Saturday, 19 April 2014

Category: Middle Eastern

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Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Muslim and civil rights groups were pleased, but some have lingering worries about the NYPD.

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Photos Tell Modern Turkey’s Story

Photos Tell Modern Turkey’s Story

The work of 25 photographers, on view until January 9, tells the story of modern Turkey.

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Muslim Community in Shock Over AP Revelations

Muslim Community in Shock Over AP Revelations

Muslims are in shock over revelations that the NYPD designated certain mosques as "terrorist organizations."

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Scooping Up Syrian Food in the Heights

Scooping Up Syrian Food in the Heights

Profiled in Manhattan Times, Scoop Café adds Syrian and Middle Eastern flavors to Washington Heights. Owner John Dadourian's roots in the Syrian, Turkish and Armenian cultures influence the new eatery's dishes.

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Ramadan Fast Ends with Eid Feast, More Events

Ramadan Fast Ends with Eid Feast, More Events

Muslims marked the end of Ramadan on Thursday, ahead of a weekend of events.

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Bronx Hookah Bar Owners Feel Singled Out

Bronx Hookah Bar Owners Feel Singled Out

The owners of the first hookah bar in the Bronx, two Pakistani-American brothers, believe that the community board's stricter regulations on their lounge – as opposed to area's Latino establishments – stems from a lack of knowledge about their culture, reports the Hunts Point Express.

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Adding a Jewish Face to the Undocumented

Adding a Jewish Face to the Undocumented

Roy Naim has "become the Jewish face of activism for immigration reform," finds the Jewish Daily Forward, in a profile on the Israeli-born Brooklynite, one of only a relative handful of undocumented Jewish immigrants.

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Syrian Jews Assert Influence in NY and Beyond

Syrian Jews Assert Influence in NY and Beyond

New York’s growing Syrian Jewish community is making its mark not just on the demographics of the city, but also extending its influence to the Middle East, reports Yael Even Or in an article in Feet in 2 Worlds.

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Saudi Women Who Fled Describe ‘Ultra-Conservative’ Restrictions

Saudi Women Who Fled Describe ‘Ultra-Conservative’ Restrictions

Women's eNews interviews two women who live or have lived in New York after leaving Saudi Arabia. They discuss the male-dominated society they left behind and what is necessary to spur change.

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Syrian Mom Caught Between War And Peace

Syrian Mom Caught Between War And Peace

A pregnant Alham fled the violence in her native Syria to come to the U.S. to give birth. Three months later she is determined to rejoin her husband despite family pressure that she should not go back, reports Feet in 2 Worlds.

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Rappers Bring Sounds of Arab Spring to Brooklyn

Rappers Bring Sounds of Arab Spring to Brooklyn

Rap artists whose songs became anthems during the Arab Spring revolutions and ongoing struggles in North Africa and the Middle East will bring their words of politics and protest to the Brooklyn Academy of Music this week, reports the Brooklyn Ink.

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