International

Aleppo: Barrel Bombs Rain

A barrel packed with shrapnel and TNT has no specific target when it’s dropped from a helicopter over one of the Aleppo neighborhoods of Al-Marjeh, Aqyul or Bab Al Naryrab; its purpose is indiscriminate death.

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February 20, 2014

Where Are Sochi’s Muslims?

Did the Age of Genocide Begin in Sochi?

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February 20, 2014

Towering Gates At Cairo’s Tahrir Square Draw Criticism

Towering metal gates erected near Cairo’s Tahrir Square by the army-backed authorities have drawn criticism as a new form of police repression in an area where Egyptians launched a historic uprising for democracy in 2011.

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February 13, 2014

Shahzaib Bajwa, Coma Patient, Getting Kicked Out Of Hospital

The family of an exchange student from Pakistan who has been comatose since a November crash is trying to prevent a Minnesota hospital from sending him back to his home country.

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February 13, 2014

Seydou Keita Shuns Liverpool

Malian footballer Seydou Keita was reportedly in advanced talks with English football giants Liverpool before choosing instead to sign with Spanish club Valencia.

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February 13, 2014

Mohamed Salah Moves to Chelsea

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah has completed a move to English Football’s Chelsea.

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February 13, 2014

New Country, New Terrain

To create a country is one thing, but to create a nationality is another.

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February 13, 2014

African States Seek New Farmland Deals Without Problems Of Past

African countries that missed out on Gulf cash pouring into agricultural projects elsewhere on the continent are trying to entice Arab investors with deals they say are designed to avoid problems of the past.

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February 13, 2014

African States Seek New Farmland Deals Without Problems Of Past

African countries that missed out on Gulf cash pouring into agricultural projects elsewhere on the continent are trying to entice Arab investors with deals they say are designed to avoid problems of the past.

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February 13, 2014

Female Death on Campus Spurs Debate in Saudi Arabia

Thousands of Saudis vented their anger online over a report Thursday that staff at a Riyadh university had barred male paramedics from entering a women’s-only campus to assist a student who had suffered a heart attack and later died.

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February 13, 2014

Four Myths About India’s Leading Prime Ministerial Candidate

As a Christian and particularly a Jesuit priest, I take stands and believe that while being open to dialogue and reason, one has to be unequivocal about what one stands for.

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February 13, 2014

Modi’s Resurgence

Several think tanks and key officials in the US State Department have revised their stand on Narendra Modi

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February 13, 2014

Rein in the Saudi Religious Police

In an incident that has reverberated throughout Saudi Arabia, two brothers, Saud and Nasser al-Qaws, aged 22 and 24, died last fall after their car was forced off a Riyadh bridge by members of Saudi Arabia’s religious police.

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February 13, 2014

Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Reverts to Islam

“Yes, I follow Islam and I’m proud about it. Alhamdhulillah,” Yuvan Shankar Raja posted on Twitter.

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February 13, 2014

Charity’s Pleasure of Participation

By Kari Ansari It’s happened to all of us. You’re stuck waiting at a light in the left lane and a bedraggled woman standing on the median looks you right in the eyes with a worn cardboard sign that reads, “HOMELESS. PLEASE HELP”. Many of us quickly grab a few dollars and hold them out […]

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February 13, 2014

Pakistan Enters Official Peace Talks with Taliban

What the joint statement sought to portray as an agreement between the two mediating teams is in fact the government’s proposed framework for talks.

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February 13, 2014

The Syrian Regime’s Indiscriminate Warfare

The brutality of this Syrian conflict has been put on display in several instances over the past few years, but nothing epitomizes that brutality more completely than the use of the barrel bomb and other indiscriminate weapons…

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February 13, 2014

Holding Gov’t Hostage?

According to a classified briefing for members of Congress that took place on February 5, 2014, Snowden has compiled a huge phone book of absolutely every employee and official of the entire US Government that includes the names, home addresses, unlisted personal home telephone and personal cellular phone numbers, dates of birth and social security numbers of every person involved in any way, with any department of the US government.

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February 13, 2014

The Menace of the Military Mind

Hypermasculinity has triumphed over empathy.

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February 6, 2014

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