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When ‘putting a ring on it’ means jail: Egypt arrests 7 over ‘gay wedding’

By Irene Morse Sept. 9, 2014 Everyone has untagged themselves from that one photo that featured an incriminating red solo cup, but in Egypt the stakes are much higher when it…

Taking the long view: The similar solution to IS and undocumented minors

One would think stranded Central American children and IS’s onslaught are distant and far removed from one another. But besides an ocean, there is little separating the two. But, in…

Media attention finally focuses on Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis

U.S. public interest has shifted between Iraq and Ferguson, Mo. these past two weeks. There was an occasional opportunity to see news on the Gaza Strip, Ebola, or the upcoming…

Meet Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki’s replacement, Haider al-Abadi

If you've been following the news today, you know that Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, announced his resignation today. This comes as no surprise to many, who have been calling…

7 questions about what’s happening in Iraq you were too embarrassed to ask

Last week, the U.S. authorized and carried out airstrikes in Iraq for the first time since troops withdrew from the country in 2011. The situation is changing by the minute,…

A first-hand account of the looming ‘health disaster’ in Gaza

On Aug. 2, several United Nations Agencies, including the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, issued a joint press release calling attention to an imminent “health disaster” in the Gaza…

Maria Elena Salinas explores why children flee Central America

Gaza burns, Syria has stalled, and separatists in Ukraine continually humiliate themselves. Closer and (un) justifiably overshadowed, is a crisis on the southern U.S. border. Approximately 57,000 children have traveled…

China looks to cash in on Hollywood

China is setting up for a calculated boom in U.S. cinema. Now, box office sales in the U.S. and Canada dwarf China ($10.9 billion and $3.6 billion respectively). But a…

Ann Coulter’s World Cup troll proves she’s irrelevant — especially on immigration

Ann Coulter has had enough. Enough non-American sports, enough of HBO’s “Girls,” and most importantly, enough with the minorities. Will her article on soccer finally force conservatives to stop listening…

America’s allies funding ISIS in hopes of overthrowing Assad

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) may be the richest terrorist organization in the world, but bank robbery isn’t its only source of funding. The group, which grew out…

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