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Alhurra Interviews Cong. Smith on Syria and Egypt

Alhurra’s Adam Nixon speaks with Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ)

Alhurra Television interviewed Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, regarding the plans to arm opposition fighters in Syria and the current situation in Egypt. During the interview Cong. Smith said, “I am very concerned about not knowing who Read more »

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“Africa 54″ Puts Spotlight on Egypt

Africa 54 host Vincent Makori goes live with Alhurra TV's Tarek El Shamy in Cairo. (photo by Patricia Li)

Africa 54 – VOA’s fast-moving TV magazine show – put its newfound versatility on display in Egypt this week, with live reporting on the deadly clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. As demonstrators filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square Monday (July 8th), Read more »

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Sen. McCain Says the U.S. Needs to do More in Syria

John McCain speaks with Alhurra TV about Syria

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spoke with Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about the White House declaration that it believes the Syrian government is using chemical weapons against the rebels and about the role of the U.S. and international community in Syria.  Below are excerpts Read more »

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Sen. Menendez Discusses His Upcoming Trip to the Middle East on Alhurra TV

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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) spoke with Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about his upcoming trip to Jordan and Israel, where he hopes to meet with leaders to understand their views of the Syrian conflict. The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stated that that Read more »

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Sen. Menendez Speaks to Alhurra TV About His Proposed Legislation to Arm Syrian Rebels

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U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke to Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar yesterday about the Syria Stabilization Act of 2013, which would provide limited lethal and non-lethal weapons to vetted Syrian groups. “As long as Assad can have Read more »

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Tolerance Through Entertainment: Alhurra Highllights USAID Gaza Project

Two Muppets, Haneen and Karim, made a guest appearance at a local school in Gaza this week, and Alhurra’s Al Youm was there to cover the live show. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the America-Mideast Educational and Training Read more »

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Arab-American Heritage Month on Alhurra

April was Arab-American Heritage Month, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks celebrated by highlighting the achievements and contributions of Arab-Americans in the fields of politics, art, science and technology. Alhurra’s Almajalla featured influential Arab-Americans in the movie and fashion industries. The show interviewed Syrian-American Hollywood Read more »

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Sen. McCain Speaks to Alhurra About Syria

When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wanted to convey to the Syrian people his views about the use of chemical weapons this week, he reached out to Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar to request to be interviewed. Speaking Thursday from the rotunda of the Russell Read more »

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Bashar Fahmi’s Wife Calls for His Return—8 Months Missing

Wife of missing journalist leads protest outside the Syrian consultate in Turkey calling for information on his wereabouts.

Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi’s wife, Arzu Kadumi, continued her plea for any information regarding the whereabouts and well-being of her husband, who disappeared eight months ago in Syria. Every Tuesday since Fahmi’s disappearance, Kadumi and a group of Turkish journalists gather before the Syrian Consulate Read more »

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Alhurra Brings Reaction and Context to the Bombings in Boston

Alhurra correspondent gets reaction from people in Boston

As soon as the news broke about the twin bombing at the Boston Marathon, Alhurra went live with seven hours of continuous coverage. The network immediately dispatched a correspondent to Boston to cover the story from the ground. In addition to the news from Boston, Read more »

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