The A-Blast

President plans to withdraw troops in Iraq

November 12, 2009

Since March 19, 2003, the United States and many other nations around the world have been fighting to achieve stability in Iraq. Now, over six years later, the U.S. is one of the few nations still standing in Iraq. This will only be the case for about the next ten months as President Obama,...

Obama debates call for more troops

November 12, 2009

Every day students walk down the halls, laughing and making plans for the weekend, many not even realizing that thousands of miles away, American soldiers are fighting for their lives. Although the conflict in Afghanistan ...

Rwanda: 15 Years Later

October 19, 2009

On Oct. 5, 2009 one of Rwanda’s most wanted men, former Hutu intelligence chief Idelphonse Nizeyimana, was finally captured and arrested.This infamous individual has been suspected of instigating many of the violent crimes that took pl...

Ban of burqa in France raises questions

September 28, 2009

When Napoleon Bonaparte, the ruler of the French Empire from 1804 to 1815, died on May 5, 1821, he left behind a great legacy—one which was significantly tolerant of all religions. Because of that grand legacy, since the Napoleonic...

Sudan punishes a female journalist for wearing pants

September 28, 2009

To many high school students, it seems as if the dress code is continuously getting stricter and stricter as the school years pass. There are always going to be those who follow the rules, and those that “bend” them. For t...

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