Black Snake, marble and limestone. By William E. Nutt (2002)

Black Snake, marble and limestone. By William E. Nutt (2002)

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Bill Maher on the criticism he’s received for his views on religion, his film, Religulous, specifically.

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"밤에, Part of universe” 2011

"밤에, Part of universe” 2011

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This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism. Subscribe here to receive this round-up by email.
The prime minister of the Central African Republic and his cabinet have resigned.
Clashes in CAR are threatening last month’s ceasefire deal.
Libya’s congress has called for a UN-backed ceasefire.
Egypt signed a $3m per year lobbying contract to help keep the US-Egypt relationship on good footing.
Fighting along the border between Sudan and South Sudan is threatening to merge two conflicts.
Human Rights Watch says that atrocities in South Sudan amount to war crimes.
In photos: Gaza after the bombardment.
In Israel, to be anti-war is to be ostracized/vilified/threatened…
The cease-fire in Gaza has ended and not been renewed. Rockets were launched from Gaza and Israel has resumed airstrikes. Talks are not progressing in Cairo.
Atef Abu Saif’s eight day war diary from Gaza shows the minutiae of life under the shelling.
Amnesty International calls for an investigation into evidence that Israel is actively targeting health care workers.
Foreign Policy reports that European powers have drawn up a plan for a UN mission to oversee the end of the blockade on Gaza and the destruction of Hamas’ tunnel system.
A horrifying dispatch from the scene of a barrel bombing in Aleppo.
The Syrian civil war continues to threaten Lebanon.
ISIS stormed one of the Syrian government’s last bases in Raqqa.
President Obama has authorized limited airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq.
ISIS has trapped 50,000 Yazidis in the mountains of northwestern Iraq, creating a terrible humanitarian crisis. Who are the Yazidis?
Bahrain convicted nine opposition activists of “public security charges,” stripping them of citizenship.
Major General Harold Greene was killed in a green-on-blue attack in Afghanistan this week — the first US general officer to be killed in either the war in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The US system of tracking weapons shipments to Afghanistan is faulty — failing to the extent that it isn’t known how many weapons are missing.
An Indian soldier who accidentally crossed the border has been detained by Pakistan.
RFE/RL explains the ongoing conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
A female journalist has written a blunt and damning essay about her recent rape in Ukraine by a “Very Respected Journalist.”
"Has Russia invaded us yet?" — the slow invasion of Ukraine.
Russia bans food imports from the US and EU.
Edward Snowden has been given permission to stay in Russia for at least another three years.
Former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili is being prosecuted for human rights violations and abuse of power, but his allies (like Sen. John McCain) are standing by their man.
Two Khmer Rouge leaders have been sentenced to life in prison by the UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia.
The New York Times will now use the word “torture” to describe… well, torture.
Troop charity Move America Forward is outed by ProPublica for its fundraising fakery and funneling proceeds into PACs and political consulting firms.
Photo: Shejaiya neighborhood, Gaza City. A man enters his shattered home on a mostly destroyed street. August 7. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty
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Photo: Shejaiya neighborhood, Gaza City. A man enters his shattered home on a mostly destroyed street. August 7. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty

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