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Mafia Expert Claims Britain ‘Most Corrupt’ Country in the World

By Lee Kainoelani Rabat - Britain is the most corrupt country in the world, says Roberto Saviano, a journalist who spend more than a decade exposing the criminal dealings of the Italian Mafia, according to the Independent. Saviano made these comments at the Hay Literary Festival, stating that “If I asked you what is the most corrupt place on Earth you might tell me well it’s Afghanistan, maybe Greece, Niger ...

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White House has New Muslim American Community Liaison

By Kainoelani Lee Rabat – The White House recently welcomed their new community liaison under the Office of Public Engagement, Zaki Barzinji, former Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Gov. Terry McAuliffe, according to The Huffington Post. Barzinji plans to reach out to Muslim Americans, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Hindus working to ensure that the communities are represented at a federal level. “A ...

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Artist Uses Optical Illusion to Make Louvre Pyramid “Disappear” in Paris

By Myriam Ait Malk Rabat - In his most recent work, JR, a French street artist, chose his own hometown to create a large black and white photographic piece that covers a glass pyramid situated right in front of the Louvre Museum, causing it to “disappear” when the viewer is standing in front of it. JR told the Associated Press that he loves “people being destabilized and trying to find the point that scales ...

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Ban Ki-moon, Dullest, Worse UNSG in History of the UN: The Economist

Rabat - At the end of his second mandate as the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon has dramatically failed to live up to the expectations placed on him by the international community. He was described by The Economist as “the dullest- among the worst” in the history of the organization. Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden, who died in a plane crash in 1961 while in a peace mission to the Congo, ...

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Angelina Jolie Appointed Visiting Professor at London school of Economics

Rabat - American Hollywood star, Angelina Jolie, has been appointed a visiting professor  at the London School of Economics (LSE) beginning in 2017. The Oscar-winning actress, filmmaker, humanitarian and longtime activist will be teaching students pursuing a master’s degree at the LSE’s Center for Women, Peace and Security. The acclaimed Hollywood star will teach alongside former foreign secretary William H ...

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Over 80 Muslim Refugees Convert to Christianity in Germany

Rabat - Over 80 Muslim refugees from Iran and Afghanistan have allegedly converted to Christianity and were baptized early this month in Hamburg, Germany, according to Christian Today. The same source said that the Christian converts renounced their former religion, Islam, because they have been living “under fear of sin.” "The motive for the change of faith is the same for many: they are disappointed with ...

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Taliban Leader Targeted by U.S. Drone Strike

By Kainoelani Lee Rabat – Leader of the Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, was targeted by a drone strike, in Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan, according to the New York Times. United States Officials stated on Saturday that the drone strike has been the most significant American incursion inside Pakistan since Navy SEALS killed Osama Bin Laden, the Queda leader, in 2011. U.S. military are st ...

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Karam Foundation: We Call It Smart Aid

By Maria Douich Connecticut - The Karam Foundation was founded in 2007. Its name was created with its mission in mind. Karam is Arabic for generosity. Unlike any other humanitarian aid organization, Karam dedicates all its resources to helping people help themselves. Based in Chicago, USA, the organization prides itself on its unique approach to helping the refugee crises of today, especially that of Syrian ...

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Hate Crimes Spike against Muslims in America

Kainoelani Lee Rabat – Since the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and the San Bernardino shooting, researchers and civil rights groups say reports and attacks against Muslims in the United States have rapidly increased, according to the New York Times. Reports from news media and civil rights groups indicates that the rate of suspected hate crimes against Muslims has tripled since the Paris attacks. In the ...

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Survey Highlights Will to “BreakFree” from Fossil Fuels

By Abdelmohsine El Hallouati Rabat - We all know fossil fuels are an imminent threat to the future of humanity. We all know how to eliminate them from our daily lives and strive for climate stability, right? Well, the results of a recent survey show that despite the fact that most people believe in climate change and see it as a threat, they actually feel distanced from the problem and its solutions. The Br ...

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Survey: Muslims Rank on Top of Charity Givers in Britain

Rabat - Despite the many consistent stereotypes attached to Muslims in the West, particularly their association with terrorism, British Muslims managed to top charity donors in 2015. According to a survey conducted by the leading British charity website JustGiving, Muslims were the most generous religious groups in Britain in 2015, donating about £371 each. “Our data shows many of Britain’s Muslim communiti ...

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London’s Mayor Lashes out at Donald Trump, Calls Him ‘Ignorant’ 

Rabat - The new mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said on Wednesday, May 11 that Donald Trump is “playing into the hands of extremists” and is “ignorant about Islam.” The first Muslim mayor of a Western capital said that his election win, despite a divisive campaign propagated by his Conservative opponent, Zac Goldsmith, is a lesson to Trump that Islam is perfectly compatible with Western values. Khan, a member ...

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