Separate Bomb Attacks Kill At Least 22 in Afghanistan

KABUL, June 20 – More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepalese security contractors in the Afghan capital, officials said. In Kabul, a Reuters witness saw several apparently dead victims and at least two wounded being… Continue reading Separate Bomb Attacks Kill At Least 22 in Afghanistan

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Somalia: Hope Springs

Fatima Jibrell’s bleak outlook is evident. “We have no drinking water in Badhan today.” For the pastoralists of Somalia, only dirty, expensive water is for sale, brought in over dirt roads by truck in the scorching heat. Not a single one of the four boreholes in her small village are working. There is a drought… Continue reading Somalia: Hope Springs

Cracking The Crisis

Technology can and must address the tremendous challenges posed by the worst refugee crisis in recent history Some problems are so big, you don’t even know where to start. The refugee crisis is a problem of this magnitude. With the refugee population reaching around 20 million, governments are failing to address the atrocities and provide for… Continue reading Cracking The Crisis

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Between Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism: Bernie Sanders and the ‘Muslim Vote’

It was dubbed a historic upset.  Prominent pollsters predicted that “Hillary Clinton had a greater than 99 percent chance of winning Michigan.”  Yet, the energy and zeal for Bernie Sanders on the ground in Dearborn, MI—my hometown, and home to the most concentrated Arab and Muslim American population in the United States—rendered a different forecast.… Continue reading Between Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism: Bernie Sanders and the ‘Muslim Vote’

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Ramadan Around The World

UNITED COLORS OF ISLAM: Muslim worshippers stretch their hands to touch the door of Kaaba, Islam’s holiest site in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It was rebuilt by Prophet Mohammed(PBUH) after elements of nature eroded its foundation.   PRAYING FOR PEACE: A Palestinian girl prays in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old City. The structure is adjacent… Continue reading Ramadan Around The World

Belgium: Pop Goes the Jihad

Anyone surprised by the recent murderous attacks in Brussels has not been paying attention. Per capita, Belgium is Europe’s hotbed of young Muslims who travel to Syria to fight alongside the militant group (Daesh) and then return home, often ready to kill. But these European residents are a different kind of extremist. They aren’t your… Continue reading Belgium: Pop Goes the Jihad

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Instagram Attracting More Advertising than Twitter: Survey

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 – Advertising agencies are for the first time turning to Instagram more frequently than Twitter for social media ad campaigns, a survey released Thursday showed, a further indication of weakness in an ad sales operation that has been one of the few bright spots for Twitter. The survey, from a unit… Continue reading Instagram Attracting More Advertising than Twitter: Survey

Safeguarding Palestinian History

On top of a hill not far from the West Bank City of Ramallah, where on a clear sunny day one can see the Mediterranean, sits a curiously shaped building. The $28 million stone and glass terrace-shaped structure is the new Palestinian Museum, which was designed by the Dublin-based Heneghan Peng. The design, according to… Continue reading Safeguarding Palestinian History

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Muhammad Ali: Rumble, Young Man

“Rumble, young man, rumble.” Muhammad Ali, three-time world heavyweight boxing champion, lost his final fight to Parkinson’s on June 3, at the age of 74. Ali died at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had undergone treatment over a span of five days for respiratory complications. According to family spokesperson, Bob Gunnell, Ali died of septic… Continue reading Muhammad Ali: Rumble, Young Man

Sahrawis, Officials Pay Tribute to Western Sahara Leader

RABONI, Algeria, June 4 – Chanting slogans for independence, hundreds of Sahrawi people joined diplomats and government officials in southern Algerian camps to pay their respects to Western Sahara independence leader Mohamed Abdelaziz who died this week after illness. Abdelaziz, 68, will be buried on Saturday. On Friday his coffin arrived in the southern Algerian… Continue reading Sahrawis, Officials Pay Tribute to Western Sahara Leader

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Cannes Festival Entry Focuses on Taiwan Death Penalty Debate

