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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
Massive Structure Found 'Hiding In Plain Sight' At Ancient Site Of Petra Researchers using satellite images and drones discovered a structure the size of an Olympic-size pool near the center of the ancient city in Jordan. But what exactly it was used for remains a mystery.
NPR.org | Jun 10, 2016 6:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The wrong trousers? The story of an Iranian goalkeeper suspended for, reportedly, wearing trousers with a motif similar to the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants highlights wider tensions at play, says BBC Persian's Marzieh Mashkoori
BBC News | Jun 10, 2016 3:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.N. Blasted For 'Pandering To Saudi Arabia' Over Children Killed In Yemen Mary Louise Kelly talks to Amnesty International's Margaret Huang about the group's criticism of the U.N. for removing Saudi Arabia from the list of countries which harm children during conflicts.
NPR.org | Jun 10, 2016 09:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After Attack, Israel Imposes New Movement Restrictions On Palestinians Israel says it is suspending tens of thousands of movement permits for Palestinians a day after four Israelis died in a mass shooting at a Tel Aviv food and retail center.
NPR.org | Jun 9, 2016 4:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend