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Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week all eyes were on Paris as the murderous shooting at the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which left 12 dead, culminated in two simultaneous hostage crises in which the Hedbo attackers and four hostages were killed. These heinous attacks were, in essence, aimed at tolerance, openness, dialogue, and diversity -- and are more a test of our commitment to our most bedrock principles than a test of our security capabilities. The way to pass this test is by refusing to compromise those core values. I'd also like to salute our colleagues at Le Huffington Post in Paris, who did a stellar job covering the tragic and rapidly shifting story. It's been a grim few days, but as today's march of solidarity in Paris will no doubt show, what unites us is much more powerful than the forces of division and intolerance.

Hollywood's Love/Hate Relationship with Iran

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Tara Kangarlou

In a room full of stars, at a time in which the United States and Israel contemplated possible military strikes, crippling sanctions and Iran's nuclear ambitions, an Iranian man created a counter-narrative as Hollywood awarded him a Golden Globe, which he received from Madonna on stage.

Mali -- With Every Threat There's an Opportunity

Michael Kay | Posted 03.27.2013 | World
Michael Kay

Mali offers a perfect convergence of conditions that enables al Qaeda to fund, train and prosecute terrorist operations -- but it also offers the West an opportunity to apply a more efficient and less divisive approach in tackling the global war on terror.

Algeria Kidnappers Offer Major Swap Deal

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

NOUAKCHOTT, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked kidnappers who took hundreds of people hostage at a gas plant in Algeria have offered to swap U.S. ca...

Obama Poll Watch -- November, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This month Obama poll watchers got some good news, and some bad news. This was capped off by the Washington punditocracy making a stupid comparison between polling for Obama and Carter.

David Lohr

Colorado Hostage Crises Over, 6-Month-Old Baby Rescued | David Lohr | Posted 10.19.2011 | Denver

Police in Colorado are preparing to end a standoff with a man who is holding his six-month-old daughter hostage inside his ex-girlfriend's residence i...

Reality Check: The MEK and the Guardian's Credibility Gap

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

An article published by The Guardian on the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq, is jam-packed with first-grade logical blunders and topped with dubious historical analogies.

Time To Help Discovery Channel Survivors With Invisible Wounds

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michelle Renee

My job led to my being taken captive, held hostage, threatened with death, and taped with explosives. Sound familiar? I know about the realities of ...

Two Gunmen At Large After Taking Hostages in Florida Department Store (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

VIDEO: The Associated Press released a video of the Venice Police Department SWAT team storming the department store, and evacuating hostages. Over t...

Obama and the Ayatollah

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

How to respond to the Ayatollah is a particularly tricky question for Obama, because he has an unusual dual role to play: Inspirational global icon and president of the United States.