Articles by Maya Shwayder
- Israeli-Iranian Singer Rita Turns UN Into Mosh Pit [PHOTOS]
March 07 2013 10:29 AM
Israel's Mission to the UN hosted Israeli-Iranian singer Rita in concert. What ensued was extremely unusual for a buttoned-down diplomatic seat.
- "Thrift Shop" Song Not Benefitting Actual Thrift Shops
March 06 2013 6:28 PM
The #1 hit song "Thrift Shop" by Seattle duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has had little effect on actual sales at second-hand stores.
- Syrian Rebels Kidnap UN Personnel In Golan Heights
March 06 2013 2:17 PM
A band of Syrian rebels have released a video in which they claim to have kidnapped 20 UN peacekeepers near the area controlled by Israel.
- Barak And Hagel Embrace And Grin At First Pentagon Meeting [PHOTOS]
March 06 2013 12:48 PM
The new Pentagon chief's first meeting with a foreign counterpart since taking office was all hugs and smiles.
- Saudi Prince Says Forbes Made Him Look Too Poor
March 05 2013 7:59 PM
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal has "retained counsel" against Forbes, saying the magazine's billionaires list undervalued him by almost $1 billion.
- The 10 Plagues Come True? Locusts Swarm Egypt
March 05 2013 12:27 PM
Weeks ahead of Passover, locusts have returned in full force to Egypt, providing Twitter with many disgusting pictures to share.
- A New Business For Organized Crime: Great Apes
March 04 2013 3:38 PM
Africa and Southeast Asia are rapidly losing their populations of great apes to trafficking, and international mafias are responsible, says the U.N..
- Desperate Egypt Considered Renting Out Its Pyramids
March 02 2013 8:40 PM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Egypt, focused on helping leaders revive their moribund economy.
- US Budget Sequestration: What's Happened So Far
March 02 2013 7:12 PM
The anticipated sequestration process began to take effect hours ago. Here is what's been sliced and diced in Washington already.
- Alaska's Iditarod, Self-Styled The Last Great Race On Earth
March 02 2013 5:30 PM
The 41st running of Alaska's legendary thousand-mile sled race, the Iditarod, kicked off on Saturday morning.
- Syria's Assad Will Stay And Run In 2014 Elections: Iran
March 02 2013 3:14 PM
Iran continues to back Assad's regime as the U.S. and the West pledge more money and supplies to the rebels.
- Erdogan's Anti-Zionist Comments Draw Criticism
March 01 2013 2:24 PM
Comparing Zionism to a "crime against humanity," as Erdogan did yesterday at the U.N., is par for the course in Turkey these days.
- What America’s $60 Million Could Buy For Syrian Rebels
February 28 2013 12:53 PM
The U.S. has pledged $60 million in "non-lethal aid" to Syria. What, exactly, does that mean?
- Gadhafi’s Last Prime Minister Has Been Tortured, In Critical Condition
February 27 2013 3:59 PM
The lawyer for Libya's last Prime Minister under Gadhafi claims that he is being tortured in prison.
- Moshe Feiglin: I’m Not Prime Minister … Yet
February 26 2013 5:08 PM
Newly-elected Knesset Member Moshe Feiglin, the freshest face in the Likud list, gave a celebratory party in Queens last night.
- Atheists Persecuted In Many Muslim Countries: Report
February 26 2013 1:04 PM
A new report has been presented to the U.N. outlining the persecution of atheists around the world.
- What Now? Grillo, Berlusconi Upset Could Spell Chaos
February 26 2013 12:59 PM
Italy's election results have caused financial markets to be as unstable as gelato in the summer sun. And the uncertainty is here to stay.
- Does Chuck Hagel Want To Send US Troops To The West Bank?
February 25 2013 1:42 PM
A 2009 report co-authored by the defense secretary nominee provides yet more fodder for his Israeli and American critics.
- UN Rejects Haiti’s Compensation Claim For Cholera Victims
February 22 2013 4:27 PM
The UN has continued to refuse to take responsibility for the cholera outbreak in Haiti.
- Emperor’s Last Stand: An Attempt To Tear Down A Fascist Monument
February 22 2013 2:38 PM
A statue honoring a World War II fascist war criminal in a small Italian town has drawn the ire of the grandson of Ethiopia's last emperor.