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UNESCO Deplores Killing of Leading Scholars of Syrian Antiquities

New York, N.Y.  Within one week, the Syrian cultural heritage community suffered two immense blows with the murder of archaeologist Khaled Assad in Palmyra, and the killing of the Assistant Director of laboratories at the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums, Qasem Abdullah Yehiya, in Damascus, according to the United Nations. Archaeological site of Palmyra […]

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Turkey: Ankara, U.S. to Begin ‘Extensive’ Fight Against ISIS Soon

Washington, D.C. U.S. drones and aircraft have begun arriving at an airbase in southern Turkey, the country’s foreign minister said Wednesday, ahead of the launch of a planned effort to clear Islamic State militants from an area of Syria across the Turkish border. Turkey celebrates 90th Victory Day with military parades. Photo: Xinhua. Mevlut Cavusoglu […]

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Decisive Action by Israel, Palestine Can Dispel View Peace Process ‘On Life Support’

New York, N.Y. Welcoming the recent stated commitment by Israeli and Palestinian leaders to a peaceful solution to the region’s most enduring crisis, the United Nations special envoy on the Middle East told the Security Council today that such words need to be translated into “concrete and sustained actions on the ground.” U.N. Special Coordinator […]

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Obama: Preventing Iran from Acquiring a Nuclear Weapon

Washington, D.C.  Today, President Obama sent the following message to the White House email list laying out how today’s historic understanding with Iran will prevent Iran from producing a nuclear weapon: Today, the United States, together with our allies and partners, reached a historic understanding with Iran. If fully implemented, this framework will prevent Iran […]

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Ban Ki-moon to Visit Gaza to Jump-Start Massive Reconstruction

New York, N.Y.  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that he will travel to Gaza on Tuesday to visit several sites destroyed during last summer’s conflict, spotlighting the need to help the enclave “look ahead and build a better future” and advance reconstruction efforts.  “I believe it is important to be on the ground. That is why […]

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Interview: Founder of Saudi ‘Women’s Right to Drive’ Movement

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Blazing new territory in women’s rights is fraught with danger and peer pressure.  Manal Al-Sharif, the 33-year old Saudi woman who sparked a nationwide demonstration over the right of women to drive in Saudi Arabia last June, has unwittingly become the face of the women’s driving movement. She was arrested and jailed, […]

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