Adelle Nazarian

Adelle Nazarian

Palestinian Stanford Student: ‘Trauma from 1948’ Made Me Threaten ‘Zionist’ Students

A self-identified “third-generation Palestinian refugee” and student at Stanford University who, last month, threatened to “physically fight” against “Zionist students” after Israel passed a law recognize Israel as a Jewish nation-stae, has announced that he will resign from his post as a residential assistant and issued an apology where he blamed “trans-generational trauma” for his initial statement.

Stanford Burghers on Quad (Introvert / Wikimedia Commons)

Barack Obama Endorses Gavin Newsom for Governor of California

Former Democratic President Barack Obama endorsed fellow Democrat Gavin Newsom for governor of California on Wednesday and praised him for being “the first to recognize the right to marry who you love” when he briefly legalized gay marriage in 2004, during his time as mayor of San Francisco.

Gavin Newsom and Barack Obama (Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty)

U.S. Officials: Iran Planning Gulf ‘Swarm’ Drill Involving 100 Gunboats

United States officials told media Wednesday that the naval fleet of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is planning to place 100 gunboats in the Persian Gulf within the next 48 hours to practice “swarm” tactics, an exercise that is usually reserved for the fall.

Iranian navy personnel stand aboard two Iranian warships docked in the Sudanese Red Sea city of Port Sudan on December 8, 2012. The Iranian navy said the 1,400 ton frigate Jamaran and the 4,700 ton support ship Bushehr 'docked in Port Sudan, after successfully carrying out their assignments in the …

Turkish Currency Falls Following U.S. Religious Freedom Sanctions

Turkey’s currency, the lira, plunged to a record low on Wednesday and continued to fall Thursday following the imposition of sanctions by the United States on two Turkish officials for their roles in the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 21: Turkish Lira currency is seen on November 21, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Turkish Lira plunged to a record low of 3.978 against the dollar in early Tuesday trading. Concern's over deteriorating relations with the U.S. and the central bank continue to effect Turkish markets. …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Thrills San Francisco ‘Progressives’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old “democratic socialist” who defeated a 10-term Democratic incumbent in New York’s June primary, made waves with her fellow progressives in San Francisco’s Mission District Tuesday night as she described her plans to provide free Medicare and college for all.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Palestine fans (BDSlist / Twitter)

Women in Afghanistan Speak of Brutal Rapes by Islamic State Terrorists

The Islamic State’s Afghanistan proxy, known as ISIS-K (Khorasan province), has expanded significantly as its flagship operation in Syria and Iraq lost ground. In harrowing interviews with Reuters on Monday, women in Afghanistan who have faced growing ISIS brutality tell their stories of rape and abuse.

Fighters with Afghanistan's Taliban militia talk with villagers in Ahmad Aba district on the outskirts of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, on July 18, 2017. Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit a new high in the first half of 2017 with 1,662 killed and more than 3,500 injured, the United …

IRGC Chief: ‘Iranians Will Never Allow Their Authorities to Negotiate with the Great Satan’

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) chief, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, called Trump an “amateur politician” on Tuesday and declared that Iran’s leaders will never meet with U.S. President Donald Trump, one day after Trump’s second offer to meet with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to “make a real deal” between the United States and Iran.

The head of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari speaks with journalists after his speech at a conference called "A World Without Terror," in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Jafari said Tuesday that the country's supreme leader has limited the range of ballistic missiles it makes to …

Iran Announces Launch of Official Digital Currency

The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace, Abolhassan Firouzabadi, announced on Sunday that the Islamic Republic would be bringing digital, or crypto, currency to the country in the near future regulated by the government.

This picture illustrates Iranians on January 12, 2012 counting and exchanging the United States 100-dollar bills and Iran's Rial banknotes, bearing a portrait of Iran's late founder of Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran. The Rial's plunge, to 18,000 to the dollar hit a record low on January 18, …

Kamala Harris Boosts Her Profile Ahead of Potential Presidential Run

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who made her political mark while serving as California’s attorney general, appears to be preparing herself for a presidential run — though she is not expected to announce a bid immediately after the November midterm elections.

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Iran Rejects Talks with ‘Untrustworthy’ United States

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi rejected what he called “media speculation” that Iran may hold talks with the United States on Monday and said that the Islamic Republic will emerge victorious in the face of America’s hostile policies.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi speaks during a press conference on August 22, 2016 in Tehran. Iran said that Russian raids on Syria from one of its airbases had ended for now, shortly after accusing Moscow of 'showing off' when it revealed the bombing missions. / AFP / ATTA …

Israel Confirms Trump Helped with Turkish Detainee’s Release to Free Pastor Brunson

Israel on Friday confirmed U.S. media reports that President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a July 14 phone call to release Ebru Özkan, a Turkish woman accused of Hamas ties, in exchange for Turkey’s release of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been detained on terror and espionage charge. Turkey had denied these reports.

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Saudi Feminist Faces 20 Years in Prison

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, 28, faces 20 years in prison after Saudi Arabian authorities revealed on Wednesday that she allegedly confessed to conspiring with the kingdom’s “enemies.”

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, 28, faces 20 years in prison after Saudi Arabian authorities revealed on Wednesday that she allegedly confessed to conspiring with the kingdom’s “enemies.”

Kurdish Exit from Northern Iraq Leads to Islamic State Return

Kurdish residents of a town near northeastern Khanaqin, Iraq, evacuated their 12-home village following a wave of killings in the area carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), the Kurdish outlet Rudaw reported on Wednesday.

In this undated photo released Thursday, May 11, 2017, by Hawar News, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria, shows fighters from the Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces, patrolling on a street in Tabqa, northern Syria. Syrian Kurdish-led forces say they are carrying out mine-clearing operations at the …

Islamic State Suicide Bombings Leave 180 Dead in Southern Syria

At least 180 civilians were killed during a series of suicide bombings and attacks carried out by the Islamic State in southern Syria on Wednesday, in what is being described as the worst carnage the nation has experienced in recent months.

More than 220 dead in IS attacks on southern Syria