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The Islamic State and Body Parts    While the fight against ISIS/ISIL rarely appears on the front pages or headline stories of the mainstream except in cases where there appears to be a link between ISIS/ISIL and a terrorist attack, an interesting fatwa or legal Islamic declaration has been released by the ISIL Committee of
Not Forgetting Ashraf Fayadh

Today is a Day of Creativity for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, serving eight years and 800 lashes in Saudi Arabia for the alleged apostasy in his collection Instructions Within: 

Graffiti for Ashraf in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“I am scared to be forgotten.”

Poet Dareen Tatour Returned to Prison; New Hearing Today

As Israeli politicians continue to spin over a poem Mahmoud Darwish wrote in 1964, Dareen Tatour — who was set to return to her own village outside Nazareth yesterday, to continue her house arrest in a family home — was remanded instead to prison:

Photo: Zahi Khamis.

Hillary Clinton and Libya Sending A Message to Bashar al-Assad    I searching through the Clinton server emails, that you can find here (thanks to Wikileaks) I stumbled on this email that quotes an article by David W. Lesch, an American expert on Syria and a professor of Middle East History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.  The email was sent

Honduras' National Registry of Persons (RNP) confirmed that hundreds of Palestinian, Syrian, and citizens of other Arab nations were fraudulently registered as Honduran citizens. As a result, these foreigners can then acquire Honduran passports, which can be used to apply for visas to enter

Missing Flight From Paris To Cairo Crashed With 66 Aboard, Officials Confirm
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  Update: An EgyptAir flight that disappeared over the Mediterranean while traveling from Paris to Cairo crashed, French President Francois Hollande confirmed. Flight 804, carrying 66 people, took "sharp turns" before it
On Monday, Saudi Arabia released a blueprint for the future, a plan for the Kingdom that could alter the course of its history. The "Vision for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" could radically transform Saudi Aramco, the Saudi economy, and the country's social structure.

The plan has

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