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On Day 3, Syrian Truce Still Largely Holds But Aid Trucks Languish At Border The U.N. reports there's been a significant drop in violence but that further assurances are required before aid can access those in need. At least 20 aid trucks are waiting near the Turkish border.
NPR.org | Sep 14, 2016 2:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Joining forces If the ceasefire in Syria holds, Russian and US military teams will begin discussing joint air strikes but some in the Obama administration are uneasy.
BBC News | Sep 14, 2016 11:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
2 Gaza Strip Businesswomen Have More In Common Than They Realize The Gaza Strip has one of the world's worst performing economies. Economists in Gaza, however, have noticed that as more men struggle to find work, women are picking up some of the slack.
NPR.org | Sep 14, 2016 09:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
N.J. Church Group To Resettle Syrian Refugee Family With Special Needs A N.J. church group offered to help resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S. and members received a special case: a family of 6 with a father badly wounded. It's a year-long commitment for the volunteers.
NPR.org | Sep 14, 2016 09:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Secretary Of State John Kerry On Syria Cease-Fire: 'What's The Alternative?' Secretary of State John Kerry tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that the new U.S.-Russia cease-fire deal in Syria is the best option under the circumstances. Without it, he says, there would be more deaths.
NPR.org | Sep 14, 2016 09:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. Finalizes Deal to Give Israel $38 Billion in Military Aid, a Record The agreement, which the allies plan to sign on Wednesday, represents a major American commitment to Israel's security after years of fractious relations.
New York Times | Sep 13, 2016 7:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Former Israeli President And Prime Minister Shimon Peres Hospitalized Peres, 93, suffered a stroke and was taken to a Tel Aviv hospital. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for his role in negotiating an interim peace agreement between Israel and the PLO.
NPR.org | Sep 13, 2016 7:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Wife of... With the Palestinian elections delayed, authorities should have plenty of time to fix the names of women they've covered on candidate lists.
BBC News | Sep 13, 2016 5:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
English Teacher In Syria Waits To See If Cease-Fire Holds Speaking by Skype, Abdel Kafi Alhamdo an English teacher at the University of Aleppo, living in the rebel-held portion of the city, says the cease-fire is holding but he does not expect it to last.
NPR.org | Sep 13, 2016 09:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S.-Russia To Coordinate Airstrikes Against ISIS If the Syrian cease-fire holds for the next week, the U.S. and Russia will for the first time coordinate airstrikes against ISIS and the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria.
NPR.org | Sep 13, 2016 09:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend