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Women detail sexual allegations against Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A group of women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault detailed their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the businessman-turned-politician at a news conference on Monday.<p>"This was serial misconduct and perversion …

Donald Trump

'Day of Rage' erupts in Mideast after Trump's Jerusalem decision

Protests erupt throughout the Mideast in response to President Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Big Bang Quasar: Supermassive Black Hole From Dawn of the Universe is Most Distant Ever Discovered

A supermassive black hole from the dawn of the universe, just 690 million years after the Big Bang, has been discovered by scientists. This is the …

2 Bizarre Ancient Galaxies Found in a Colossal Sea of Dark Matter

Two enormous galaxies seen merging in the distant universe have astronomers rethinking the leading theory of how galaxies form.<p>When the universe was …

Pope reveals he had weekly psychoanalysis sessions at age 42

Francis says he visited psychoanalyst for six months ‘to clarify a few things’ and that now nothing frightens him<p>Pope Francis has revealed that he sought the help of a psychoanalyst for six months when he was 42 and the leader of the Jesuit order in Argentina during the country’s military …

South Korea’s Leader Bluntly Warns U.S. Against Striking North

SEOUL, South Korea — With his public alarmed by President Trump’s recent threats to North Korea, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea issued an unusually blunt rebuke to the United States on Tuesday, warning that any unilateral military action against the North over its nuclear weapons program …

North Korea

Two months into Saudi-led boycott, tiny Qatar goes on the offensive

CAIRO — The tiny nation of Qatar is defiantly weathering a boycott by four of its neighbors in a deepening crisis that has roiled the region and threatened U.S. interests.<p>Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severd ties and imposed an economic blockade on Qatar in early June, …

Middle East

Iranian Kurds Likely Responsible for ISIS Attacks in Tehran

If confirmed, the news could represent a larger movement of Sunni Iranian Kurds attempting to overtake predominantly-Shiite Iran.<p>In the wake of two deadly terrorist attacks that targeted the Iranian Parliament and the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran, security sources have pointed to Iranian Kurds …

South Asia

Republican congressman praises ISIS attack in Iran, says US should consider supporting ISIS

Um, no.<p>On Thursday, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) praised the recent Islamic State attack in Tehran as a “good thing” and suggested that maybe the …

Middle East

ISIS leader Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi 'killed in Syrian air strike'

The leader of Islamic State has been killed in an air strike in Syria, according to unverified reports in Syrian state media.<p>Claims suggest the …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Middle East
Afghanistan

The Trump news you missed: he asked Comey to jail journalists

Given how much the media has hampered his administration, Trump’s goal seems to be to snuff it out any way possible<p>By now, everyone has heard the blockbuster news that Trump allegedly asked the FBI director, James Comey, to drop the Michael Flynn investigation. But buried deep inside in the the New …

World's Smallest Satellite Created for NASA by 18-Year-Old Indian Teen

18-year-old Indian student Rifath Sharook's invention weighs just over two OUNCES.<p>Although the space shuttle program may have been temporarily halted in the United States, NASA is still alive and well — and now, thanks to 18-year-old Rifath Sharook of India, are launching their smallest-ever …

North Korea detains a fourth American, state media says

North Korea has announced it detained another American citizen over unspecified hostile acts against the country: http://apne.ws/2pPEaDo<p>46 replies …

How Long Would It Take to Fall Through The Earth?

You might not want to check this out for yourself, but do you know how long it would take for a person to fall through the Earth? Around 42 …

BDS Movement

The noose tightens: Jordan adds to the suffering of Gaza's Palestinians

Gaza-based Palestinians have faced a long list of restrictions during recent years, including restriction on movement out of the 365-square-kilometre …

The Pentagon’s dark money: Billions of federal dollars are vanishing into thin air

It’s not just that its books don’t add up. The Department of Defense is actively disguising how it spends its funds<p>Now you see it, now you don’t. Think of it as the Department of Defense’s version of the street con game, three-card monte, or maybe simply as the Pentagon shuffle. In any case, the …

What is BDS? – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

Defiant North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, Japan protests

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired two ballistic missiles on Friday, one of which flew about 800 km (500 miles) while the other exploded shortly after launch, U.S. officials said, as the isolated state stepped up its defiance of tough new U.N. and U.S. sanctions.<p>U.S. officials told Reuters the …

North Korea

A Brief Overview of Islamic Theology

What follows is strangely enough harder to find than it should be nowadays. Its a brief but holistic overview of what Muslims believe, and is essentially the framework by which Muslims view the universe and existence. Sure, Muslims believe in the Five Pillars, but knowing that alone doesn't really …

Europe's migration crisis claims another 46 lives in Aegean

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The death toll in Europe's migration crisis rose Friday when two overcrowded smuggling boats foundered off Greece and at least 46 people drowned — more than a third of them children — as European officials remained deeply divided on how to handle the influx.<p>More than 70 people …

World Economic Forum

Can this US company ban Muslim prayer breaks? They just did.

A Wisconsin manufacturing plant is telling Muslim employees they can't leave the assembly line to pray. While the company claims "undue hardship" …

Religion

Only Muslim women can reform Islam

A lecturer friend was shocked when a student asked if she could miss class to accompany her mum to hospital. The daughter needed to translate for the mother who had lived in east London for more than 30 years. When my friend wondered how that was possible, the daughter replied: “My dad didn’t want …

Religion

Adventures in Islam: Algebras of Intimacy

We continue our adventures in Islam...<p><b>"Islam and the West"</b><p>If you google the phrase "Islam and the West" you get over 115 million results in 0.56 seconds.<p>A vast majority of the articles come with titles such as<p>"Why the West Fears Islam", "Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations?" and "Islam Vs …

Islamic State confirms identity of dead British terrorist Jihadi John

Isil confirms identity and death of Mohammed Emwazi in statement taunting MI5 for allowing jihadi to travel from Britain to Syria<p>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists have acknowledged the death of Jihadi John for the first time, claiming that he "pretended to be unintelligent to trick …