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Germany, Greece and the New World Order

Thea Halo | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Thea Halo

Germany's disregard for Greek lives didn't begin during WWII. It can also be traced back to WWI. For Germany, any policy that advanced its economic or commercial interests, no matter how horrendous and inhumane was and, apparently, still is acceptable.

What Life Is Like In Egypt's Nubian Society

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.22.2015 | World

Photographer Nour El Refai spent more than a year documenting life among Egypt's Nubian community, capturing daily rituals, art, meals, social gatheri...

100 Years of Silence

Thea Halo | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Thea Halo

We could start with a U.S. Resolution that recognizes the genocide, not only of the Armenians, but of the 3 million Christians under Ottoman and Kemalist rule, Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks who were slaughtered by various means between 1913 and 1923, which brought four millennia of Christian presence in Turkey to a cruel and bitter end in a matter of 10 short years.

For Mom, the Yia Yia (Grandmother) of All Pontians

Thea Halo | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Thea Halo

When I die, don't weep for me as if I am gone. Whisper my name to someone beside you. Whisper it loud, so my name will be carried on the air to all corners of the earth.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Why Turkey Finally Made A Move Against ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Turkey made its boldest move yet against the Islamic State over the weekend. It wasn't to help the U.S.-led air campaign against the...

Byblos Brims With Culture, History and Life

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The New World Encyclopedia offers interesting background information on Byblos. Other publications and websites also cover its rich history. But visiting Byblos is a sure way of appreciating its heritage.

Why the UN Rejected Turkey's Bid for a Security Council Seat?

Harut Sassounian | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Harut Sassounian

By ignoring all these legitimate reasons for Turkey's failure to win the Security Council seat, Foreign Minister Cavusoglu falsely attributed his country's defeat to its reluctance to abandon "its values for the sake of getting more votes."

Jurji Zaidan: Renaissance Man for All Seasons

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.02.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.

Is the Turkish-Israeli Rapprochement for Real?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The two states' shared economic and security interests have created an unusual dynamic that permits both to extend an open hand, as well as a clenched fist.

Suleiman's Heart Divides and Then Unites Two Countries

Emre Kizilkaya | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Emre Kizilkaya

The shrine, which was built in 1573-77 supposedly with a golden dome, was plundered and razed in 1692-93 by the Habsburg army which would ultimately repel the Ottomans from Hungary in the next seven years.

War Threatens Palmyra, UNESCO Pleads for Syrian Heritage Protection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's another urgent call to protect Syria's irreplaceable historical sites amidst the fog of war, loss of life and limb, and steady drumbeat of outsid...

The West Has a Duty Not to 'Intervene' in Syria

Tom Stevenson | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Tom Stevenson

We must invade Syria, because not to do so would make us culpable for violence, just as we must terrorise France as not to do so would prolong the war.

Beirut Cathedral Museum Reveals Layers of Christian History

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The recently opened crypt museum at the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Beirut is relatively small but packs a powerful punch by revea...

"Gold and Silk" Revive Past Splendors at Lebanon Museum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The rich gold threads, the draw of silk's soft touch, and the history that brought remarkable Caucasian and Ottoman embroideries to an eastern Mediterranean hill are a must-see for visitors to Lebanon.