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Verdict Due Monday For 3 Al Jazeera Journalists In Cairo

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

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

President Obama said this week that Iran could play a constructive role in Iraq. But it wasn't that long ago when we heard the exact opposite. NPR's Arun Rath talks to former senior State Department adviser Vali Nasr about how the insurgency in Iraq may affect the diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Iran.
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U.N. Official Calls For Calm In Afghanistan After Claims Of Election Fraud

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claims last weekend's runoff vote was rigged in his opponent's favor. He says he won't recognize the results, which won't be known for a month.
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World Cup Stadium In The Amazon Is Nice, But Is It Needed?

The $300 million Arena de Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, has been one of the focal points for critics who say Brazil should be spending money on things other than a World Cup extravaganza.
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ISIS Militants Tap Into 'Certain Rage' In Young Men

It's been another bloody week in Iraq, where the Sunni insurgent group known as ISIS consolidated its control in the north and west of the country. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mideast correspondent Deborah Amos about the group's ultimate goals and its appeal.
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Egyptian Judge Confirms Death Sentence Of More Than 180

The same judge had originally sentenced 683 people to the death penalty. The defendants, mostly supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, were accused of attacking a police station.
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Talks Yield Possible Framework For Iran Nuclear Deal

Pressure is increasing for a deal over limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for reduced economic sanctions. Negotiators have one month until the current temporary agreement will expire.
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Having An Army Might Be Practical, But It's Not Obligatory

There are currently 23 countries in the world that don't maintain an army, and they seem to get by just fine.
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Revelers Greet The Midsummer Sunrise At Stonehenge

New-agers, pagans and modern-day Druids began the longest day of the year with songs, dance and yoga at the ancient stones on Salisbury Plain.

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