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Retroactively Authorizing War Not Greatest Idea Ever

New York Times: As the new Congress gets settled in, the debate over the scope and legal authority of WashingtonÂ?s new war in the Middle East has resurfaced amid strikingly disparate views. The White House is consulting with lawmakers...Show More Summary

Quiz: Political Change in the Middle East

15 hours agoReligion / Judaism :

Take the quiz and see how many questions you can answer correctly.

This Week in World War I January 31-February 7, 1915

The Middle East Theater in World War I: Winter 1915 Turkish Infantry Prepares to Attack the Suez Canal At the beginning of 1915, two new areas of conflict emerged in the Middle East Theater. In Egypt, a Turkish-German force crossed the Sinai Peninsula and attempted to seize control of the Suez Canal. Show More Summary

Bill Maher Chastises President Obama For Respecting ‘Medieval Bulls’

Bill Maher has had no shortage of criticism for the Middle East and, more specifically, Islamic beliefs over the last few months. On Friday night’s edition of Real Time with Bill Maher, his HBO talk show, he redirected some of that anger toward President Obama for his recent trip to Saudi Arabia. Show More Summary

Obama Makes Some Progress In His Passage To India Before the Big Kowtow in Saudi

President Barack Obama made some progress on his agenda in his passage to India. But events in the Middle East and Washington demonstrated again how hamstrung his administration continues to be. With Republicans stronger in Congress now than they have been since the first election of Franklin D. Show More Summary

Beirut is the beacon for designer Elie Saab

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Tulip prints, light-as-air silk gowns and as many sparkles as stars in a Middle East night sky -- Elie Saab's haute couture show might have taken place in Paris on Wednesday, but his inspiration was clearly his native Beirut. The Lebanese...Show More Summary

David Harsanyi on Obama's Middle East Messaging

2 days agoNews : Reason

At the World Economic Forum last week, Secretary of State John Kerry argued that though extremists may cite Islam as a justification for errorism, the world should refrain from using the term "Islamic radicals." Extremism, Kerry maintained,...Show More Summary

Why Even Our Friends in the Middle East Don’t Like Us

Aaron David Miller: These days, the United States' two oldest and most important friends in the Middle East--Israel and Saudi Arabia--seem to have more in common with one another than they do with Washington.

?Chelsea Handler Uses Her Boobs to Bring Peace to Middle East (PHOTO)

Post by Michele Zipp. Chelsea Handler is at it again sharing topless photos of herself on Instagram in her continuing efforts for the "free the nipple" movement. This time, however, Chelsea is sitting on top of a camel with Israeli flag pasties on and she's promoting peace in the Middle East. Show More Summary

Pentagon Silent on Current Use of DU in Iraq

Back in October, I reported that, “A type of airplane, the A-10, deployed this month to the Middle East by the U.S. Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing, is responsible for more Depleted Uranium (DU) contamination than any other platform, according to the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW).... Pentagon spokesman [...]

The Israel-Hezbollah Sideshow

Paul R. Pillar Israel Lebanon Syria, Middle East An exchange of lethal attacks during the past fortnight between Israel and Hezbollah has raised the risk that escalation of fighting between these old antagonists might be added to the intractable mess that Syria already is. Show More Summary

Defend the Kurds (09/08/14)

The plight facing the Kurdish nation has not come about recently and there will no doubt be plenty of voices urging the 'west' stay out of the quagmire that is the Middle East, but as in Libya the case for intervening is a strong one...Show More Summary

The Next War In The Middle East Has Begun And Israel Vows "To Act Powerfully On All Fronts"

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Israel and Hezbollah are at war. On top of everything else that is going on in the world, now we have a new war in the Middle East, and nobody is quite certain what is going to happen next. Show More Summary

Desert Cities: Modular Nodal Network Idea for the Middle East

A combination of contemporary regionalism and sustainable urbanism, this design strategy proposed by an Italian architecture firm involves a series...

Atlanta's DJ Esco spent 56 days in a Dubai jail

Probably safe to assume DJ Esco is having the happiest new year ever. That's because he returned home to Atlanta only two weeks ago after a harrowing extended-stay trip to the Middle East.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Datebook: Model U.N., art of the Middle East and vintage erotica

A mock U.N. made up of Angelenos, contemporary art from artists with roots in the Middle East, the early erotic works of Tom of Finland, and Larry Clark’s photos for sale — cheap. Plus: textile-like paintings, a group show about love and war, late night in the Los Angeles Arts...

Chelsea Handler Finally Posted a Topless Photo Instagram Won't Take Down

Chelsea Handler's ongoing quest to keep a photo of her bare nipples up on Instagram hasn't been successful so far, so she decided to tackle something a little easier—the Middle East peace process. Her latest topless photo, shot on a trip to Jerusalem, has her posing topless on a camel while wearing Israeli flag pasties. Read more...

Chelsea Handler poses topless while riding a camel in Israel

Chelsea Handler put her breast foot forward in a bid for peace in the Middle East.

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