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Syria forces declare 'curfew' in Raqa, fearing IS attacks

Sunday  12:15,   24 june 2018
msn

Local security forces in Syria's northern city of Raqa announced a two-day curfew starting Sunday in response to intelligence on potential attacks by the Islamic State group. IS was kicked out of its former bastion Raqa in October by the[...]

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

Sunday  12:10,   24 june 2018
msn

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's Mideast envoy, says the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic[...]

In about-face, Iraq's maverick al-Sadr moves closer to Iran

Sunday  11:50,   24 june 2018
msn

Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric who emerged as the main winner in Iraq's parliamentary elections last month, campaigned on a platform to end sectarian politics and replace it with a government that puts Iraqis first. Instead, he has[...]

Turkey elections: Polls open in tough challenge for Erdogan

Sunday  08:50,   24 june 2018
cnn

Polls have opened across Turkey in a snap vote as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces his biggest electoral threat in 15 years of rule. Erdogan has dominated Turkish politics since his rise as prime minister in 2003 and has transformed the[...]

What happened after two brothers were deported to El Salvador

Sunday  06:25,   24 june 2018
cbsnews

Both brothers feel they're missing out on what was supposed to be a bright future . Lizandro said he was starting to live the American dream in[...]

Syrian rebels say U.S. tells them it won't intervene in south Syria

Sunday  05:55,   24 june 2018
reuters

The United States has told Syrian rebel factions they should not expect military support to help them resist a Russian-backed government offensive to regain opposition-held parts of Syria bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. A[...]

From denial to despair: Cambridge Analytica insiders describe the hectic final weeks at the embattled company

Sunday  05:10,   24 june 2018
businessinsider

REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Cambridge Analytica staffers did not believe the allegations about the company until almost the very end. Two Cambridge Analytica insiders that Business Insider spoke to describe the final months at the firm before it filed[...]

A Moment to Savor: A Saudi Woman Rejoices as Driving Ban Ends

Sunday  03:35,   24 june 2018
nytimes

Hessah Alajaji could finally do something so normal that women across the world take it for granted: She could get a meal on her own. She didn’t need to get her father or brother to take her out as required by the kingdom’s strict guardianship[...]

Iraqi Political Alliance Unites a U.S. Friend and Foe

Sunday  02:30,   24 june 2018
nytimes

The outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, an American ally, has teamed up with the radical cleric Moktada al-Sadr, who was the surprise vote-leader in elections.BAGHDAD — Iraq’s outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, an American ally, and the[...]

Poachers become protectors: How tigers bounced back in an Indian park

Sunday  01:40,   24 june 2018
csmonitor

<p>Who knows how to fight poaching better than former poachers themselves? A program in Periyar Tiger Reserve has reduced poaching by not only policing the park, but giving former poachers an alternate economic lifeline.</p>Kunjumon Chacko[...]

Syria pounds rebel areas in south, thousands flee to border zone

Saturday  23:50,   23 june 2018
reuters

<p>The Syrian army and allied forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest as thousands of civilians fled to safer opposition held areas along the border with Jordan and Israel, aid workers and rebels said.</p>The Syrian army and allied[...]

Trump likely to meet Putin in 'not-too-distant-future'

Saturday  21:31,   23 june 2018
msn

US President Donald Trump is likely to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin "in the not-too-distant future," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a US television interview, after Trump mooted a possible summit. The White House announced on [...]

Migrant boat stranded in angry stand-off

Saturday  20:41,   23 june 2018
bbc

Malta says it will not be dictated to after Italy called on it to accept migrant rescue ship Lifeline.Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that Malta should take in the 226 migrants and arrest the[...]

Why Some Saudi Women Will Keep Their Driving Licences a Secret

Saturday  17:51,   23 june 2018
bloomberg

The monarchy’s sudden about-face on women’s rights caught many traditional families off guard.The 26-year-old business student knows she’s in for a battle to convince her parents because in their community, some would find it shameful to see a woman [...]

Syrian army gains ground in rebel south: monitor

Saturday  16:06,   23 june 2018
msn

Syrian regime forces on Saturday made their first gains on the ground against rebel fighters in the southern province of Daraa after several days of intensified bombardment, a monitor said. Since Tuesday, regime troops have been ramping up shelling[...]