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Q&A: Dr. Fadi Al Khankan and the Syrian Expatriates Organization
Jan 17, 2013
Editor's Note: From a spark ignited during the Arab Spring, a violent conflict erupted in Syria in March 2011, resulting in more than 600,000 Syrians fleeing their country, the displacement within the country of nearly 2 million others, and an...
In Chicago, Iraqi Refugees Carry Memories of War
Dec 23, 2012
CHICAGO -- A fragile sense of security often robs Zuhair Sulaiman of the luxury of a good night’s sleep. “The fear is embedded inside,” he said in Arabic at a meeting at Arab American Family Services in Bridgeview, Ill., just...
N. Korean Missile Parts Seized En Route to Syria
Nov 14, 2012
North Korea tried to send missile components to Syria on a Chinese ship but the shipment was confiscated in the South Korean port of Busan earlier this year, according to reports Wednesday.The move would not only violate U.N. sanctions but...
Obama vs. Romney: Top 5 Foreign Policy Differences
Oct 22, 2012
In a presidential election that was supposed to be all about the economy, global events have turned the spotlight on foreign policy just weeks before Election Day. The killing of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, concern over Iran's...
Atrocity in Syria and the Globalization of Callous Disregard
Aug 30, 2012
It was once reasoned that in a globalized world of instant communication, no willful cruelty would go unnoticed or its perpetrators left unpunished. Yet as the “Arab Spring” continues to blossom amid the blood of the innocent, the prevailing attitude...
Clinton: Diaspora Populations Can Turn 'Brain Drain' into 'Brain Gain'
Jul 29, 2012
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recognized on Wednesday the crucial role of diaspora communities in national and global development efforts, emphasizing their potential to solve problems in their home countries and spur U.S. economic growth.“By tapping into the...
Sec. of State Clinton's Global Diaspora Initiative -- Diaspora Populations Can Turn 'Brain Drain' into 'Brain Gain'
Jul 28, 2012
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recognized on Wednesday the crucial role of diaspora communities in national and global development efforts, emphasizing their potential to solve problems in their home countries and spur U.S. economic growth.“By tapping into the...
Hillary Clinton: Diaspora Communities Can Revitalize U.S. Cities
Jul 27, 2012
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recognized on Wednesday the crucial role of diaspora communities in national and global development efforts, emphasizing their potential to solve problems in their home countries and spur U.S. economic growth.“By tapping into the...
U.S. Ambassador Tells Syrian Americans Plan Would Include Assad’s Departure
Jul 03, 2012
BEVERLY HILLS, Mich.— Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria, met with members of Michigan’s Syrian American community here last week to address the current violence and political unrest in Syria, reports The Arab American News. Ford, who visited Syria last...
Carnage in Syria: Not In Our Name
Jun 06, 2012
“Massacre in Syria Was America’s New Mission for al-Qaeda,” read a recent, front-page banner headline in Kayhan (Universe), an Iranian newspaper that doubles as the daily personal mouthpiece of the country's “spiritual leader,” Ali Khamenei. The news – falsely attributed...
Syrians Flee Violence at Home, Find Refuge in Southern California
Jun 05, 2012
The City of Daraa became the inferno of the ongoing Syrian uprising last March in one clean, bloody swipe, when 15 children who had scribbled anti-government phrases on the walls of their school were arrested, beaten and tortured, many of...
Mexico: Twitterbots Sabotage Anti-PRI Protest
May 22, 2012
Fake Twitter accounts, posting thousands of automated messages per day, have managed to dilute and “censure” information on an upcoming protest against Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, a web expert told Univision News.Web marketing expert Alfonso Tames, says that...
Arab American Media: Don't Turn Syria Into Another Lybia
Feb 24, 2012
Editorial Note: Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s assault on the besieged city of Homs has left what human rights groups say are as many as 7000 dead, including American journalist Marie Colvin and French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik. The assault is the...
One Year On, Arab Pride and the Long Road Ahead
Jan 25, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – Tareq, a Syrian American graphic designer living in Silicon Valley, says his life has “completely changed 100 percent over the past year,” a change he credits to protests in Egypt’s Tahrir Square exactly one year ago today....
Iraq’s Unfinished Story—Millions of Refugees Abandoned by U.S.
Jan 06, 2012
Each time Uncle Sam ventures abroad he leaves an unfinished story, and nowhere is it most unfinished than the story of Iraq, where despite flowery speeches regarding freedom and sovereignty by the Obama administration, despite assurances that tyranny has been...
Iraq's Unfinished Story: Millions of Refugees Abandoned by U.S.
Jan 06, 2012
Each time Uncle Sam ventures abroad he leaves an unfinished story, and nowhere is it most unfinished than the story of Iraq, where despite flowery speeches regarding freedom and sovereignty by the Obama administration, despite assurances that tyranny has been...
Arabs Census
Census to Count Arabs as White, Despite Write-In Campaign
New America Media , News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Mar 25, 2010
The Census Bureau says it doesnt matter if Arab Americans write their race in on their Census questionnaire. Even if they check the other box and write in Arab, as many community groups advocate, they will still be counted as racially white.
small business stimulus
Small Business Owners Struggle to Benefit From U.S. Stimulus
Arab American News/New America Media, Investigation, Khalil AlHajal, Mar 04, 2010
An Arab American News/New America Media investigation finds banks are failing to lend even after loans are approved and backed by the Small Business Administration.
christians in middle east
Eye on Arab Media: Middle East Christians Face Uncertain Future
New America Media, News Report, Jalal Ghazi, Feb 16, 2010
Christians in the Arab world who played an important role in developing pan-Arab movements in the 1950s and enriched its culture have serious concerns about their future in the Middle East. Iraqi Christians are fleeing persecution, while Egyptian Copts face discrimination.
Arab American Muslims, Christians Provide Relief to Haiti
Arab Detroit, News Story, Ameera David, Jan 20, 2010
Arab American Muslims and Christians, who from a national to local level are contributing to Haiti relief in unprecedented ways.
Tea on the Axis of Evil
How an American Woman Had Tea on the Axis of Evil
New America Media, Q&A, Suzanne Manneh, Oct 29, 2009
Jean Marie Offenbacher knew little about Syria when it was added to the Axis of Evil. But she moved there to meet ordinary people and document what life was like.

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