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This Former MTV Icon Found Inner Peace Through Islam

BERLIN/LONDON ? In her early 20s, Kristiane Baker was having the time of her life. She was living her dream as a presenter for MTV Europe, brushing shoulders with celebrities like Mick Jagger and Bono on a regular basis ? and getting paid to do it. Show More Summary

Wonder Woman: Feminist Icon Or Symbol Of Oppression?

Lina Abirafeh, Lebanese American University It’s been a busy – and controversial – year for Wonder Woman. In October 2016, the United Nations made a curious appointment: Wonder Woman would be the global organisation’s new AmbassadorShow More Summary

Trump Faces North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un, But South Korea’s Moon Jae-In May Pose A Bigger Challenge

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—Another day, another North Korean crisis, it seems. But the new South Korean leader, Moon Jae-In, set to visit Washington next week, may prove to be a bigger problem for President Donald Trump than North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un. Unlike America’s presidential election, South Korea’s contest yielded no surprises. Show More Summary

This Muslim Convert Is Changing The Conversation About Women In Islam With Music And Humor

COPENHAGEN, Denmark ? Annette Bellaoui remembers the moment well. She was meeting a leading politician in the Danish People’s Party, known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric. He stared at her, “seriously contemplating” Bellaoui in a way that...Show More Summary

This Muslim Convert Is Prepping The Next Batch Of Muslim Scholars To Be More In Tune With UK Society

CAMBRIDGE, England ? When Tim Winter became a Muslim in 1979, Islam was still something of a mystery to the West. He was a 19-year-old undergraduate student at Cambridge University and a self-described “freelance monotheist.” Today,Show More Summary

Comey Bolsters Case For Obstruction Of Justice By Trump

Without ever stating that President Donald Trump obstructed justice, former FBI director James Comey methodically laid out the case for charging Trump with the crime of obstruction of justice, an impeachable offense. In written and oral...Show More Summary

This Self-Described ‘Hillbilly’ Muslim Convert Is A Refreshing Link Between Islam And His Danish Culture

COPENHAGEN, Denmark ? Imam Abdul Wahid Pedersen first began to spiritually connect to the Islamic faith on a mountain in the holy temple town of Hampi, India in the summer of 1977. It would be about five years before Pedersen, then a...Show More Summary

Terrorists Try To Make Ordinary Life Unlivable

Terrorists try to make ordinary life unlivable. So it was for anarchists before World War I and Zionists before the creation of Israel. So it was for the Baader-Meinhof Gang, the IRA, and so it is now for some radical Islamists. The latest bit of ordinary life to be attacked means a lot to me. Show More Summary

How Did U.S. Get Stuck With Solving The North Korea Problem?

SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA—Just 30 or so miles from the Demilitarized Zone, which separates South and North Korea, sits Seoul, the political, industrial, and population heart of the Republic of Korea. It remains vulnerable to North Korean attack, but is as chaotic as usual. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Trump’s Siding With Saudi Arabia Against Iran Deepens The Mideast Divide

In a speech in Riyadh ostensibly billed as seeking to unite the Muslim world against terrorism, U.S. President Donald Trump instead further inflamed the Shia-Sunni schism in the region by signaling America’s embrace of the Saudi anti-Iran vision for the Middle East. Show More Summary

Iran's Election Marks The Deepening Of Democratic Culture, Says Former Iran President

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, came to power in 1980 following the revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini. He spoke to The WorldPost from his home outside Paris, where he lives in exile. In Iran, the main pillars of power are controlled by the unelected supreme leader. Show More Summary

Election Season Offers A Reminder That Kenya Remains Deeply Sexist

Beatrice Akala, University of Johannesburg Kenyan folk stories celebrate women as strong, fierce heroines of the distant past. Women in some communities in western and central Kenya are said to have enjoyed considerable power directly...Show More Summary

Could An Islamic Reformation Prevent Violent Radicalization In Egypt?

Georges Fahmi, European University Institute Deadly attacks on two churches in the Egyptian cities of Tanata and Alexandria in April, during which at least 44 Coptic Christians were killed, have pushed extremist terrorism in Egypt back in the spotlight. Show More Summary

Standing In Solidarity With Bahrain's Blindfolded Political Prisoners

Close your eyes and imagine what it’s like to be blindfolded as a prisoner. Do it for just a few minutes. When you’ve finished reading this article tightly shut your eyes and try to picture yourself in a jail in a repressive countryShow More Summary

De-Demonizing Vladimir The Hateable

Last week a meeting was held between President Trump and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Lavrov, requested by President Putin, to discuss a new plan for ending the slaughter in Syria and dealing with Bashar al-Assad. A number of members...Show More Summary

Trump’s Saudi Trip Should Be About Ending The War In Yemen, Not Securing An Arms Deal

President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia is designed to highlight his “art of the deal” by clinching a massive $100 billion arms deal. But instead of using his presidency to be a salesman for the arms industry, Trump should be a statesmen for the suffering Yemenis. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Why New Talks With North Korea Are In The Cards

North Korea’s recent launch of a missile it claims is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead — and its possible role in intercontinental cyberattacks — have upped the stakes in what is already arguably the most dangerous global crisis. Show More Summary

The Road To The Great Regression

César Renduels Menendez de Llano, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Donatella Della Porta, Institute of Human and Social sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence This article examining the backlash against neoliberalism is the...Show More Summary

Hassan Rouhani's Economic Legacy May Be His Key To Winning A Second Term

Mohammad Ali Marizad/Tasnim News Agency/Wikipedia, CC BY-NC Shahram Akbarzadeh, Deakin University Today’s presidential election in Iran had turned into a vote of confidence for President Hassan Rouhani’s four years in office. Iran’sShow More Summary

It's A Problem That America Is Still Unable To Admit That It Will Become #2 To China

Kishore Mahbubani is a former diplomat from Singapore and is currently dean and professor of public policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School at the National University of Singapore. He spoke to the The WorldPost from Singapore in a wide-ranging interview about globalization, immigration, U.S. Show More Summary

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