Ahmar Mustikhan
Ahmar Mustikhan

Ahmar Mustikhan

World

Ars longa, vita brevis. Atheist. Writer. First openly gay Baloch on earth. Citizen of world mostly, otherwise Baloch, Burmese and American. Follow @mustikhan.. view profile

Jake Crosby
Jake Crosby

Jake Crosby

Health

Epidemiologist and graduate student at University of Texas School of Public Health, Editor of Autism Investigated www.autisminvestigated.com.. view profile

Anthony Carranza
Anthony Carranza

Anthony Carranza

Business

Digital and social media journalist reporting on the latest happenings on the web. Existing contributor to Social Media Today and Examiner... view profile

Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty

Ann Smarty

Tech

Ann Smarty is co-founder of viral marketing platform called Viral Content Buzz.. view profile

Martha Rosenberg
Martha Rosenberg

Martha Rosenberg

Health

Martha is a Chicago-based health writer and author of the expose "Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health." .. view profile

Phil Butler
Phil Butler

Phil Butler

Travel

Phil is editor-in-chief of Argophilia Travel News, and Senior Partner at Pamil Visions PR. .. view profile

Miles Young
Miles Young

Miles Young

Travel

Travel Duder covers vacations, destination, travel tips, hotels, gear and everything else an adventurer needs to know... view profile

John Christopher Fine
John Christopher Fine

John Christopher Fine

Life

is a marine biologist with two doctoral degrees, has authored 24 books, including award-winning books dealing with ocean pollution... view profile

June Rousso
June Rousso

June Rousso

Health

June Rousso, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and holistic health consultant in N.Y.C. with a focus on dietary and lifestyle changes to support health. .. view profile

Veronica Davis
Veronica Davis

Veronica Davis

Life

Veronica is a wife, freelance writer and work at home mom. Her and her husband live in Missouri with their three boys. .. view profile

Barry Bassis
Barry Bassis

Barry Bassis

Arts & Culture

Barry has been a music, theater and travel writer for over a decade for various publications. .. view profile

Parm Parmar
Parm Parmar

Parm Parmar

Travel

Parm Parmar is a freelance travel and food writer based in Toronto. Connect with her on twitter @parmiep, or via her blog Planet Blue Adventure... view profile

Dr. Trish
Dr. Trish

Dr. Trish

Health

Patricia A. Muehsam, MD, is a medical doctor, Founder of Transformational Medicine, a holistic, individualized approach to healing, wellness and living... view profile

Chris Grasso
Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Life

Chris is a freelance writer who lives to fish... view profile

Diane Crow
Diane Crow

Diane Crow

Life

Diane Crow is a columnist who has been fortunate to see her work published in numerous publications since 2009... view profile

Dennis Adonis
Dennis Adonis

Dennis Adonis

News

Dennis Adonis is a Contributing Writer at The Epoch Times, Yahoo.com, The Oslo Times, CNN, and several other media outfits He is also the Author of 19 books... view profile

Liz Leafloor
Liz Leafloor

Liz Leafloor

Science

Liz Leafloor is an Editor, Writer and Designer. She explores mysterious subjects, strange science, and hidden histories... view profile






  • Tony Blair’s exit from the Quartet might just keep the UK in Europe

    Tony Blair’s exit from the Quartet might just keep the UK in Europe

    On May 27, former Labour Prime Minister, Tony Blair, announced he is resigning from his role as Middle East peace envoy for the Quartet, effective in June. Blair replaced former World Bank president James Wolfensohn almost immediately after leaving Downing Street in 2007. But while he will no longer have a formal role within the …

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  • European Union: “fifth freedom” vs. fifth column

    European Union: “fifth freedom” vs. fifth column

    The EU’s ambitious project for a single energy market, released last week, will not easily overcome resistance from within – not least from an increasingly Russia-friendly Hungary.

    On Wednesday 4 March, European energy commissioner Marcos Sercovic released plans for a European “energy union,” promising to make energy as free-flowing across borders as goods, …

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    What the Dresden anti-Islam marches say about Europe’s fraying unity

    For the past 12 weeks, the 96 percent German city of Dresden has been host to weekly marches under the banner of a xenophobic group called Pegida, short for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West. After a massive 15,000-strong protest that took place on December 15 that put Pegida on policymakers’ radars, January …

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  • French politics: Le fail

    French politics: Le fail

    Recent news of Walt Disney’s €1 billion bailout of Disneyland Paris, aimed at keeping the kingdom of magic alive, raises many questions about France’s persistent financial woes. After all, if even the magical land of Mickey Mouse, which has barely been able to turn a profit throughout its 22 year existence, is unable to stand …

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  • Broken promises – the sad tale of Greek football

    Broken promises – the sad tale of Greek football

    The suspension of the Greek Super League along with the matches of other team sports on September 29, following the death of a football fan after being crushed in violent clashes during a third division football match, comes as another blow to the troubled country that just can’t seem to get a break. Violence in …

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  • What if Putin was right?

