Exactly a half-century ago, in 1964, a President of the United States announced a “war on poverty.” That war would soon dominate the nation’s domestic political discourse — and make a real difference. Over the next 10 years, America’s official poverty rate dropped from 19 to 11.2 percent.
Beersheba (Ma’an) — An Israeli court in Beersheba extended the detention of 13 prisoners arrested while taking part in anti-Prawer protests in the Negev on Saturday.
The detainees are named Atef Abu al-Qi’an, 26, Atef Abu Ayyash, 43, Osama Nasasra, 18, Obeida al-Hawashla, 20, Jamal (...)
One week ago, four key activists at the human rights center in Duma were abducted. Duma is located in the suburbs of Damascus, an area under the control of the militant group “Army of Islam”, headed by Zahran ’Alush. Among the kidnapped is Razaan Zeituna - a central figure in the civil opposition (...)
The beginning of this year saw the first fully-fledged legal weed markets open in America in nearly a century. Lines formed, similar those for a midnight movie premiere. Giddy stoners stood in shops in amazement at the ease, variety and quality of the shopping experience.
Of course, this is (...)
US Secretary of State John Kerry spent last week testing the waters with Israelis and Palestinians over his so-called framework agreement – designed to close the gaps between the two sides. But the issues he is trying to resolve appear more intractable by the day.
As he headed to the region, (...)