Russians, Americans Must Dispel Myths About Immigration, Officials Tell Journalists

MOSCOW – Russia and the United States need immigrants to sustain economic growth, but both countries face social and cultural challenges integrating new peoples into their societies, officials told journalists at a seminar on migration organized by the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

Alhurra Puts a Spotlight on Torture in Syria


Springfield, Va. — Alhurra Television’s debut of Syria’s Torture Machine exposes the widespread and systematic use of torture by Syrian President al-Assad’s security forces. The hard-hitting documentary will be followed by a live discussion examining the use of torture by the Syrian regime and the calls by international community to stop the bloodshed. The guest panel will feature a former Syrian Army officer and a Syrian activist who was recently detained. The two-hour special will air Saturday, April 7th at 20:00 GMT.