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Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations BAGHDAD — A sweltering 125 degrees Fahrenheit in Baghdad on Tuesday; a record 115 degrees in Damascus on Wednesday. And extreme levels of heat in Israel and Lebanon. Several countries in the Middle East experienced record high temperatures this week as many …

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N.B.A. Season Restart Preview: In the East, Where Do the Bucks Stop?

N.B.A. Season Restart Preview: In the East, Where Do the Bucks Stop?

N.B.A. Season Restart Preview: In the East, Where Do the Bucks Stop? N.B.A. Season Restart Preview: In the East, Where Do the Bucks Stop? Hello, basketball, my old friend. I’ve come to talk to you again. If all goes well, the N.B.A. season will tip off (again) on Thursday from Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla. For the most part, …

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Protests Swell in Russia’s Far East in a Stark New Challenge to Putin

Protests Swell in Russia’s Far East in a Stark New Challenge to Putin

Protests Swell in Russia’s Far East in a Stark New Challenge to Putin Protests Swell in Russia’s Far East in a Stark New Challenge to Putin KHABAROVSK, Russia — Watching the passing masses of protesters chanting “Freedom!” and “Putin resign!” while passing drivers honked, applauded and offered high-fives, a sidewalk vendor selling little cucumbers and plastic cups of forest raspberries …

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Defying Kremlin, Protesters Stage Biggest Rally Yet in Russian Far East

Defying Kremlin, Protesters Stage Biggest Rally Yet in Russian Far East

Defying Kremlin, Protesters Stage Biggest Rally Yet in Russian Far East Defying Kremlin, Protesters Stage Biggest Rally Yet in Russian Far East MOSCOW — Ignoring pleas from the Kremlin for calm after more than a week of unrest, protesters in the Russian Far East on Saturday staged their biggest display of defiance yet, with tens of thousands of people pouring …

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Protests Rock Russian Far East With Calls for Putin to Resign

Protests Rock Russian Far East With Calls for Putin to Resign

Protests Rock Russian Far East With Calls for Putin to Resign Protests Rock Russian Far East With Calls for Putin to Resign MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of people protested in Russia’s Far East on Saturday in a rare display of opposition to President Vladimir V. Putin in the country’s vast hinterland, chanting “Putin Resign” and demanding the release of …

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Mike East, Who Lowered U.S. Flag in Havana in 1961, Dies at 81

Mike East, Who Lowered U.S. Flag in Havana in 1961, Dies at 81

Mike East, Who Lowered U.S. Flag in Havana in 1961, Dies at 81 Mike East, Who Lowered U.S. Flag in Havana in 1961, Dies at 81 Mr. East had been a guard at the Embassy for nearly two years and had grown to love Cuba. “You thought about the good times, the people you met, the friendships,” he said in …

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Nemir Kirdar, Middle East Financier With Foot in the West, Dies at 83

Nemir Kirdar, Middle East Financier With Foot in the West, Dies at 83

Nemir Kirdar, Middle East Financier With Foot in the West, Dies at 83 Nemir Kirdar, Middle East Financier With Foot in the West, Dies at 83 Nemir Kirdar was born on October 28, 1936, in Kirkuk, Iraq, one of five sons of Amin Kirdar and Nuzhet Mohammed Ali Kirdar. His father was a governor of Kirkuk province and a member …

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A Ramadan Like No Other for an East Africa Correspondent

A Ramadan Like No Other for an East Africa Correspondent

A Ramadan Like No Other for an East Africa Correspondent A Ramadan Like No Other for an East Africa Correspondent The call to prayer rang on a recent afternoon from Jamia Mosque, a landmark in downtown Nairobi with green and silver domes and multiple minarets. There should be worshipers converging there during this sacred month of Ramadan, but the mosque’s …

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Tragedy in the Middle East

Tragedy in the Middle East

Tragedy in the Middle East Tragedy in the Middle East THE ARAB WINTERA TragedyBy Noah Feldman During the early days of the Arab Spring in 2011, there was an indefinable moment when the street protests became something larger than a mass of people chanting slogans and holding up signs. A whole nation seemed to rise up as one and find …

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500 Years Ago, This Port Linked East to West. Its Fate Was to Fade Away.

500 Years Ago, This Port Linked East to West. Its Fate Was to Fade Away.

MALACCA, Malaysia — About the fastest moving force these days in the old Portuguese Settlement of Malacca is the sweat trickling down the torsos of the underemployed. In the stifling heat — it’s always hot in Malacca — a group of such shirtless men were sprawled under the shade of a tree, hoping to catch the slightest sea breeze, but …

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