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Mohed Altrad, a Bedouin Who Flees the Desert, Becomes Billionaire, Wins Coveted 2015 EY Award

19/07/2015

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Eiffel Eyeful, Photo by IWC Photo

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 18:08 PM EDT, 19 July 2015 MARSEILLE, France – How many of us could walk through the desert to sit outside of school because we had such a thirst for knowledge? Would you be motivated enough to gaze through a hole in mud and tin roof schoolhouse and stare at […]

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MERS Outbreak in South Korea Hits Record High, 3 New Cases, 2 More Die

22/06/2015

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WHO Says South Korea's MERS Outbreak Large and Complex, Photo Courtesy of Ritika Patel

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:46 a.m. EST, 22 June 2015 SOUTH KOREA – An outbreak of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) in South Korea has led to 138 confirmed cases and 14 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Just 17 hours ago news outlets reported 3 new cases with 2 […]

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Afghanistan Female Delegation Negotiates Face-to-Face with Taliban in Historic Oslo Meeting

13/06/2015

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Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Speaker of the Lower House of the Afghan Parliament, and Fawzia Koofi, Parliamentarian, greet one another at a breakfast at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, March 19, 2011. (S.K. Vemmer/Department of State)

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 03:04 a.m. EST, 13 June 2015 OSLO, Norway – Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the first all-female delegation of Afghan women led by Parliamentarians Shukria Barakzai and Fawzia Koofi, met with Taliban representatives in Oslo, Norway to discuss women’s rights, with a particular focus on […]

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Qatar: Conciliators, Regional Superpower, or Simply Another Wealthy Arab Nation?

07/06/2015

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Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of Qatar & E.U. High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton in Doha, Qatar, Photo EU-AFP Photo-Osama Faisa

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:26 p.m. EST, 7 June 2015 DOHA, Qatar – An internationally renowned nation which was once known only for its pearl-fishing has become a major global player. Pumping out nearly 2.3 millions of barrels of natural gas a day which gets shipped around the globe as LNG, it […]

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ISIS Continues to Exterminate Yezidis, Yet Mainstream Media Muted in Coverage of Atrocities

09/03/2015

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No to Terror, Protests against ISIS Genocide of Yzides, Photo by Kurdistan Photos

Elvan Katmer, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 17:39 p.m. EDT, 09 March 2015 IRAQ, Nineveh Province – Charlie Hebdo, a weekly magazine based in Paris, France which pilloried religion (Catholicism, Islam, and Judaism), the racist rants of extreme right entities like the nationalist National Front Party (NF), among other topics, and professed to be both secular, atheist, […]

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