Museum For Fallen Journalists Bans Names Of Palestinian Journalists Killed By IDF

Pro-Israeli organizations in the U.S. claim the journalists were Hamas-affiliated “terrorists.”

By most accounts, 2012 was a rough year for press freedoms, seeing journalists targeted for reporting what various regimes didn’t like. More than 80 journalists were killed while reporting the news in some of the most dangerous conflict zones around the world, including Syria and Gaza. At the Newseum annual gathering in Washington, D.C., when

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Pakistan Election: Will The Violence End?

Ahead of a historic democratic election in Pakistan, violence has left scores dead and is putting the vote in question.

KARACHI — Pakistan is gearing up for elections that are being hailed as the country’s first-ever democratic transition, but the ongoing political violence will likely overshadow the May 11 vote.  According to local media tallies, more than 100 people have died in elections-related attacks since late April, when campaigning for the general

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“Patriot” Terror Plot Thwarted — This Time In Minnesota

An alleged member of the Black Snake Militia was arrested Friday when authorities found firearms and bomb-making materials in his Montevideo home.

Buford Rogers, a suspected terrorist and alleged member of anti-government “patriot” group the Black Snake Militia (BSM), was arrested Friday when authorities found firearms and bomb-making materials stockpiled in his Montevideo, Minn., home. According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Black Snake Militia is a small but growing organization

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30+ Dead After Police Clash With Islamic Hardliners In Bangladesh

Clashes took place between police and tens of thousands of protesters who demanded the passage of an anti-blasphemy bill.

NAMIBIA - More than 30 people were killed in Bangladesh on Sunday and Monday in clashes between police and tens of thousands of protesters who demanded the passage of an anti-blasphemy bill in the Islamic state, ruled under a secular penal code dating back to 1860. As many as 36 people had been reported killed in protests across the country as of

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Google Recognizes Palestinian Statehood

Earlier it referred to “The Palestinian Territories.” The search engine giant said it was following the U.N.’s lead.

On May 1, Google recognized Palestine. It did so on its homepage. Earlier it referred to "The Palestinian Territories." More on that below. On Jan. 4, Abbas' presidential decree acknowledged the State of Palestine. It followed gaining U.N. non-member observer status. "All Palestinian stamps, signs and official letterhead will henceforth be

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Anatomy Of A Blame Game: Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friends Charged

As the media obsesses over charges against a group of 19-year-olds, some wonder what the societal function of finger-pointing is, or isn’t.

One month after the detonation of two improvised explosive devices at the 2013 Boston Marathon left three people dead and more than 200 wounded, the network of individuals thought to be involved in the attack continues to expand. Three friends of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been accused of obstructing justice. For many, the notion of

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