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Teenage Gunfight With ISIS

Alexandra Prim | Posted 08.20.2016 | Home
Alexandra Prim

In true keeping with its unconscionably horrific vision, Daash has been marching forward with a genocidal effort, specifically targeting Yazidi people whom it believes to be devil worshippers. Yazidis are not Muslim and practice some customs, including pagan ones that are misunderstood and leveraged as hate by Daash.

Put an End to the Siege on Childhood in Syria

Michael Klosson | Posted 03.15.2017 | Home
Michael Klosson

Imagine a place where children are so hungry they eat animal feed or leaves for food, where they frequently die of diseases or injuries that normally are easy to treat and cure, or where families rip apart mattresses and burn plastic bags to stay warm.

Living Under Assad's Siege, Again

Ameenah Sawwan | Posted 03.02.2017 | Home
Ameenah Sawwan

My name is Ameenah and I am 25 years old, yet somehow I feel much older. I have experienced the siege on Moadamiyeh by Assad's forces in 2013. It's an experience I can never forget. And it's happening again.

Open Letter from Besieged Syrians to UN's Stephen O'Brien

The Syria Campaign | Posted 01.15.2017 | Home
The Syria Campaign

We are medical workers, teachers, rescue workers and civil society activists who, along with hundreds of thousands of others, are living under siege in Syria. What makes our suffering more painful is knowing that UN warehouses full of lifesaving aid are often just minutes away.

Killing of Mentally Ill Palestinian Swimming Off Gaza Coast Highlights Maddening Effects of Israel's Siege

Alex Shams | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics
Alex Shams

It is time for the blockade to end. The killing of Ishaq Khalil Hassan, a young man driven mad by circumstances so wretched that they defy the imagination, must awaken our conscious to the evils of Israel's nine-year-old siege on Gaza and the role of Egypt as an enforcer.

Christmas in the Old Syrian City of Homs

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 02.24.2015 | Home
Zaher Sahloul

Some Christian families started to trickle back following the truce between the regime forces and the rebels but life will never go back the way it was. Most Muslim families were not allowed to return to their homes. This year, Christmas in Homs will have a big void, its Muslim merrymakers.

Don't Forget Gaza

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.06.2015 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

The 1.8 million Palestinians who make Gaza their home are calling for help from anyone that is willing to hear them. What they need is not only a roof to live under, but, more importantly, a horizon that can give them hope for the future.

Basic Conditions for Any Ceasefire Require a Political Element

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.15.2014 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

In violent conflicts, parties to the conflict are always under pressure to ceasefire. Ceasefire agreements tend to have different formats but there are two basic requirements that successful long-term ceasefires require.

Watch: Suspect in Hotel Standoff Found Dead

Posted 10.19.2011 | Crime

A man who had been involved in an armed standoff with police in California has been found dead in the hotel where he was holed up. The standoff be...

Libyan Rebels Battle for Brega

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

Whoever controls Brega will control the oil the town can ship out, which would be a huge source of income for the rebels. In the end, this war may wind up being one of attrition.

Collective Punishment or Not, Gaza Blockade Illegal

Noura Erakat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Noura Erakat

Israel's blockade of Gaza is illegal irrespective of the manner in which it is imposed because a blockade is an act of war and an occupying power cann...

The Top 10 Worst Errors Israel Is About to Make

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

1. The Loyalty Oath What it is: A proposed amendment to Israel's Law of Citizenship, which, if approved by the Knesset, would require non-Jews seekin...

Israel and the Psychology of "Never Again"

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sandy Tolan

The Jewish state has grown less secure by increasing its international isolation and fueling fury much closer to home.

Israel's 10 Worst Errors of the Decade

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

It was a decade framed by a fundamentalist Palestinian belief in salvation through suicide and a fundamentalist Israeli belief in salvation through brutality.