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Open Source: Egypt Condemns Western Outrage at Fatal Shooting of Protester The Foreign Ministry expressed dismay that the killing of a female activist in Cairo had drawn widespread condemnation from the West.
New York Times | Jan 28, 2015 01:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Jordan Hostage Crisis May Hurt U.S. Ties The Islamic State gave Jordan 24 hours or less to release a prisoner. If not, the militants said, they will kill not only a Japanese hostage, but also a captured Jordanian pilot
New York Times | Jan 28, 2015 01:11 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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In Reprieve to Obama, Senate Democrats Agree to Wait on Iran Sanctions While the House of Representatives weighs whether to impose new sanctions on Tehran, the Iranian Parliament is working on a resolution of its own.
New York Times | Jan 28, 2015 01:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ. | Jan 27, 2015 11:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Netanyahu Talk Stirs Backlash in Israeli Race Critics are attacking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who plans to address Congress before Israeli elections, for politicizing a key interest: curbing Irans nuclear program.
New York Times | Jan 27, 2015 10:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
What Will New King Mean For Women In Saudi Arabia? Melissa Block speaks with Rajaa Al Sanea, a dentist and Saudi writer best known for her novel, Girls of Riyadh. She talks about how women's rights changed and expectations for the new king. | Jan 27, 2015 9:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Even At $30 A Barrel, Saudis Are Still Making Money On Oil Robert Siegel talks to Amy Myers Jaffe of the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management about how falling oil prices impact production. | Jan 27, 2015 9:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How A Single Town In Syria Became A Symbol Of The War Against ISIS Now that Kurdish fighters have retaken the Syrian border town of Kobani from ISIS, the Obama administration is assessing the significance of the development. For months, officials suggested the town was of little strategic significance even as warplanes b | Jan 27, 2015 9:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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U.S. Drone Kills 3 Qaeda Operatives in Yemen, Continuing Policy on Strikes The drone strike was a signal that the United States will continue its targeted killing operations in Yemen despite the apparent takeover in the country by Houthi fighters.
New York Times | Jan 27, 2015 7:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Houthis Blame Separatists in Yemen for Stalemate In a speech, the Houthi leader also called for talks to end the crisis, and his group freed a presidential aide.
New York Times | Jan 27, 2015 6:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend