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In the Memory of Abdul Rahman Peter Kassig

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Zaher Sahloul

I am confident that the Syrian people who knew Peter and loved him as a person and as a humanitarian will one day establish a school, a hospital and a foundation under his name. His legacy will outlive the criminals who took his life away.

When Asked If They Could Have Anything, They Asked for Toothpaste

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

Clutching a teddy bear in one arm and a balloon in another, the little boy with a deep scar under his eye looked up and asked in Arabic, very gently... almost a whisper: "Khala (aunt) Rym. Can I have toothpaste for my sisters and I?"

Rumors: Are Lebanese Media Culprits? Take 2

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.10.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Rumors are Lebanon's daily bread with legacy media and citizen journalists accused of fanning the flames amid domestic political unrest, economic uncertainty, and regional upheaval whose sparks are burning Lebanese fingers.

Saraya Abdeen: TV Serial Vexes Egyptians, Historians

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Magda Abu-Fadil

Barely halfway through its month-long run, the TV serial Saraya Abdeen had already ruffled Egyptian feathers, irked historians, and upset the surviving son of Egypt's ousted King Farouk whose forebears occupied the palace after which the show is named.

Bardo Museum: A Tunisian Treasure

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.04.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I couldn't get enough of the fabulous mosaics dating from ancient Greek times to well after the Christian era at Tunisia's renovated National Bardo Mu...

Baalbeck: Marriage of History and Performing Arts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

The briefly displaced Baalbeck International Festival is going home. The world-renowned annual event that was moved last year for security reasons f...

DCMF's Future Questioned After Head Toppled

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.07.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The first blow came with news Jan Keulen, director of the Doha Center for Media Freedom (DCMF), was told he was canned, with no reason given for his d...

Missing Syrian Nuns Surface In Video

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2014 | Religion

BEIRUT, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A group of nuns who went missing in Syria after Islamist fighters captured a Christian village this week have appeared in ...

U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

Craig Considine | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Craig Considine

When "non-Westerners" make use of weapons of mass destruction, there is outrage and calls for military intervention from "the West," but when "Westerners" themselves use them, it is totally permissible, and the world can hardly react.

Sexual Harassment Charges, Other Missteps Plague Egyptian Info Minister

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It hasn't been a good past month for Egyptian Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud who's still being ridiculed for what Arab TV viewers consider an on-the-air pass at an attractive but serious talk show host.

Syrian Christians Fear Violent Backlash

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion

By Dominic Evans Sept 12 (Reuters) - In a walled churchyard in the old city of Damascus, a small group of Syrians debate whether the t...

Canada Cuts Ties with Iran & Syria Despite Its Embarrassing Record on Defending Its Middle Eastern Immigrants

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 11.08.2012 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Canada announced that it has cut ties with the governments of Iran and Syria, shutting down its embassy in Tehran and expelling diplomats from Canada. But Canada is notorious on the human rights of its Middle Eastern immigrants.

Steve Jobs Was an Arab American

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Steve Paul Jobs, as they named him, grew up without ever knowing his biological father.

Live Q&A With Syrian Cyber-Activist

Posted 08.29.2011 | World

During the uprising in Syria, the Syrian government has restricted media activity and worked to prevent activists from sending out information. Despit...

Asma Al Assad: Syria's First Lady And All-Natural Beauty (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Nour Akkad | Posted 03.15.2012 | Style

A couple weeks ago headlines were made when Syrian First Lady, Asma Al Assad invited the Obamas to Damascus. HuffPost readers ended up commenting more...

U.S. Identifies Guantanamo Prisoner Released To Portugal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Guantanamo inmate who said the prison's harsh conditions drove him to attempt suicide has been sent to Portugal, the U...

'Bill Clinton is Syrian' and Other Tales of Obama's Speech From Damascus

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Freddy Deknatel

Syrians will continue to ignore gestures of American reconciliation and Obama's optimistic oratory until an American ambassador is returned to Damascus and sanctions are lifted.