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Calls for justice after a week of deadly violence in Mideast

A week ago, the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers in a field in the West Bank set off a grim sequence of grief, rage and violence.

cnn.com (23 days ago)

Detained U.S. teen to be released with conditions by Israeli court

An American teenager whose family says was beaten by Israeli security forces will be kept under house arrest while an investigation into his case continues, his lawyer told CNN on Sunday.

cnn.com (23 days ago)

Saudi activist gets 15-year sentence

Prominent Saudi lawyer and reform advocate Waleed Abulkhair was sentenced on Sunday to 15 years in prison and a 15 year travel ban to be applied after his release from jail for, among other things, "inciting public opinion against the government", and "insulting the country's leaders and judiciary," according to...

cnn.com (23 days ago)

Autopsy: Palestinian teen burned alive

Mohammed Abu Khedair, a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and killed in Jerusalem this week, died from being burned alive and hit on the head with a blunt object, according to a medical autopsy.

cnn.com (23 days ago)

Does video show ISIS leader?

Iraqi authorities are looking at a video that purportedly shows Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivering a sermon to see if it really is the militant leader.

cnn.com (23 days ago)

Dozens Killed in Yemen as Sectarian Muslim Fighting Intensifies

At least 35 were killed after battles between Shiite rebels and government-allied tribes northwest of the capital, while in the south gunmen killed six soldiers on patrol, officials reported.

nytimes.com (24 days ago)

Several Suspects Arrested in Death of Palestinian Youth, Israeli Police Say

Several Suspects Arrested in Death of Palestinian Youth, Israeli Police Say

At least six suspects have been arrested, and a police spokesman suggested that the killing appeared to have been a revenge attack carried out by Israelis.

nytimes.com (24 days ago)

Muslim Brotherhood leader, 36 others sentenced to life in Cairo

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 36 other supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy got life sentences Saturday in Cairo, state media reported.

cnn.com (24 days ago)

Israeli, Palestinian war of words on separate screens

The tension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be felt on CNN on Saturday morning when a prominent Palestinian-Canadian human rights attorney refused to appear on screen with a representative of the Israeli government.

cnn.com (24 days ago)

Relatives accuse Israeli forces of attacking, detaining U.S. teen

A Florida resident and cousin of a Palestinian teenager killed in Jerusalem this week is the young man seen in separate videos being held down and pummeled by men in the uniform of Israeli security forces, relatives said.

cnn.com (24 days ago)

News Analysis: Power Struggles in Middle East Exploit Islam’s Ancient Sectarian Rift

News Analysis: Power Struggles in Middle East Exploit Islam’s Ancient Sectarian Rift

Bahrain, the first place where Arab Spring protests degenerated into Sunni-Shiite feuds, now appears to have been a signal of what was to come in the Middle East.

nytimes.com (25 days ago)

Open Source: Beating of Palestinian-American Boy Caught on Video

Open Source: Beating of Palestinian-American Boy Caught on Video

A video posted online appears to show Israeli police officers beating a Palestinian-American boy after his detention on Thursday during protests in East Jerusalem.

nytimes.com (25 days ago)

Egypt Sharply Raises Prices for Fuel, Drawing Protests

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signals he will forge ahead with a series of austerity measures despite official concerns about a public backlash.

nytimes.com (25 days ago)

Autopsy Suggests Palestinian Boy Was Burned Alive, Reports Say

An autopsy of the teenager who was snatched from an East Jerusalem street found soot in his lungs that suggests he was burned alive, Palestinian news agencies reported Saturday.

nytimes.com (25 days ago)

World Briefing: Yemen: At Least 6 Die After Saudi Border Post Is Attacked

A suicide bomber and two security officers were among those killed at a Saudi-Yemeni border crossing on Friday.

nytimes.com (25 days ago)

Poised to Gain in Iraq Crisis, Kurds Face New Barriers to Autonomy

Although exporting its vast oil supply would give the Kurdish government leverage in its push for sovereignty, opposition from other nations has left the region’s future uncertain.

nytimes.com (25 days ago)

Iraq’s Maliki to Run Again, Rejecting Pressure to Step Down

Despite nearly universal criticism in Iraq and even from friendly nations, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki said he would seek a third term.

nytimes.com (26 days ago)

Is this Baghdad's toughest job?

CNN's Nima Elbagir rides with police special forces as they attempt to secure Baghdad from enemies within the city.

cnn.com (26 days ago)

How women watch the World Cup

Football has traditionally been a male preserve -- but no more, according to a U.S. academic who says social media is helping grow women's interest in the sport.

cnn.com (26 days ago)

French Jews flee to Israel

Anti-Semitism and a poor economy are prompting an increasing numbers of French Jews to move to Israel.

cnn.com (26 days ago)

Teen's funeral could be flashpoint

The funeral of a Palestinian teenager abducted and killed in Jerusalem this week is expected to take place Friday, amid seething tensions.

cnn.com (26 days ago)

Israel Braces for Funeral of Palestinian Teenager

Militants in Gaza fired four rockets into southern Israel, and Israeli forces blocked off streets around Jerusalem’s Old City.

nytimes.com (26 days ago)

Palestinian teen's body to be returned

The body of a Palestinian teen slain in Jerusalem will be turned over to his family on Friday, the boy's father said.

cnn.com (26 days ago)

World Briefing: Anniversary in Egypt Draws Protests

Protesters held rallies in several Egyptian cities on Thursday in opposition to the military’s ouster one year ago of Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first fairly elected president.

nytimes.com (26 days ago)

Kurdish Officials, Doubtful of a New Iraqi Government, Still Seek Autonomy

Kurdish Officials, Doubtful of a New Iraqi Government, Still Seek Autonomy

Leaders in Kurdistan have said they will not participate in a unified government unless Baghdad grants the region expanded self-rule and accepts the occupation of Kirkuk.

nytimes.com (26 days ago)

Scores of Sunni Militants Reported Killed by Iraqi Army

The toughest fighting was in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, where residents said an intense bombing campaign by the Iraqi Army was underway in an effort to retake the city center.

nytimes.com (27 days ago)

Nurses held by ISIS moved to Mosul

Forty-six Indian nurses being held by ISIS in former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit have been moved to the northern city of Mosul, which is under control of the militant group, Syed Akbaruddin, the spokesman for India's Ministry of External Affairs, said Thursday at a news briefing.

cnn.com (27 days ago)

Global abuse of Christians

Robert George says it's easy to assume that persecution of Christians happens mostly in the Mideast. But you'd be wrong: It transcends region, religion and ideology.

cnn.com (27 days ago)

ISIS takes major Syrian oil field, group says

The extremist Sunni militant group that recently declared a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq has taken control of a major Syrian oil field, the UK-based opposition group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday.

cnn.com (27 days ago)

Listening Post: Martin Indyk Cites Israeli-Palestinian Distrust

Martin S. Indyk, who resigned last week as special envoy for Israel-Palestinian negotiations, says skepticism is the reason peacemaking efforts have failed for decades.

nytimes.com (27 days ago)

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