Observations of an Expat: The Fight for the Spoils

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Tom Arms

Politics hates a vacuum. It especially hates a vacuum in the tinderbox cockpit of the Middle East where the conflicting issues of money, vital resources, religious extremism, religious conflicts, historic rivalries and the geopolitical link between East and West dangerously clash. Continue reading “Observations of an Expat: The Fight for the Spoils”

Global executions down more than a third, but death sentences at record high

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The number of executions around the world last year fell by more than a third compared to the previous year, human rights NGO Amnesty International stated, with 1,032 executions in 23 countries in 2016 compared to 1,634 in 25 countries in 2015.

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The Saudi war on Yemen enters its third year

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Rupen Savoulian

This month marks two full years since the start of the Saudi-led, US-supported war on Yemen. As this war completes two years, involving a blockade of Yemen and the consequent collapse of the nation’s economy, the prospect of famine is now appearing very real.

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How the Muslim Ban is going to affect my gastronomical life

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Ahmed Tharwat

Donald Trump our new Czar, the political ISIS of American politics, the one who beheaded more than a dozen career politicians on national TV during GOP debates. In his crusade against Muslims and Islam, the leader of the civilized world, replacing the leader of the free world, called for “a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

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Starvation looms for 6 million children in Horn of Africa

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Katy Migiro

Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished drylands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts, a charity has stated, with spring rains also predicted to be poor.

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Trump signs new executive orders at the Pentagon

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Kanwal Abidi

President Trump, on Friday at the Pentagon, signed an Executive Order that he said would provide a thorough vetting of refugees to ensure that terrorists cannot get into the United States.

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