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Tusk to ask EU states to help stop illegal migrants reaching Bulgaria
TALLINN (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk will next week ask EU leaders to approve sending guards and equipment to Bulgaria to help protect its border against flows of illegal migrants from Turkey, following complaints from Sofia.
14 points by Reuters | Turkey Europe European Union Asia Bulgaria Spain Middle East Greece
Germany's Steinmeier sees Turkey decision on air base as signal for dialogue
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday said he viewed Ankara's decision to allow German lawmakers to visit a Turkish air base as "political signal" of its willingness to resume dialogue with Berlin after significant strains.
8 points by Reuters | European Union Turkey Germany Asia Europe Reuters Middle East Thomson Reuters
How fast can a nuke fly?
There are just over 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world and several ways countries can deploy them. Jim Sciutto explains the potentially catastrophic effect nuclear weapons can have and what technologies exist to defend against them.
781 points by CNN | Nuclear weapon Middle East Arabic language Sarah Palin Asia Cold War Iran World War II
Iranian oil output stagnates for third month amid OPEC bargaining
Iran's steep oil output growth has stalled in the past three months, new data showed, suggesting Tehran might be struggling to fulfil its plans to raise production to new highs while demanding to be excluded from any OPEC deals on supply curbs.
113 points by | Petroleum OPEC United Arab Emirates Peak oil Saudi Arabia Middle East Iraq Iran
‘American’ Middle East universities sit vulnerable
The attack on the American University of Kabul opens a new chapter on impeding access to liberal education in Afghanistan. It is a chapter that could be opened in as many as 18 American universities across the Middle East and …
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Afghanistan George W. Bush Middle East Cairo North Africa Egypt American University in Cairo Washington D.C.
One of Asia's best photography fairs opens
The third annual PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai exhibition -- one of Asia's largest photography showcases -- opens today in Shanghai, China.
83 points by CNN | Middle East Asia United States World War II United Arab Emirates Jordan Islam New York City
Saudi FM to meet British MPs, make case for continued arms exports despite war crime claims
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir will meet with British MPs on Wednesday in a bid to convince them not to ban UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia over concerns the Gulf kingdom is committing war crimes in Yemen. Read Full Article at
105 points by Russia Today | Human rights Canada Saudi Arabia Middle East Amnesty International Arabian Peninsula United Kingdom Yemen
Boycott Israel City Council hearing gets heated; dozens removed
A heated holy war broke out at a City Council hearing Thursday.
157 points by Daily News | Israel Middle East Councillor Protest Arabic language City council Bible Jordan
New elephant study shows catastrophic decline in Africa
An ambitious project to count all of Africa's elephants from the air has revealed a catastrophic decline. CNN's David McKenzie has the exclusive report.
1092 points by CNN | World Islam Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Donald Trump Sudan Asia North Africa Middle East
France divided on burkini ban
With a recent poll suggesting that 64% are opposed to women wearing burkinis in France, the country's beaches have become the ground zero for the battle over its ban.
35 points by CNN | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Donald Trump Asia Middle East World Barbra Streisand Arabic language Ivana Trump
Never before seen photos of Jupiter
NASA's spacecraft Juno sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole -- photographs that reveal activity unlike anything scientists have ever seen before, the space agency said.
135 points by CNN | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station NASA Donald Trump Barbra Streisand Ivana Trump Fred Trump Middle East Television
New video of WWII shipwrecks off North Carolina coast
WWII came closer to home than many Americans realize. NOAA is conducting an expedition to better understand the battlefields off our coast.
150 points by CNN | United States North Carolina Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Donald Trump Middle East Barbra Streisand Extreme weather Ivana Trump
Experts: Potential Abbas, Netanyahu meeting dubious at best
Palestinian and Israeli leaders tentatively agreed to talks in Russia, Russia said Thursday.       
47 points by USA Today | Israel Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas Yasser Arafat Benjamin Netanyahu Fatah Diplomacy Middle East
The 2017 incredible world records
From the tallest female dog to the biggest chair in the world, the 2017 Guinness book includes many intriguing world records.
583 points by CNN | Asia World Guinness World Records Middle East Earth Ryan Lochte 2016 Arabic language
The 2 big problems with Hillary Clinton's pledge to never send ground troops into Iraq and Syria
Blanket foreign policy promises are a bad idea, Part 431.
354 points by The Washington Post | Barack Obama Guantanamo Bay detention camp President of the United States Middle East Jordan George W. Bush Arabic language Israel
Elite unit fighting human trafficking
A group of undercover officers in Winnipeg, Canada, is leading a new way to fight human trafficking -- firmly focused on helping victims.
855 points by CNN | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Donald Trump Asia Middle East World Barbra Streisand Arabic language Ivana Trump
Travel gear: Sun protection from CoolHeads
The CoolHeads sun hat looks like a cross between a towel and a hood -- much like the traditional keffiya head scarf worn in the Middle East.
