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Vogue Café to launch in London

Until now, Vogue Café has been based in Eastern Europe. The first pop-up café in Western Europe will open in London on June 16th. The centenary celebrations just keep on coming! As the magazine (British Vogue) celebrates the 100th anniversary of its foundation, it was announced today that the normally based Eastern European ‘Vogue Café’ will launch a pop-up shop location in ...

Palmyra Museum revealed after ISIS destruction

Palmyra has been recaptured from ISIS but the damage to the priceless artefacts has been severe. Regime forces have reclaimed the city and photos have been released showing the extent of the damage to the Museum of Palmyra, which was part of a UNESCO world heritage site. Khaled al-Asaad, the 82 year old head of antiquities was brutally murdered trying ...

Women film secret footage in ‘Islamic State’

Two brave Syrian women took secret footage capturing the everyday life in the ‘Islamic State’. Filming in Raqqa, the camera women secretly captured images showing ordinary life under the regime, such as a shop selling packets of hair dye where the models’ faces have been censored  out with black marker pen.   The film was produced by Swedish TV channel Expressen TV, and shows ...

Turkey seizes biggest newspaper, makes it pro-government

Authorities seized control of Turkey's biggest newspaper last week. On Saturday police crowd control fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters.

Police raided the Zaman and Cihan agency after a court ruled it under state control.

500 demonstrators were fired upon by water cannons in front of Zaman's HQ.

When Zaman's Journalists returned to work they had lost access to internal servers and email accounts.

The Editor in chief, Abdulhamit Bilici, and a leading columnist were also fired.

Why regressive liberals need to speak up

Since early 2011 there has been a horrific and brutal civil war rampaging near the eastern Mediterranean. Pretty much all of the populace will inform you that this is occurring in Syria. Despite the fact that the conflict is now entering its sixth year, to most on Facebook it has been occurring since some point in 2015. This is when ...

More Refugee Deaths: 35 Drown In Aegean Sea

Turkish sources have reported the deaths of a total of at least thirty-five people as a result of two separate incidents in the Aegean Sea. According to the Turkish coastguard, twenty-four refugees were drowned when their boat sank off the coast of Lesbos, a Greek island. In addition, the news organisation Dôgan has reported an additional eleven people died further south, near ...

No Nudes Are Good Nudes: Statues Covered In Rome For Visit of Iranian President

Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, appeared in public with the Italian Prime Minister, Mattel Renzi yesterday, during the former’s first official visit to Europe since the lifting of sanctions against Iran last year. The two held a joint press conference in the Capitoline Museum, in view of a striking statue of Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor and philosopher immortalised ...

ISIL Deliberately Targets Civilians in Iraq, Claims UN

The UN has released a report that claims the continuing war in Iraq has led to huge death tolls and massive levels of internal displacement. 18, 802 non-combatants lost their lives between 1 January 2014 and 31 October 2015, whilst 3.2 million fled their homes. Approximately one third of the refugees are children and as many a 900 youths were ...

WATCH this stab proof vest demonstration go very wrong

Israel have been faced with daily stabbing attacks by Palestinians in the recent weeks. Eitam Lachover who works for the state broadcaster was asked to try on a stab proof vest and demonstrate a serious stabbing in the back. After a few stabs one actually goes into his spine. He was however not seriously harmed requiring a few stitches in ...

IS Kill “Spy” Journalist Ruqia Hassan in Syria

Activists in Syria have confirmed that a philosophy student, who wrote of her experiences living in the IS-controlled city of Raqqa, has been killed by militants on the basis that she was “spying” on them. Ruqia Hassan, who used the pen-name “Nissan Ibrahim”, was killed in September, but the news only became widely known this week. Hassan was detained by ...

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