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Turkey allows Kurdish Peshmerga to Cross to Kobane

Turkey allows Kurdish Peshmerga to Cross to Kobane

By Juan Cole The Turkish press is reporting that Turkish intelligence is facilitating the crossing of a couple hundred paramilitary troops (Peshmerga) from Iraqi Kurdistan to the Turkish town of Suruç, 16…
The Tunisian Achievement

The Tunisian Achievement

By Juan Cole Fears that the historic vote on Sunday in Tunisia might be marred by violence committed by the country's tiny lunatic fringe were not borne out. The interim government of…
Top 5 Good News Solar Energy Stories Today

Top 5 Good News Solar Energy Stories Today

1. Morocco has announced that the first of a planned five solar mega-plants will go operational in 2015. The North African country, which is poor in hydrocarbons, has awarded the bid to…
Will Ireland Recognize Palestine?

Will Ireland Recognize Palestine?

By Juan Cole After Sweden recognized Palestine, the Irish government began considering doing so. On Thursday, the Irish parliament asked Irish Foreign Minister, Eamon Gilmore, questions regarding this plan. Gilmore affirmed that…
Reza Aslan, religion Ph.D. vs. Sam Harris

Reza Aslan, religion Ph.D. vs. Sam Harris

The Young Turks: Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks and Professor Reza Aslan discuss Sam Harris. Cenk asks Reza how he feels about Harris' comments about him and islam. Reza explains…