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America’s Reluctant Racists: Are the Media & Donald Trump to Blame?



Donald Trump, Photo by Gage Skidmore

Angela Carson, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:37 p.m. EDT, 1 September 2015 UNITED STATES – In my heart I’ve always wanted to believe that racists are simply radicals who comprise a very small percentage of the population back in my native U.S.A. Sadly, that hope has been increasingly hard to hold onto over the years […]

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Two Months Past the Elections, Turkey Still Does Not Have a New Government



Protesters shout slogans as they march during a protest against Turkey's government in Ankara October 8, 2011. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Elvan Katmer, Turkey Correspondent Last Modified: 16:35 p.m. EDT, 27 August 2015 ANKARA, Turkey – On June 7, 2015 Turkey went through general elections for a new government. The ruling party, Justice and Development Party (AKP), main opposition party Republican People’s Party (CHP), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and People’s Democratic Party (HDP) passed the10 percent […]

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Erawan Shrine Bombing, Religiously Motivated or an Ancillary Attack Against Thailand’s Tourism?


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Erawan Shrine, Photo Courtesy of Jimmy Chuah

Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 19:18 p.m. EST, 26 August 2015 BANGKOK, Thailand – The brutal terrorist attack on the Bangkok Erawan Shrine, seems to be another in an ever increasing string of violence that is plaguing the world. Unfortunately, terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) have bombarded us with increasingly violent, bizarre, and […]

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The Complicated Dynamic of Arab’s Love-Hate Relationship with the Rest of the World



U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry & Arab League Secretary-General Dr. Nabil Elaraby,, Photo by U.S. Department of State, February 19, 2015

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 02:55 a.m. EST, 19 August 2015 MIDDLE EAST – The relationship the Middle East maintains with other global nations is complicated. Whether political relations or social ties, trying to understand the depth of Arab’s love-hate relationship with other countries sometimes seems like an impenetrable task. Without taking into […]

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Portrait of a Suicide Bomber, DNA Identifies Turkey ISIS Terrorist who Killed 32 People



US Air Force Tech Sergeant Brenda Nipper

Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:20 a.m. EST, 06 August 2015 SURUC, Turkey – The recent suicide bombing which occurred in the town of Suruc was a highly publicized terrorist act, one of the worst perpetrated in this predominantly Muslim country.  Israel has long been victimized by suicide bombers, but now this killing strategy […]

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