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Egypt Files Criminal Charges Against Four Journalists Over One Article

By Vivian Yee | The New York Times

Four journalists from one of Egypt’s last independent news outlets were charged with criminal offenses Wednesday, in the government’s latest attempt to intimidate and punish the publication for its reporting.

Iran Expands Nuclear Program as Talks to Revive 2015 Deal Falter

By Laurence Norman | The Wall Street Journal

Iran’s stockpile of highly enriched uranium has grown enough to easily produce enough fuel for an atomic bomb, the United Nations atomic agency reported Wednesday, as talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal falter over Tehran’s last-minute demands for U.S. guarantees.

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Raids on ISIS Camp in Syria Yield Hundreds of Arrests

By Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post

Syrian forces allied with the United States have rounded up hundreds of suspected Islamic State operatives this year in raids on a refugee camp that has been a hotbed of violence perpetrated by terrorist sympathizers, operations coordinated and facilitated by the U.S. military.

With Government Paralyzed and Militias Fighting, Iraq’s Instability Deepens

By Jane Arraf | The New York Times

Politicians have failed to form a new government nearly a year after the last elections. Baghdad just saw its worst militia clashes in years. And despite vast oil wealth, the state can’t provide basic services.

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