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5 charts that show how young Arabs really feel about the Islamic State

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

A new poll of Arab men and women aged between 18 and 24 has found that few support the Islamic State, The Washington Post's Joby Warrick reports. The poll also shows that perhaps these young Arabs are as dismayed and confused by the group's rise as the rest of the world. These five charts detail the ASDA’A […]

Thailand to punish drunk drivers by sending them to the morgue

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Wednesday is the first day of Songkran, the Thai New Year, a festival that was once primarily characterized by paying respects to one's elders by gently pouring water over their hands, and by sprinkling statues of the Buddha with water. In recent times, though, the festival has earned a more ominous moniker: the Seven Days of […]

Could this poem trip up Angela Merkel?

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

It all started with a joke. Last week, German comedian Jan Böhmermann aired a segment on his show in which he read an openly offensive poem, directed at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he accused him of bestiality and other unsavory things. Show More Summary

Two ways the war in Yemen is turning into a disaster for the U.S.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Two significant reports last week illustrated the awkward role of the United States in the ongoing conflict in Yemen, which has claimed thousands of lives, seen the virtual collapse of the fragile Yemeni state, and sparked a grim humanitarian crisis in what was already the Middle East's most impoverished nation. Show More Summary

A poll claimed to reveal ‘what British Muslims really think.’ Critics say it failed.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

A new poll appears to paint a stark picture of British Muslims and their apparently complicated attitudes toward modern Western values. However, it has also sparked a fierce debate about the accuracy of such polls, with some even questioning whether they should be conducted at all. Just over half of British Muslims said homosexuality should be illegal, according to the […]

Israeli colonel who killed a Palestinian rock thrower was following ‘protocol’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

In July last year, a Palestinian teenager hurled a rock at a passing Israeli military jeep near one of the checkpoints leading into Ramallah. The stone smashed through the window. The driver hit the brakes. Inside the jeep was a senior Israeli officer, Col. Yisrael Shomer, the commander of the Binyamin Brigade. Shomer and two […]

It’s okay not to apologize for Hiroshima, says Chinese state media

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday paid what he called a "gut-wrenching" visit to a memorial in Hiroshima, the Japanese city hit dropped a nuclear bomb seven decades ago, killing as many as 140,000 people. The attack on Hiroshima, followed three days later by the bombing of Nagasaki, signaled the first and last time that nuclear weapons were […]

Egypt hands Saudi Arabia two islands in gratitude. Egyptians are outraged.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

CAIRO – The social media hashtag #Egyptissold says it all. The virtual world of Egyptians erupted on Sunday with the news that Egypt had handed over two Red Sea islands, Sanafir and Tiran, to Saudi Arabia as a show of gratitude for the kingdom’s immense economic aid. Thousands took to Twitter and Facebook to condemn […]

Viral video: Unmarried Asian women aren’t ‘leftovers’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

A provoking Chinese beauty ad released by SK-II aims to empower young single women. Branded by the stigmatic term "sheng nu," Chinese women who are over 25 and are not married are known as "leftover women." This luxury skincare ad opens with images of little Chinese girls smiling at different stages of life. Statements like, […]

‘I trained to be a police officer, not a showgirl': Mexican cops claim attractiveness review

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The officers were sized up during the selection process for a new police unit in the north-central Mexican city of Querétaro. But it was their physical appearance — their attractiveness — that was being inspected. That's according to complaints female officers filed to the state's human rights commission, the Guardian reported. "The women said, ‘I trained […]

This former Auschwitz guard was supposed to stand trial. He died one week before its start.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

He was one of the few remaining Auschwitz guards expected to face a court. But just one week before his trial was scheduled to start on Wednesday, Ernst Tremmel died at the age of 93. His death puts a spotlight on a problem that is increasingly worrisome to German prosecutors: Time is running out for them to bring those […]

Why some British Muslims are calling for the death of other British Muslims

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Last month, after being offended by a tweet, Tanweer Ahmed traveled 200 miles in an Uber car from Bradford, in England, to Glasgow, in Scotland. The seemingly innocuous, even heartfelt tweet was written by Asad Shah, and wished his adopted countrymen a happy Easter. Upcoming special event ;- GOOD FRIDAY AND VERY HAPPY EASTER ESPECIALLY TO MY BELOVED CHRISTIAN […]

A German comedian read a lewd poem about Turkey’s Erdogan. Now he could face jail time.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Activists have long criticized the Turkish government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for being thin-skinned in the face of criticism and for unfairly targeting journalists. Now a television host is facing potential jail time for reading a satirical poem about Erdogan that suggested the Turkish leader engaged in bestiality, among other things. This case has a twist, […]

Israeli politician accuses Bernie Sanders of ‘blood libel’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The fallout from Sen. Bernie Sanders's interview with the New York Daily News has reached Israel. The Democratic presidential candidate has been pilloried in many quarters for his waffling answers during the sit-down with the tabloid's editors. Show More Summary

New video shows alleged Brussels bomber’s escape

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Prosecutors in Belgium have released a new video that shows a third suspect in last month's Brussels airport attack allegedly leaving the scene after the bombing. The suspect is believed to have been the only surviving participant in the attack on March 22. The two other suspects, identified as Najim Laachraoui and Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, are believed to have […]

North Korea is conducting a ’70-day campaign.’ What’s that all about?

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

TOKYO -- North Korea is holding the first congress of its ruling Workers’ Party in 36 years next month, and all hands are on deck. Literally all hands. Kim Jong Un’s regime has mobilized people around the nation for a "70-day campaign" to prepare for the Communist shindig, at which The Great Successor is expected […]

Syrian rebel ‘cannibal’ who ate enemy’s heart is reported dead

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Some observers thought -- or at least hoped -- we had reached the darkest nadir of the Syrian conflict in May 2013. At the time, shocking YouTube footage surfaced of a rebel commander gloating over the corpse of a regime soldier. To the horror of those who saw the video, the rebel proceeded to carve open the dead man's torso with a […]

Finnish was the second language of Sweden for centuries. Now Arabic is overtaking it.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Officially, Sweden doesn't keep a record of the languages its inhabitants speak. That fact was infuriating to Mikael Parkvall, a linguist at Stockholm University, so he decided to find out for himself. What is the most popular non-Swedish language in Sweden? After poring over various statistics and studies, Parkvall came to a conclusion: Arabic was very likely to […]

Viral footage shows bystanders doing nothing as Chinese woman is attacked in hotel

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

It’s a conversation that’s drawn in hundreds of thousands, giving voice to anger and spurring calls for women’s rights — a conversation that’s sparked a misogynistic backlash of its own.

Edward Snowden mocks David Cameron’s call for privacy after Panama Papers leaks

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The dramatic impact of the Panama Papers leak — involving a huge cache of documents that allegedly detail the secret offshore holdings of the world's elite — is still being measured. Its apparent revelations have compelled a prime minister...Show More Summary

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