|EXTREMISM IN THE LEVANT: Europe and Eurasia: Syria Spillover: The...|
INSIDE REPORTING Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, Members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity. I’m pleased to be joined by Matt Olsen and Derek Chollet. I ask that my written testimony be entered into the record. Before addressing the issue of extremism in the Levant, let me first offer a quick assessment of developments in...
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|#Syria #Daraa | Busra Ashaam | April 23…|
#Syria #Daraa | Busra Ashaam | April 23, 2014 | 2m The Free Syrian Army (#FSA) has targeted regime dens in the south quarter of the city with mortar shells. 1.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=32.518302&lon=36.477356&z=13&m=b&tag=516 2.http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=32.518302&lon=36.477356&z=10&m=m
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|In Defense of Explaining Things|
by John Herrman For websites meant to help us understand things, the new Explainer Sites—Vox, FiveThirtyEight, et al—are awfully disorienting. We stare them in the face and we cannot quite describe what we are looking at. Are they publications? Some sort of health food? Are they explaining the news to me, or to someone standing behind me? This...
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|Nikki Haley faces new challenge from retd judge in re-election bid|
Nikki Haley faces new challenge from retd judge in re-election bid Nikki Haley faces new challenge from retd judge in re-election bid I thought it as beautiful site and just a place of prayer: Justin Bieber, seeks apology over Japan war shrine trip Japan welcomes Barack Obama, US President focuses on Free trade talks on his Asian Tour Washington...
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|‘Syriac Gazetteer’ preserves endangered Middle East cultures|
Key moments in the development and interaction of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other religions are being preserved through Syriaca.org, an international collaboration edited by scholars at Vanderbilt and Princeton universities. The Syriac Gazetteer, an online geographical dictionary, is the first in a series of reference works launched by...
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|The White Man just wants to save Arabs. Is that so wrong?|
"American Matthew VanDyke, 34, describes himself as a revolutionary activist and combat veteran of the Libyan Revolution. He's also a documentary film-maker and media commentator who joined the rebels in Libya in March 2011 before moving to Syria a year later. In Syria he began to "help the revolution, filming, advising rebels, and some other...
angryarab.blogspot.com 31 minutes ago
|Tony Blair Denounces Muslim Brotherhood in Speech on Islamic...|
This is slow going, but keep in mind that this is taking place within a mainstream discourse and in that context there are significant gems in here. Blair clearly denounces the Brotherhood, urges a recognition of Islam linked to politics as the problem and suggests substituting Religious Freedom for Democracy as the X factor in Muslim reform. There...
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|Tony Blair: West must confront radical Islam|
(LONDON GUARDIAN) Western military intervention in the Middle East has so far failed due to the distorting impact of an Islamic extremism so opposed to modernity that it could yet engender global catastrophe, Tony Blair warned on Wednesday in a keynote speech on the state of politics in the Middle East. With support for intervention ebbing fast,...
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|Islamists in Syria crucify Christian teenagers|
In the latest example of demonic violence against the Christian communities in the Middle East, last year Islamists entered the Syrian town of Maaloula and murdered men, women and children. Before they were murdered, they were offered the chance to convert to Islam by reciting the Shahada. When they refused, they were murdered and […] Read...
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|U.S. says it is ‘disappointed’ by Palestinian unity deal|
The United States said on Wednesday it was disappointed by a unity pact agreed between the Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and said it could seriously complicate peace efforts. Related Entries April 23, 2014 Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests...
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|Almost 90% of chemical weapons removed from Syria|
The Los Angeles Times reports the Syrian government has shipped out almost 90% of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged nation can meet a Sunday deadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday. The latest shipment on Tuesday to the Mediterranean port of Latakia means that 86.5% of...
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