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Kent Wired

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. Powell is shown here at his home in Virginia.

Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from Covid-19

Devan Cole CNN October 18, 2021

(CNN) -- Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early...

Rana Kurkji, Kelly Krabill, Athraa Kurkji and Rita Kurkji in Damascus, Syria in 2010. Kelly Krabill spends her last day in Damascus at her friends’ home to celebrate her birthday.

OPINION: Street smarts vs. book smarts

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer February 27, 2021

Have you seen the movie “Second Act”? If you haven’t, I won’t give too much away.Jennifer Lopez plays the role of Maya who has worked at Value Shop department store for 15 years and for six of...

This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC. The Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DOD), is the worlds largest office building by floor area, with about 6,500,000 sq ft (600,000 m2), of which 3,700,000 sq ft (340,000 m2) are used as offices. Approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel work in the Pentagon. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP via Getty Images)

US carries out air strikes in Syria targeting Iranian backed militias

(CNN) -- The US military on Thursday struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks."Up to a handful"...

International student Surya Suresh walks past Terrace Hall where the Office of Global Education temporarily has its department. International recruitment and admissions makes efforts to admit new students during the pandemic.

Recruitment, admissions process for international students picks back up for future semesters

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 7, 2021

As one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden signed an executive order to revoke the travel ban from several Muslim countries.Nonimmigrant students come from 120 countries to study at Kent State and...

A protestor holds up a sign on Risman Plaza on Jan. 25, 2020. The protest was peaceful and put together by Students for a Democratic Society.

Protest turns to lesson on Iran, Middle East conflict

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor January 25, 2020

For the Global Day of Protest, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) participated in the No War on Iran protest, starting on Risman Plaza. “Some groups have organized a global day protest and it’s...

OPINION: Trump and Iran

Shams Mustafa Columnist January 23, 2020

Like most Republicans, Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times that justifies President Donald Trump’s action in terminating the Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani....

Anti-war activists send letter to President Diacon, demand revision of May 4 plans

Over 50 anti-war activists sent a letter to President Todd Diacon demanding a revision of the May 4 50th commemoration plans due to a lack of attention given to the Vietnam War and hundreds of anti-war...

Matt Poe

Opinion: Maybe we shouldn’t call it a Muslim ban

Matt Poe March 6, 2017

Donald Trump, or President Cheeto, signed a new executive order this past Monday to “combat” the massive influx of refugees currently pouring into the country.As I’m sure you recall, the initial...

Our View: U.S. federal government should accept Syrian refugees

Stater Editors November 18, 2015

The world was shocked by the recent Islamic State attacks in Paris, Beirut and Iraq that left hundreds dead and hundreds more injured. After the attacks, at least 31 U.S. governors said they would not...

Our View: Fabrication or Human Error?

KS Editors February 8, 2015

Over the weekend, NBC News Anchor Brian Williams announced he would be stepping down temporarily because of inaccuracies in a 2003 news story involving an incident he allegedly experienced during the early...

Journalist deaths

ISIS beheadings spark fear in young journalists

Nathan Havenner September 10, 2014

A global conversation about violence against journalists began when footage of an American journalist’s execution at the hands of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria surfaced on Aug....

People line up to get water from a common well in Bartella, Afghanistan. Northern Iraq Christians have reason to worry about the self-proclaimed Islamic caliphate and many are seeking a safer place to live. 

UN backs inquiry of Islamic State group’s alleged crimes

John Heilprin, Associated Press September 1, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nation’s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government’s request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the...

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