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According to the former Syrian rebel source, Frenchman Abu Soulayman, fled to Turkey after deciding to leave his role within the group. READ MORE »


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Clinton’s sudden pro-immigrant statements are motivated by political gain rather than a belief in any sort of common humanity. That went out the window when the nerve gas shipped. READ MORE »


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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.

Brussels was home to the suspected organizer of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, and Belgium has filed charges of “participation in terrorist attacks and… READ MORE »


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


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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 fled their home in Syria. Instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars on a big, catered wedding in March, the Toronto couple immediately downsized… READ MORE »


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Ben Carson is both mean and stupid. READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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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 should be taking refugees from Syria into our country, on the grounds that “some of them could maybe somehow be terrorists”? Did you see the… READ MORE »


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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. Three explosions, 60 dead, 50 hostages taken. Then 100 hostages taken. Another attack at a mall. And on, and on.

His reaction was,READ MORE »


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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 Mustaffa. Mustaffa wants to become an astronaut so that she can meet an alien, and really, really loves “Days of Our Lives.” She even usedREAD MORE »


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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 world about their late daughter’s tragic final days.

Mueller was taken hostage with her boyfriend, Omar Alkhani, in August 2013 after leaving a… READ MORE »


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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 continuing her tradition of being completely badass while still a teenager by celebrating her 18th birthday in Lebanon.

But for her birthday, instead… READ MORE »


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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 life is suddenly disrupted by the disintegration of her city. As much as the violence in Syria has dominated headlines, it sometimes seems hard to… READ MORE »


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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 women to study the Koran. The 2011 documentary, airing on Thursday, July 19 on PBS’s Point Of View series, explores the impact studying the the Koran… READ MORE »


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“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 past year and a half unfolded in Syria, it became clear that its priorities and values were completely at odds with those of Vogue. The… READ MORE »


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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 Asma al-Assad, which ran in the mag’s March 2011 issue. It used to be searchable on Vogue’s website, but it’s since been taken off the… READ MORE »


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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 in that post, according to a post written by her cousin, on June 6, three men pulled up in a car and grabbed Abdallah. In… READ MORE »


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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 said the woman knew before that a Syrian blogger had been using her pics, possibly taken from Facebook, as her identity. However, when blogger Amina… READ MORE »