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In a Deeply Split Israel City, Both Sides Urge Unity Rosh Haayin almost perfectly reflects the political divide paralyzing Israel, with the religious right on one side and the secular left on the other. But its residents are ready for compromise.
New York Times | Oct 20, 2019 06:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kurdish General Slams U.S.-Syria Policy; Gen. Petraeus Calls Withdrawal 'A Betrayal' Two days into a cease-fire, clashes continue along Syria's northern border. Petraeus, who once commanded U.S. forces in the region, told NPR that withdrawing U.S. troops is unfair to Kurdish allies. | Oct 19, 2019 8:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Middle East: Trump Pulls Back, Putin Pushes In Donald Trump wants to reduce the U.S. presence in the Middle East. Vladimir Putin has been pushing to increase Russia's role. Events in Syria have crystallized the larger aims of both leaders. | Oct 19, 2019 12:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The U.S.-Negotiated Ceasefire Deal Is 'Really Terrible,' Kurdish General Says In an update two days into the announced pause in hostilities between Turkey and forces in Syria, NPR speaks with a Kurdish general. | Oct 19, 2019 12:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
More than 3,000 Syrian refugees arrive in northern Iraq As a fragile ceasefire holds in northern Syria, Al Jazeera reports from northern Iraq on the plight of thousands of Syrians who have fled the fighting.
Al Jazeera | Oct 19, 2019 11:47 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Empire State Building unveils new 102nd-floor observatory One of the world's most famous skyscrapers has just unveiled its new observatory, and it comes with special features.
Al Jazeera | Oct 19, 2019 11:47 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Kurds Sense of Betrayal Compounded by Empowerment of Unsavory Rivals Abandoned by the U.S., Kurdish forces are doubly angry at who are seeking to replace them: Turkish-allied Syrian fighters the United States had long rejected as extremists, criminals and thugs.
New York Times | Oct 18, 2019 11:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Lebanon Roiled by Second Day of Protests as Frustration Over Chronic Corruption Boils Over Demonstrators massed outside the government palace in downtown Beirut, blocked the airport road and burned posters of politicians.
New York Times | Oct 18, 2019 10:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'We Didn't Believe We Would See The Sun Rise': Refugees From Syria Arrive In Iraq More than 2,000 refugees have crossed into Iraq since Turkey began its assault on northeastern Syria last week. Aid groups are bracing for as many as 50,000 refugee arrivals. | Oct 18, 2019 9:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Shelling Still Heard At Syrian-Turkish Border After Ceasefire Went Into Effect Turkey insists the ceasefire is holding in northeastern Syria after brokering a deal with U.S. involvement. But shelling could still be heard at the border hours after the deal was announced. | Oct 18, 2019 8:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend