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Europe
4:09 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Eastern Ukraine Torn By Allegations Of Cease-Fire Violations

Originally published on Sun June 22, 2014 5:25 pm

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Iraq
10:47 am
Sun June 22, 2014

'I'm An Iraqi': A Family Attacked, A Brother Missing

In 2005, Iqbal al-Juboori's family, who is Sunni, was attacked at home. The attackers kidnapped Juboori's brother simply because of his ethnicity, she believes.
Courtesy of Iqbal al-Juboori

Originally published on Sun June 22, 2014 11:33 am

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.

Iqbal al-Juboori is well acquainted with the ethnic tensions coming to a head in her home country of Iraq right now. In 2005, her family, who is Sunni, was attacked in their home and her brother was kidnapped simply because of his ethnicity, Juboori believes.

Her brother hasn't been seen since.

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The Two-Way
10:02 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Quebec Police Capture 3 Inmates Who Escaped Using Helicopter

Denis Lefebvre, 53, is one of the three inmates who escaped using a helicopter.
Sûreté du Québec

Originally published on Sun June 22, 2014 11:29 am

After a little more than two weeks on the lam, the three prisoners who escaped from a Quebec prison are back in custody, the Sûreté du Québec said in a tweet.

CTV News reports the three men, charged with murder and drug trafficking, were captured at a luxury condo in Montreal. The network reports:

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Middle East
7:01 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Tensions Rise As Afghan Candidate Rejects Election Results

Originally published on Sun June 22, 2014 11:33 am

Before the results are even in, Abdullah Abdullah says he won't recognize the outcome of Afghan's presidential election. The one-time front-runner risks pushing the country into political crisis.

Iraq
7:01 am
Sun June 22, 2014

As Iraq-Syria Borders Blur, Fears Of A Wider Mideast War Grow

Originally published on Sun June 22, 2014 11:33 am

As Sunni fighters gain more territory, the entire region faces the prospect of a wider conflict. Correspondent Peter Kenyon gives NPR's Lynn Neary an update on the situation in neighboring countries.

Middle East
7:01 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Women Have An Edge In Gaza Startup Market

Originally published on Sun June 22, 2014 11:33 am

The Gaza Strip is no easy place to start a business, but some of the logistical challenges of running a business there work in favor of female entrepreneurs.

Middle East
7:01 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Verdict Due Monday For 3 Al Jazeera Journalists In Cairo

Originally published on Sun June 22, 2014 11:33 am

An Egyptian court will issue a verdict Monday in the case of three journalists who have been in jail for months. Correspondent Leila Fadel talks to NPR's Lynn Neary about the controversial case.

Afghanistan
4:36 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

U.N. Official Calls For Calm In Afghanistan After Claims Of Election Fraud

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 5:19 pm

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In Afghanistan today, supporters of presidential candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, held what they called a national day of protest. They came out to echo Abdullah's charges that last Saturday's presidential run-off vote was rigged against him. Abdullah has since declared that Afghanistan's two electoral commissions are illegitimate and that he will not respect the results that are due early next month. NPR's Sean Carberry reports on the growing political crisis.

(SOUNDBITE OF PROTEST)

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Middle East
4:36 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

How Militants In Iraq Could Affect U.S.-Iran Relations

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 5:19 pm

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One of the most surprising developments to emerge from the chaos in Iraq is that the United States is considering working with Iran to stop the advance of ISIS. Vali Nasr is a former senior State Department advisor. He's now the dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Study. He says the U.S. relationship with Iran is already softening.

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Middle East
4:36 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

ISIS Militants Tap Into 'Certain Rage' In Young Men

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 5:19 pm

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It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath. Another bloody week in Iraq. The Sunni insurgent group known as ISIS consolidated its control in the north and west of the country. Today, there are reports that ISIS has taken control of another border crossing with Syria, allowing the group to transport heavy weapons into the country. On Thursday, the President said that he would send up to 300 military advisors to assist the Iraqi government. But he stood by his earlier decision not to send American troops.

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