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Trump Inspires Cheers, and Alarm, Around the World

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:38:10 GMT

The newly formed European Trump Society in Sofia, Bulgaria, watched live coverage of President Trump’s inauguration on Friday.The president’s inauguration was a cause of worry for many around the world, but some greeted it with wine and celebration.

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The Neediest Cases: After Escape From Syria, Another Dangerous Foe: Diabetes

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:00:15 GMT

Nisreen al-Najjar’s son Hisham, center, at home in Jordan. Hisham has Type 1 diabetes.A Neediest Cases beneficiary agency tries to help bridge a health care gap for a young refugee in Jordan, far from home.

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Amid Fistfights, Turkey’s Parliament Backs a New Constitution

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:43:36 GMT

Turkish lawmakers scuffled on Thursday after Aylin Nazliaka, center left, handcuffed herself to a microphone to protest proposed changes to the Constitution.The proposal, bitterly disputed by opposition parties, would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan if approved in a referendum.

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U.S. Airstrike Kills More Than 100 Qaeda Fighters in Syria

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:10:26 GMT

A flurry of airstrikes illustrates the challenges President Trump faces in carrying out the vow he made in his inaugural address to combat “radical Islamic terrorism.”

Russia Signs Deal for Syria Bases; Turkey Appears to Accept Assad

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:15:45 GMT

Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayoub of the Syrian Army visited Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, off the Syrian coast near Tartus this month.Russia showed its intent to greatly expand its military presence in Syria, and Turkey seemed to soften its opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.

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ISIS Destroys Part of Roman Amphitheater in Palmyra, Syria

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:06:48 GMT

The Roman amphitheater, left, in Palmyra, Syria, in 2016. Satellite pictures on the right show the structure before it was damaged, above, and after.Once done for ideological reasons, the destruction of heritage sites is now thought to be a matter of revenge as the militant group loses territory.

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U.S. Removes Libya From List of Zones With Looser Rules for Drone Strikes

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:43:41 GMT

Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump at the presidential swearing-in ceremony at the United States Capitol on Friday. It was not clear whether Mr. Trump would keep in place civilian-protection rules established by Mr. Obama in 2013.The Obama administration quietly removed a former extremist stronghold from a list of areas where special rules intended to prevent civilian deaths are waived.

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Despite Syria Cease-Fire, U.N. Says, Aid Isn’t Reaching Besieged Areas

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:00:18 GMT

A boy carrying bread after a reported airstrike by government forces, in the Syrian town of Binnish, on the outskirts of Idlib, last week.Armed opposition groups and government forces “are routinely doing what they can, all of them it seems, to avoid us helping women, children, wounded on the other side,” an official said.

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At Least 20 Firefighters Killed in Tehran Building Collapse

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:19:03 GMT

One of the Iranian capital’s oldest and most prominent skyscrapers crumpled into a smoldering heap as millions watched on TV.

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Trump Renews Vow for Jerusalem Embassy, a Gift of Uncertain Value

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:29:10 GMT

The United States Embassy in Tel Aviv, where other countries have their embassies.Palestinians in the West Bank protested the idea, which even many hard-line Israelis are not keen to embrace, seeing it as a catalyst to more fighting.

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C.I.A. Torture Detailed in Newly Disclosed Documents

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:06:49 GMT

Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in McLean, Va.The material sheds additional light on the torture program as the future of the Senate’s classified full report on it hangs in the balance with the Obama presidency ending.

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Iraqi Forces Take Eastern Mosul From Islamic State

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:54:47 GMT

American military personnel in Iraq during a battle with Islamic State militants at the University of Mosul on Wednesday.The announcement came three months after government troops, aided by American air support and military advisers, began an assault to retake the city.

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Villager and Israeli Police Officer Die in Clash at Bedouin Hamlet

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:30:46 GMT

Israeli police officers detaining a man during clashes after a protest against house demolitions in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran on Wednesday.There were conflicting accounts about events in Umm al-Hiran, a Negev village where homes were slated for demolition.

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Obama’s Stark Options on ISIS: Arm Syrian Kurds or Let Trump Decide

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:17:32 GMT

American Special Operations troops in Raqqa Province, Syria, in May. President Obama has ordered 200 more Special Operations forces to Syria.If President Obama chooses to forge closer military ties with the Kurds for an assault on Raqqa, ISIS’ main stronghold, he risks alienating the Turks.

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Video of Fatally Wounded Teenager Sparks Palestinian Rage

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:16:39 GMT

Graphic footage emerged of Israeli soldiers roughly carrying a young Palestinian man they had shot during a clash in the West Bank.

Trump Can’t Renegotiate Iran Nuclear Deal, Rouhani Says

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:47:47 GMT

The president of Iran said the deal could not be modified, in part because it was also signed by Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia.

Egyptian Court Blocks Plan to Transfer Two Islands to Saudi Arabia

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:19:01 GMT

Celebrations erupted in the courtroom when the verdict was announced.The verdict is widely expected to further shake, but not break, the strained ties between Cairo and its main financial backer.

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How Omran Daqneesh, 5, Became a Symbol of Aleppo’s Suffering

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:34:53 GMT

Images of the dazed and injured child have quickly made him an emblem of the harrowing misery of Syria’s five-year-old civil war.

Opinion: I Went to Aleppo to Study. I Left in a Convoy of Refugees.

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:23:12 GMT

A man carrying the body of his child, who was killed in an airstrike on eastern Aleppo, in 2016.In the last weeks of the siege, we were desperate for the world to hear and help us.

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The Stone: Bernard-Henri Lévy: Jews, Be Wary of Trump

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:21:11 GMT

Trump supporters at a rally in December in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.His pro-Israel overtures are no substitute for an authentic love for the Jewish people.

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Feature: To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:03 GMT

Sorted letters at the Office of Presidential Correspondence.Over eight years, through millions of letters, the staff of the White House mailroom read the unfiltered story of a nation.

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Feature: Who Decides Who Counts as Native American?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:03 GMT

Adelina Narte-Parker, one of the Nooksack 306, at her home in Indianola, Wash.Four years ago, the Nooksack in Washington State announced that they were expelling hundreds of members, setting off a bitter debate over tribal identity.

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Sports of The Times: Kevin Turner’s Parents Still Watch Football. But Differently.

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:01:23 GMT

Raymond and Myra Turner, the parents of Kevin Turner, a former N.F.L. player who was a main plaintiff in a class-action suit claiming the league hid the cognitive dangers of the game.They will tune into the N.F.L. playoffs Sunday, even though their son, an N.F.L. player for eight seasons, died after battling a disease linked to head trauma.

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