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Sinam Mohamad Pushes U.S. Not to Abandon Her Fellow Kurds in Syria

For nearly three years, Sinam Sherkany Mohamad has worked the corridors of power in Washington to drum up American support for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which she represents as the U.S. envoy for the Syrian Democratic Council, part of the group’s political wing.

Ambassadors Ball Goes Virtual to Raise Funds to Fight MS

This year, the 42nd annual Ambassadors Ball had to go virtual but its message still resonated, attracting a wide array of speakers and guests while raising over $300,000 to support research and treatment for those living with multiple sclerosis.

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Outside Exhibits Offer New Way of Seeing Art

Only 5% to 7% of museums worldwide were open as of April 29, 2020, but one free, bright spot in art viewing, both nationally and internationally, was access to outdoor public art, with inherent social distancing, which increased as spring arrived.

Belarus: Change, At Last?

Elections in Belarus — home to what is often referred to as Europe’s last dictatorship — are pretty much a foregone conclusion. President Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the former Soviet Republic with an iron fist for 26 years. But the presidential race on Aug. 9 has shaped up to be anything but predictable.

Pakistani Envoy Talks Kashmir, Coronavirus

We caught up with Pakistani Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan recently for our Global 360 webcast to get an update on the situation in Kashmir, which on Aug. 5 marked the one-year anniversary of the revocation of Article 370.

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Change comes to Belarus, Afghans debate their future, the EU hopes to rise to new challenges, the UAE heads to space and local arts organizations adapt to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Canada’s new ambassador talks trade, a former White House social secretary talks protocol, China splits transatlantic relations and much more.

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Australia’s wildfires, war and coronavirus in Yemen, female pioneers in U.S. defense and diplomacy and much more.

GALA Hispanic Theatre Faces Pandemic on Personal and Professional Level

Like many local arts organizations, GALA Hispanic Theatre is scrambling to find a financial way forward in these uncertain times, but this performing arts center that focuses on works by Latino artists was hit with a double whammy: Its co-founder and executive director, Rebecca Read Medrano, came down with coronavirus.

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