Ahmed Balfaqih

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How an Affair Between a Reporter and a Security Aide Has Rattled Washington Media

The pearl bracelet arrived in May 2014, in the spring of Ali Watkins’s senior year in college, a graduation gift from a man many years her senior. It was the sort of bauble that might imply something more deeply felt than friendship — but then again, might not.<p>Ms. Watkins, then a 22-year-old intern …

Journalism

Who Stole The Torahs?

Before dawn on March 21, 1995, someone broke into a synagogue in the Palestinian city of Nablus.<p>The thief — maybe it was a band of thieves — crossed the carpeted sanctuary, pulled back a heavy velvet curtain, and opened a carved wooden ark. Inside were two handwritten copies of the Torah, the Five …

Theology

50 HTML5 Tools for Designers & Developers

Web development tools always make your web design project easier with the help of advanced features. HTML5 is the most popular language for …

Want to Code? A University Degree Might be a Huge Waste of Time

A lot of people think they need a university degree to get a job as a software engineer.<p>A few days ago, I published a post called “Learn to Code: 13 …

28 CSS Effects & Tutorials All Designers Must Know About

CSS effects will add a special touch to any website. This type of coding language can be used to create cool visual effects and layouts for your …

They’re still lying about the first Gulf War: How the first George Bush helped create today’s Middle East trouble

<b>George H. W. Bush, Saddam Hussein (AP/Ron Edmonds/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The first Gulf War was not the good one, and 25 years later, as false history hardens, we must remember why<p>Darin Strauss<p>February 28, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>There are in American life few really unassailable opinions—especially when …

Google introduces Resizer, an interactive web design tool

The newly-announced Resizer by Google allows website creators to test how digital products respond across various screen sizes.<p>Google’s new tool is …

UN bill urges Myanmar to drop identity plan

A new UN draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."<p>The European Union-drafted resolution, obtained on Friday by The Associated Press, puts pressure on the Southeast …