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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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Is Saudi Arabia on Path Toward Balance?

19/02/2015

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Kingdom Tower, Saudi Arabia, Faisal Photography برج المملكة

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:40 p.m. DST, 19 February 2015 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  Geographically located at the geopolitical crossroads of the Middle East and the West, Saudi Arabia has come a long way from being known only as a religiously constrained nation dominated by hardline conservatives focused more on internal governance […]

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ISIS, Al Qaeda, Houthi Rebels Compete in Yemen

31/01/2015

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Local Fighters Team with Al Qeada, Abyan Province, Yemen, Photo by Joe Sheffer

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:20 p.m. DST, 01 February 2015 YEMEN – ISIS has infiltrated Yemen, a country already flooded with terrorist groups. The Syria-based terror group, known for its extreme brutality and shockingly successful recruitment of outsiders, has gained a tentative foothold alongside the Al Qaeda forces already present. Al Qaeda […]

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Does Middle East Harbour Fears of Oil Drying Up?

04/12/2014

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Oil Capital, Photo by Wolfgang Schlegl

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 11:55 p.m. DST, 04 November 2014 MIDDLE EAST – Will the world soon experience a major oil and gas crunch? Many global countries are gradually becoming self-dependent and planning to adopt new drilling technologies in the hope of discovering their own oil reserves. The Middle East, which has […]

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Saudi Arabia Grapples with Women’s Right to Drive Within Existing Restrictions

13/11/2014

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Rocío Flores, Associate Editor Last Modified: 15:40 p.m. DST, 13 November 2014 SAUDI ARABIA – A common Western activity such as driving has been an issue for women in Saudi Arabia for ages. Although women over thirty have been allowed to drive, this right has been curtailed by the stringent restriction to which they are […]

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