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Sandy Alkoutami

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Middle East

Voices of Zaatari

By On November 16, 2015

Listening to Syrians during a Visit to Jordan’s Largest Refugee Camp In northern Jordan, nearly 5,000 kilometers from Paris, lies a second Champs-Elsyée. It is the commercial hub of Zaatari, a “home”… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 31, 2015

By On July 31, 2015

Beijing Defeats Almaty in Bid to Host 2022 Winter Olympics “Beijing received 44 votes from International Olympic Committee delegates while Almaty received 40, a strong total indicating just how conflicted voters were… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 3, 2015

By On July 3, 2015

Iceland Makes Blasphemy Legal “The blasphemy law had been in place since 1940, and anyone found guilty could have been sentenced to a fine or three months in prison.”… Read More

Middle East

When Syrians Live In Jordan

By On June 9, 2015

“Just don’t say you’re a Syrian. Whatever you do, don’t say that.” My cashier assumed I wasn’t a Jordanian when I walked into a small grocery store in Abdali, Amman. He greeted… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: June 3, 2015

By On June 3, 2015

Blatter Under Investigation by US Authorities “Blatter, who announced on Tuesday that he will be resigning from his position , has not been directly implicated in the parallel US and Swiss criminal investigations into… Read More