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A Cobra Strikes. A Magician Is Stricken. Middle Eastern Foes Unite.

[unable to retrieve full-text content] After an Egyptian cobra bit a famous Turkish illusionist, officials scrambled to get him to Cairo for treatment. It was a rare instance of cooperation between the countries. Source: NYT > World
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Paris Dispatch: Can Strikes in France Still Make a Difference?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Labor unions turned to strikes to thwart President Emmanuel Macron’s work reforms, but got little traction. Still, they are a ritual of the spring. Source: NYT > World
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Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria as Tensions Escalate

2 months ago | 0 comment
JERUSALEM — Israeli fighter jets struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria overnight, Israeli officials said, following soon after what the Israeli military described as an unsuccessful Iranian rocket attack against its forces in [...]
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Who Strikes Fear Into Silicon Valley? Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s Antitrust Enforcer

3 months ago | 0 comment
Critics of Ms. Vestager include leaders of American tech companies who have crossed her and who take issue with both her approach and her facts; Republicans in Congress; some members of the Trump administration; the Wall Street Journal [...]
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Denied Power, Armenian Opposition Leader Urges Nationwide Strikes

3 months ago | 0 comment
MOSCOW — The governing party in Armenia thwarted the opposition leader’s effort to become prime minister on Tuesday, setting the stage for continued upheaval as street protesters ratchet up their efforts to force the ruling elite [...]
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Chatty Pompeo strikes early contrast with reclusive Tillerson

3 months ago | 0 comment
Mike Pompeo, the new secretary of state, is leaning hard into the side of the job his predecessor seemed to hate the most: public relations. Within hours of being confirmed last week, Pompeo took along several journalists on a [...]
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News Analysis: After Trump Strikes Syria, Syrians Wonder ‘What’s Next?’

3 months ago | 0 comment
Seven years in, some now argue that the only realistic way to stop the war, prevent a jihadist resurgence and allow the country to move on is to acknowledge that Mr. Assad, with help from Iran and Russia, will remain in power and to effectively [...]
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With Eye on Issues at Home, May and Macron Back Trump on Syria Strikes

3 months ago | 0 comment
At the same time, Mr. Macron is trying to reinforce France’s position as an enforcer of international treaties, which includes the Chemical Weapons Convention that 192 countries have signed. Mrs. May is in a more precarious position, [...]
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Trump announces ‘precision strikes’ on Syria, decries ‘monster’ Assad

3 months ago | 0 comment
By ANDREW RESTUCCIA 04/13/2018 09:11 PM EDT Updated 04/13/2018 10:06 PM EDT 2018-04-13T10:06-0400 President [...]
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U.S. Strikes Qaeda Target in Southern Libya, Expanding Shadow War There

4 months ago | 0 comment
In a statement, the military’s Africa Command said the strike had targeted militants with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, an affiliate also known as AQIM, and had been carried out in coordination with the United Nations-backed unity [...]