Ultimately, history is instructing us that peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Jews has been the norm, it is violent conflict that has been the aberration in this relationship between the two great faiths.
Here was a couple that found the courage to celebrate after sudden and unimaginable tragedy. They found a way to transform sorrow into joy, tears into triumph, and death into life.
As the terrorist attack in Paris sparks worldwide fear of similar reprisals and a bloody shootout and hostage situation in a five-star Mali hotel exacerbates those concerns, global energy security reels under the pressure of unfathomable geopolitics.
Yet again, the GOP leadership is hoping, perhaps even anticipating, that the voters will move away from erratic, outsider frontrunners like Donald Trump and Ben Carson.
To defeat ISIS, the world needs to hit the core of the group, and this means untying the shroud of knots surrounding it and cutting blood off from ISIS' heart. A counter model is needed to fight the ISIS model, a model that is powerful, modern and shows real respect and appreciation for Islam.
ISTANBUL -- Turkey's downing of a Russian military jet will help little in improving this much strained relationship. But it can clarify the basic political tensions which Turkey's Turkish and Kurdish politicians need to come to terms with, and get over, if they want to forge a new mode of coexistence inside Turkey's borders.
Secretary Clinton is telling Americans that we should do more of the same in the Middle East, and that is precisely the policy prescription that helped develop al-Qaeda and ISIS in the first place. The U.S. needs to forge pragmatic, functioning relations throughout the region to maximize its flexibility and reduce security threats as they evolve.
In July of 2014, shortly after ISIS swept into the Iraqi city of Mosul, Emma Sky started getting messages from people in the Pentagon and journalists who wanted to understand this sudden, ominous development in northern Iraq.
As a prelude to 10KSA's milestone event on December 12 of this year, people from around the globe submitted their own designs for a tarha (scarf) that...
Why is it that we can see B-list white actors, such as Gerard Butler, Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Geoffrey Rush and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Egyptian gods and kings? Better yet, why is it that they can see themselves in those roles? But not A-list black actors such as Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Idris Elba or Kerry Washington?
Some of the reasons for the limited success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) include lack of local participation and the top-down approach of the MDGs, without focusing on local needs and preferences.
Brussels is renowned as a foggy place. But its is starting to feel like people are now slowly beginning to see what is at stake.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei rarely meets with world leaders, but this week he hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin, who made his first visit to Iran since 2007. Putin held talks with Khamenei and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.
"On eagles' wings" is how my grandparents arrived in Israel in 1949. That was the name given to the mass exodus of the Jewish community in Yemen, who arrived in Israel on chartered planes only to see the Holy Land they had dreamt of for so many years, for the first time.
From desertification to eroding shores, climate change has intensified resource scarcity, poverty and hunger. Vast new waves of migration may have a political ignition, but the fuel is climate change, from Africa to Asia. Somehow, even Syria's conflict can be attributed to the spark of longer-term drought.
It's likely the US will form a new coalition to wage war on ISIS - the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. What remains to be seen is who will do the heavy lifting in this coalition. Which nation will be willing to put boots on the ground?