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- npr reviews English edition of the Shahnameh
- Egypt temporarily re-opens Gaza’s Rafah crossing
- Pentagon investigation: US hit mosque complex in Syria
- Russia moves to enforce safe zones despite rebel opposition
- The Judicial Bodies Law threatens the independence of judiciary turning it into an arena for expanding Sisi’s powers.
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39823236 Despite refusal by rebel leaders, Russia has moved forward with it’s plan to enforce 4 safe zones in Syria. It has issued a statement that they will go into effect at midnight tonight, noting also that it will not … Continue reading
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/russia-strikes-deal-syrian-kurds-set-base-170320142545942.html Russia has signed an agreement with Kurdish forces in Syria to build a military base and train soldiers there. A YPG (Kurdish fighting force) spokesman called it, “The first agreement of it’s kind” and claimed Russia has already begun … Continue reading