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Dib-u-milicsi: Burburkii Soomaaliya yaa ka dambeeyey?

Dawladdii kacaanka ahayd ee uu hoggaaminayey Maxamed Siyaad Barre in ka badan 20 waxaa la riday 27 kii bishii Janaayo 1991 ka dib markii mucaarad hubaysani si xoog ah uga saareen magaalo-madaxdii dalka Muqdishu. Xoogagga mucaaradka oo ka koobnaa SNM (Isaaq), USC (Hawiye), SSDF (Majeerteen), iyo SPM (Ogaadeen) ma lahayn ama kama dhaxayn qorshe ay dalka ku maamuli karaan iyo ... Read More »

Turkey election: Erdogan wins re-election as president

Turkey’s long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the country’s presidential poll in the first round, the election authority chief says. Sadi Guven said the president “received the absolute majority of all valid votes”, but gave no further details. State media reports put Mr Erdogan on 53% with 99% of votes counted, and his closest rival Muharrem Ince on 31%. ... Read More »

Trump’s Penis: Is It Presidential?

by DOUGLAS VALENTINE Donald Trump’s sex life is nobody’s business but his own. And maybe Melania’s, if her Pre-Nuptial Agreement (PNA) stipulates that she can sue his fat ass for divorce and receive a huge percentage of his rumored wealth if he cheats on her, too often. Like the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Trump’s fixer, Michael Cohen, signed with porn star Stormy ... Read More »

Israel offended Japan’s Prime Minister by serving him dessert in a shoe, something ‘despised’ by Japanese people

A dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shino Abe, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and their wives last week was interrupted by an offensive cultural faux pas: Dessert was served in a shoe. Shoes are “despised” in Japanese culture, a senior Israeli diplomat who had served in Japan told a newspaper – and in any case, it’s a weird idea to ... Read More »

The Apprentice: the Education of Mohammed bin Salman

Looking back over the course of a long impassioned life as attorney and activist, nothing has been a greater source of education and inspiration, for me as a person, than the decades spent working in the Middle East, Gulf and Africa. Enrolled, there, as almost a student of life, I’ve seen and learned much in age-old cultures bound by tradition, ... Read More »

A Warning Likely to Be Unheeded: A Review of Norman Pollack’s Final Book

y RON JACOBS FacebookTwitterGoogle+RedditEmail   White America was never revolutionary. This fact was ensured when its founders based their idea of freedom on the sacredness of property ownership. The United States was born a capitalist nation and enshrined the rights of property in its constitution. Although it shouldn’t be necessary to state it here, that property included other human beings—slaves. Unlike ... Read More »