Michel Najm

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Will The Crac des Chevaliers Survive The Syrian Civil War?

High on a hill, almost halfway between Homs, Syria, and the Mediterranean Sea, sits a grand and formidable castle. All imposing turrets and towers, …

Middle East

The U.S. Supreme Court and Obama’s Immigration Actions

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to determine the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants and could influence how future presidents wield …

Report: State Dept. Watchdog Subpoenaed Clinton Foundation Docs

U.S. news<p>State Department investigators last fall issued a subpoena to the Clinton Foundation seeking documents about the charity’s projects that may have required approval from the federal government during Hillary Clinton’s term as secretary of state, according to a report published Thursday on …

ISIS’ looting of the Middle East is 'the largest-scale mass destruction of cultural heritage since' WWII

This not only provides a significant source of income for the terrorist group, but it also represents a systematic destruction of the region's cultural heritage. And it's difficult for authorities to recover stolen artifacts or prevent their sale on the black market, according to a report in The …

Oil, money, politics and evil: Our leading Middle East ally is the worst country imaginable

<b>Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Saudi Arabia'a Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud at the State Department in Washington, on April 12, 2012. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>America’s BFF relationship with the corrupt, vicious and oil-rich Saudi despots might be our worst mistake of …

7 Ways to Increase Your Charisma, According to Psychologists

Anyone can become more charming and engaging over time--all it takes is a little practice.<p>As is the case with most personality traits, some people are naturally more charismatic than others. (Think Oprah Winfrey or Bill Clinton.)<p>But contrary to popular belief, anyone can become more charismatic …

FBI Arrests Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli on Securities Fraud Charges

Business News<p>The pharma boss who became infamous after hiking the price of an HIV-related drug by 5,000 percent was arrested Thursday by the FBI, prosecutors said, accusing him of orchestrating a "trifecta of lies, deceit and greed."<p>The take down of Martin Shkreli — a hedge fund …

It's Time for Washington to Get Out of Bed With the Wahhabists Saudis

When is enough, enough? Another day, another terrorist attack?<p>How is it possible that the United States is an "ally" with a regime as brutal as Assad that refuses to stop spreading its hateful, misogynistic anti-secular Wahhabists ideology all over the world (hereandhere)? And, how is it that We …

Stunning Photos of Underwater Life You Need to See

Stunning Photos of Underwater Life You Need to SeeFlickr/Alexander SemenovFlickr/Alexander SemenovFlickr/Alexander SemenovFlickr/Alexander …

Ahmed Chalabi: Iraqi exile whose reputation waned after return

Hailed as a transformative figure before the ousting of Saddam Hussein, Chalabi was sidelined by the US government within 15 months<p>Ahmed Chalabi, who did more than any other Iraqi to encourage the 2003 US invasion of Baghdad, has died aged 71. An exile for most of his life, he remained a political …

Take a virtual tour of Mars' Gale Crater, an ancient land of lakes

Since its dramatic touchdown on Mars in 2012, NASA's Curiosity rover has inched its way toward Mount Sharp, the 3-mile-high peak in the middle of Gale Crater, finally arriving at its base late last year. And now, with the click of a mouse or the tap of a screen, you can experience the same dusty, …