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‘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.
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
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
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
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
160,000 join pro-refugee protest in Barcelona
Eric DuVallFeb. 18 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands marched through the streets of Barcelona on Saturday, demanding the Spanish government honor a 2015 pledge to take in more refugees.
7 points by UPI | Europe Spain European Union North Africa Mediterranean Sea Morocco Refugee Immigration
Central Florida zoo welcomes arrival of rare baby antelope
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Zoo-goers in central Florida can get a look at a rare baby antelope.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Africa Zoo North Africa Egypt Sudan Libya Desertification Sub-Saharan Africa
Rice 360 Institute for Global Health named finalist for $100 million grant
On Wednesday, the MacArthur Foundation announced that the Rice 360 Institute for Global Health is one of eight finalists for a $100 million grant. The 360 group has been working for more than a decade to help improve the survival outcome of babies born in Africa by improving neonatal technology in hospitals. 
72 points by The Houston Chronicle | Africa Sub-Saharan Africa Malaria Infant North Africa Pediatrics Neonatal intensive care unit AIDS
Friends' Central students protest cancellation of Palestinian speaker

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Middle East Jordan Israel West Bank Palestinian National Authority North Africa Egypt Arabic language
What's behind Trump's tough talk on Iran?
Iran marked the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with large rallies on Friday.
976 points by Al Jazeera English | Iran Middle East Tehran North Africa Ruhollah Khomeini Islam Iranian Revolution United States
French olive farmer fined for aiding migrants
A French court has given a farmer and pro-immigration activist a suspended 3,000 euros ($3,200) fine for helping illegal immigrants to enter France and giving them food and shelter, the Nice prosecutor Jean Michel Pretre told CNN.
635 points by CNN | France Europe Law Middle East Spain North Africa Islam European Union
EU should invest in development, not security in Africa
The EU must espouse a transnational approach with a clear development agenda that replaces its current security policy.
213 points by Al Jazeera English | Africa Sub-Saharan Africa European Union Sahara Europe Libya North Africa Niger
Can drones make it rain? Nevada officials upbeat on cloud-seeding prospects
Local drone officials say they expect to make major strides with cloud-seeding operations within the next few weeks.
26 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Air traffic control Federal Aviation Administration North Africa Africa Middle East Sub-Saharan Africa Air safety Alberto Santos-Dumont
Is French secularism feeding Islamophobia?
We discuss France's use of emergency powers, and debate if the country has a secular double standard on Islam.
99 points by Al Jazeera English | Middle East Islam State of emergency Indira Gandhi North Africa Question Arabic language Law
Far from Mosul, Islamic State close to defeat in Libya's Sirte
SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - After six months of heavy fighting, Libyan forces have advanced so deep into the strategic city of Sirte that they can pick out the Tunisian and Egyptian accents of their Islamic State enemies as they trade insults over the frontline.
119 points by Reuters | Libya Muammar al-Gaddafi Maghreb North Africa Tripoli Islam Algeria Sahara
Hundreds feared dead after boat sinks
Less than half the estimated 450 migrants believed to be on a boat that capsized off the Egyptian coast have been rescued, the country's military said.
1428 points by CNN | Egypt Libya Immigration Africa Mediterranean Sea North Africa Human migration Spain
How to see the real Morocco: sign up for the Trans Atlas Marathon
Welcome to Morocco -- or the Morocco that Mohamad Ahansal wants you to see. Ahansal, a Moroccan ultra-runner known for his five wins in the Marathon des Sables, believes that the best way to know a land -- particularly one as geographically enchanting as Morocco -- is by foot.
25 points by The Denver Post | Morocco Berber people Atlas Mountains Marrakech Algeria High Atlas North Africa Maghreb
Scores drown after boat capsizes off Egypt's coast
At least 43 people die and 154 rescued after boat carrying hundreds of refugees sinks off the coast of Kafr al-Sheikh.
2200 points by Al Jazeera English | Egypt Africa North Africa Libya Ancient Egypt Egyptians News agency Spain
Ex-guardsman, cousin to be sentenced for ISIS terror plot
CHICAGO (AP) - A former Illinois National Guard soldier and his cousin are scheduled to be sentenced for plotting to attack a U.S. military facility. Twenty-three-year-old Hasan Edmonds pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. His cousin, 30-year-old Jonas Edmonds, pleaded guilty ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Middle East Islam North Africa United States Islamic republic U.S. State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations Saudi Arabia United States National Guard
Libyan troops recapture key oil terminals from militia
BENGHAZI, Libya — Libyan forces loyal to a powerful general recaptured two key oil terminals from militias in a surprise attack Sunday, according to officials familiar with the operation, a move that adds a new layer to the turmoil gripping the North African nation since 2011.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United Arab Emirates United Nations Libya Petroleum Africa Sudan North Africa Middle East
Amnesty condemns detention of Yazidi woman in Iraqi Kurdistan
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Rights group Amnesty International called on Monday for the release of a Yazidi woman detained by Iraqi Kurdish authorities for nearly two years following her escape from Islamic State enslavement.
214 points by Reuters | Iraq Middle East Iraqi Kurdistan Islam Reuters North Africa Kurdish language Iran
Baby born mid-air receives free flights for life from airline
A baby born on a flight from Libya to Niger was given a lifetime of free Buraq Air flights, according to reports.
-1 points by Daily News | Middle East Libya North Africa Islam Egypt Maghreb Philippine Airlines Philippines