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Open Road Sets Jon Stewart's Film 'Rosewater' to Open in November

Briefly: We now have a release date for Jon Stewart's new film Rosewater, which was filmed last year in the Middle East, and is already set for a premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in September. Open Road Films has schedule Rosewater for a limited debut starting November 7th this fall, putting it right smack in the middle of awards season. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut Gets a Release Date

2 hours agoNews : Mediaite

You may recall that last summer, Jon Stewart left John Oliver in charge of The Daily Show while he traveled to the Middle East to film a movie, marking his directorial debut. That movie, Rosewater, is going to be getting a November 7th release, a prime spot for awards season.

MEMRI: Chicago Imam Preaches Jihad Against Israel

The Middle East Media Research Institite (MEMRI), which specializes in translating media in the Middle East, has uncovered chilling videos in the United States itself. The video clips, posted Thursday to MEMRI's website, allegedly show Sheik Mohamed Elimam of the Chicago Islamic Center preaching jihad against Israel. Show More Summary

New Aston Martin to be Exclusively Middle East Bound

3 hours agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

  When you’re a person with sizable wealth, it is possible to buy anything that may or may not exist (so I have heard). Despite being a small fragment of the general population, the amassed wealth of some is enough to fuel an entire luxury industry. Among auto companies, Cadillac, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin has […]

Your Amazon Appstore games are now available in Southeast Asia

Android game makers, take note: Amazon has expanded its Appstore to support 41 more countries and territories, including parts of Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East....

The Four Biggest Threats to this Bull Market

These are four of the biggest threats to the bull market. According to Hugh Johnson Advisors, first is the threat of oil skyrocketing over the turmoil in the Middle East, and natural gas prices soaring as Russia retaliates over U.S. and European trade sanctions.

Setting the table for World War III

Roger Cohen at The Atlantic looks at current events and sets out a detailed scenario for how World War III could begin. Interestingly, he leaves terrorist and the Middle East completely out of his "dark imaginings," focusing on a coincidental...Show More Summary

Sundance’s “The Honorable Woman” takes on the Middle East–but manages to sap it of drama

Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in a slow, leisurely series about the most urgent issues of the day, with strange results

REVIEW: The Honorable Woman

Maggie Gyllenhaal is captivating in a twisty Middle East espionage thriller with timely--and timeless--themes.


FROM MATTHEW YGLESIAS, A PLAN FOR MIDEAST PEACE THAT JUST MIGHT WORK: AFTER THE LATEST DEPRESSING news from the Middle East I think we have to start asking just how inhumane it would be for Israel to just expel the Palestinians from the occupied terroritories. The result would probably be out-and-out war with the neighboring [...]

Democrats tilt towards Hamas, blame Republicans

(Paul Mirengoff) Caroline Glick makes a persuasive case that under President Obama, America has switched sides in the Middle East. It has switched, that is, from Israel’s side to that of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. You could argue that Obama has switched sides twice. Show More Summary

4 Rice Recipes From Around the World

21 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Rice, this small but significant grain is apart of the culinary history of many countries. It has weaved its way through Asia, the Middle East, South America and more and has become a staple food for the majority of the world's population. In Mexico, it's served alongside pinto beans.

Killing Shadows

After returning from the Middle East recently, there have been moments where everyday life in New York aligns -- or misaligns -- with everything I witnessed in my work with Syrian refugees in Jordan. In between the spaces of tragedyShow More Summary

Penelope Cruz Backpedals, Admits Not an 'Expert' on Middle East

Penelope Cruz is worried her recent comments on the Israeli/Hamas conflict might be "misunderstood." So the Oscar winner issued an updated statement, according to, further explaining why she thought the Israeli government was committing "genocide" against the Palestinians. Show More Summary

Israel's Tech Scene Is Having A Banner Week Despite Horrific Israel-Palestinian Violence

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has sent shockwaves through the Middle East and the broader world, but the hostilities have left one aspect of life in Israel curiously untouched: the Israeli tech sector. The four weeks since Hamas...Show More Summary

Viber now has 400M users, & many are using the service to survive in the war-torn Middle East

"We provide a service that allows people everywhere to communicate. Yes, some people might use technology to do bad things. But we believe the world is a better place when people can communicate."

Watch: Douglas Murray and Ben Soffa from Palestinian Solidarity Campaign discuss anti-Semitism

In this week’s Spectator, Melanie Phillips suggests that anti-Semitism is on the rise, fueled by the events in the Middle East. Douglas Murray and Ben Soffa, Secretary of the Palestine… Continue reading The post Watch: Douglas Murray and Ben Soffa from Palestinian Solidarity Campaign discuss anti-Semitism appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Grand Central: Investors Whistle Past Middle East and Ukraine Turmoil

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Sign up for the newsletter. Will turmoil in the Middle East and the West’s worsening confrontation with Russia derail the global economy? Investors...Show More Summary

We Won’t Make Israel Make Peace

After John Kerry’s efforts to broker a ceasefire in the Gaza war crashed and burned, Zack Beauchamp asks why the $3 billion in aid we give Israel every year doesn’t seem to buy us any leverage: Talk to Middle East analysts, and you get a clear sense that the US really could box Israel in […]

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