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The Efficacy of Drone Assassinations

24/05/2014

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Drone Aircraft, Photo Courtesy of Abayomi Azikiwe

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 04:35 a.m. DST, 24 May 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House announced this week that it will release classified documents about the planning and justification behind drone attacks that killed four American expatriates in 2011. Growing pressure from a bipartisan array of Senators and legal action by the […]

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The Arab Spring Withers | Al-Qaeda Opportunism

13/09/2012

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Yemeni Protesters Teargas, Photo by Sadek Maktary

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 12:44 PM EDT, 13 September 2012 SANAA, Yemen – The coordinated murders of Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, and three other diplomats on the anniversary of 9/11 is troubling. It also alludes to an intelligent design behind the attack by well-armed, militarized marauders whom some suspect may be loosely […]

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National Geographic Live! : Too Young to Wed

10/07/2012

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Child Brides, Photo by Stephanie Sinclair

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:33 AM EDT, 10 July 2012 Many of the post that we feature deal with human rights abuses and in particular women’s rights abuses, as in the case of yesterday’s report of the Afghan woman who was executed. There is no justification for what happened to Najiba; however, to every […]

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Saleh Flees with Riches to Ethiopia

27/02/2012

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Presidents Saleh, Hussein, and Mubarak, Photo by John Trainth

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 18:52 PM EDT, 27 February 2012 SANAA, Yemen – Exiled Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh is rumored to have made plans to live in exile in Ethiopia. News sources have already published photos of the ousted president standing with the Ethiopian President Meles Zenawi. Saleh and his family, according to […]

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Preteen Divorce in Yemen | Nujood Ali

04/03/2010

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Yemeni Women Protest Against Child Brides

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 17:33 PM EDT, 4 March 2010 UNITED STATES – Nujood Ali is a ten-year old Yemeni girl who secured a divorce from her husband, a man 20 years her senior who violently raped her soon after their marriage. She recounts in her memoir her father promising her to this man […]

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