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Iran and Israel and US

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The interventionist 19th century British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston famously said that "Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests."

Caring for a Long-Haired Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Many cat lovers are especially drawn to long-haired kitties, because let's face it, they're magnificent to look at! And there are few things softer an...

On Learning the Hostage Taker Was Iranian

Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani

After the Sydney crisis, Australia and the world are mourning the loss of two lives: a mother of three and a beloved son. Iranians here in the diaspora mourn too, for the lives taken, and for the as-yet-unknown loss of momentum toward a harmonious peace and place in the world untainted by the actions of a few.

Nature Changes Site of History's Most Famous Last Stand: Bang Go Greece's Defences on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The sea once hugged this pass so closely that a few thousand Greeks could hold off 1.7 million Persians, if the ancient historian Herodotus is to be believed, in the 300-foot wide defile where numerical superiority was useless.

An Iranian-American 'Pioneer' Celebrates 50 years in America

David Shams | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
David Shams

On Feb. 7, Beatles lovers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's arrival in America. While I like the Beatles, my siblings and I will be celebrating a different 50th anniversary: The arrival of our father in the United States.

What's Become of Syria's Christian Sites?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

As politicians debate the fate of Syria's Christian minority, reportedly targeted by Muslim fundamentalists for supporting Bashar Al Assad's regime, t...

The Middle East's Friendliest Place?

John Nicholson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

Jordan's capital, Amman, balances more modern elements that add a cosmopolitan flair to the natural beauty of this traditional kingdom.

'Shahs Of Sunset': Meet The Outrageous GG

Posted 03.12.2012 | TV

Bravo's latest reality series, "Shahs of Sunset" (Sun., 10 p.m. EST On Bravo), bears a close resemblance to the network's "Real Housewives" franchise,...

The Marathon Of Life: It's About The Route, Not The Destination

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Rather than simply trying to win something, enter the record books, or even cross a finish line, the idea of running a marathon now has much deeper meaning.

Rhodes Beckons Sun/Sea Lovers, History Buffs, Nature Fans

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

*SEE PHOTOS BELOW* It's hard not to enjoy a trip to Rhodes with its plentiful sun, historical sites, diverse cultural offerings, natural beauty, fun ...

The Prince of Persia was a White Dude?!

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dean Obeidallah

I have a dream that there will be a day when Hollywood makes a movie about the Middle East and actually casts Middle Eastern people in the starring roles.

Neda, a Shahida (Martyr) for Freedom

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Neda, I met you on video like the millions of people around the world this past weekend. In your silence, you have spoken to me louder than any voice ever has screaming for liberty and justice.