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What It's Like to Teach in Syria Under ISIS Rule
In its takeover of eastern Syria, the Islamic State, or ISIS, has reformed every aspect of society according to its strict interpretation of religious law. The reform of the education system has been especially intense. ISIS has banned any trace of the secular curriculum that used to be taught in
'Syria Crisis is Not a Civil War,' Says Scholar
Middle East Scholar Nadim Shehadi discusses the nature of violence in Syria.
The Global Note: Greek Drama, Global Trauma…A Hanging in Iran…Vatican Mystery…World's Largest Public Toilet?
GREEK DRAMA, GLOBAL TRAUMA -THE BIG PICTURE…Global investors have their eyes on two major events in Europe today – both involve the debt crisis and what can be done to contain it: The talks to find a new government in Athens (they have just collapsed...
The Global Note: Europe Votes, Markets Shudder…American Qaeda Captive Speaks…IVs For Chinese Test-Takers
MARKETS SHUDDER ON EUROPE VOTES -THE MARKETS…Global financial markets slumped sharply this morning following election results in France and Greece that threw fresh uncertainty into the Eurozone’s fiscal crisis. The Greek ASE Composite Index fell nearly 8 percent before bouncing back slightly, the
The Global Note: Iran's Nuclear News…Assad's Vote…Xi In The Heartland…China's Jeremy Lin Problem
IRAN & THE NUCLEAR PROGRAM -AHMADINEJAD AT REACTOR…Iran says it has begun loading domestically made nuclear fuel rods into its Tehran research reactor, a defiant move in response to toughening Western sanctions. The official IRNA news agency said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inserted the first ...
Syrian President Defiant, Blames Terrorists and Foreign Meddlers Such as ABC News
In a rare speech today, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria again blamed the unrest in his country on terrorists, foreign meddling and media bias, criticizing ABC News in particular. In the long and often-rambling address, Assad said he has the support of his people, will not...
Bashar al_Assad Interview
Barbara Walters talks to the Syrian President about the state of his country.
Today In Pictures: Oct. 12, 2011
President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at the White House Forum on American Latino Heritage, Oct. 12, 2011, at the Interior Department in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo) Sajjad Sadiq, 7, stands among stacks of bricks at a brick factory where his family works...
Syrian Troops Take Omari Mosque in Daraa, 4 Dead
Syrian troops killed four people today at the Omari Mosque in Daraa, the besieged city where an uprising against the autocratic regime of President Basher al-Assad began six weeks ago. Abdullah Abazeid, a Daraa resident, told The Associated Press the mosque was under siege for approximately 90
Finally! Iraqis Agree to Form Government Eight Months After Election
One of the longest awaited election results in history appears to be at an exhausting, and not entirely, unexpected end. Just over eight months since the March 7 national elections, Iraqi political parties finally agreed to a power-sharing deal paving the way for the formation of a new government.