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Syrian Army Seizes De Facto ISIL Capital

Syrian Army Seizes De Facto ISIL Capital

TeleSur | - - The Syrian Arab Army has reportedly taken over the [so-called] Islamic State group's de facto capital of Al-Mayadeen. The Syrian Arab Army, SAA, has achieved full control over…
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Painting of the Day: “The Lovers” (Iran, 1630)

Riza-yi `Abbasi (d. 1635) | ( Metropolitan Museum) | - - The Lovers Artist: Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi (Persian, ca. 1565–1635) Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630 Geography: Attributed to Iran, Isfahan…
Can Coffee survive Climate Change?

Can Coffee survive Climate Change?

Sylvain Charlebois | (The Conversation) | - - Fall is always a good time to create new habits, and coffee chains know it. These days, they are desperately trying to find any…
One Day’s News:  American Apocalypse?

One Day’s News: American Apocalypse?

H. Patricia Hynes | (Informed Comment) | - - On Wednesday October 4, the news carried an apocalyptic version of our country with its chaotic national and foreign policy politics; its epidemic…
Rouhani: Ten Trumps couldn’t scrap Iran Deal

Rouhani: Ten Trumps couldn’t scrap Iran Deal

TeleSur | - - "The nuclear deal was our moral victory,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said. Amid speculation that U.S. President Donald Trump is to “decertify” the Iran Nuclear Deal next week,…
Can the West Help the Rohingya of Myanmar/ Burma?

Can the West Help the Rohingya of Myanmar/ Burma?

By Ludovica Marchi | (LSE: British Politics and Policy) | - - Violence in Myanmar has resulted in more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims leaving the country and seeking refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh.Ludovica…
Disrupting Climate Change

Disrupting Climate Change

By Jules Kortenhorst | (Project Syndicate) | - - Despite a surge of apocalyptic weather and fears of runaway climate change, there is still time to stem global warming and save the…
How We’re Failing the U.S. Citizens of Puerto Rico

How We’re Failing the U.S. Citizens of Puerto Rico

By Jill Richardson | (Otherwords.org) | - - Wanting federal aid in a natural disaster isn't wanting "everything done for you." It's what we should all expect. Hurricane-struck Puerto Rico wants “everything…