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A Colonial Canvas: The Art of Shahzia Sikander

BY Bilal Qureshi Nestled above the glittering, modernist skyscrapers of downtown Hong Kong is an isolated remnant of the city’s fading colonial past. In the mid-19th century, at the height of its imperial power, the British army built the Old Victoria Barracks to produce explosives and ammunition for the empire’s eastern wing. For a city that

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Mississippi Woman Pleads Guilty to Trying to Join Daesh

By Julia Harte WASHINGTON, March 30 – A Mississippi woman pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to trying to join Daesh in Syria, 2-1/2 weeks after her husband entered the same plea. Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20, was arrested at a Mississippi airport in August 2015 while attempting to board a flight to Turkey with her

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Groups Urge Kerry to Work for Release of U.S. Businessman Held in Iran

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, Feb 8 – Five Iranian-American groups wrote to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week, urging him to work for the release of an Iranian-American businessman who has been detained in Iran since October. The letter, delivered on Friday, said there was no evidence to justify the detention of Siamak

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Jordanian Senior Officer Shoots Six at U.S.-Funded Center

A Jordanian man fatally shot two U.S. government security contractors, a South African trainer and two Jordanian nationals at a U.S.-funded police training facility near Amman on Monday, before being killed in a shootout by Jordanian security forces. A U.S. official said the two deceased Americans were working for the U.S. State Department’s International Narcotics and Law

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