Riley Durkin

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Israel: Trapped between dream and reality

“Israel: A Home Movie” captures the collision between idealism and reality that defines a troubled, vibrant nation<p>When I was 10 or 11, my childhood sweetheart moved to Israel. As I was told much later, her parents that that they didn’t want her to marry a Gentile. I’m pretty sure there was more to …

Egypt, de-democratised | US & Canada

<b>It is a coup d'état!</b><p>Let's call a spade a spade: despite military's denial that it didn't plan to stage a coup d'état, what it did on July 3 was precisely a coup. The arresting visual of the announcement of the coup on the state television had elements of exactly that postmodern spectacle.<p>Unlike the …

My life at Guantanamo

A month ago, the guards here at Guantanamo Bay gave me an orange jumpsuit. After years in white and brown, the colours of compliant prisoners, I am very proud to wear my new clothes. The colour orange is Guantanamo’s banner. Anyone who knows the truth about this place knows that orange is its only …

Egypt: The future of the Muslim Brotherhood | Egypt

It took the Muslim Brotherhood eight decades to come into power in Egypt. When it finally did, President Mohamed Morsi lost it in one year - overthrown after days of protests. And now Egypt's military leaders are back.<p>Morsi, the country's first democratically elected president, was overthrown in a …

Israeli settlers: Patriots or invaders? | Israel

A UN report says Israeli settlements violate human rights and could be prosecuted as war crimes, but many Israeli settlers consider themselves patriots. So what hope is there for peace in the Middle East?<p>In a country where settlers are now one of the biggest and strongest political movements, Dani …

Study: Jordan 'honour killing' support strong

The belief that so-called "honour killings" are justified continues to be common among Jordanian teenagers, a new Cambridge University study says.<p>The study by researchers from the university's Institute of Criminology found that almost half of boys and one in five girls interviewed in the capital, …

UN: Israeli forces abuse Palestinian children

A UN human rights group has accused Israel of abuses against Palestinian children that include torture, solitary confinement and threats of death and sexual assault in prisons.<p>In the report released on Thursday, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said it expressed its "deepest concern …

Where To Hide When The Ecopocalypse Hits [Infographic]

Let this map of U.S. states scaled by volume above sea level guide you to your water-damaged, dystopian home of the future.<p>Thanks to climate change, our oceans could rise by as much as 20 or 30 feet in the coming centuries. You can either build an ark (which sounds like an awful lot of work) or …