    Following the recent events in Crimea, President Vladimir Putin continues to insist on the neo-Nazi threat, not just in Ukraine but throughout Europe. He expressed these concerns at a meeting with chief rabbis from Europe and Israel, where he reaffirmed that the revival of fascist and neo-Nazi ideas was a dangerous trend that needed to …

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  • The day Brussels mattered

    The day Brussels mattered

    Let’s face it – the European Union is not particularly known for its efficiency in fast decision-making. Rather, the European way of doing things is best described as a cocktail of long caffeinated summits stretching far into the early hours of the morning, followed by intense hand wringing over how best to reconcile the various …

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  • In Ukraine, Poroshenko should not run for President

    In Ukraine, Poroshenko should not run for President

    What is Putin up to? The Russian President surprised international audiences on Wednesday by calling upon the separatists of Eastern Ukraine to suspend a referendum seeking autonomy, which was due this Sunday. His speech fell on deaf ears unfortunately, as the pro-Russian separatists decided on Thursday to go ahead with the referendum, dashing all hopes …

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  • Is US worldwide credibility waning?

    “Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, one way or another we get pulled into them”, remarked President Obama during a nuclear security summit in 2010.  Four years on however, we are witnessing a worrying tendency in US foreign policy: the military superpower has turned …

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  • Is the Western media right to bash Viktor Orbán’s electoral reform?

    Is the Western media right to bash Viktor Orbán’s electoral reform?

    Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, is no sweetheart of the European media. He has swayed against the current by implementing policies that have been dubbed populist and nationalistic. The latest bout comes over a newly enacted electoral reform, which will be put to the test in next month’s parliamentarian election, where Orbán is expected to …

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  • Sochi: The Security Olympics

     

    “I call on you, every mujahid to disrupt this Satanic dancing on the bones of our ancestors”. As the world is gearing up for the Winter Olympic Games, set to start this Friday in the subtropical resort of Sochi, so is Doku Umarov. He is the self-proclaimed emir (leader) of the Caucasus Emirate, a …

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  • Activists Fear Russian Overreach after Olympic Terror Concerns

    Activists Fear Russian Overreach after Olympic Terror Concerns

    Following the double suicide bombing in Volvograd last month and the outbursts of violence that have killed and wounded several members of Russia’s security forces in the North Caucus region of Daghestan over the past weeks, Russia’s security forces are on high alert. Authorities fear that terrorists may target the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in …

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  • Latvia Reluctantly Joins the Eurozone

    Latvia Reluctantly Joins the Eurozone

    Fireworks exploded overhead and couples embraced in Riga, Latvia’s capital city, as Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis withdrew a €10 banknote early Wednesday morning to mark the country’s adoption of the Euro. The small Baltic state of just over 2 million inhabitants is the 18th country to join Europe’s monetary union and the second in the …

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  • Europe Must Play Long Game in Ukraine

    Europe Must Play Long Game in Ukraine

    Hundreds of thousands of pro-Europe protestors have flooded into Kiev’s old city to protest against President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to delay the signing of a landmark Association Agreement and free trade deal with the European Union last month. Protestors rightly believe that only rapprochement with the EU can modernise the country’s political and economic system. …

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  • Ireland Seeks to Strengthen Ties with Diaspora

    Ireland Seeks to Strengthen Ties with Diaspora

    Moneygall Ireland is an unassuming village of just over 350 in County Offaly, Ireland. Since 2011, however, the blink-and-you-miss-it town on the R445 between Dublin and Limerick has become infamous across the country as the birthplace of U.S. President Barack Obama’s maternal great-great-great grandfather. The anecdotal story that made headlines around the world perfectly encapsulates …

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  • Danish Fighting to Keep Mink off EU Black List

    Danish Fighting to Keep Mink off EU Black List

    Danish government lobbyists are busy at work in Brussels. A new European Commission proposal seeking to ban non-native plants and animals in the EU might include the North American mink. The semiaquatic carnivore is prized for its fur and heavily farmed in Denmark. Its introduction to Europe, however, has been linked to declines in European …

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  • Is Europe Hiding Behind Tymoshenko?

    Is Europe Hiding Behind Tymoshenko?

    In just two weeks, Europe’s heads of state will meet in Vilnius, Lithuania for the Eastern Partnership Summit. It was hoped that the summit would culminate a push by the small Baltic state Lithuania, which currently holds the Council presidency, to build closer ties with the European Union’s Eastern neighbours, particularly Ukraine. The EU’s largest …

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  • Deciphering Angela Merkel

    Deciphering Angela Merkel

    Late last month, a seemingly inconsequential remark by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel was largely glossed over by the mainstream media. In the world of undecipherable Euro-jargon, however, her words carry very important significance.

