Turkey’s decision to remove Darwinist evolution from curricula is divine idiocy: Lehmann

Did Mohammed walk with dinosaurs, or what comes next?

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Alparslan Durmus, head of Turkey’s national board on education, said in an online statement earlier this week that a chapter entitled “Beginning of Life and Evolution” will be deleted from the standard biology textbooks and the material will be available only, to students who go on to university studies More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Iran Revolutionary Guard killed three Kurdish Peshmerga during alleged anti-ISIS operation

nsnbc : The Iranian – Kurdish Komala party confirmed that Iranian Revolutionary Guards had killed three of its militants after the Guard announced it had killed “three terrorists”. The incident More...

KAR parliament in first session after 2013 elections. Parliament has since been suspended.(archives)
By nsnbc On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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PUK and Gorran call for settling disputes about parliament before Iraqi – Kurdish independence referendum

nsnbc : Leaders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Gorran (Change Movement), reiterated their calls for complete preparations for a referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) of More...

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By IMEMC On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Gaza: Electricity Supply Cut for 3rd Day as Egypt Provides Fuel

IMEMC : Israeli authorities implemented a third round of electricity supply cuts to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday — honoring a request from the Palestinian Authority (PA), which announced, last month, that it would More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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US – ISIS exchange accusations for destruction of Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri Mosque

 nsnbc : The Islamic State and the United States exchanged accusations for the destruction of the minaret of the Grand Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a senior Iraqi counter-terrorism commander More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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KDP official on Tehran’s comments on Kurdish referendum in Iraq: The Ayatollah should mind his own business

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Ali Awni, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership council told reporters on Wednesday that Iran’s Supreme Leader who had said Tehran was opposed to the Kurdish More...

Afghan National Civil Order Police practice riot control at the ANCOP Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 9, 2011.
By nsnbc On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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2 killed and 27 injured by “security forces” during Kabul sit-in: Resurrection for Change

nsnbc : Members of the “Resurrection for Change” movement reported that two were killed and another 27 were injured in clashes with “security forces” during sit-ins in the Afghan capital More...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan skips rope with students at the School of Peace at a internally displaced peoples site in the Lake Region, Chad. She visited the conflict-affected region in April 2017. UNICEF/Sokhin
By nsnbc On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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UNICEF appoints 19 year-old Syrian refugee and education activist as Goodwill Ambassador

nsnbc : The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed the 19-year-old Muzoon Almellehan, who has been advocating girl’s right to education since she fled from Syria in 2013, as its newest More...

A Super Hornet E/F firing an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM). (archives)
By Christof Lehmann On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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US-led coalition downs Syrian jet in “de-confliction zone” near Raqqa: Pilot reported missing

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The US-led coalition confirmed that it shot down a Syrian jet in Raqqa, claiming self-defense because the pilot was bombing in the vicinity of positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces. More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Turkey puts 17 journalists on trial for alleged “Gülenist links”

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Seventeen Turkish journalists will face trial before a court in Istanbul on Monday for alleged links to the so-called Fetullah Gülenist Terror Organization (FETÖ). The accused journalists More...