3 points by The Denver Post | Headgear Scarf Middle East Hat Hood Green White Kerchief
Sanaa Lathan Joins Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton in ‘American Assassin’
Sanaa Lathan has come on board CBS Films-Lionsgate’s “American Assassin” to portray CIA Deputy director Irene Kennedy. She joins Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton and Taylor Kitsch. “Kill the Messenger” helmer Michael Cuesta will direct the thriller from a screenplay by Stephen Schiff. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler are producing the film. Based on Vince... Read more »
143 points by Variety | Special Activities Division World War II Central Intelligence Agency Turkey World War III Stephen Kappes Middle East Mitch Rapp
The child victims of barrel bombs
Aleppo's children continue to become victims of the bloody Syrian conflict.
1053 points by CNN | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Middle East Asia Donald Trump World Barbra Streisand Arabic language Islam
On the front lines of Asia's Zika fight
Singapore's government is taking active measures to kill the Zika virus in the small nation. CNN's Manisha Tank examines what is being done.
23 points by CNN | Singapore Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Donald Trump Asia Middle East World Barbra Streisand Arabic language
By not taking refugees, the U.S. may make them more dangerous
Militants recruit unsettled refugees who have no other hopes or opportunities.
115 points by The Washington Post | Refugee Taliban Jordan Right of asylum Pakistan Iran Afghanistan Middle East
RT America’s Chris Hedges nominated for Daytime Emmy
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who hosts ‘On Contact with Chris Hedges’ on RT America, has been nominated for one of the most prestigious accolades in the TV world, the Outstanding Information Talk Show Host in the annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Read Full Article at
16 points by Russia Today | Iraq War Rupert Murdoch Mass media Emmy Award 2003 invasion of Iraq Pulitzer Prize The New York Times Middle East
Europe won’t follow US & UK gadget ban on flights from Middle East
European countries are not going to adopt the new safety regulations prohibiting electronics on flights from some Middle East airports, imposed by the US and Britain earlier this week. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Middle East Saudi Arabia North Africa Jordan United Arab Emirates Arabian Peninsula Arabic language Qatar
Yemenis ‘pay the price’ for UK and America’s ‘brazenly hypocritical’ arms deals – Amnesty
Amnesty International has condemned the US and Britain for supplying arms to Saudi Arabia, arms which have then been used to kill hundreds of civilians in Yemen. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Saudi Arabia Amnesty International Human rights Arabian Peninsula Middle East Yemen Iraq United States
‘US is free to fly jets full of bombs’: Electronics ban sparks anger and ridicule
As the airline electronics ban spread from the US to the UK, many of those affected took to social media to air their grievances,and to poke fun at the confusing rule. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Middle East Cognition Flight Arabic language Qatar Iran Fixed-wing aircraft Near East
The Arab airlines using Trump's bans for marketing
Arab carriers use electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online.
741 points by Al Jazeera English | United Arab Emirates Arabian Peninsula Middle East Arab World Jordan Persian Gulf Arab League Western Asia
In an ad featuring Jennifer Aniston, Emirates Airlines asks: 'Who needs tablets and laptops anyway?'
Emirates Airlines, one of several foreign carriers affected by a new restriction on electronics on flights to the United States, is responding to the directive with the help of “Friends” actress Jennifer Aniston. A security directive from the United States bars passengers from bringing any electronic...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Middle East Arabian Peninsula Qatar Gulf War Dubai Western Asia
Little girl tries to steal Pope's hat
"It's her first full day in Rome, who knows what she will get up to tomorrow," the little girl's godfather told CNN.
-1 points by CNN | Middle East Asia American football Pope Islam Arabic language CNN The Little Girl
Airline electronics ban: What you need to know
The US and UK have banned people flying from much of the Middle East and North Africa from carrying laptops, tablets and other large electronic devices in the airplane cabin because of concerns about terrorism.
-1 points by CNN | Middle East North Africa Asia Islam Jordan Arabic language Egypt Iran
London attack: Watch how it unfolded
Four people died and about 40 were injured when an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people before stabbing a police officer in the grounds of the UK Parliament in London.
-1 points by CNN | London United Kingdom Automobile Middle East Asia Palace of Westminster Arabic language Parliament of the United Kingdom
London attack location: One thing to know
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh explains why the attack on the heart of London was so symbolic.
-1 points by CNN | Middle East Patricia Arquette Asia Arabic language David Rockefeller Islam CNN Attack
Carrying on: The day after a terrorist attack
After a deadly attack struck the heart of London, millions of everyday acts show a refusal to give in to fear.
-1 points by CNN | Middle East Patricia Arquette Asia Basketball Arabic language David Rockefeller CNN Islam
Cars swallowed by sinkhole
Two cars were swallowed by a 20 foot sinkhole in California.