    In Brussels on October 25th, Merkel told reporters that she doesn’t, “see any automaticity between top candidates and the filling of posts.” …

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  • Putin’s Precarious Title

    Putin’s Precarious Title

    Forbes released its sensational annual list of the “most powerful” people in the world yesterday. Typically, the top spot is reserved for the sitting US president, but this year, for the first time ever, Russia’s Vladimir Putin has taken the coveted title. The last time the US president saw himself knocked off his pedestal was …

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  • EU Relations With Turkey May Be Warming Afterall

    EU Relations With Turkey May Be Warming Afterall

    This month, the European Union’s candidate countries anxiously awaited the release of a set of Commission reports that would assess the progress they’d made towards coveted membership. The reports set the tone for negotiations over the coming year and conclusions can make or break membership hopes. Having launched its official application to join the EU …

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  • “Hand-Painted Headphones for Haiti” Launch

    “Hand-Painted Headphones for Haiti” Launch

    Enigma Performing Arts Center of Haiti (EPAC Haiti) and Monster®, the world leader in high-performance personal audio have teamed up for the fundraising initiative “Hand Painted Headphones for Haiti” to raise money to construct EPAC Haiti, a 3,000 seat concert hall and state of the art convention center designed by Metropolitan Museum architect and Pritzker …

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  • The Seasons of our Discontent. A How-to Guide to Popular Uprisings

    The Seasons of our Discontent. A How-to Guide to Popular Uprisings

    The Arab Spring, the Turkish Summer, the Romanian Autumn, the Russian Winter. It seems that the four seasons have become a catchall term for democratic protest movements from around the world. Apart from sharing an annual equinox, what do all these demonstrations have in common? What are the basic ingredients needed for such a protest …

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  • The Maldives election: Democracy on the brink

    Back to square one? Mariyam Imad wonders what hopes remain for democracy.

    In the latest turn of events leading to the turbulent presidential elections in the Maldives, the Supreme Court has trampled on the prospects of democracy by postponing the Saturday 19 October vote. In previous weeks, the supposedly impartial body had already scrapped the …

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  • The Maldives election: Democracy disrupted

    Maldivians fight for votes, courts void them.

    The Supreme Court of the Maldives has overturned the first round of a tense presidential election following allegations of fraud. The undertakings of this supposedly neutral institution are raising concern among the international community and the Maldivian opposition. On September 24, it “indefinitely postponed” the election’s second-round runoff, …

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  • Maldive elections: Women, repression and the urns

    Mariyam Imad wonders why half the inhabitants of this tropical paradise are still living a nightmare.

    The peaceful surface of the Maldives’ waters belies a brutal tradition of family violence and sexual abuse. The country is on the path to reform, but Maldivian women continue to endure oppression. On 28 September, they will march to …

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  • Maldive elections: The zealot or the autocrat

    As Maldivians head for the ballots this month, Mariyam Imad looks into some of the issues threatening these small islands, and the vast stakes around them.

     The Maldives is a nation of coral islands surfacing from a submarine mountain range 400 kilometers south of India. With a population of under 400,000, it is the smallest …

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  • The Maldives election: Democracy on the brink

    Back to square one? Mariyam Imad wonders what hopes remain for democracy.

    In the latest turn of events leading to the turbulent presidential elections in the Maldives, the Supreme Court has trampled on the prospects of democracy by postponing the Saturday 19 October vote. In previous weeks, the supposedly impartial body had already scrapped the …

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  • The Maldives election: Democracy disrupted

    Maldivians fight for votes, courts void them.

    The Supreme Court of the Maldives has overturned the first round of a tense presidential election following allegations of fraud. The undertakings of this supposedly neutral institution are raising concern among the international community and the Maldivian opposition. On September 24, it “indefinitely postponed” the election’s second-round runoff, …

    Read More

  • Maldive elections: The zealot or the autocrat

    As Maldivians head for the ballots this month, Mariyam Imad looks into some of the issues threatening these small islands, and the vast stakes around them.

     The Maldives is a nation of coral islands surfacing from a submarine mountain range 400 kilometers south of India. With a population of under 400,000, it is the smallest …

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  • Conversing with Luke Carroll

    Conversing with Luke Carroll

    Luke Carroll has a longing for Australia’s acting scene to embrace cultural diversity.

    The actor’s notable career in the Australian film and television industry include playing Indigenous characters in Redfern now, Going Bush, Home And Away, Playschool, The Alice, Australian Rules and Stoned Bros.

    Carroll’s ambition is to take …

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  • A Hidden Third-World in Australia

    A Hidden Third-World in Australia

    Since visiting remote indigenous Australia for the 1985 documentary The Secret Country, journalist John Pilger was shocked to find that in 2013 little had changed – the conditions were just as grim.

    In his most recent film, Pilger documents the third-world conditions in a region north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. It is …

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