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Iran's Murky Election Run-Up

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Reporters Uncensored

A total of 58 journalists and netizens are currently detained in Iran. The country is one of the world's largest prisons for journalists.

What It Will Take to Reset Relations Between the U.S. and Russia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.09.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Messrs. Obama's and Kerry's challenge is to make a reset more of a priority. Both sides need to shake off the remnants of the Cold War and embrace the new normal.

Easter in El Salvador, 1987

Stan Duncan | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion
Stan Duncan

An explosion blew the doors of the church off their hinges and into the sanctuary. A second explosion and the crucified body of Christ broke free and fell beside us, creating almost another wall of protection from the terror outside. He stayed there the rest of the night.

Jason Cherkis

'He Never Got To Ride His New Bike' | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was Christmas night when Sincere Smith, 2, found his father’s loaded gun on the living room table of their Conway, S.C., mobile hom...

'My Drunk Kitchen' Star to Launch Global Tour Thanks to Over 175k in Fan Donations

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

Hannah Hart is taking her wildly popular "My Drunk Kitchen" show on the road, and has already raised over $175,000 for her new travelogue show, "Hello Harto!" on Indiegogo.

Fears of American Isolationism Dominate the Davos Forum

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

The gathering of heads of state and global leaders of both the public and private sectors at the World Economic Forum next week in Davos will be focus...

Defense Minister Hopes U.S. Will Not Forget Afghanistan After Pullout

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's defense minister expressed optimism on Tuesday that the United States will not abandon his country after fore...

Wales Is For Sheep And Sometimes People

Christina Kelly | Posted 03.17.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

Later in its history, Tintern Abbey became a frequent destination for the Romantics, inspiring that soporific poem by William Wordsworth you read freshman year.

American Health Is Life Years Away

J. L. Morin | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
J. L. Morin

Would we fall off the edge of the earth if we produced only enough to live healthy, peaceful lives? After the startling results brought to light in a recent health report, many are questioning whether it is better to strive for high corporate growth at the expense of life expectancy.

Postal Service Looks To New Congress For Rescue

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress that expired this week might have steered the nation away from the ...

U.S. Army Major Pleads Guilty To Accepting Thousands Of Dollars

AP | Posted 01.04.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Army major has pleaded guilty to accepting thousands of dollars in gratuities from contractors while in Iraq. Federal attorneys ...

Monopolism and the Longing for Citizenship

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.20.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

There is a healthy battle taking place between the wave that advocates the principles of modern citizenship making its way into the Arab region, and t...

Can Turkey's 'Soft' Power Work in Syria?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.03.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Neo-Ottomanism and Kemalism are competing ideologies that have driven Turkey's foreign policy for many years. Neo-Ottomanism is focused on promoting 'soft power'- ensuring Turkey is well-placed diplomatically, politically and economically to take on a larger role in the Middle East and beyond.

How to Fix the 21st Century's Dirty Engine of Growth

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 02.16.2013 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

Because of the rapid and continuing expansion of coal-fired generation in emerging economies, particularly in China and India, determined policy action will be needed to reverse the trend of the last decade.

Iran, the U.S. and Azerbaijan: the Land of Fire

Stanley Weiss | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

Azerbaijan is a staunch ally of Israel, a secular counterweight to Iran and an increasingly critical exporter of oil and natural gas, and its importance to U.S. national security seems clear -- at least, for every president until now.

The Latest Thing The U.S. And Russia Are Fighting Over: Internet Taxes

Reuters | Claire Davenport | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology

By Claire Davenport BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union member states are preparing to fight as a bloc alongside the United States to p...

Crisis in Goma, Congo

Kate Grant | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Kate Grant

While the UN "peacekeepers" may have kept the peace in Goma by basically getting out of the way of the marauding rebel forces, this did not spare the civilians who have suffered so much already from the carnage and chaos in the besieged region.

UN Condemns Rebels Wreaking Havoc in Congo; US Shields Rwanda's Role

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

A rebel militia captured Goma, the main city in resource-rich Eastern Congo, with little resistance from the Congolese army or U.N. peacekeepers. Reports indicate the rebels are pillaging and raping as scores of people flee from their homes.

I'm With Stupid: The Fiscal Benefits of Swapping Idaho for Samoa

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

As of this writing, people in all 50 states had filed requests to secede from the union in the wake of the presidential election, and I have to say I ...

Beirut, a Novel Too Close for Comfort

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.15.2013 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alexander McNabb outdid himself in his second novel, Beirut, An Explosive Thriller, another adventure-filled story loaded with intrigue, espionage, love, murder, international hoods and plenty of violence.

Syria: A Tragedy in Search of a Denouement

Amir Madani | Posted 11.08.2012 | World
Amir Madani

A bilateral negotiation on Iran's nuclear project is of fundamental importance to the quest for a solution for Syria; but such a negotiation would necessarily expand to encompass regional problems.

Russia Slams U.S. Human Rights Record

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Monday of double standards on human rights, criticising...

U.S. Navy Displays Power In Disputed Asian Seas

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 12.20.2012 | World

ON BOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON -- A U.S. aircraft carrier group cruised through the disputed South China Sea on Saturday in a show of American pow...

Ode to the Bay: My Life as a Vietnamese Immigrant in California

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.15.2012 | San Francisco
Andrew Lam

The things the Bay Area is known for -- arching bridges and grand ports and famed high-tech companies -- evoke, in many ways, what often transpires here: the ability to span distances and transgress borders.

Tomato Trade Deal In Jeopardy

AP | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Commerce Department on Thursday indicated it may side with Florida tomato growers and squash a 16-year-old trade agreement with Mexi...