Hany Abu-Assad: Making strong voices heard

Sep 21, 2016

Hany Abu-Assad: Making strong voices heard

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Ever since the first series of "Pop Idol" screened on British TV in 2001, the televised music competition has become practically inescapable, with franchises springing up everywhere from Macedonia to the Maldives. Given how cannily stage-managed these "reality" shows really are, though, it almost ...

Yamanashi camps bring together Israeli, Palestinian students

Apr 5, 2016

Yamanashi camps bring together Israeli, Palestinian students

Mari Murahashi, 50, has spent the last nine years bringing together Israeli and Palestinian students at camps in Japan. She sees it as a small step toward mutual understanding. Peace Field Japan, an award-winning Tokyo-based nonprofit organization, has invited four high school girls each from ...

Iraq advances to Asian Cup quarterfinals

/ Jan 20, 2015

Iraq advances to Asian Cup quarterfinals

Talismanic striker Younis Mahmoud was on target but also missed a penalty as Iraq overcame a stubborn Palestine 2-0 on Tuesday to set up an Asian Cup quarterfinal with old rival Iran. The 2007 champions were not at their best but goals by Mahmoud and ...

Aldaradreh scores four times as Jordan routs Palestine

/ Jan 16, 2015

Aldaradreh scores four times as Jordan routs Palestine

Hamza Aldaradreh's dominating four-goal performance against Palestine has given Jordan coach Ray Wilkins a selection dilemma ahead of his team's must-win final group match against Japan. Man of the match Hamza became just the fourth player to score four goals in an Asian Cup match ...