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Russia, Iran support idea of talks in Syria | latimes.com

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — A faint glimmer of hope of breaking the diplomatic standoff on Syria has emerged as two key allies, Russia and Iran, reacted positively to a leading opposition figure’s surprise offer of conditional talks with the government of President Bashar Assad. Officials from the two countries spoke approvingly of the offer at ...

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CLIMATE CHANGE: In the Arab world, building fridges to live in an oven | IRIN Middle East

In the last three decades, 50 million people in the Arab world have been affected by natural disasters, many of them extreme climate events, according to a new report by the World Bank. The report projects the horrific scenario of temperatures regularly rising over 50 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, which experts fear could lead to countless more disasters.

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UN chief calls Hezbollah’s drone launch to Israel a ‘reckless provocation’ – The Washington Post

By Associated Press, Published: October 18 UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Hezbollah’s recent drone launch into Israeli airspace a “reckless provocation” in a report submitted Thursday to the Security Council, and warned that the war in Syria was destabilizing Lebanon. Ban also criticized Israel, saying its use of drones and fighter jets in Lebanese territory violates Lebanon’s ...

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Protests over anti-Islam video grip Middle East and spread beyond | GlobalPost

Protest activity over anti-Islam footage produced in the United States swelled today, with reports of unrest in Egypt, Yemen, Afghanistan, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, India’s Kashmir, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood earlier called for a “Million Man March” against the video today, but reportedly canceled the event an hour beforehand — a move that may have ...

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West must recognize peaceful Palestinian resistance movement | CSMonitor.com

The West has been largely silent on Palestinian nonviolent resistance, which is unifying groups like Fatah and Hamas. Unless the West recognizes these peaceful initiatives, some Palestinians may question whether civil protest is any better than its violent alternative. Beirut, Lebanon Some ask why the Palestinians seem to have been left behind in the so-called Arab Spring. In fact, they ...

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The Dangerous Mess in Syria Grows Murkier | Eric Margolis

Syria’s murky, multi-level conflict continues to grow worse. So does public confusion here in the west as the US, British and some European media keep depicting Syria’s civil war as a simple passion play pitting the evil Asad regime in Damascus against mostly unarmed democratic protestors. We saw this same one-dimensional, deceptive reporting recently in Libya that was designed to ...

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Citing Ahmadinejad Visit, US Threatens to Pull Military Aid for Lebanon Again | Antiwar.com

Citing outrage over the state visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Lebanon, US Congressmen are said to be threatening to once again pull $100 million in US military aid from Lebanon in retaliation. Of course the threat would likely have been taken more seriously if the aid was actually flowing. Despite officials saying the aid was about to be ...

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