Shaker Fakhouri

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Move Over 3-D Printing, The Future Is Objects That Morph And Shift Shape

We’re a long way from Ikea bookcases that put themselves together, but the idea of having programmable, self-assembled “4-D printed” objects isn’t as far off as you think.<p>Airplane wings that change form in response to air pressure and temperature. Flat-pack furniture that self-assembles when you …

Thousands Flee After Iraqi Militants Seize Mosul

Sunni Islamist insurgents seized control of Iraq's second largest city of Mosul early on Tuesday in a spectacular show of strength against the Shi'ite-led government.<p>Thousands of families fled north towards the autonomous Kurdistan region, which shares a border with Nineveh province, of which Mosul …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Wikileaks Had A Great Response To The CIA Joining Twitter

There were myriad reactions to the CIA joining Twitter on Friday, but the radical transparency website Wikileaks had a great response that probably irritated the intelligence agency often operating in the shadows.<p>The Wikileaks Twitter account, which many believe to be controlled by founder Julian …

Julian Assange

Hunger-striking Palestinian inmates worry UN

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern about the deteriorating health of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, calling on Israel to charge or release them without delay.<p>Around 125 Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike for more than six weeks, most of them administrative detainees …

Mahmoud Abbas accused of being traitor over rejection of Israel boycott

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has been accused of being a traitor by activists after publicly rejecting calls for a boycott of Israel.<p>His unambiguous statement, made in the aftermath of Nelson Mandela's death, has fuelled a bitter debate on the legitimacy and efficacy of sanctions over …