Mohammed Alhasan

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Kurdish forces seize border town of Tal Abyad, cutting off key Isis supply line

Kurdish fighters have taken control of the border town of Tal Abyad, dealing a significant blow to Islamic State’s ability to wage war in Syria by cutting off a supply line to its self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa.<p>The Journey: A refugee's odyssey from Syria to Sweden<p>Read more<p>A senior Kurdish …

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My husband won’t sleep with me

After 15 years together, the rest of my life is stretching out before me, a desert devoid of passion or lust<p>I hooked up with the bartender one night. And then I married him.<p>And my husband, boyishly cute, tall, lanky, is a gentle, passive, and wildly intelligent man. He mixes a mean martini and …

The terrifying rise of West African piracy

A new investigation finds armed robbery and kidnapping have become persistent problems in the Gulf of Guinea<p>[<i>This story was reported in partnership with the</i> <i>Investigative Fund</i> <i>at the Nation Institute. Additional funding was provided through the generosity of Adelaide Gomer.</i>]<p>“The Gulf of Guinea is the …

U.S. government to American people: Stay away from these countries

In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations across the globe<p>The world can be a dangerous place. Depending on where you live, you're reminded of that every time you turn on the TV or read the news.<p>If you are citizen of the United States there's also another consistent …

New U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State near Syria-Iraq border

The Unites States and Arab partners are carrying out more strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, confirming a third night of a military campaign against targets inside Syria.<p>"These operations are ongoing, so we will not provide additional details at this …

Gaza: Inspiring new forms of resistance? | War & Conflict

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish once wrote that "against barbarity, poetry can resist only by confirming its attachment to human fragility, like a blade of grass growing on a wall while armies march by".<p>During what will likely become known as the "Third Great War On Gaza", whitewashed by Israel …