In other news, officials in Afghanistan said coalition air strikes killed at least 30 civilians on Monday, and police in Turkey arrested 11 people charged with carrying out a massacre at a wedding party. Continue reading
Several years ago I had the wonderful opportunity to travel through Israel and the West Bank to talk to Palestinian and Israeli poets. Among the remarkable writers I met there and the one who made the greatest impression on viewers was Taha Muhammad Ali.
During his first visit to a war zone since taking office, President Barack Obama told U.S. troops in Iraq that many tasks remain before the war can end and they can come home. Continue reading
Sitting on its own small island in Doha, Qatar, on the Persian Gulf, the brand new Museum of Islamic Art contains one of the greatest collections of the religion’s art and artifacts, including works from throughout the Arab world, Europe and Central Asia.