474 points by CNN | Automobile CNN Middle East Extreme weather American football Turner Broadcasting System Weather World
Timeline of attacks in Turkey
Bombings since start of 2015 have mostly been blamed on ISIL and armed Kurdish groups.
510 points by Al Jazeera English | Middle East Israel Saudi Arabia Capital punishment World War II Jordan Donald Trump European Union
Iran accused of undermining Middle East security
Foreign minister backs dialogue with 'brothers in Islam' but Saudi counterpart urges 'red lines' to halt Iran's actions.
1 points by Al Jazeera English | Middle East Arabic language United Arab Emirates Arabian Peninsula Iran Saudi Arabia Jordan United States
Jeddah: Sci-fi fans flock to first ever Comic Con expo
Colourful event in Jeddah comes as Saudi Arabia boosts its entertainment sector amid economic and social reform.
7 points by Al Jazeera English | Saudi Arabia Manga Fantastic Four Stan Lee Film Red Sea Jeddah Middle East
Dutch populist leader: Moroccan immigrants 'scum'
Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders said "there is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who make the streets unsafe" while speaking in Spijkenisse, Netherlands.
32 points by CNN | Populism Referendum Europe Party for Freedom Geert Wilders Arabic language Asia Middle East
Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in US
Reports of anti-Semitic incidents across the US are being investigated by police and the FBI. The NYPD says the number of hate crimes against Jewish people has increased in the city this year. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.
28 points by CNN | Twitter Ivanka Trump Federal Bureau of Investigation CNN Extreme weather American Jews Jews Middle East
New horned-face dinosaur species found
Researchers in Mexico have uncovered a new species of horned-face dinosaur that lived 73 million years ago.
500 points by CNN | Asia Middle East World Vasco da Gama Arabic language CNN Islam CNN Pipeline
Israel's defense minister says Iran wants to undermine Saudi Arabia
MUNICH (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister said on Sunday Iran had an ultimate objective of undermining Saudi Arabia in the Middle East and called for a dialogue with Sunni Arab states to defeat "radical" elements in the region.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Middle East United Arab Emirates Iraq Saudi Arabia Thomson Reuters Arabian Peninsula News agency
Iran pushes for dialogue with Gulf Arab states
MUNICH (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister on Sunday stepped up efforts to improve ties with Gulf Arab Sunni states urging them to work with their Shi'ite rival to address "anxieties" and violence across the region.
-2 points by Reuters | United Arab Emirates Iraq Middle East Arabian Peninsula Oman Kuwait Iran Persian Gulf
The dark ingredient in your chocolate

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Is child labor powering your cell phone?

100 points by CNN | Asia Middle East Twitter World Mobile phone Ivanka Trump CNN Arabic language
Exploring the world's digital future
What countries or region will lead the next wave of innovation?
12 points by Al Jazeera English | United Arab Emirates Middle East Africa Cisco Systems History of the Internet Egypt North Africa Israel
US will hold Russia accountable over Ukraine while searching for common ground – Pence
US President Donald Trump believes common ground can be found with Russia, but Moscow must still be held accountable for the Ukrainian crisis, Vice President Mike Pence has said. Read Full Article at
496 points by Russia Today | United States World War II Franklin D. Roosevelt Middle East Tehran Cold War Democratic Party Iran
Tillerson forced to stay at… sanatorium after failing to make timely G20 hotel reservation
Rex Tillerson has learned the importance of reserving hotel rooms in advance, especially during G20 ministerial meetings, media report. The new secretary of state was forced to stay at a sanatorium 30 minutes from the event after waiting too long to book. Read Full Article at
3 points by Russia Today | United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Arabian Peninsula Oman Abu Dhabi Gulf War Hotel Middle East
Death toll hits 59 in Baghdad car bombing claimed by Islamic State
A police officer and medical sources say the death toll from a car bomb attack in a southern Baghdad neighborhood has reached 59 with 66 more injured.  The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.  The Islamic State, in a statement issued early Friday, said its fighters detonated...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Israel Jordan Islam Egypt Arab League Middle East Jerusalem Iraq
Trump lashes out at media
During Thursday's press conference announcing his Labor pick, President Trump complained about unfair media coverage while defending his administration's performance.
147 points by CNN | Middle East CNN Iran World CNN Pipeline Arabic language
U.S. ambassador at U.N. says Trump supports two-state solution
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday the United States still supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a day after President Donald Trump suggested he is open to new ways to achieve peace.
-2 points by Reuters | Israel Palestinian National Authority Proposals for a Palestinian state Benjamin Netanyahu West Bank Middle East Yasser Arafat United Nations
France says U.S. position on Middle East peace 'confused and worrying'
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - France considers the U.S. position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "confused and worrying", its foreign minister said on Thursday, reacting to U.S. President Trump's dropping of the America's commitment to a two-state solution.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Benjamin Netanyahu Thomson Reuters Middle East News agency Foreign policy Iraq News