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The Floral World of Marta Marzal

Marta Marzal draws inspiration from the natural world of flowers. She creates lush, delicate and somewhat sensual representations of these …

Chandelier Casts Shadow of a Forest of Trees

View Gallery<p>Collaboration between the artists Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz has produced this wonderful light sculpture that likens a ball of tree …

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Artist Spends Up To 8 Hours On Beautiful Sand Paintings That Will Be Swept Away By The Wind

New York-based artist Joe Mangrum has spent the last 8 years drawing beautiful, hypnotic patterns and designs on the streets and squares of New York. …

Colorful Mandala Designs Made From Flowers And Plants By Kathy Klein

Kathy Klein, an artist and “lover of plants, animals, people and the divine presence within all,” creates beautiful flower mandalas, which she calls …

Impressively Detailed Pen Doodles By Kerby Rosanes

Do you remember those imaginative doodles you used to make in your high school notebook? Maybe you still make them. But Phillipine-based illustrator …

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“Lonely Hearts” by Boston-based artist Rich Pellegrino.<p>These four oil paintings have been lovingly recreated as a limited edition fine art print. Each print comes signed and numbered by the artist, check it out here.

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Iran won't discuss military programme, say officials

Iran has made clear that it will only discuss nuclear issues and not its military programme as negotiations start for a comprehensive agreement aimed at settling a decades-long dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.<p>Iran's negotiating team, led by its foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and …

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Artist : Dario Puggioni © Posted by Humam

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Christian threats force Muslim convoy to turn back in CAR exodus

Thousands of Muslims tried to flee the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, only for their mass convoy of cars and trucks to be turned back as crowds of angry Christians taunted: "We're going to kill you all."<p>The drama unfolded as Amnesty International said it had uncovered …

Hezbollah says will quit Syria if Arabs stop meddling

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called on Sunday for Arab political forces to "stop the war on Syria," promising that if they left the country alone, his Lebanese Shi'ite group would also withdraw.<p>The three-year-old conflict in Syria has fuelled Sunni-Shi'ite tensions in …

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Pakistan peace talks hit by troop deaths

Peace talks between the Pakistani government and the Taliban have suffered a serious setback, after a faction of the armed group claimed it had executed 23 soldiers held hostage since June 2010.<p>A Pakistani government negotiator, Irfan Siddiqui, said on Monday there was no use in holding a scheduled …

Peace talks collapse as Taliban execute 23 Pakistani soldiers

Government negotiators pull out of negotiations due on Monday as politicians condemn latest killings<p>A Pakistan Taliban faction announced the execution of 23 soldiers on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to already dwindling hopes that peace talks might end years of violence.<p>The militant group had been …

Report: Almost 6,000 Dead in Syria During Geneva Talks

A human rights group tracking the death toll in Syria’s civil war reported on Sunday that nearly 6,000 people had died since the start of the latest, …

Who Owns the World? Noam Chomsky on U.S.-Fueled Dangers, from Climate Change to Nuclear Weapons

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> We’re on the road in Portland, Oregon. We are here as part of our 100-city Silenced Majority tour. On this week when President Obama and …

Why We're Losing the War on Terror

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Rogers<p>The war on terror is a lost cause. As the war heads towards its second decade, American security policy is in disarray - the Iraq War is a disaster, Afghanistan is deeply insecure and the al-Qaida movement remains as potent as ever with new generations of leaders coming to the …

Al-Qaeda

• <b>Author:</b> Jason Burke<p>To most in the West, 'al-Qaeda' is seen as a byword for terror: a deadly, highly organised fanatical group masterminded by Osama bin Laden. But does this tell the whole truth?<p>Prize-winning journalist Jason Burke has spent a decade reporting from the heart of the Middle East and …

Hopes and Prospects

• <b>Author:</b> Noam Chomsky<p><b>Hopes and Prospects is Noam Chomsky's indispensable analysis of the world at present and a roadmap for the future</b><p>In <i>Hopes and Prospects</i>, Noam Chomsky examines the challenges of our early twenty-first century. He explores obstacles and threats such as the widening gap between …

Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

• <b>Author:</b> Seth G. Jones<p>This volume explores the nature of the insurgency in Afghanistan, the key challenges and successes of the campaign, and the capabilities necessary to wage effective counterinsurgency operations. By examining the key lessons from all insurgencies since World War II, the author …