Beth Clay

760 Flips | 38 Magazines | 42 Followers | @BethClayofHawk | Founder of Hawk International, LLC. I have a strong interest in Middle East and North Africa; and an eclectic group of interests ranging from metaphysics, travel, integrative health, preserving and promting liberty, justice, and service.

Hurricane Irma Makes Second Florida Landfall at Marco Island; Catastrophic Strike on Southwest Florida Underway

Hurricane Central<p>Hurricane Irma Makes Second Florida Landfall at Marco Island; Catastrophic Strike on Southwest Florida Underway<p>September 10 2017 …

The war in Afghanistan needs a change in tactics. Privatizing the military isn't the answer

President Trump is frustrated about the lack of progress in Afghanistan and seems to be skeptical about his military advisors' proposal for the deployment of up to another 4,000 U.S. trainers, advisors and counter-terrorism forces to join the 8,500 now stationed there.<p>"We've been there for now …

National Security

Pakistan demand Afghanistan apology

The feud between the Afghanistan and Pakistan Cricket Boards has continued to rumble on, with the PCB demanding a public apology from their …

Afghanistan

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British ex-soldier arrested in Turkey and accused of fighting alongside Kurdish rebels

A British ex-soldier has been arrested by Turkish authorities for suspected terrorism offences while holidaying on the country's western coast.<p>The man, named locally as ‘Joseph A.R.’, was detained in the Aegean holiday resort town of Didim, in Aydin province, on Friday, on charges of working with a …

Muslim radio station shut down after broadcasting 25 hours of lectures by al-Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki

A community radio station has had its licence revoked after broadcasting 25 hours of lectures by an al-Qaeda recruiter.<p>Sheffield-based Iman FM …

Four Arab countries say they are ready for Qatar dialogue with conditions

DUBAI (Reuters) - The four Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar said on Sunday they were ready for talks to tackle the dispute if Doha showed willingness to deal with their demands.<p>Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks to media after the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says that calls for internationalization of holy sites 'a declaration of war'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister called what he said was Qatar’s demand for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, but Qatar said it never made such a call.<p>FILE PHOTO: General …

Mother says twins with autism not allowed to attend special education classes

Zoey and her twin sister, Quinn have spent the first five month of Kindergarten learning in the basement of their home in Massapequa.<p>The girls have …

Autism

Rhodes Scholar’s Mother Helped Him With Autism Breakthrough

Jory Fleming is headed to Oxford, thanks to home schooling that tapped into his sense of curiosity<p>Kelly Fleming remembers the low point of raising her son, Jory.<p>He was eight years old when he spent an entire morning, afternoon and evening wailing uncontrollably. She still doesn’t know what set off …

Autism

5 things Obama did right (from a conservative perspective)

Supporters of conservative, free-market policies are rejoicing with President Obama's presidency in its final days, and justifiably so.<p>By the end of …

Obama Administration

Rep. Mark Meadows will preside over a more cooperative wing of conservative rebels

With a Republican about to be sworn in as president, the House Freedom Caucus intends to spend less time battling its own leadership under new …

Trump Administration

Britain's top family doctor says seven-day NHS is 'unrealistic' and could affect weekday service

Plans or a seven-day NHS are "unrealistic" and could seriously effect weekday care, Britain's top family doctor warned today.<p>Royal College of General …

Chillies could help beat cancer as research finds capsaicin destroys diseased cells

Chillies could help fight breast cancer after scientists revealed the spicy ingredient causes diseased cells to self destruct.<p>Capsaicin, the active …

Philippines' Duterte Threatens to Throw Corrupt Officials Out of Helicopter

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter in the same manner he did a Chinese man …

China's Xi Calls for 'Socialist Family Values' in 2017 as Anti-Beijing Sentiment Grows

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua is promoting statements by President Xi Jinping made last month demanding a “new trend toward socialist family …

1,565 Refugees Diagnosed with Active TB Since 2012

Between 2012 and 2015, 1,565 refugees were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) in the United States, according to annual reports published by the …

Finland is giving 2,000 citizens a guaranteed income

Finland has started a radical experiment: It's giving 2,000 citizens a guaranteed income, with funds that keep flowing whether participants work or not.<p>The program, which kicks off this month, is one of the first efforts to test a "universal basic income." Participants will receive €560 ($587) a …

Quake swarm near the California-Mexico border gets scientists' attention

A swarm of more than 250 small earthquakes have struck since New Year's Eve near the California-Mexico border, causing unease among residents and attention from scientists.<p>The strongest earthquake in the sequence was magnitude 3.9, striking directly underneath the town of Brawley, about 170 miles …

Computer outage disrupts customs at US airports

<b>(CNN) —</b> A computer outage at US airports Monday evening left thousands of inbound international travelers stuck behind customs screening stations for hours on one of the busiest travel days of the year.<p>The US Customs and Border Protection processing systems were back online at all airports later in …

Gingrich: My Biggest Fear Is That Trump Will Lose His Nerve

On ABC's 'This Week' on Sunday, Trump ally Newt Gingrich said his biggest worry about the incoming administration is "that they will lose their …

Unions

Assange To Hannity: Source For WikiLeaks Was Not Russian Government

In an exclusive interview with FOX News Channel's Sean Hannity the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange said Russia was not the source for the DNC and …

Donald Trump

Pence to huddle with House GOP on ObamaCare

Vice President-elect Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence calls for release of convicted Reuters journalists in Myanmar Trump biographer …

Republicans

Trump taps Lighthizer for trade representative

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNorth Korea to cooperate with US in nuclear talks: report Nike to air Kaepernick ad during 'Thursday …

Donald Trump

Paul: Repeal, replace ObamaCare simultaneously

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCongress faces September scramble on spending Overnight Defense: McCain honored in Capitol ceremony | Mattis …

Health Care

Seven rising Democratic stars

A big problem for ambitious Democrats in the House is a leadership power structure that makes it difficult to move up.<p>Reps. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), …

Government