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Ahrar al-Sham, Rebel Force in Syrias Gray Zone, Poses Challenge to U.S. A group that opposes the Syrian president and the Islamic State seems like a logical Western ally, but its links to Al Qaeda trouble American policy makers.
New York Times | Aug 25, 2015 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Government and Protesters in Lebanon Weigh Next Move in Trash Dispute What began with complaints about the governments inability to clean the streets escalated to calls for an overhaul of the sectarian-based political system.
New York Times | Aug 25, 2015 01:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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From Venezuela to Iraq to Russia, Oil Price Drops Raise Fears of Unrest The downward spiral of oil prices and the reluctance to reduce production are threatening to destabilize economies and governments in many places that are already fragile.
New York Times | Aug 25, 2015 12:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Open Source: Lebanese Activists Mock Beirut Wall Meant to Block Protest Lebanese bloggers ridiculed the authorities for trying to stifle dissent by erecting a concrete blast wall around government buildings in Beirut.
New York Times | Aug 25, 2015 12:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Wild Cards Remain as Democrats Add Supporters on Iran Deal The partys leaders are still lobbying the undecided lawmakers, but are worried that Republicans might try to add politically charged amendments to the deal.
New York Times | Aug 24, 2015 11:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
ISIS Suspected of Chemical Attack in Syria Local rebels and an international aid group accused the militant group of using mustard gas against civilian and rival insurgents in northern Syria last week.
New York Times | Aug 24, 2015 10:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Palestinian Authority Is Ordered to Post $10 Million Bond in Terror Case A judge also ruled that the group must pay an additional $1 million monthly to appeal a huge damages award for its role in six terrorist attacks in Israel that killed and injured Americans.
New York Times | Aug 24, 2015 7:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lebanon's Shrinking Public Beaches In a country with a stunning coastline, a lack of governance has allowed private developers to gobble up prime seaside real estate and shunt aside ordinary Lebanese who depend on public beaches.
NPR.org | Aug 24, 2015 7:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Israeli Villages Near Gaza Rebound Warily Year After the War As new families move in and development plans are made, residents of kibbutzim near the border live with apprehension about the possibility of another conflict.
New York Times | Aug 24, 2015 12:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
2,000-Year-Old Temple Destroyed At Syria's Ancient Ruins Of Palmyra Islamic State militants are said to have destroyed a Roman-era pagan temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Steve Inskeep talks to Liz Sly, Beirut correspondent with The Washington Post.
NPR.org | Aug 24, 2015 09:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend