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A Different Look at Iran - Huffington Post

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

A Different Look at IranHuffington PostWe Jewish Israelis–and people from the West in general–tend to look at Iran as the enemy of the Free World, as a place where the rulers are racing towards a nuclear bomb to annihilate Israel and challenge the domination of Western culture, and as a Read Full Story

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Column: Iraq's 'Second' Most Important Elections

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

By moc.swenaovnull@ksedbew (Barbara Slavin) Iraq is holding parliamentary elections next week but will Americans care?

Even inside the Beltway, the U.S. appears to have lost much of its interest in a country where more than 4,000 Americans died and thousands were wounded.

Only a few dozen people showed up earlier this week to hear former U.S. Read Full Story

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Syria airstrike on market 'kills 20'

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

A Syrian government airstrike on a market in a rebel-held town in Aleppo kills more than 20 people, activist groups say. Read Full Story

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Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume. Read Full Story

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Syrian Airstrikes Kill Dozens at Aleppo Market

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

By moc.swenaovnull@ksedbew (VOA News) Syrian government airstrikes killed at least 27 people and injured many others at a market in the province of Aleppo.

Activist groups, including the Britain based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, say government jets hit the crowded market in the town of Atareb early Thursday morning.

The strikes are the latest in Read Full Story

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Iran Wins Top Spots on UN Human Rights Committees - Washington Free Beacon

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Iran Wins Top Spots on UN Human Rights CommitteesWashington Free BeaconIran—which leads the world in executions and recently ordered the hanging a 26-year-old rape victim—was voted late Wednesday into a coveted spot on the U.N. Economic and Social Council's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Tehran's …Iran Promoted to Read Full Story

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Iran Wins Top Spots on U.N. Human Rights Committees - Washington Free Beacon

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Iran Wins Top Spots on U.N. Human Rights CommitteesWashington Free BeaconIran—which leads the world in executions and recently ordered the hanging a 26-year-old rape victim—was voted late Wednesday into a coveted spot on the U.N. Economic and Social Council's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Tehran's …Iran sweeps coveted Read Full Story

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Israel Rejects Link of Ukraine Crisis to Anti-Semitism

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

By moc.swenaovnull@ksedbew (Reuters) Israel played down on Thursday suggestions that anti-Semitism in Ukraine is linked to Kyiv's standoff with Russia, offering a more measured assessment than the Kremlin or the United States as it avoids taking sides in the East-West confrontation.

Moscow has aimed allegations of anti-Semitism against the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Washington has Read Full Story

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Spike in MERS Raises Concerns about Precautions

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

By moc.swenaovnull@ksedbew (Elizabeth Arrott) A spike in the cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Saudi Arabia has alarmed international health officials. But regionally, authorities are offering few preventative measures for the MERS virus.

Saudi Arabia announced two more MERS-related deaths and two new infections Thursday, one day after the World Health Organization Read Full Story

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Morocco country profile - Overview

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb Read Full Story

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Israel to suspend Palestinian talks

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Israel has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a unity deal between the rival Hamas and Fatah factions. Read Full Story

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Yemen profile

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Provides an overview of Yemen, including key events and facts about one of the poorest countries in the Middle East Read Full Story

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