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Why is the U.S. moving its embassy to Jerusalem?

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States opens its new embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, a move that has delighted Israel and infuriated Palestinians.<p>FILE PHOTO: A worker on a crane hangs a U.S. flag next to an Israeli flag, next to the entrance to the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, May 7, 2018. …

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How the American Two-Party System Became so Divided

Mid-century politicians envisioned ideologically defined parties—but failed to anticipate today’s hyper-polarized environment.<p>“It would be a great tragedy if we had our two major political parties divide on what we would call a conservative-liberal line. [O]ne of the attributes of our political …

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

During the middle of the 1800s, cotton became the world’s largest commodity. The cheapest and best cotton came from the southern United States.<p><b>Edward Baptist</b> argues in his new book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” that the forced migration and …

African-American News

How to Kill Democracy in Four Easy Steps: Lessons on the Gestapo at 85

The screams could not be heard from the street. The building, Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse 8, had previously been the Berlin School of Industrial Arts and …

World History

Every US state economy ranked from worst to best

The US is a massive, complex economy, and so too are the component economies of the 50 states and Washington, DC, that make up the whole.<p>Business Insider combined six measures of labor-market and general economic health for all the states and the District of Columbia. They are the unemployment …

Stephen Hawking's warnings: What he predicted for the future

<b>Stephen Hawking's fame was founded on the research he did on general relativity and black holes. But he often stepped outside his own field of research, using his recognition to highlight what he saw as the great challenges and existential threats for humanity in coming decades. His pronouncements</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Biggest Symbol Of Racism In American History, Fully Supported By Liberals

Why this has been an exceptionally good week for Egypt’s Sisi

NEW YORK // Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi has had a good week.<p>Newly proposed US foreign aid legislation free of political restrictions and …

عشر حقائق مُثيرة عن جيمس بوند .. الجاسوس البريطاني الأشهر

تعود سلسلة أفلام جيمس بوند في نسختها الـ24 في السادس من شهر نوفمبر من العام الجاري في فيلم بعنوان <b>Spectre</b> سيخرجه سام مينديز بعد تقديمه أحد أفضل أجزاء …

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Egyptian student killed ahead of uprising anniversary

An Egyptian student was killed during clashes between anti-government protesters and residents in the coastal city of Alexandria, as demonstrations gathered pace days before the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.<p>The Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, …

In A Rare Move, Egyptian Prosecutor Charges Police Over Protester's Death

View this post on Facebook<p>"The public prosecution's investigation uncovered that the death of [Sabbagh] occurred after she was hit with birdshot which one of the police officers of Central Security Forces fired in the direction of her and other protesters to break up a demonstration in Talaat Harb …

King Tut’s Golden Mask Permanently Damaged by Rushed Repair Job at Egyptian Museum

<i>The burial mask as it appeared before the damage. Photo by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen</i><p>Yesterday conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo disclosed …

Lebanon-born porn star draws fans, death threats after performing in hijab

Mia Khalifa was the top-ranked porn star on “Pornhub,” but in the Middle East she became an even bigger sensation, gaining both fans and death threats on social media after performing in a Muslim hajib.<p>The Lebanese-born, X-rated actress moved with her Christian family to Maryland a decade ago when …

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Torture of Saudi blogger sentenced to 10 years and 1,000 lashes begins

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi. Image via Facebook.<p>Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes in front of al-Jafali …

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

<b>Leo Tolstoy (Wikimedia)</b><p>Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Irina Paperno<p>January 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “’Who, What Am I?': Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self”<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at …

The Muslim Brotherhood comes to America

Sondos Asem has butterflies, formulating answers to questions she expects to be asked and practicing her diction with the devotion of a high school debate champion. The gentle 24-year-old graduate student at the American University in Cairo is in a hotel room in downtown New York, figuring out what …

Paris march: President Hollande asked Israel's Netanyahu not to attend Paris march

France’s President Francois Hollande asked Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu not to attend Paris’s phenomenal march against hatred on Sunday, …

Boko Haram’s expanding stranglehold risks legitimacy of Nigeria’s election

Barely a month before a crucial Nigerian election, Boko Haram extremists are escalating their campaign of terror, recruiting children as suicide bombers and expanding their territory by slaughtering hundreds of civilians and soldiers.<p>The Islamist radical militia is now believed to control more than …

Israelis wonder if attack in France will change Europe

The Islamist rampage that gripped France this week shocked the European nation to its core, but such savagery has long been part of everyday life in Israel.<p>Israelis monitored events in Paris, beginning with Wednesday slaughter of 12 at a satirical magazine noted for publishing forbidden cartoons of …

Age of Enlightenment

"Age of Reason" redirects here. For other uses, see Age of Reason (disambiguation).<p>The <b>Enlightenment</b> (also known as the <b>Age of Enlightenment</b> or the <b>Age</b> …

Pete McMartin: It’s not freedom of expression in peril, it’s tolerance

Print<p>Related<p>In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo murders, there soon followed the usual responses from leaders in the Islamic community condemning the …

Egyptian Court Acquits 26 Men Charged With "Debauchery"

CAIRO — A Cairo court acquitted 26 men of charges of participating in a gay "sex party" at a public bathhouse in December.<p>The moment the judge pronounced the verdict, the court room exploded with the joyous cries of family. They rallied outside the court room pumping their fists in the air …

Egypt And Turkey Leaders 'Spit On Graves' Of Charlie Hebdo By Attending Paris March 'While Persecuting Journalists'

Leaders from Egypt, Turkey and Russia are grossly hypocritical for attending today's Paris march for the journalists murdered at Charlie Hebdo …

Arab Satirists Fear a Charlie Hebdo Fate Every Day

On Jan. 9, even as the Saudi government condemned the tragedy in Paris, Raif Badawi, a young Saudi blogger and father of three, received the first of …

Self-Censorship

What Islam Says About Prophet Muhammad Cartoons

There's a long history of radical violence in response to inflammatory Muslim imagery, but does Islam actually forbid these depictions?<p>Witnesses …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

J.K. Rowling Goes After Rupert Murdoch On Twitter

Author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter on Sunday to slam Rupert Murdoch for saying all Muslims "must be held responsible" for extremist violence such as last week's deadly attack on the headquarters of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.<p>On Friday, the News Corp boss said via Twitter that even peaceful …

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