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U.S. Rules Out Iraq Airstrikes for Now....

What's your view? Should the U.S. become militarily involved?

http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-rules-out-iraq-airstrikes-for-now-1403050875
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After a public life that began with Israel’s inception in 1948, President Shimon Peres retires from the post this summer after having held nearly every major position in the state’s political landscape. Yet at age 90, it’s the role of peacemaker which still eludes him.

http://blogs.wsj.com/middleeast/2014/06/10/qa-with-israeli-president-shimon-peres/
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Islamist insurgents seized control of Iraq's second-largest city on Tuesday in a brazen military operation that underscored the weakness of the central government across vast swaths of the country.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/militants-seize-provincial-hq-in-mosul-city-iraq-1402387098
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Just a few kilometers from the ancient Pyramids of Giza, another unusual structure is rising in the hot desert dunes: a 102-foot-high ski slope.

The artificial snow complex is being built alongside Mall of Egypt, a 3.9 billion Egyptian pound ($545 million) mega shopping center that epitomizes a boom in retail development sweeping Cairo.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/cairos-hottest-import-shopping-malls-1402430917
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Spending on internet advertising in the Middle East and North Africa will more than triple in the next five years as brands move cash to mobile, following the region’s social media and tech savvy population.

http://blogs.wsj.com/middleeast/2014/06/10/internet-ad-spend-in-mena-to-triple-pwc/
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Alleged Sexual Assault in Egypt Reverberates

Since the 2011 popular revolt that ousted longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak, large demonstrations in Tahrir Square have been marred by numerous incidents of sexual harassment and assault against women. The issue came into stark public view during the February 2011 celebrations marking Mr. Mubarak's fall, when CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was assaulted by an unknown group.


http://online.wsj.com/articles/alleged-sexual-assault-in-egypt-reverberates-1402357098?tesla=y&mg=reno64-wsj
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Crass marketing campaign or genuinely nice gesture?  #Coca-Cola Laborers Video Sparks Debate by +Rory Jones 

http://blogs.wsj.com/middleeast/2014/05/12/coca-cola-laborers-video-sparks-debate/
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After an exceptional 2013, Dubai’s property market has got off to a much more modest start this year, according to Cluttons. 

http://blogs.wsj.com/middleeast/2014/05/12/pace-of-dubais-property-market-growth-slowing-cluttons-says/
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The fallout from the Syrian war continues to weigh on Lebanon’s economy and fiscal stability with long-needed structural reforms now more challenging to implement, an International Monetary Fund mission visit to the country found after routine consultations with local authorities.

http://blogs.wsj.com/middleeast/2014/05/11/lebanon-needs-urgent-policy-overhaul-imf-says/
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