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Moscow's Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

Moscow's Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

Carlo Caro  01.25.2016
Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria,...
Pakistan Shifting Blame to Afghanistan for Its Jihadist Blunders

Pakistan Shifting Blame to Afghanistan for Its Jihadist Blunders

Mohammad Taqi  01.24.2016
Unless the Pakistani army planners see the disastrous errors of their ways and decide to roll back both the theory and practice of their...

"It's Obama's Fault," In Rhyme

Warren J. Blumenfeld  01.23.2016
If one believes nay-saying conservatives: It's Obama's fault for Palin's son's PTSD, For hair loss, acne, and the sting of a bee. It's...
Germany: The Trouble With Being Good

Germany: The Trouble With Being Good

Markus Ziener  01.22.2016
In Cologne on New Year's Eve there was no terrorist attack and no one got killed. But the massive assaults on women by a huge crowd with...
What I've Realized As an American Muslim Living in the Midwest

What I've Realized As an American Muslim Living in the Midwest

Rawan AbuShaban  01.22.2016
Living in the Midwest, I realize that the humanity of Muslims is best displayed just by being there. Better than an image of a random person,...
Deadly Siege At Somali Restaurant Ends

Deadly Siege At Somali Restaurant Ends

AP  01.22.2016
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's security forces ended a deadly siege of a beachfront restaurant in the capital, with...
The Alliance of Choice or Necessity

The Alliance of Choice or Necessity

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam  01.21.2016
After five decades of its existence and as an alliance that consists of 28 independent countries -- including three permanent UN Security...
Letting Go of Fear of Terrorism While Your Child Backpacks the World

Letting Go of Fear of Terrorism While Your Child Backpacks the World

Teresa Dobbins  01.21.2016
Alexandra strongly feels and reminds me often that living in fear of what could happen is unacceptable to her, and not a way she chooses...
Muslim Women and the Militant Atheists

Muslim Women and the Militant Atheists

Soumaya Ghannoushi  01.21.2016
It seems it is not only the far right that seizes the opportunity of every calamity that befalls us and every terrorist attack to unleash...

North Korea Blows up South Korean Airliner, 1987

ADST  01.20.2016
Someone once described the dissolution of the USSR as a typical Soviet divorce -- you're no longer married but you're still forced to live...
At Mardi Gras, Dance Like The FBI’s Watching

At Mardi Gras, Dance Like The FBI’s Watching

Casey Williams  01.20.2016
If you’re heading to Mardi Gras next month, prepare to be watched. This year, New Orleans’ alcohol-soaked tribute to hedonism...

Why Is ISIS Successful in Recruiting Local Muslims?

Luqman Ahmed  01.20.2016
Following the horrific attacks in Istanbul, Indonesia and Burkina Faso carried out by extremists in the name of Islam, a fundamental question...
At Least 20 Killed After Taliban Attack University In Northwest Pakistan

At Least 20 Killed After Taliban Attack University In Northwest Pakistan

AP  01.20.2016
CHARSADDA, Pakistan (AP) — Once again, Islamic militants stormed a school in northeastern Pakistan in a deadly attack that lasted...
ISIS Media Outlet Confirms Death Of 'Jihadi John'

ISIS Media Outlet Confirms Death Of 'Jihadi John'

Reuters  01.19.2016
DUBAI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A media outlet associated with Islamic State on Tuesday released a eulogy for "Jihadi John," a member of the...