TAIPEI, May 9 – A prize-winning Taiwanese film exploring the use of the death penalty will screen at the Cannes Film Festival later this month, adding to recent increased debate about the island’s use of capital punishment. Leon Lee’s 23-minute film titled “The Day To Choose” puts its main character, a lawyer and strong opponent… Continue reading Cannes Festival Entry Focuses on Taiwan Death Penalty Debate

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Eastern Libya Ships First Oil Cargo In Defiance of Tripoli

BENGHAZI, Libya, April 27 – A government based in eastern Libya has shipped its first cargo of crude in defiance of authorities in the capital Tripoli, a bold move that could deepen the divisions that have brought chaos since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. The Tripoli authorities asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to… Continue reading Eastern Libya Ships First Oil Cargo In Defiance of Tripoli

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Sudan’s Darfur Votes on Political Future, Rebels Cry foul

El FASHER, Sudan, April 12 – Darfur residents began voting on Monday in a referendum on whether to reunite their arid western region into one entity, a poll Sudan says will settle an issue at the heart of the long-running conflict. The Sudanese government’s decision to split Darfur into three states in 1994 helped fuel… Continue reading Sudan’s Darfur Votes on Political Future, Rebels Cry foul

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Lebanese Citizenship Law Strips Women of Identity and Property

BEIRUT, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When her teenage daughter – a talented football player – was selected for a national Lebanese team, Nadine Moussa could not have been more proud. But the celebrations were short-lived. Under a 91-year-old law, women like Moussa, who are married to foreigners, cannot pass their Lebanese nationality on to their… Continue reading Lebanese Citizenship Law Strips Women of Identity and Property

A Colonial Canvas: The Art of Shahzia Sikander

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 rose to… Continue reading A Colonial Canvas: The Art of Shahzia Sikander

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Kashmir Militants Wage Selfie War Against Indian Crackdown

TRAL, India, May 23 – Rebels like Burhan Wani, more adept at spreading their message via smartphone than wielding an assault rifle, are becoming a rallying point in disputed Kashmir for youth who reject the authority of India’s federal government. Wani, a 22-year-old commander of Islamic separatist group Hizb-ul Mujahideen, personifies a new generation of… Continue reading Kashmir Militants Wage Selfie War Against Indian Crackdown

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Kashmir Militants Wage Selfie War Against Indian Crackdown

TRAL, India, May 23 – Rebels like Burhan Wani, more adept at spreading their message via smartphone than wielding an assault rifle, are becoming a rallying point in disputed Kashmir for youth who reject the authority of India’s federal government. Wani, a 22-year-old commander of Islamic separatist group Hizb-ul Mujahideen, personifies a new generation of… Continue reading Kashmir Militants Wage Selfie War Against Indian Crackdown

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Domestic Focus May Limit Clout of $2 Trillion Saudi Fund

DUBAI, May 17 – Saudi Arabia aims to create the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, a $2 trillion behemoth that can throw its weight around global markets, but the fund’s growth abroad is likely to be slowed by its responsibility for aiding the economy at home. Building the Public Investment Fund (PIF) into “the largest… Continue reading Domestic Focus May Limit Clout of $2 Trillion Saudi Fund

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Top Gun

When Zaha Hadid died, the world bemoaned a visionary talent. Who was there to replace her? Architecture is a notoriously difficult space in which to make a mark; it took many years before one of her designs was realized. And an architect that can marry the designs of the east and the west—yet still find… Continue reading Top Gun

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Sri Lanka’s Torrential Rains Drive More Than 130,000 from Homes

COLOMBO, May 17 – Flash floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, triggered by more than three days of heavy rain, have forced more than 130,000 people from their homes and killed at least 11, disaster officials said on Tuesday. Troops have launched rescue operations in inundated areas of the Indian Ocean island, with boats and… Continue reading Sri Lanka’s Torrential Rains Drive More Than 130,000 from Homes

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