10 US cities with Arab city and country names

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Lebanon, New Hampshire. Damascus, Maryland. Bagdad, Florida. These are actual cities in the United States that have long borrowed Arab and Muslim cities over the years and have taken them as their own. While most of these cities today have no direct links with the Arab world, a lot of their history dates back to Arab diasporas who migrated to America and established their footings across multiple states and named their lands after their origins. This article takes a look at the top 10 cities ...

American Muslims decry Trump travel ban in country they tout as ‘tolerant’

Saturday, 1 July 2017

American Muslim leaders Friday decried Donald Trump’s rhetoric towards their community and predicted the president’s travel ban would eventually be proven unlawful, a day after a weakened version of the measure came into force. A limited version of Trump’s travel ban -- temporarily barring refugees and visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- took effect on Thursday, after the US Supreme Court allowed it to be enforced pending a full hearing in October. The ...

Iranian turned away by Trump travel ban back in US

Friday, 3 February 2017

An Iranian man denied entry into the United States following President Donald Trump’s travel ban was back in Los Angeles -- the first person allowed to return to the country under a judge’s ruling. Ali Vayeghan, who for 12 years had been waiting to immigrate to the US to join family, was met by his brother, his niece and a crowd of supporters at Los Angeles airport chanting “This Land is Your Land.” “This is what humanity looks like,” the 61-year-old said in ...

PHOTOS: Yemenis close 1,000 NYC shops in protest of Trump travel ban

Friday, 3 February 2017

Trump's executive order barred people from Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria from entering the US for 90 days

Texas carries out first US execution of 2017

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Attorneys had argued to the Supreme Court that the imate had poor legal help at his trial and during earlier appeals

Volkswagen recalls 136,000 autos for antilock brake fix

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Nearly 136,000 Audi and Volkswagen autos have potential problems with antilock brake systems

Ilhan Omar elected first Somali-American legislator in the US

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Omar came to the United States after escaping the Somali civil war with her family and spending four years in a Kenyan refugee camp

NASA astronaut casts lone vote from space

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Shane Kimbrough became the latest astronaut to join in a long tradition of voting while floating above the Earth

Why American Major League Soccer still has a long way to go

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The MLS still has plenty of little things that could and should be fixed in order for it to count among the top leagues in the world

New museum to put 'Slave Coast' on tourist map

Monday, 26 September 2016

A new museum in Guinea Bissau charting the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade hopes to put the history of the 'Slave Coast' on the map, and draw tourists to what is one of the world's poorest countries. Credit: AFPTV

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