Monthly Archives: February 2017

Kurdish General Wahed Kovle: ‘loved and feared’

Peshmerga General Wahed Kovle died February 3 of a brain stroke, according to Kurdistan 24. Kovle commanded the Dohuk anti-terror unit in Baqofah, Iraq: an Assyrian village in the Nineveh province north of Mosul, and was admired by his soldiers. … Continue reading

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Martha’s Vineyard Brazilians fear deportation

Martha’s Vineyard is known as an up-scale vacation spot for the rich and famous. The Obamas have vacationed there, as have many other elites. It’s year-round population includes the large Brazilian community. Some of have overstayed their visas illegally, and … Continue reading

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Stuck in Idlib

Syria’s Idlib province is host to tens of thousands of IDPs, including those evacuated from east Aleppo. Unwilling to go to government areas and with the Turkish border essentially closed, residents of the Taiba camp on the Turkish border wait … Continue reading

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Opposing Trump in the sticks

Falmouth, Massachusetts isn’t really “the sticks,” but it’s a town of just a few thousand. While a massive protest occurred in Boston an hour away, 100 activists and residents gathered for a candlelit vigil in opposition to president Trump’s executive … Continue reading

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