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July 23, 2014 | NPR · A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Iranian American women

Mar 20, 2012 — For Iranian-Americans and for others from the Middle East, Central and South Asia, the first day of Spring is also Norouz, the beginning of a New Year.
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Mar 30, 2010 — The Iranian-American journalist was imprisoned in Iran, interrogated, tried and eventually released. But the controversy continues. Saberi says she confessed to her crimes in order to get out of jail but asserts that she did nothing wrong. Her new book Between Two Worlds is an account of her time in captivity.
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Apr 28, 2009 — In America, we take freedom of speech for granted. From bumper stickers to Jon Stewart, we often fail to acknowledge just how much our First Amendment rights afford us. But as an Iranian-American, commentator Firoozeh Dumas appreciates all of it — even Rush Limbaugh.
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Feb 24, 2009 — When Steve Inskeep visited Iran in this month, these three books provided the guidance he needed to understand the country's complicated approach to free speech and expression.
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Feb 10, 2009 — Memoir writers Azar Nafisi and Azadeh Moaveni chronicle life in pre- and post-revolution Iran — and offer a glimpse of a people struggling to find pockets of freedom within a repressive regime.
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Dec 21, 2008 — Forget the picturesque tree and perfectly arranged presents. Christmas means blending old customs with new traditions, even if the result is messier than a bag full of carrot jam.
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Jan 9, 2007 — A memoir tells of a journey between two countries and cultures. My Name Is Iran follows three generations of Iranian-American women and the personal, political and religious decisions that each must make.
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Nov 9, 2006 — In Volver, Penelope Cruz follows in the footsteps of Loren and Lolabrigida. James Bond DVD sets are to never say die for. You might die laughing if you tune into MXC, the dubbed Japanese game show. Persian Girls is an evocative memoir. And political junkies: it's time for Fantasy Congress!
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May 3, 2006 — Renee Montagne talks with Time Magazine's Azadeh Moaveni about how the nuclear debate is playing in Iran. Moaveni says the debate sounds different when you're in Tehran. Nuclear power is an issue of national pride, and the domestic press doesn't talk about the consequences Iran faces by pursuing nukes.
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