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International Criminal Court issues warrant for Libyan leader

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International Criminal Court issues warrant for Libyan leader

International Criminal Court issues warrant for Libyan leader International Criminal Court Issues Warrant for Libyan National Army (LNA)  Commander Gen. Khalifa Hiftar Forces loyal to the Libyan National Army (LNA) in eastern Libya appear to have executed captured fighters in Benghazi and desecrated corpses, Human Rights Watch said today. Video recordings posted online since January 2017 seem to…

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Health of journalist Hisham Gaafar deteriorates in jail

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Health of journalist Hisham Gaafar deteriorates in jail

Health of journalist Hisham Gaafar deteriorates in jail Held 21 Months Without Trial Despite Serious Illness Egyptian authorities should immediately provide appropriate health care to the imprisoned journalist Hisham Gaafar, whose health, including his eyesight, is deteriorating in detention, Human Rights Watch said today. If prison authorities are unable to provide him necessary health care, they…

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Alhurra.com opens the door for independent voices in the Middle East

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Alhurra.com opens the door for independent voices in the Middle East

Alhurra.com opens the door for independent voices in the Middle East Alhurra Television’s all-news Arabic-language website, Alhurra.com, has commissioned some of the most noted and outspoken authors to be a part of the newly created op-ed section of the website. “From A Different Angle,” includes commentary by featured writers who are journalists, intellectuals and human…

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You can make Kibbeh, yes you can

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You can make Kibbeh, yes you can

You can make Kibbeh, yes you can Kibbeh (kubbah) or friend “football shaped” burghul stuffed with diced lamb and browned sliced almonds is a popular side dish delicacy of the Mediterranean diet and a staple of most Arab meals. It’s tricky but you can do it By Ray Hanania One of my absolute favorite Middle…

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Producers examining abuse of Blacks in Israel need funding

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Producers examining abuse of Blacks in Israel need funding

Producers examining abuse of Blacks in Israel need funding We urgently need your support. Existence is Resistance is raising funds for the filming of our new documentary Black in the Holy Land. This film will examine the lives and experiences of the various black communities throughout Palestine and the settler state of Israel. We are…

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Christian holidays blurred by focus on one religion

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Christian holidays blurred by focus on one religion

Christian holidays blurred by focus on one religion The trend of the Arab World becoming focused more and more on the Islamic religion is overshadowing a powerful Christian history of Middle East tradition and eroding religious diversity. It’s also resulting in many Muslims who just don’t know anything about the richness of the Christian religion….

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Activist launches petition to revive Two-State Solution

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Activist launches petition to revive Two-State Solution

Activist launches petition to revive Two-State Solution Activist Zahi Masri has created an online petition to build support for the Two-State Solution and an end to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Here is Zahi’s powerful message: Please support the Two State solution by signing this online petition. Jordan as twin sister of Palestine and without natural resources…

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Iraqi government threatens journalists over criticism

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Iraqi government threatens journalists over criticism

Iraqi government threatens journalists over criticism Iraqi regulator threatens TV satirist with legal action Iraqi authorities should stop threatening the pro-Kurdish broadcaster NRT and political satirist Ahmed al-Basheer, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In a letter NRT received August 10, the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission inquired whether the broadcaster’s Arabic-language channel would…

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Knights of Columbus save Christian town in Iraq

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Knights of Columbus save Christian town in Iraq

Knights of Columbus save Christian town in Iraq In a move that will give many Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq hope for the future, the Knights of Columbus will raise and donate $2 million to save Karamdes (Karemlash), a predominantly Christian town on the Nineveh Plain which was liberated from ISIS late last year. The Knights’ action…

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An Olive a day can improve your health

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An Olive a day can improve your health

An Olive a day can improve your health Have an Olive Day – Interaceituna and the European Union Promote a Healthy Lifestyle amazing Mediterranean recipes for this summer as gazpacho, Spanish omelets with olives and olive burgers which highlight the taste and rich flavor of the European olives. Olives give us that touch of flavor that…

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Grey Group acquires majority stake in hug digital

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Grey Group acquires majority stake in hug digital

Grey Group acquires majority stake in hug digital Grey Group has acquired a majority stake in hug digital, a leading independent regional digital marketing agency, based in the Middle East. Founded in 2009 by Oussama Jamal (Chairman) and Tim Baker (Chief Executive Officer), hug digital is one of the largest and fastest growing 360°digital agencies…

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A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy

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A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy

A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy A reader writes asking about the protests by Muslims in suburban Chicagoland against Republican Palos Township trustee Sharon Brannigan and comments she has made in the past criticizing Muslims. By Ray Hanania Sharon Brannigan has published views and opinions that have angered many Muslims in the…

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