 5:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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After Church Bombings, Egyptian Christians Are Resigned but Resolute Attacks on two churches that killed 45 people remind Copts of a 2011 bombing that has never been solved.
New York Times | Apr 15, 2017 4:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran floods kill at least 25 The death toll may rise as many people are missing after heavy rain hits the country's north-west.
BBC News | Apr 15, 2017 11:47 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Four Besieged Syrian Towns Are Being Evacuated In Reciprocal Swap In northern Syria, residents of Shia minority villages, long besieged by rebels, are leaving. Hundreds of miles away, two towns besieged by Syrian troops and their allies have started evacuating.
NPR.org | Apr 14, 2017 9:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Israel, Muslims Hold 'American Idol'-Style Call-To-Prayer Contest Muslims in Israel held an American Idol-style competition to for young men who chant the call to prayer. It was held in protest of an Israeli effort to quiet the calls in the early morning hours.
NPR.org | Apr 14, 2017 8:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Islamic State mufti killed in Mosul air strike, Iraqi forces say The militants lose one of their most infamous religious leaders in an air strike, Iraqi forces say.
BBC News | Apr 14, 2017 7:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Bana al-Abed, Girl Whose Tweets Told of Aleppo's Horrors, Gets Book Deal The 7-year-old, now a refugee in Turkey, hopes her book, to be published by Simon & Schuster, will “bring peace to children all over the world.”
New York Times | Apr 14, 2017 4:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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British Tourist Is Fatally Stabbed on Train in Jerusalem The attacker, a Palestinian man with a history of mental illness, was subdued by an off-duty police officer and another passenger.
New York Times | Apr 14, 2017 4:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend