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Supreme Court Rules For Congress -- And Thousands Of Victims Of Iran-Sponsored Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a moment Wednesday, the three branches of the federal government seemed to line up in perfect harmony -- if only to show their suppo...

February 14 and the Legacy of Violence in Lebanon

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.12.2017 | World
Halim Shebaya

Eleven years later, as Hariri's Future Movement holds its annual commemoration of the assassination, we should remember that the violence in Lebanon did not start or end on the 14th of February.

Faith in Our Humanity

Mary Paleologos | Posted 11.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

Spread love and kindness to your fellow man. Open your heart to the magic of life. Offer support and hope to people that need it. Be the leader that you know you were born to be and show humanity there is another way.

Traveling Safe In A World of Terrorist Threats

Lea Lane | Posted 11.21.2016 | Travel
Lea Lane

Terrorism aimed at civilians leads to justifiable fears about our dangerous world. If we love to travel we need to continue to travel: exploring and enjoying, staying savvy, smart -- and comfortable.

Paris And Beirut: Data Show How Social Media Shapes Coverage

Medium | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.20.2015 | Media

This piece originally appeared at Medium. There is a strife brewing between people who claim vital stories are being overlooked by the media vs. those...

ISIS Terrorism: Against Humanity Not Just the West

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 11.20.2016 | World
Abdullah Sharif

The narrative in the mainstream media is that ISIS are against us because they are Muslims, they hate us, they hate our way of life and so on, all against the West. Very rarely does the media talk about the suffering of the people in the Middle East at the hand of these terrorists.

The Butterfly Effects That Led To The Rise Of ISIS

Zeina Saab | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Zeina Saab

It is so easy to simplify things, and to cast blame for the horrors we are witnessing today by demonizing an entire religious community for the actions that a tiny fraction of them committed. But we are smarter than that. To understand how to fight terror, we need to understand how we got here.

Lebanon's Complacency On ISIS Victims: A Harsh Reminder That The Time For Change Is Now

Kareem Chehayeb | Posted 11.17.2016 | World
Kareem Chehayeb

The Lebanese government's reputation couldn't be worse, especially the ministry of interior and Al Machnouk. Ever since the trash protests escalated in Beirut last August, all eyes have been on the Internal Security Forces (ISF) and Nohad Al Machnouk

Our Toxic Politics Looms to Undermine Effective Response to ISIS

David Paul | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
David Paul

If our political leaders want to lead, and if they want our policies in the region to be successful and endure better than they have over the past decade, they should take a long look at how we got to where we are.

We Deserve Nuance: Common Misconceptions About Islam and Why You Should Never Blame All Muslims

Abukar Adan | Posted 11.18.2016 | Religion
Abukar Adan

Islam doesn't inherently make people violent or peaceful. Like virtually all religions, it depends on the meaning it's given by individuals or societies.

Elizabeth Warren Delivers Stinging Rebuke Of Anti-Refugee Rhetoric

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

The U.S. can either lead by example or turn its back on human suffering, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said in an impassioned 12-minute address on t...

Grieving For Pairs Is Not About Political Correctness

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

There are those who scold us for our outpouring of grief in the wake of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris. They try to make us feel guilty for not demonstrating the same grief over the slaughter in Beirut, Lebanon, just a day earlier, or the massacre in Kenya. Political correctness has no place in matters of the heart.

Paris Attack Shows Why Al Qaeda Might Have Been Right About ISIS All Along

Alastair Crooke | Posted 11.17.2016 | World
Alastair Crooke

BEIRUT -- We don't yet know if the attack on the Russian airliner in Sinai, the suicide bombs in Beirut and the Paris onslaught were conceived and coordinated by ISIS leadership in Syria and Iraq. If they weren't, Europe has a different problem -- but one no less serious.

Aga Khan: We Should Understand Our Differences, Not Erase Them

The Huffington Post | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 12.19.2016 | World

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Aga Khan is no stranger to Harvard. But 60 years ago when he walked the crisscrossed paths of the university’s gated Yard be...

Sharing the Same Sentiment

Sonia Gul Baluch | Posted 11.16.2016 | Religion
Sonia Gul Baluch

We may not share the same religion, same culture, same language and same views, but we definitely share the same sentiments. We all have emotions and feelings, and our sincerest condolences go out to all the families who lost their loved ones in this deadly act.

From Beirut to Paris, We Are All Hypocrites And Selective Grievers

Halim Shebaya | Posted 11.16.2016 | World
Halim Shebaya

In rightfully and legitimately condemning selective grief, Lebanon (and for that matter the entire world) forgets that it is a country that selectively grieves all the time.

Her Name Was Omayra

Jacob Stewart | Posted 11.16.2016 | World
Jacob Stewart

The world is still mourning the tragedies in Baghdad, Beirut, and Paris. But for a few moments, I ask that you also mourn the death of the courageous Omayra Sánchez Garzón. Let her story remind us that solidarity should never be temporary and should extend to all the corners of the world.

A Salute to Paris: Night Trains and Courage

Paola K Amaras | Posted 11.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

I weep for Paris' lost youth, freedom, and kindness in the world. When I think about what happened in Paris (and Beirut just days before), I try to r...

Paris, Beirut, and Grief Shaming on Facebook

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

While many people have expressed outrage and sympathy for the victims, they've been criticized for not mentioning the bombings just a day before in Beirut. It's grief shaming, plain and simple.

Obama Isn't Weak, He's Simply Emulating Reagan

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Aside from the various economic and political similarities faced by both leaders, there's one thing that critics fail to remember when evaluating the current president: Obama's uncanny ability to emulate Ronald Regan.

Benghazi v. Beirut

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

For Republicans who believe that patriotism ends with lapel pins and cowboy costumes, it might be useful to consider some historical examples of true patriotism by a political party.

The Truth About the Video and Benghazi

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Many seem to have forgotten the volatile time we faced as a nation leading up to the strike on the consulate in Libya.

Putin Did It. Let's Blame Obama!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Ukraine? What about Benghazi?"...

Max J. Rosenthal

Hezbollah Defiant In Face Of Bombings | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.19.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- The twin bombings that killed at least five people outside of an Iranian cultural center here on Wednesday were a particularly pointed assau...

Max J. Rosenthal

New App Skewers Out-Of-Touch Lebanese Politicians | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.11.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- After a string of bombings in the first weeks of the new year raised fears here about the encroaching Syrian civil war, blogger Myra El Mir ...