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Erin McDonough

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Kevin Sullivan, Washington Post Reporter, Discusses Ongoing Syrian Refugee Crisis

(3) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 3:51 PM

Since the war in Syria began in 2011, more than two million refugees have fled the country, seeking refuge in Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey. Kevin Sullivan, Senior Correspondent at The Washington Post, has given a human face to these statistics. He joined HuffPost Live’s Ahmed...

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Palestinian Businessman Arrested For Insulting PA President Abbas, Son Speaks Out (VIDEO)

(44) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 4:15 PM

A Canadian-Palestinian businessman, Mohamed al-Sabawi, was arrested and detained by the Palestinian Authority in yet another sign of a burgeoning crackdown within the provisional government. Although no formal charges were ever pressed, his arrest is widely attributed to his public calls for the resignation of Mahmoud Abbas, President...

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Bahrain Royals Lead Team In IronMan, Despite Torture Allegations

(2) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 5:09 PM

Two Bahraini princes, Nasser and Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa are currently training in Florida for the upcoming Ironman competition, which takes place on Saturday. Bahraini human rights organizations have accused both men of serious human rights offenses. Rachel Burke Peterson, Director of Communications at Americans for Democracy and Human...

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France Under NSA Surveillance, Le Monde Editor Responds (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 3:47 PM

A report published on Monday by the French daily newspaper Le Monde revealed that the U.S. National Security Agency extensively monitored the telephone records of millions of French citizens. Damien Leloup, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of, joined HuffPost Live’s Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to discuss the revelations....

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Journalist: 'I Don't Believe Gazans Voted For Terrorists' (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 4:08 PM

On Sunday, Israeli officials discovered a tunnel 60 feet underground, spanning the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. The so-called “terror tunnel,” as it is dubbed by Israeli authorities, has reignited a discussion of whether or not Hamas and its initiatives are truly supported by the people...

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Who Wants To Be A Russian Billionaire? (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 8:51 PM

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, 35 percent of Russia’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of 110 people—out of a population of 143 million. Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large for The Atlantic, joined HuffPost Live’s Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to discuss Russia’s soaring wealth inequality....

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Tesla Is Now The Top Selling Car in Norway (VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 4:51 PM

Tesla Motor Inc.’s electric Model S is now the top-selling car in Norway, boasting 5.1 percent of all car sales, only two months after being on the market.

Demand for electric cars has soared in Norway as a result of a plethora of...

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Ilija Trojanow, German Writer, Banned From US For Criticizing NSA

(304) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 5:30 PM

According to Der Spiegel, German-Bulgarian writer and activist Ilija Trojanow was barred from entering the United States on Monday. Trojanow was to speak at a literary conference. HuffPost Live’s Ahmed Shihab-Eldin took a closer look at the story, which has yet to be covered by most...

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The Missed U.S., Iran Meeting And What It Means (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 8:13 PM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has expressed interest in restoring U.S.-Iran relations, yet failed to meet with President Barack Obama at the UN General Assembly. Jamal Abdi, Policy Director at the National Iranian American Council, talked to HuffPost Live’s Ahmed Shihab-Eldin about Rouhani’s message for the American people.

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Obama Calls for Open Dialogue in U.S., Iran Talks (VIDEO)

(7) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 6:50 PM

As President Obama delivered an address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, he vowed to pursue stronger relations with Iran in an effort to alleviate longstanding tension between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic. HuffPost Live’s Ahmed Shihab-Eldin spoke with Ali Gharib, former Senior Editor at The...

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Syrian Children Return To School As Assad 'Bombs Them From The Sky' (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 3:23 PM

More than 900 days after the start of the war in Syria, thousands of Syrian children returned to school on Sunday. Lina Sergie Attar, who runs Camp Zeitouna, a program that seeks to provide education and support to displaced Syrian children joined HuffPost Live’s WorldBrief with

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Syria Rebel Spokesman: It's Not The Chemical Weapons, Stupid (VIDEO)

(112) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 5:54 PM

UN chemical weapons inspectors are scheduled to return to Syria within weeks to continue their investigation, following the release of their initial report on Monday. The return trip has many questioning whether the global fixation on chemical weapons is overshadowing the ongoing use of conventional weapons in Syria.


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