U.S. Begins Arming Syrian Kurds for Final Assault on Raqqa by ERIC SCHMITT


By ERIC SCHMITT

The weapons deliveries are a crucial step in preparing a force that will help carry out the final assault on Raqqa, the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital in Syria.

Published: May 30, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Iran Said to Drop Plan to Send Human Into Space, Citing Cost by RICK GLADSTONE


By RICK GLADSTONE

In a country with persistent economic problems, a semiofficial news agency quoted the deputy head of the space agency as saying the $15 billion to $20 billion cost was too high.

Published: May 30, 2017 at 07:00PM

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