middle east

World Beat: Syria’s winter of pain

February 2014

It’s snowing and freezing cold in war-torn Syria, and 80 percent of the people fear starvation. Two and a half million refugees, mostly women and children, have fled to Lebanon,… Read more »

The sham of democracy in Afghanistan

April 2014

The invasion of Afghanistan led to the longest conflict in U.S. history. It has decimated an ancient land and its people, and enhanced the power and wealth of war criminals… Read more »