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American Journalist in Peril

American Journalist in Peril

Steven Sotloff, an American journalist who’s life is in peril at the hands the Islamic State militia known as ISIS, was a relative unknown as a missing member of the media until recently. Sotloff was kidnapped in August 2013 while on assignment for Time magazine. The journalist was last heard from in Syria shortly after […]

ISIS Threat to Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan

ISIS Threat to Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan

As U.S. public debate centers on how forcefully President Barack Obama should strike the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the muted responses by the governments of Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to the threat of ISIS should be noted. The regional turmoil unleashed by ISIS tempers the actions of each these U.S. allies, […]

ISIS Reportedly Beheaded Journalist

ISIS Reportedly Beheaded Journalist

Islamic State (ISIS) militants have reportedly released a video that shows James Foley, a U.S. Journalist who disappeared in northwest Syria in November of 2012, being beheaded. Reportedly, the video also shows ISIS threatening the life of another journalist, possibly American Steven Sotloff. Sotloff was taken in 2013 from the border between Turkey and Syria. […]

Gaza Strip: Turkey PM Says Israel Surpasses Nazi Barbarism

Gaza Strip: Turkey PM Says Israel Surpasses Nazi Barbarism

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister (PM) of Turkey, has compared what Israel has done in the Gaza Strip with Hitler and the barbarism of Hitler’s Nazis. Speaking before supporters in Ordu on the Black Sea, Erdogan blasphemed his education by being consciously inaccurate and vile when he said “ … their barbarism has surpassed […]

Sudan: Medical and Mental Health Challenges in Times of Crisis [Video]

Sudan: Medical and Mental Health Challenges in Times of Crisis [Video]

Sudan and South Sudan are in crisis. Between the two sub-Saharan African nations, 2.2 million nationals are displaced from their homes; a number which does not include refugees from neighboring countries. “The profound impact of displacement penetrates every aspect of a community. Every age group, gender, socio-economic status, religion,” said Erin Downey, Sc.D., MPH and […]

Turkey Mine Explosion Kills Over 150; Hundreds Trapped Below Earth

Turkey Mine Explosion Kills Over 150; Hundreds Trapped Below Earth

A transformer explosion in a coal mine caused a fire that has killed 151 people in the western part of Turkey, according to Taner Yildiz, energy minister of the country. As the search for the trapped workers continues, various officials report differing counts of those trapped underground and those rescued. CNN Turk is reporting that […]

1500 Year Old Bible Claims Jesus Was Never Crucified

1500 Year Old Bible Claims Jesus Was Never Crucified

A Bible which has been reported as being at least 1500 years old claims that Jesus was never crucified. The book was discovered in Turkey and located inside there is a Gospel which was allegedly penned by Barnabas. The manuscript was moved by the Turkish government to one of their museums by way of police escort. […]

Twitter Becomes Weaponized for Politics

Twitter Becomes Weaponized for Politics

Twitter’s ubiquity in the world of the internet and apps continues to reach stark heights. Depending on the follower count of one person, one line of information can be sent out to thousands of people at a time. If those thousands of people choose to re-tweet it, that information snowballs and finds an audience of […]

Twitter Unblocked in Turkey After High Court Rules the Ban Unlawful

Twitter Unblocked in Turkey After High Court Rules the Ban Unlawful

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that the nation’s ban on social media is going to be lifted. Not all social media is going to be allowed however. The announcement, that Twitter will be unblocked in Turkey, was made shortly after a high court ruling which stated that the ban breached individual freedom […]

Turkey Bans YouTube

Turkey Bans YouTube

The government of Turkey has officially banned YouTube just a few days after Twitter met the same fate. The decision to block YouTube was a result of the presence of leaked voice recordings of senior government officials discussing a probable military mission in Syria. According to a source close to the government, the recordings could […]

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