Millions of people lost power and at least three deaths were reported as a result of yesterday's snowstorm along the east coast. States in the Northeast were hit the hardest and CNN reports parts of New Jersey were buried in as much as 15.5 inches of snow. Airline cancellations stranded passe ... More >>
SmashburgerEat up, Dubai.
Looks like Brooklyn was a mere pit stop on Smashburger's road to world domination: Three months after opening its first New York location in a Fort Greene condo tower, the Denver-based chain has announced it will expand to the Middle East.
A Cinn-a-Stack sand blast!Following in the steps of Shake Shack, the Chocolate Bar, Pinkberry, and cupcakes, IHOP is the latest US company to bank on the Middle East's appetite for all-American excess.
Alkhawaja: Beaten in BahrainLeading Bahraini human-rights activist Abdulhadi Alkhawaja was beaten bloody and dragged out of his house by government police over the weekend in Manama, his daughter (and former Fulbright Fellow at Brown University) Maryam Alkhawaja tells the Voice.
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As the wave of unrest roils through the Middle East, news organizations like the New York Times have been scrambling to get information out of places where reporters are scarce. For news from Bahrain, the paper of record has frequently relied on Maryam Alkhawaja, a 23-year-old human rights ac ... More >>
Jean and Scott Adam, an American couple, were taken captive by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean yesterday. The pair were sailing from Mumbai to Oman when they were captured, and "sources onshore in Somalia indicated that a well-known piracy gang from northern Somalia had captured them and was ta ... More >>
The loose collective of hackers known as Anonymous -- longtime enemies of Scientology and recently steadfast supporters of both WikiLeaks and the string of anti-government protests in the Middle East -- have put their support publicly behind the people of Bahrain, where protests have become i ... More >>