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Missiles delivered from Russia to Syria

Missiles delivered from Russia to Syria

Kiran Soma, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

On Sept. 28, the Russian government announced that the delivery of S-300 missiles to Syria had commenced. This development comes in the aftermath of a friendly-fire incident on Sept. 17, in which the Syrian militia shot down a Russian military plane, killing the fifteen people onboard. The Russian...

US cuts funding for Palestinian refugees

Zain Hameed, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

On August 31, the Trump administration cut all aid to the UNWRA, a UN agency that provides support and assistance to Palestinian refugees. “We pay the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars a year and get no appreciation or respect,” President Donald Trump said in a tweet. This decision...

Festival showcases diversity

Festival showcases diversity

Abigail AbantoHollans and Anna Gamez

April 6, 2018

From the Middle East to Europe, Latin America and Africa, Guilford College’s International Festival provided students and faculty the opportunity to celebrate Guilford’s diversity and learn about a variety of cultures. The International Festival was hosted by the International Club on Wednesday,...

Protests and democracy

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Just over five years ago, Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi set himself, and subsequently the Arab world, on fire. In December 2010, Bouazizi immolated himself in front of a governor’s building in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, after being harassed and humiliated by local police officers. In response, riots...

Using the word terrorist clouds important issues

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

English is a malleable language. By speaking it, we smash and mold its words, often giving them new meanings. When this occurs, adjustments in usage must follow. Following the attack on satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, BBC Arabic has instructed its writers to avoid the word terrorist when...

Obesity struck America, and now it’s striking the Middle East

Connor Wilson

March 7, 2014

It’s not breaking news. A 2012 Harvard School of Public Health study presented a tie between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. in the prevalence of obesity in adults: 33 percent nationally. “Over the last two decades, the influence of the Western world has led to an increased consumption of fast foods...

Obama visits Israel and speaks of peace in the Middle East

Christianna Van Dalsen, Staff Writer

April 5, 2013

During the 2012 election, Hussein Ibish of the American Task Force on Palestine described the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as “an issue (that has) fallen off the map of U.S. foreign policy attention.” Recently however, President Barack Obama made his first trip as president to Israel where he...

PTSD support: Music therapy

March 29, 2013

Fifteen percent of infantrymen returning from the Middle East are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Most of them never get the help they need, instead choosing to deal with their symptoms on their own. Almost every infantryman deployed in the Middle East is involved in at least one traumatic...

Conflict in the Middle East and ceasefire explained

Alex Lindberg, Staff Writer

December 7, 2012

For the better part of a century, two sides have been fighting for land in the Middle East: Palestine and Israel. Recently, the violence between the two escalated for eight days, with airstrikes yielding destruction on both sides. The conflict began in the 1920s when hundreds of thousands of Jews...