Posts tagged "syria"

Brussels On High Terror Alert, Shuts Down Its Subway

After last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the threats to Belgium’s capital of Brussels has been raised due its housing of members of terror organizations connected to the attacks.

Katrin Higher | November 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

CNN Suspends Correspondent For “Editorializing” By Expressing Sympathy Towards Syrian Refugees

But but but what about Don Lemon, who editorializes by saying something dumb as fuck every time he opens his mouth?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 20, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Couple Downsizes Big Wedding To Sponsor Syrian Refugees

The idea came to them in September, when Samantha Jackson and Farzin Yousefian saw the tragic photo of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body washed ashore after he and his family…

Newser | November 20, 2015 - 11:45 am

Just Look At This Asshole: Ben Carson Compares Syrian Refugees To Rabid Dogs

Ben Carson is both mean and stupid.

Robyn Pennacchia | November 19, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Watch The Video For “Refugees In,” Pussy Riot’s Haunting New Anthem And Call To Arms

No strangers to political controversy, Pussy Riot continues to use their musical platform for relevant and often brutally honest discourse, this time honing in on Europe’s stringent migration policies.

Bronwyn Isaac | November 18, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Friendly Reminder: “Homegrown” Terrorists Have Killed Far More Americans Than “Muslim Extremists” Since 9/11

Hi! How are you doing this Wednesday morning? Get a good night’s rest? Watch a little news this morning? In which perhaps some people were debating whether or not we…

Robyn Pennacchia | November 18, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Can We Set Down The Banner Of Gun Rights And Mourn With Paris?

When the news broke on Friday that Paris had been attacked, I was at a friend’s house. I kept reciting the numbers to him: two explosions, 35 dead, hostages taken.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 16, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Syrian Girl From “Last Week Tonight” Segment Scores Soap Opera Scene: “This Is My Lucky Day!”

If you watched the latest episode of John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight,” you’ll remember that there was a segment featuring interviews with a completely charming 16-year-old disabled Syrian refugee named Noujain

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 30, 2015 - 11:00 am

American Hostage Kayla Mueller Was Raped By Islamic State Leader While In Captivity

American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly raped by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S. intelligence officials told her family in June. The family has just come forward to tell the…

Katrin Higher | August 15, 2015 - 10:00 am

Nobel Winner, Malala Yousafzai Opens Up School For Syrian Refugees On 18th Birthday

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest winner ever of the Nobel Peace Prize. She also got shot in the face by the Taliban and has written a book. And she is…

Katrin Higher | July 12, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Here’s What The Syrian War Would Look Like For A Little Girl In London

This chilling video by Save The Children gives us a peek into what the Syrian War would look like if it took place in London, as an ordinary little girl’s…

Claire Hannum | March 30, 2014 - 9:00 am

“The Light In Her Eyes” Documentary Explores Koran’s Influence On Girls

Houda Al-Habash is not only seen driving her car in the opening scene of “The Light In Her Eyes,” but she is also steering hundreds of young Syrian girls and…

Daley Quinn | July 13, 2012 - 10:40 am

Anna Wintour Finally Speaks Out About Vogue’s Asma al-Assad Profile

“Like many at that time, we were hopeful that the Assad regime would be open to a more progressive society. Subsequent to our interview, as the terrible events of the…

Julie Gerstein | June 13, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Vogue Scrubs Syria’s First Lady From Its Website

Oh Vogue, you are so very good with the fashions, but the politics? Not so much. The high fashion mag’s latest gaffe is a poorly-timed profile of Syrian First Lady…

Julie Gerstein | April 26, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Gay Girl In Damascus Blog A Hoax, Actually Penned By American Man In Scotland

Last week, we told you about the mysterious disappearance of Amina Abdallah, 35, a lesbian woman in Syria who penned the blog Gay Girl in Damascus. As Jessica initially wrote…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 13, 2011 - 10:40 am

“Gay Girl In Damascus” Blogger Amina Abdallah Abducted

UPDATE: A London woman, Jelena Lecic, has claimed that the “Gay Girl In Damascus” blogger has stolen her photographs to use as the public face of her blog. Lecic’s publicist…

Jessica Wakeman | June 8, 2011 - 11:40 am