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Saudi Arabia ready to take part in any US-led ground operations in Syria


Saudi Arabia expressed its readiness to send ground troops to Syria if the US-led coalition decided that such operation is necessary, an adviser to the Saudi defense minister said. 264 more words

World News

Rabin - The Last Day - A Disturbing Film about the Failure to Call Out Threatening Hate Speech

I usually write about books, but the powerful new film Rabin, The Last Day, was utterly commanding and demands recognition.  Amos Gitai’s film is a documentary in the style of The History Channel, in that it intersperses lots of actual footage and interviews with Rabin’s contemporaries, such as his wife and Shimon Perez, with scenes using actors, particularly for the coverage of the ultra-right wing Israeli Jew who assassinated Rabin and for coverage of the Israeli government’s subsequent investigation into what happened and why.   314 more words

Amos Gitai

Syrian Peace Talks in Geneva: Any Hope?

“Syrian Peace Talks in Geneva: Any Hope?”

with Ambassador Robert Ford

February 9, 5:00pm

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs will host a talk with Amb. 104 more words

Middle East

Yale Young Global Scholars Program creates Arab Student Leadership Awards

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is launching the Arab Student Leadership Award, a full-tuition and travel scholarship that will be awarded to up to 10 outstanding high school students from the Middle East to attend the program at Yale this summer. 75 more words

Middle East

UAE says it is ready to send ground troops to Syria

Source: Aljazeera

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of an international coalition to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, a top official has said. 314 more words

The Muslim Times

ISIS's Libyan Wilayat

ISIS’s losses in Syria and Iraq are being compensated by the expansion in Libya, which is gradually emerging as the group’s new province in the heart of North Africa and at the doors of Europe… 1,234 more words

Middle East

Usha Vishwakarma | 100 Girls on the Infield

Name: Usha Vishwakarma

Usha Vishwakarma was sexually assaulted by a coworker when she was 18 years old. She was a teacher, but no one at the school took her accusations seriously, telling her to forget it and stop causing trouble. 351 more words

100 Girls On The Infield