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Syrian Troops Push Deep Into Aleppo; Airstrikes Kill Dozens in Idlib Province

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:22:20 GMT

An advance in the divided city left rebels in control of only about half the enclave they had taken, while at least 40 people died in bombings in Maarat al-Noaman and Kafr Nabl.

Feature: ‘We Are Orphans Here’

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:00:03 GMT

Palestinian children waiting inside the Shuafat Refugee Camp for buses to take them to school.Life and death in East Jerusalem’s Palestinian refugee camp.

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Egypt and Turkey Soften Positions on Syria, Benefiting Assad

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:44:33 GMT

A ruined building Friday in Talbiseh, Homs Province. The Arabic graffiti reads, “From Homs, Save Aleppo.” Bombing has escalated in Syria in recent weeks.The shifts come at a volatile time as Middle Eastern countries long aligned with the United States hedge their bets and look to Moscow for support.

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The Saturday Profile: A Physician-Turned-Artist Offers a Diagnosis for Islam’s Holiest City

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:30:28 GMT

The Saudi artist Ahmed Mater created a book of more than 600 photographs to document life in Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.In his book, the photographer Ahmed Mater documented Mecca in all its splendor — and squalor — hoping to help steer it away from the rampant commercialism of recent years.

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Cyberattacks Strike Saudi Arabia, Harming Aviation Agency

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:21:42 GMT

A version of Shamoon, the virus that hit Middle Eastern energy companies in 2012, was used in mid-November to attack government agencies.

Senate Votes to Extend Iran Sanctions Authority

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:56:07 GMT

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, after a Republican caucus at the Capitol on Tuesday.Senators said that the vote would help ensure that the United States could quickly reimpose sanctions if Iran violated its obligations under an agreement.

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OPEC Reaches Deal to Limit Production, Sending Prices Soaring

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:21:58 GMT

Khalid al-Falih, center, the Saudi energy minister, at the OPEC meeting in Vienna on Wednesday.The deal will be the first production cut in eight years, although the price increase may prove temporary.

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Mahmoud Abbas Proposes Palestinian Unity Government With Hamas

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:40:33 GMT

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, center, was greeted by fellow Fatah members on the second day of the Fatah party conference, in Ramallah, the West Bank, on Wednesday.Addressing a conference of his Fatah party, Mr. Abbas sought to push forward long-stalled efforts to reconcile the two major competing Palestinian factions.

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Let Women Drive, a Prince in Saudi Arabia Urges

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:22:27 GMT

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2015. In a four-page letter posted on his personal website, the prince argued that “it is high time that Saudi women started driving their cars.”“Beyond being a rights issue, it is also an economic, developmental and social one,” Alwaleed bin Talal wrote in a four-page letter posted on his personal website.

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Another Mass Grave Dug by ISIS in Iraq, and a Ghastly Ritual Renewed

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:23 GMT

A tied and decomposed body at a mass grave found at a trash dump on the outskirts of Hamam al-Alil, Iraq.The Islamic State has been resorting to a horrific practice that dates back to Saddam Hussein and his regime’s industrial-scale killings.

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Mahmoud Abbas, Re-elected as Fatah Leader, Moves to Solidify Power

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:43:53 GMT

Mahmoud Abbas, third from right, the Palestinian Authority president, at a Fatah party conference on Tuesday in Ramallah, West Bank.Under pressure from critics at home and abroad, Mr. Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, orchestrated his re-election as his party’s leader.

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Alexandria Journal: Remembering My Mother’s Alexandria

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:00:29 GMT

The wedding of my maternal grandparents in Alexandria, Egypt, in the 1940s.Our correspondent returned to the Egyptian city this fall to find a place as full of despair as her mother’s of the 1960s was full of hope and anticipation.

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‘Unintentional’ Human Error Led to Airstrikes on Syrian Troops, Pentagon Says

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:21:11 GMT

According to an official inquiry, the American-led attacks in September were conducted under the “good-faith belief” that the targets were Islamic State militants.

Thousands Flee Parts of Aleppo, Syria, as Assad’s Forces Gain Ground

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:23:47 GMT

Syrian families waited to board buses for government-controlled western Aleppo on Tuesday.Leaflets dropped over the besieged city warned inhabitants, “If you don’t leave these areas quickly you will be annihilated.”

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Trilobites: 3,800-Year-Old Statue Resembling ‘The Thinker’ Found in Israel

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:42:29 GMT

The fully-restored 3,800-year-old jug with a human statue that resembles Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker” was found in Yehud, Israel.The figurine was unearthed by high school students helping archaeologists on a dig near Tel Aviv.

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‘Trump Effect’ Is Already Shaping Events Around the World

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:40:55 GMT

Donald J. Trump at an American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington in March. The political right in Israel has openly celebrated his election as president.Donald J. Trump’s election is influencing markets, currencies and government policies as the world bets on how he will rewrite international rules.

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Al Jazeera Film Critical of Egyptian Army Strains Egypt-Qatar Ties Further

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:55:16 GMT

Sameh Shoukry, the foreign minister of Egypt.The documentary, broadcast on a network owned by the Qatari government, accuses Egypt of abusing its recruits, and the country was quick to denounce it.

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Where Even Nightmares Are Classified: Psychiatric Care at Guantánamo

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 14:12:36 GMT

A guard tower at a now-empty detention block at Guantánamo Bay. The prison, where nearly 800 men were held over the years, now has 60 detainees.Secrecy, mistrust and the shadow of interrogation at the American prison limited doctors’ ability to treat mental illness among detainees.

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Turkish Dam Project Threatens to Submerge Thousands of Years of History

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:50:16 GMT

The Turkish town of Hasankeyf will be submerged under 200 feet of water after a hydroelectric dam now under construction is completed.A contentious dam project that dates to the 1950s is more than 80 percent complete, and the filling of a reservoir will swamp much of the town of Hasankeyf.

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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: Memories of Another Mosul

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:30:23 GMT

Residents of the Tahir district of Mosul, which had been liberated from the Islamic State a few hours before, on Nov. 16.Long before the Islamic State — or the campaign to expel it — my beloved hometown was a place of music, culture and unity.

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Op-Ed Contributor: A Lesson in Emotional Geography

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:41:19 GMT

The view from Elias Muhanna’s grandparents’ balcony, in Roumieh, Lebanon, in 2010.Thinking about the war in Syria reminds me of my grandmother in the 1980s, who tried to make sense of Lebanon’s scarred landscape from her porch.

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Feature: The End of the Anglo-American Order

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:00:17 GMT

For decades, the United States and Britain’s vision of democracy and freedom defined the postwar world. What will happen in an age of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage?

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Feature: How to Hide $400 Million

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:03 GMT

When a wealthy businessman set out to divorce his wife, their fortune vanished. The quest to find it would reveal the depths of an offshore financial system bigger than the U.S. economy.

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N.F.L. Scores: Oakland Raiders Win 10th Game in Comeback

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:30:58 GMT

Raiders receiver Amari Cooper stretched for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Bills.Elsewhere, Eric Berry’s 100-yard 2-point interception gave the Kansas City Chiefs a huge victory on the road, and the Patriots easily beat the Rams.

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