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  • ISIS was at Ferguson protests
    The most important news story of 2014
    Arguably the most important story of 2014 is that of ISIS (also known as ISIL or Islamic State) and the US international policy. It is a story that has unfolded throughout the year, with implications affecting the globe. It reflects the Obama...
  • WFP provides food aid in South Sudan
    Roundup of funding shortages for UN hunger relief
    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the lead agency fighting hunger, requires voluntary donations for its aid missions. Without these contributions they cannot feed the hungry in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and many other countries in need...
  • Kobani, Syria airstrike
    US kills ISIS leaders
    The United States announced last night that several high-ranking ISIS leaders were killed in airstrikes in Iraq. The attacks took place over the last several weeks and are known to have killed three of the top-ranking members of the terrorist...
  • WFP needs funds to feed Syria in 2015
    WFP asks world to support Syrian war victims
    The coming new year tragically sees no end in sight to the war in Syria. This means that hunger will continue as well, threatening the lives of millions. Children will be at risk from severe malnutrition.Food production has been destroyed in the...
  • Plumber truck in Syria with militants shooting aircraft guns makes problems for U.S. company!
    Plumber's truck in Syria photo: Texas company threatened for truck seen in war
    When a plumber’s truck ended up in Syria and a photo of of the pickup was posted on an Islamic militant group’s Twitter feed, this caused the company quite the problem. With the name of the U.S. plumbing company and phone number...
  • Truck
    Texas plumber's old pickup truck ends up in Syria, mounted with terrorist guns
    The question is how much cash did Syrianterroristspay for that clunker, and how did it end up in their hands to begin with?Mark Oberholtzer, owner ofMark-1 Plumbing in Texas City, Texas, would love to know.The truck, which once belonged to him...
  • Syrian rebels
    Obama-Boehner 'cromnibus' gives half-billion to equip ISIS-linked Syrian rebels
    As part of the $1.1 trillion "cromnibus" bill passed by the House, five billion dollars will be set aside for anti-ISIS efforts, including $1.6 billion for training "moderate" rebel forces in Syria and an extra half-billion is...
  • ‘Red Lines’: Syria from activists’ eyes
    ‘Red Lines’: Syria from activists’ eyes
    It’s easy to want change, to talk about change, but acting on it is another story. The new documentary ‘Red Lines’ by directors Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs follows two passionate activists, Razan Shalab al-Sham and Mouaz...
  • World responds to plight of Syrian refugees
    World rallying to feed Syrian war refugees
    Syrian war refugees faced devastating news earlier this month. Low funding meant the UN World Food Programme (WFP) had to cut their rations.The international community took decisive action and more than US $80 million has been raised in response....
  • Donation helps WFP feed war refugees
    WFP announces large donation from Saudi Arabia
    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a major donation from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. The donation of US $104 million will feed refugees in the Middle East, Kenya and...
  • You can help feed Syrian refugees by donating to WFP
    How to help WFP feed Syrian war refugees
    Today, I have a letter in the New York Times about ways we can help the starving Syrian war refugees. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to cut rations for these war victims because funding is so low. We can do something about it.In...
  • Syrian Refugees
    Syrian refugees: UN needs cash to feed thousands of Syrian refugees
    Syrian refugees are facing a long, hard winter. Many may die without help from the UN. According to a Saturday, Dec. 6 report by the Boston Globe, the UN will not be able to feed the Syrian refugees without cash donations.The United Nations have...
  • ISIS claims to have 'dirty bomb' made from stolen weaponized uranium
    ISIS claims to have 'dirty bomb' made from stolen weaponized uranium
    A report from Breitbart.com published yesterday says the terror group ISIS isclaiming on social media that they are in possession of a "dirty bomb" made from stolen weaponized uranium. The announcement was initially made on Twitter by...
  • Help Syrians with Charity Miles
    Syrian war refugees and Charity Miles
    On Sunday, 60 Minutes did a feature on the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and their heroic efforts feeding Syrian war victims. The WFP depends on voluntary donations to feed the hungry in Syria and around the globe. They are currently appealing for...
  • The Calligrapher's Secret book cover
    Syrian expat fiction: Rafik Schami's prescient novel The Calligrapher's Secret
    The Calligrapher’s Secret, the 28th fiction book by Rafik Schami, the pen name (meaning Damascene friend) of the Syrian Christian German writer Suheil Fadél, is a pessimistic plea for diversity and pluralism that predates yet anticipates...