Human Rights Watch has released a report on Syria’s state policy of torture, which includes testimony from former prisoners and security officers, while also revealing that among the victims are women, senior citizens and children. However, Syria’s government routinely denies all allegations of any such abuse. “Basat al reeh.” “Dulab.” “Falaqa.” They are Arabic names for torture […]
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player After complaining of pain and seeing something in his eye, one Arkansas teenager shocked doctors and got national attention when a maggot was found feeding on his eyeball. Five years ago, Kenneth Watson was walking to the bus stop when he lost vision in one eye. “I just […]
A Supreme Court ruling regarding FCC indecency rules for broadcast TV calls for less vague standards but seems to back the public interest in safeguarding children from vulgarities and nudity on public airwaves. It will now be up to the FCC to provide a clear set of standards regarding what is to be labeled acceptable or […]
Mrs. Obama’s fans disowned her after her interview with the People magazine. While promoting her new gardening book, Mrs. Obama was asked whom she would like to be if she could be anyone. Her answer was not a doctor, not a teacher, not a science woman … her answer was Beyoncé. Personally I have nothing […]
The federal government is looking to find a way to avoid spending 19 Million a Year on Numbers Generating Software that used to Only Cost 1 Million per year. The US Government is spending millions of dollars on a contract with Dun & Bradstreet, what they do is to run a […]
Two weeks ago, as the prosecution made its final points in his corruption trial, a pale Rod Blagojevich listened nervously as his wife, Patti looked on, sullen and indignant, from the bench, the arms of her brother around her. It was as if they could feel what was coming.
It was inevitable that Barack Obama’s decision to draw down 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of next summer would be controversial.
Many Afghans had been awaiting Barack Obama’s announcement of a troop drawdown with a mixture of dread and happiness. In Kabul, the big surprise was not the announcement that U.S.
President-elect Barack Obama said Tuesday the deficit appears on track to hit $1 trillion soon. Speaking to reporters after meeting with top economic aides, Mr
It was past midnight when the insurgents crossed into Afghanistan’s Dur Baba district on the border with Pakistan and began their descent. In the valley below, relatives of the district governor, Hamisha Gul, a tall, handsome man in his late 40s, had gathered at his compound to celebrate the impending marriage of his cousin Nawshir.