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On Human Rights Day, Remember Cyprus

Kathryn Cameron Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathryn Cameron Porter

As we honor Human Rights Day, it is important to remember that the best solution for Cyprus is to restore and safeguard the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Cypriots.

Danny Ayalon Needs to Thank Palestinians Too [UPDATED]

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Disasters are often opportunities for good will and human empathy to get some momentum and move those in conflict in a healthier direction.

Cyprus Should Be Reunited as One Country

Thomas J. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thomas J. Miller

The path that is forged for a Cyprus solution will have twists and turns indicative of any negotiation process. However, at the end of that winding path one thing is clear--Cyprus should be one country.

Jewish aid ship sails for Gaza

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Vessel manned by activists attempting to breach Israel's blockade of coastal strip set sails from northern Cyprus....

Russia denounces US 'spy' arrests

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Moscow describes allegations as "baseless" as 11th suspect is detained in Cyprus....

To the Chorus of Chronic, Compulsive Critics of Israel

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

A mere mention of Israel and you're out of the starting gate in record time with another tirade accusing it, and its defenders, of every conceivable evil in the world.

Can America Rely on Turkey?

Rep. John Sarbanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. John Sarbanes

American surprise at Turkey's increasing petulance on the world stage reflects just how naive the U.S. has been. Turkey's unreliability as a NATO ally is well understood by those who have suffered Turkish aggression.

Astoria Characters: The Starry-Eyed Tailor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

For nearly a quarter century, Patricia Pelengaris has been the owner of the establishment on 23rd Avenue at 28th Street that she named A&E Cleaners for her children, Alex and Eleni.

11th Suspect In Russian Spy Case Arrested In Cyprus

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A day after 10 other men and women were nabbed as being part of a Russian spy ring operating on North American soil, the group's final suspect-at-larg...

Erdogan: Fake Friend of Palestinians

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In the past week the world witnessed an amazing performance by a government leader that even the most accomplished Hollywood actor could not match! T...

To Turkish PM Erdogan: Time to Consider all the Facts

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has recently appeared to be hostile not only to Israel but also to the U.S.

Talking Turkey About Turkey

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

In short, Turkey is not as threatening as its detractors warn nor as powerful as many Turks and their new fans believe.

Look Who's Talking: Turkey!

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Until a few years ago, Turkey had been preoccupied with its own affairs. But recently, Ankara has become an outspoken player in one of the world's toughest and most volatile regions.

Gaza Blockade: When The Shoe Was On The Other Foot

Avnery News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ON THE high seas, outside territorial waters, the ship was stopped by the navy. The commandos stormed it. Hundreds of people on the deck resisted, the...

Astoria Characters: The Man About Town

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Demey Partridge, the larger-than-life owner of Partridge Realty, stands out in a crowd. He's towering tall (6-foot-2), dark and gregarious, a born bon vivant.

Bibi: Does Your Mother Know You're a Pirate?

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

Having provided aid to 99 countries over 31 years, I can say without hesitation that sending aid to the West Bank/Gaza/Palestine is an extremely difficult thing to do.

Gaza Freedom Flotilla Shows Awesome Power of Nonviolent Resistance

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

An indication of the power of effective nonviolent resistance is when not only the oppressor, but also the "bystanders," are confronted with the choice between aiding resistance or publicly siding with brutality.

AFP Rattled, CEO Quits, French Unions/Government Slug it Out

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Journalists in France want to know who will lead their international news agency and whether it will emerge unscathed from a tug-of-war between unions and the government.

Elena Skordelli, TV Presenter, Accused Of Hiring Hitman To Murder Her Boss

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

John Lichfield, The Independent Sigma TV, the second-most-watched channel in Cyprus, is known for its lurid soap operas and equally lurid approach t...

Wadi Abou Jamil: Stories About the Jews of Beirut

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Riveting is an understatement. The beautifully recounted stories about Beirut's Jews are enlightening, but beg for details about community members w...

Astoria Characters: The Corner-Eatery's Owner

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Andreas Andreou hasn't had a break all day or a day off in more than a month, but he gladly steps behind the counter at Cyprus Corner to take the take-out orders.

Death crash pair lose Cyprus extradition plea

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Two British men who were passengers in a car involved in a fatal accident in Cyprus and jailed for manslaughter lost their High Court bid to avoid ...

Pres. Obama: Time for Washington to Do Less Abroad

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

The world has turned out to be a lot less malleable and willing to adjust to American preferences than the president may have thought before taking office.

35 Years Later: Hope for a Solution Of, By, and For the Cypriots

Rep. Diane Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Diane Watson

A solution to the Cyprus Problem is in the best interest of the Greek Cypriots, the Turkish Cypriots, and the greater global community -- a fact that nobody understands better than the Cypriots themselves.

Threatened And Beaten On The Way To Gaza

Huffington Post Contributor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Adam Shapiro I departed Cyprus with 20 others on June 29 in a converted ferry carrying humanitarian provisions intended for Palestinians in Gaza...