Deliberately crippled to conform to male ideals of beauty, these strange, pathetic creatures - to Western eyes - embodied the mysterious ways of the East. Early travel accounts describe the "alluring"
"It is forbidden by religion to bring the name of the Almighty into a defiled place like this," Omran recalled being told by Maj. Taha Taher al-Ani. Omran didn't see al-Ani again until years later, in
The idea that Iranian leaders seek another Holocaust is at the emotional core of opposition to the nuclear deal. Is it true? Mike Huckabee’s sin was being too vivid. Last week, after the Republican presidential
We're now halfway through the year and it turns out that several of these predictions were on the money. Here's a rundown of some of the predictions, according to a December 2000 story from The Telegraph.
WASHINGTON — The future of same-sex marriage and President Obama's health care law hang in the balance as the Supreme Court's 2014 term draws rapidly to a close this month. But those aren't the only big
News First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter. How the Supreme Court could make things easier --
People of Pagan and Tinian to take their appeal directly to Obama to save islands’ rare ecosystems from ‘irreparable damage’ and residents from forced relocation If the Pentagon gets its way, a pair of
Cheap debt is sloshing through the system while yield-hungry investors offer their first-born to earn 5%. And this cheap debt, along with vertigo-inducing stock valuations, has created the largest M&A
Shale oil development has increased U.S. crude production over by 80% since 2008 and 7% this year alone to around 9.3 million b/d. This growth continues to lower our imported petroleum requirement, long
By Jeffrey Rothfeder In late 2013, Cisco chief executive John Chambers used a portentous phrase while telling analysts that sales in emerging markets were spiraling downward, forcing the networking equipment
After five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over. GOP congressional leaders, unable to roll back the law while President
(Jiri Hera via Shutterstock) The state’s desperate fight against marriage equality is actually just getting sad (but still scary) March 5, 2015 9:10pm (UTC) Alabama is in turmoil this week over conflicting
(Reuters/Rebecca Cook) Jeb Bush says mistakes were made in Iraq, but his courageous brother fixed it all up before Obama ruined everything February 19, 2015 4:40pm (UTC) You got the feeling that Jeb Bush’s
Saqr al-Joroushi warns that foreign boots on the ground would cause Libyans to unite against them and increase country's woes The commander of Libya's air force has warned against sending foreign troops