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News Headlines for May 17, 2015: Qatar World Cup Reporting Scandal, US Raid Against ISIS in Syria, Protests in People’s Republic of China

Top news stories from around the world for Sunday, May 17, 2015 Top ISIS Leader Killed in US Raid in Syria from ABC News Saudi Arabia talks to Pakistan about nukes, Prince Harry advocates for national service, Egyptian judges assassinated, US-led raid in Syria takes on ISIS, reporters arrested for Qatar World Cup reporting Saudi […]

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News Headlines for May 10, 2015: Afghan Leaders Shocked by Civil Protests, Raul Castro Likes the Pope, Russia and China Sign Internet Pact

Counting the Cost – Russia and China: Strategic allies? Egyptian mummy scheme discovered, Nepal earthquake family members trapped in Qatar, Stone-Age Englanders practiced cannibalism Afghan Religious Leaders Shocked by Civil Rights Protests in Kabul Raul Castro, Leader of Cuba: “The Pope’s so impressive, I may return to church.” UK Scientists Discover Some Egyptian Mummies Nothing […]

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News Headlines March 11, 2014: Troops Amass in Russia and Ukraine, Saudi Arabia Wants Al Jazeera Closed, UN Warns of Food Shortages by 2050

Troops Amass Along Ukraine-Russia Border Saudi Arabi Threatens to Blockade Qatar Unless Al-Jazeera Is Closed Atheists in Iraq Fight for Religious Rights Air Malaysia May Have Veered Off Course for an Hour Before Disintegrating, According to Malaysian Officials Japan Seeks to Dump Nuclear Waste Water from Fukushima Russia’s Elite Likely to Escape Sanctions Stemming from […]

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Farming in the Middle of the Desert: Gulf Emirate of Qatar Pioneers Farming in a Sea of Sand

In an effort to reduce its dependence on imports of fruit and vegetables, the Gulf emirate of Qatar is pioneering farms in the middle of its vast, barren deserts. Thus far the project has yielded flowers but hopes for the future include full-scale vegetable and fruit production.┬áHamad Ben Khalifa al-Thani, the emir of Qatar, has […]

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People’s Republic of China Expels Al-Jazeera

The Emirates-based Al-Jazeera satellite television news network was expelled from China yesterday, May 7, after Beijing refused to renew the press credentials for correspondent Melissa Chan, a normally routine process. Such an action represents the first time in over 14 years that Beijing has refused to renew press credentials for a foreign network. Though no […]

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President Saleh of Yemen Has Agreed to a Transfer of Power.

The nation of Yemen has been locked in a political crisis since January 2011. Negotiations between President Saleh’s regime and the opposition has reportedly led to an agreement for Ali Abdullah Saleh to transfer power to his deputy minister Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi in an act that will bring 33 years of uninterrupted rule over the […]

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The Rise of Qatar: How a Tiny Emirate in the Middle East is Turning the Arab Spring to Its Advantage.

Qatar is probably best known in the west as the home of media outlet Al Jazeera and perhaps secondly as a less grand, Dubai-esque sheikdom in the Middle East. Recent events in the Middle East such as the uprising against Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the fall of Qaddafi in Libya and the toppling of Mubarak […]

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