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How Not to Advance Arab-Israeli Peace

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Those who would cavalierly deny the Jewish people their history and religious sensitivities, whether in Jerusalem, Hebron, or Tripoli, while demanding full recognition of all their own claims, are doing the cause of peace no service.

Arab Print Media Weather Financial Crunch Better Than Western Counterparts

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

Print media in the west may be struggling for survival but newspapers in the Arab world, which took a few hits, are nonetheless thriving and expected ...

What's Really Wrong With the Middle East

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

Besides all the wounds, self-inflicted or perpetrated from the outside, the Middle East also suffers from an identity crisis.

North African Bloggers; Activists Blossom Despite Constraints

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

Eighteen North African bloggers gathered in Rabat last week for a workshop on writing and social media, despite censorship problems and various technical constraints in the Maghreb region.

Morocco Minaret Collapse: Many Dead, Injured In Mosque Accident

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RABAT, Morocco — A minaret collapsed during Friday prayers – killing 36 people and injuring 71 – at a crowded mosque in the old town...

Morocco's Leading Independent Magazine Is Shut Down

Aida Alami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aida Alami

Last week, something extremely shocking happened: the Moroccan authorities took control of our newsroom and offices while we were working on that week's edition.

DIA One Of Only Two U.S. Airports On Most Beautiful Airports List

KMGH Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- When Travel + Leisure magazine released its survey of the most beautiful airports, it only included two U.S. airports, DIA and a terminal at...

Obama ushers in 2010 with bold foreign policy agenda

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama delivering a speech. Photo: Flickr user Jurvetson Ambassador S. Azmat Hassan is a former Ambassador of Pakistan to Malaysia, ...

Afghanistan troop surge enlarges U.S. military footprint

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A U.S. soldier in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Photo: Flickr user USArmy Ambassador S. Azmat Hassan is a former Ambassador of Pakistan to Malaysia,...

Getting the shot while wearing a sauna tracksuit

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Megan in her sauna tracksuit. Megan Thompson is a producer and editor at Worldfocus. She blogs about how she films such stunning shots for he...

Arab Countries Aim to Improve Journalism Education With UNESCO's "Model Curricula"

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

Arab countries are making strides in trying to improve journalism curricula, but still face strictures, obstacles and challenges to press freedom as w...

No Toilets or Air For "Forgotten Prisoners"

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Prison conditions worldwide are worse than the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture could have imagined. Jails without air, toilets and food are not rare.

Mayor Bloomberg to Kick Off Fashion NYC 2020 Tonight; Botkier Opens First Store in Nolita

NYMag.com | NYMag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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And Yves Saint Laurent's house in Morocco is up for sale. ...

Billionaire Richard Branson enjoys warm environment at Natirar in Peapack-Gladstone

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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PEAPACK-GLADSTONE -- Years ago, as an invited guest of the King of Morocco, Richard Branson toured the grounds of Natirar, taking in the rolling h...

La inseguridad is pushing the Jews out of Venezuela

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Caracas, Venezuela - Esther Benchimol de Roffe arrived in Venezuela as a young bride, leaving northern Morocco more than 50 years ago to meet her groo...

Timidity Vs. Audacity? The Tests Are Yet to Come

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

So far this year, there has been a tendency to vocalize intent and engage in convenient can-kicking, rather than actionable resolve. That's not timidity -- that's testing the state of the ship's rudder.

Gift Idea for Him: A Sockscription from Blacksocks

5280 Denver's Magazine | 5280 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The socks are manufactured in northern Italy and Morocco using the highest-quality yarns with long fibers that pill less and are more durable....

Celebrating Eid Al-Adha in a traditional Berber village

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Aida Alami lives in Casablanca and writes for Le Journal Hebdomadaire, a French-language Moroccan magazine. She describes celebrations during the Eid ...

U.S. mulls military options in Afghanistan

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Afghan villager in late 2008. Photo: Flickr user RugNug S. Azmat Hassan is a career diplomat and former ambassador of Pakistan, where his ...

Al Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb: Kidnappings Rife Across North Africa

GlobalPost | Solana Pyne | Posted 07.09.2012 | World

RABAT, Morocco -- They called it a "solidarity caravan" -- a group of Spanish volunteers delivering truckloads of donated computers, wheelchairs and o...

Sufism in Morocco: Music, mysticism and moderation

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mokhtar Ghambou is an English professor at Yale University and the founder and president of the American Moroccan Institute. This article appeared in ...

Using human development as antidote to Islamic terrorism

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Alleged Christmas Day bomber when he was in Yemen. Photo: Al Jazeera Ambassador S. Azmat Hassan is a former Ambassador of Pakistan to Malaysi...

Billionaire Branson welcomes warm environment at Natirar

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Stephen Stirling/For The Star-LedgerRichard Branson, left, and developer Bob Wojtowicz share a laugh Tuesday at Natirar in Peapack-Gladstone. PEAP...

Mourning the loss of life at one of the world's largest bases

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama at the Ft. Hood memorial service. Photo: Flickr user USarmy Ambassador S. Azmat Hassan is a former Ambassador of Pakistan to ...

Jaouad Gharib: NYC Marathon Runner May Win Top Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Moroccan Jaouad Gharib will compete in Sunday's New York City Marathon. Gharib has competed 8 times before and at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. He ...