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A conversation with CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou

John Kiriakou is widely known as the former CIA case officer who, in an interview with ABC News in late 2007, confirmed that the CIA had tortured prisoner Abu Zubaydah, an alleged member of al Qaeda, on the waterboard.

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Outside/Iran: The rich kids of Tehran and the new elite class

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A new Instagram account documenting the lives of Iran’s young elite reveals the extreme wealth of the newly rich. In Penglish- Persian English-one Instagram message reads, “We made this page to show that Iran isn’t always bad. It is really good».

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Inside/Lesvos: The beauty and the hidden surprises of Agiasos

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“Agiasos, though a small village, has plenty of surprises in store to offer. Some places are famous for just one thing, but Agiasos has a multitude of gifts to offer to the visitor”, says Wilco Van Herpen, correspondent of the Turkish newspaper, Hurriyet.

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Outside/Syria: U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria, Including ISIS

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American intelligence and law enforcement agencies have identified nearly a dozen Americans who have traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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Outside/Turkey: Roma children only have the marriage option

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Child marriages have become more visible, especially after the media coverage of two Roma kids, 12 and 16 respectively, having a marriage ceremony on Saturday. The incident took place in Anadolu neighborhood located in the northwestern district of Yıldırım, Bursa.

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Outside/Israel: The most important source of capital is California

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For over 20 years California’s technology industry has been channeling billions of dollars to finance the growth of Israeli tech firms. In that time, tech has become a key sector for Israel’s economy. The flow of capital between California and Israel is digital, transmitted as currency and intellectual property.

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Outside/Ukraine: Crimea’s Vanishing Gold

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Though it might be argued that the US is merely holding the gold on Ukraine’s behalf, it is a fact that what was once Ukraine’s gold is now with the country that funded regime change in Ukraine.

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Outside/Lebanon: Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

Syrian women, fleeing the violence from the Syrian town of Qara, carry their babies as they queue to register to get help from relief agencies at the Lebanese border town of Arsal, in the eastern Bekaa Valley

Some women are driven into outright prostitution. Others like Samar engage in what relief workers call survival sex, striking up sexual relationships with men who can provide rent or food.

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Outside/Opinion: Down with Impunity

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If a supporter of Palestine had packed a pistol at a rally, his arrest would have been headline news. But Chicago Zionists get a pass.

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Inside/Cyprus: Al Jazeera’s poll on the 40th anniversary of the Turkish invasion

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July 20 marks the 40th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. The invasion resulted in the division of the island, with Greek Cypriots living on one side and Turkish Cypriots living on the other.

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BBC wrote for the Greek word philotimo that can’t be translated

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The exact meaning of philotimo is hotly debated, given that the word belongs to the pantheon of Greek lexical items […]

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Kaló taxídi! Greek tourism

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Popular Greek islands such as Mykonos and Santorini will be more crowded than ever this summer: Greek hoteliers and tour […]

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Lessons from a Modern Greek Tragedy

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As a result of austerity economics Greece is in the throes of an economic meltdown that is in many ways […]

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The European Left and the Greek tragedy

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It is enough to remember that Greece, as a result of a program supposedly designed to help it, has seen […]

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Do Americans Have No Shame?

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Americans owe the world heartfelt acts of contrition. “There ought to be a march of apology from Americans to people […]

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Turkey’s Dangerous Referendum

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The juggernaut that Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) put together to dismantle Turkey’s current political system and […]

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