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Throwing off the covers in Iran

An official report blows the lid off the secret world of sex

IT IS the last thing Iran’s religious rulers want to talk about, but they may just have to. 404 more words

Introducing Jordan Laurila - Blog Abroad Correspondent in Jordan, Fall 2014

My life first intersected with Arabic by the pool, lounging beside my sister. It was a whim, the decision to register for Elementary Arabic at Georgia State University, one that I attribute to my sister. 446 more words

Area & Arabic Language Studies

Tea Boy / El chico de los cafés

In Palestine, the good thing about starting your career making the tea for everyone in the office is that you could actually make a living out of that if you are good enough… 38 more words

Pictures / Fotos

Bangladesh charges 13 Islamists over deadly 2001 attack

A Bangladesh court on Thursday charged 13 Islamists with murder over a 2001 bomb blast at a political rally in Dhaka that left five people dead. 260 more words


Hummus Enlightenment

Hummus: there’s a lot to talk about.

This post has been spurred partially by the ongoing conflict in the middle east. Having visited both Israel and Palestine it is safe to say that food over there is a big deal. 391 more words

If Only We Had.........

Opinion from the desk of the Editor:

The Islamic State is once again in the headlines…….they have beheaded an American journalist in retaliation for the US airstrikes…….and the narrative goes on…….if only we had…….. 652 more words

International Situations