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January 20, 2019

Duke of Edinburgh reportedly driving without a seat belt days after car accident

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Duke of Edinburgh and his driving are back in the British headlines again. Several Sunday papers have splashed photographs of the Queen's 97 year old husband back behind the wheel of a brand-new Land Rover. The photos appeared just two days after he was part of a car crash involving two women and a 9-month-old baby near the royal Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Both of the women involved in the crash, who suffered minor injuries, as well as the D..
January 20, 2019

Family of American man held in Syria appeals to Trump to intervene

Kamalmaz family(DAMASCUS, Syria) -- For almost two years, the family of an American man detained in Syria says it has operated quietly, working with the U.S. government and its allies to try to gain information about their husband and father. But now, in the hopes that President Donald Trump may be moved to personally intervene, they are going public. “I think we’ve reached the point where we absolutely are very desperate,” Ula Kamalmaz, 35, daughter of Majd Kamalmaz, 61, told ABC News. They sai..
January 19, 2019

How one architect is helping young people remember Beirut’s complicated past

Simone Cecchetti/Corbis/Getty Images(BEIRUT) -- To enter the Beirut nightclub B018, one arrives on what appears to be a helicopter landing pad and descends a staircase to enter the underground music mecca. The club is located on the spot where 20,000 Palestinian, Kurdish and South Lebanese refugees were massacred in 1976 during Lebanon’s civil war, which began in 1975 and continued for 15 years. “How do you design a bar on a site like this in a country that is in denial of its own history?” said..
January 18, 2019

American-born, Iranian journalist held as ‘material witness,’ court documents show

Viktorcvetkovic/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. government on Friday acknowledged for the first time that it secretly arrested an Iranian journalist earlier this week, demanding she testify to a federal grand jury as part of a federal probe that still remains a mystery. The acknowledgement came in a federal judge's order stating that American-born Melanie Franklin, also known as Marzieh Hashemi, was taken into custody on a material witness warrant issued in Washington. The order, unsealed ..