Four French journalists freed!

Radio France International takes a look at how four French journalists who had been captive for almost 10 months were freed in Syria. Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Hénin and Pierre Torres were found abandoned on Friday night by Turkish soldiers, according to the Turkish press agency Dogan. They had been tied up and blindfolded,…

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Egyptian belly dancer, to politician: “If you are a man, come and debate me”

Al-Arabiya reports that an unusual war of words is developing in Egypt between a belly dancer and a politician. In early 2014, Sama al-Masri launched a TV channel called Flolol to stand against Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt. In Flolol, the sultry Masri lampoons politicians including Mansour, who has not officially applied to run in…

The case(s) of the disappearing athlete(s)

It sounds like a board game that you might play. Or perhaps it’s a new television drama. Unfortunately, as the Global Post notes, it’s real: Over time, more than 80  top international athletes have disappeared. International sporting events like the London Marathon give athletes around the world a chance to compete on a global stage.…