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Robin Williams' suicide seizes the year on Google

...worldwide intrigue on Google included the addictive smartphone game Flappy Bird, bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, the Middle East extremist group ISIS, the hit Disney movie Frozen, and the Winter Olympics in Russia.Williams, Ebola, the World...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-16/robin-williams-suicide-seizes-year-
Parade, other events to mark Hanukkah in Augusta

...Yeshurun Synagogue on Johns Road. "We rededicate ourselves to our religious convictions."He said current strife in the Middle East makes the holiday especially meaningful this year. To prepare for Hanukkah, Sirull said members of the synagogue are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-12-12/parade-other-events-m
Falling oil prices will mean lower airfare

...roughly unchanged.The highest growth in demand is forecast in emerging markets in Asia, the Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.Asian airlines should see profits hit $5 billion next year, bringing them back to 2011...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-10/falling-oil-prices-will-me
Our inaction helped ISIS, experts say

...faculty members who keep tabs on the Middle East agreed during a Tuesday panel discussion...Shitrit, who teaches courses on the Middle East in SPIA. Al-Qaida's goal is...brutal new political forces in the Middle East have sometimes survived in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-06/our-inaction-helped-isis
Wet-noodle diplomacy

...the most Muslim-friendly chief executive in American history embarked on his conciliatory speech-laden tour of the Middle East. If the past six years has shown anything, it's that the president's open-arms rhetoric and personal outreach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-26/wet-noodle-diplomacy
Victim clearly unarmed

...racist cop was to shoot my unarmed child, it would be a declaration of war.This country is going to get just like the Middle East. All it is going to take is the right charismatic Arab and a stupid racist in the media to start the bombings. Black...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-12-06/victim-clearly-unarmed
European Union cuts economic growth forecast amid global tensions

...Union on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring.The downgraded outlook...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-04/european-union-cuts-econom
Editorial: False equivalence

...full-fledged terrorist group dedicated to eradicating Israel, the only functional, human-rights respecting democracy in the Middle East?Did they really expect to create a stable platform for diplomacy by elevating Palestinian leaders' hate-filled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-20/editorial-false-equiv
Who is speaking for the defense of Israel?

...destroy until an Islamic caliphate exists throughout the Middle East and the world.Where is the world's support, especially...honor, respect, democracy and justice in the entire Middle East ? the nation of Israel?Former Israeli prime Minister...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-03/who-speaking-defense-isr
ISIS fear exaggerated

Fearmongering, the ISIS, the war in the Middle East and Obama-bashing have become our favorite topics of discourse in absence of something more exciting.First there was the communists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-13/isis-fear-exaggerated