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Volume 45, Number 3
18 March 2015
Greg Kandra

A Syrian girl looks out from a UNICEF tent in an informal settlement near Amman, Jordan,
on 14 March (photo: CNS/Muhammad Hamed, Reuters)

Netanyahu claims victory in election (CNN) Benjamin Netanyahu appears poised to keep his job as Israel’s Prime Minister, declaring victory Wednesday following a bitter campaign punctuated by his last-minute appeals to right-wing voters...

Vatican: Syrian children risk becoming “lost generation” (CNS) Without family, a legal identity and adequate education, children uprooted by the ongoing violence in Syria and the Middle East “are at risk of becoming a lost generation,” said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva. The archbishop noted that “children suffer the brutal consequences” of war and called for a “comprehensive system of protection for children” in these conflict zones...

United States returns looted artifacts to Iraq (NPR) The U.S. returned dozens of artifacts to the Iraqi government Monday. The cultural treasures, some dating back more than 4,000 years, were looted from Iraq and smuggled into the United States...

Egypt announces plans to build a new capital city (The Washington Post) Over the weekend, Egypt unveiled plans to build a wholly new capital. The new city would lie somewhere to Cairo’s east, closer to the Red Sea. It would sprawl across some 150 square miles and potentially be home to as many as 7 million people. Projected to cost $45 billion, it was announced at a summit in the seaside resort of Sharm El-Sheikh aimed at boosting the country’s flagging economy...

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