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47 Books You Should Add To Your Shelf, According To Poet Rupi Kaur

The provocative artist and poet shares her list.<p>Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years.<p>At 24, the Indian-Canadian artist and poet decided to create a menstruation-themed photo series for a college project. She posted one now-famous photograph to Instagram, showing herself lying on a bed facing the …

Books

Russia: Syria Gas Attack Victims Faked It

We’ve seen this movie before, and it’s just as ugly the second time around.<p>The last time a deadly nerve agent was dropped on women and children in …

The 3 main drivers that destroyed Syria

In 2010, Syria was ranked 111 out of 169 countries on the Human Development Index, just behind South Africa.<p>But there's more to the life of a country than the maintenance of a solidly lower-middle-income economic baseline. There's more to it than even peace and stability.<p>Since 1970, dictator Hafez …

The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims

The conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the seventh century and the death of the Prophet Muhammad.<p>Yet a spotlight has been shone recently on the differences between the two branches of the religion as the number of clashes between both groups has intensified.<p>The vast majority of the …

Islam

International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos -ABC News - ABC News

Search continues for American missing for weeks in Slovenia<p>Heat wave across Europe<p>Investigators hope to find answers in Mexico plane crash<p>People …

Sexual Harassment

Palestinian Militias Force ISIS Out of Yarmouk Camp

On Monday morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched an assault on the defensive positions of Fatah Al-Intifada and the Popular …

India is less happy than Pakistan, Palestine, says World Happiness Report. What's going on?

The World Happiness Report was released recently and it turns out Switzerland has the happiest people in the world. India is ranked at 117 in a list …

Mental Health

The Palestinian Refugee Version Of "Humans Of New York" Will Give You All The Feels

The Humans of Al-Rashidiya project, launched late last year, was inspired by the popular American photo-blog and documents Palestinan refugees in a camp in Lebanon.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View …

The Palestinian Schoolboy Dreaming of an International Football Career

Palestinians in Lebanon are largely excluded from the political and cultural sphere, but for 11-year-old Omar football has helped to build bridges.<p>Standing on the goal line, Omar Mohammed bounces on the balls of his feet. An 11-year-old Palestinian schoolboy, he finds sanctuary on the rugged pitch …

10 Pictures to Jolt Your Mind On Palestine

<b>How can one convince travellers of destinations in the Middle East that are not only safe, but also staggeringly beautiful and inspiring? Our feet can do the talking in Palestine.</b><p><b>1. The West Bank in Spring</b><p>A barren and burning desert environment? Between Rabud and Dahriya, in spring hikers cross the …