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Arab Journalists Learn Religion Coverage

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.23.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

They say nothing sparks controversy and discord more than talk of religion, politics and sex - not necessarily in that order. But when journalists f...

The Truth About My Arranged Marriage

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.01.2015 | OWN

When Zainab Salbi was barely 19 years old, she experienced her first sense of betrayal. The young Iraqi woman had grown up in Baghdad, raised in part ...

These Books Will Make Make You Hungry

Rozanne Gold | Posted 10.21.2014 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

They will enable you to cook your heart out and feel enlightened all at once.

Lebanese Media and Elections Coverage in UNESCO Book

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.11.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese-Iraqi Sharro's scathing comments and biting humor came to mind when I wrote about the media's mixed bag coverage of Lebanon's presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections for a just-released UNESCO publication.

Another 'Georgia on My Mind'

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

A walk down Rustaveli Avenue, so named after a 12th Century Georgian poet, on a cold January morning allowed me to appreciate some of the country's history, which my guide recounted with relish.

Electoral Emissions: What If Presidents Treated Our Cars Like Our Country?

Brian Crewe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Brian Crewe


Preparing for a Sunni Arab Spring in Baghdad

Sami Moubayed | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

The uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and now Syria have undoubtedly awakened a Sunni appetite for change in Iraq.

Saddam Hussein Look-alike Says Iraqi Gang Tried To Kidnap Him For Porn Films

Posted 12.11.2011 | Weird News

An Egyptian man who looks like Saddam Hussein says a gang of Iraqi kidnappers tried to force him to act in a pornographic film. After refusing a $3...

'Iraqi': De-Homogenizing the Label

Luke Wilcox | Posted 09.17.2011 | World
Luke Wilcox

During my month here in Najaf, I've met many Iraqis who don't fit the category "Iraqi" as it has been defined in America. They have invariably been generous, welcoming and kind -- perhaps better descriptors for the category of "Iraqi."

Tehran's Strategic Defeat in Iraq

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

The triumph of the cross-sectarian and nationalist Iraqiya list, headed by former PM Ayad Allawi, represents a major threat to the ambitious agenda of the regime in neighboring Iran.

Billie Jean in Baghdad

Kathryn Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kathryn Schulz

For every five people who have read Lolita in Tehran, roughly a billion have tried, in the privacy of their own rooms, to master the moonwalk.

The Beginning of the End of the Iraq War?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

If our soldiers are out of Iraqi cities, and the Iraqi security forces start shouldering more and more responsibility as a result, do we really need all 130,000 troops sitting in their bases?

Religious Minorities Under Siege in Iraq (VIDEO)

Jennifer Utz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jennifer Utz

Facing forced conversions, kidnapping for ransom, and murder, religious minorities represent a starkly disproportionate amount of those who've left their homes to find safety elsewhere.

Bush the Teflon Man

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Perhaps it was the sexual nature of Eliot Spitzer's offenses that made the shame stick. That and the fact that the former NY governor admitted he did wrong. Bush by contrast is today's Teflon man.

Iraqi Refugees to Government's Return Offer: "No, Thanks"

Jennifer Utz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Utz

The Iraqi government is offering one million dinars, the equivalent of $850 USD, and free plane tickets to any refugee family wishing to go back -- so far less than 400 people have accepted the offer.

Memo To Right-Wing: Withdrawal Timetable Now Doubleplusgood

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm on a lot of strange press lists, so I get a lot of strange press releases, but this is the first time I've ever gotten one from another dimension, I have to admit.

We are like a city on a hill

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

This election will show the public's choice, its mandate for the type of leader it wants to deal with complex issues, like why people use terrorism as a tactic to dialogue with those in power.