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Threats and Fear Cause Afghan Womens Protections to Vanish Overnight As the Taliban advanced, safe houses for women closed, and the staff sheltered girls at home as relatives released from prison threatened to kill them.
New York Times | Sep 4, 2021 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Refugees Are Suffering. This Novelist Wont Look Away. Rabih Alameddine writes about topics many would rather forget. In his new book, The Wrong End of the Telescope, he tells the story of a transgender doctor attempting to care for people fleeing war-torn Syria.
New York Times | Sep 1, 2021 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News Brief: Kabul Security Threats, Haiti's Quake Aid, Biden-Bennett Meeting Americans outside the gates of Kabul airport are warned to leave. Eleven days after an earthquake, aid reaches Haiti's rural areas. Israel's new prime minister meets with President Biden Thursday.
NPR.org | Aug 26, 2021 09:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Philosopher Micah Goodman Is An Unofficial Counsel To Israel's Prime Minister Israeli author Micah Goodman has the ear of new prime minister Naftali Bennett with ideas on how to handle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His proposal to "shrink the conflict" has become policy.
NPR.org | Aug 25, 2021 09:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. Forces Continue To Evacuate Thousands Of Afghans Still In Kabul Afghans who made it out are being taken to transit centers before going to a third country. One of those places is a U.S. air base in Qatar. NPR's Leila Fadel speaks to Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal.
NPR.org | Aug 24, 2021 11:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran prisons chief apologises over leaked videos of Evin abuse Hackers leaked videos showing detainees being beaten by guards at Tehran's notorious Evin prison.
BBC News | Aug 24, 2021 11:14 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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In Shift, Israel Quietly Allows Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount Jewish activists say they are exercising their right to free worship at a site holy to Jews and Muslims. But the change upsets a longstanding compromise aimed at staving off conflict.
New York Times | Aug 24, 2021 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Israeli strikes on Gaza high-rises may be war crimes - Human Rights Watch Four tower blocks were destroyed by Israeli forces during May's conflict with Palestinian militants.
BBC News | Aug 23, 2021 6:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Did the War in Afghanistan Have to Happen? In 2001, when the Taliban were weak and ready to surrender, the U.S. passed on a deal. Nearly 20 years later, the Taliban hold all the cards.
New York Times | Aug 23, 2021 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The Worlds Last Samaritans, Straddling the Israeli-Palestinian Divide Up a mountain in the West Bank, several hundred villagers practice an ancient Israelite religion while maintaining an ambiguous national identity.
New York Times | Aug 22, 2021 09:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend