Peace Prayers at the Vatican

Peace Prayers at the Vatican

For the first time in history, Jewish, Christian and Islamic peace prayers were held at the Vatican on Sunday, June 8. During Pope Francis’ visit to the Holy Land last month, he invited Shimon Peres, Israeli President and Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President to the Vatican to join together in prayer, in an effort to promote […]

Bashar al-Assad Reelected as President

Bashar al-Assad Reelected as President

As many had expected, Bashar al-Assad was reelected president by a landslide in Syria’s 2014 elections, which took place on Tuesday. Assad won 88.7 percent of the vote, Hassan al-Nouri received 4.3 percent and Maher Hajjar received 3.2 percent. Assad’s victory was announced in a televised address by Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, Parliament Speaker. According to officials, […]

Warren Buffett Lunch Auction

Warren Buffett Lunch Auction

Warren Buffett is auctioning a private lunch to raise money for the Glide Foundation, a charity in San Francisco, California, that serves the homeless. The charity’s co-founders, Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, are hoping that the buyer of this year’s auction will also pay over $1 million for the lunch with Buffett. The auction […]