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Trump moves quickly

Trump moves quickly

February 3, 2017

With the world watching, Donald Trump had a very busy first week as President of the United States. He...

XU vs UC: A Crosstown Classic with national implications

XU vs UC: A Crosstown Classic with national implications

December 2, 2015

Let me start by saying I absolutely despise Xavier University and everything they stand for. I have no...

Russian warplane after being shot down by Turkish defense

Turkey takes down Russian warplane

November 25, 2015

Incidents like these rarely happen--but when they do, turmoil typically ensues. As reported on the...

A Russian armored assault unit located just inside the Syrian border.

Russia moves into Syria

October 12, 2015

Russia and America have always been at odds with each other. This is nothing new to anyone, especially...

Kurdistan lies between Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Iran.

The Kurds fight tenaciously for freedom

March 4, 2015

In the center of the Middle East lives a proud people. They have a distinct culture and language, but...

Tunisian president Ben Ali was deposed in 2011.

Four years later, the Arab Spring continues to falter

February 4, 2015

On December 17th, 2010, 26 year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in front of a government building...

American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were beheaded by ISIS in Syria.

Journalists risk lives for the truth

September 15, 2014

When people think of dangerous occupations, they tend to think of soldiers, construction workers, fire...

ISIS is threatening, U.S. responding

ISIS is threatening, U.S. responding

September 12, 2014

If you have even remotely been paying attention or if you watch TV you have probably heard about ISIS....

The chaos resulting from the ISIS offensive has split Iraq into three parts.

Crises in Ukraine and the Middle East test the West’s resolve

September 10, 2014

After the wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, a large portion of the American populace has become...

Obama wants to intervene in Syria,lets stay out!

Leave it alone

September 13, 2013

War has been raging in the Middle East for over a decade; do we really want another ten years? Intervention...

Bashar- Al Assad leaving President Obama with unanswered questions

Will the destruction ever cease?

September 11, 2013

For those of you who don’t know what has been happening in Syria, I’ll give you a little insi...

Syrian Civil War – The Red Line

Syrian Civil War – The Red Line

September 10, 2013

The Syrian rebels and Syrian government headed by Bashar Al-Assad have been locked in a bloody civi...

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