Areej Elahi-Siddiqui
Areej Elahi-Siddiqui

A Pakistani-American undergraduate student at the Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy and International Relations. She enjoys watching inordinate amounts of television, reading far too many books and drinking lots and lots of coffee.

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Jan. 3, 2014

The 10 Most Deadly Countries For Journalists

Not every country on the list is expected.

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Dec. 24, 2013

10 Historic Things That Happened on Christmas Eve

The “most wonderful time of the year” has seen it all.
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Dec. 17, 2013

How a CIA Mission is Getting Human Rights Workers Killed in Pakistan

The U.S. used an anti-polio campaign as a tool in their covert operations, and now children are paying the price.
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Oct. 28, 2013

Angela Merkel Wiretap: How NSA Spying is Hurting the Fight Against Terrorism

Not only is the NSA's far-reaching surveillance reminiscent of Watergate and McCarthyism-type paranoia, but also could be devastating to the U.S' current interests in the fight against terrorism.
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Sept. 14, 2013

Obama Talks a Lot About How Many Children Assad is Killing, But Conveniently Forgets About Drones

As Obama voices his outrage against the plight of the Syrian children, he is neglecting to even acknowledge the hundreds of Pakistani and Yemeni children who have died at the hands of the U.S.
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July 16, 2013

Malala Yousafzai Is Praised By the World, But Faces Backlash Back Home

Malala Yousafzai's UN speech was met with admiration and acclaim worldwide. However, adoration for the young activist is not to be found at her home in Pakistan.

June 12, 2013

Anusha Rahman: Pakistan Might Be First Nation to Ban Google

Without unrestricted freedom of expression, it is highly unlikely that Pakistan will be able to form a real democracy.
June 5, 2013

Taksim Protests: Twitter Is Now Public Enemy No. 1 in Turkey

Twenty-five Twitter users were detained by police on charges of spreading propaganda and inciting demonstrations, but that won't deter the thousands of Turks who are protesting via social media.
June 5, 2013

Chinese Police Are Giving Women the Worst Advice Ever On Avoiding Sexual Harassment

With complaints of sexual harassment on the rise in Beijing, the Chinese police have warned women against wearing “minimal clothing” such as mini-skirts and hot pants to avoid unwanted groping.
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May 30, 2013

It's Someone Else's Fault That We're All Getting Less Religious, Americans Say

According to a Gallup poll, 77% of Americans believe that the influence of religion is declining in the U.S., representing the most negative evaluation of religion's impact in the U.S. since 1970
May 29, 2013

Missing Man Walks Up to News Crew Reporting On His Disappearance

An adorable 73-year-old man with dementia, missing for nearly 16 hours, was found safe when he walked up to the very news crew who was reporting on the story surrounding his disappearance.

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May 22, 2013

Woman Raped Because Cash-Strapped Police Couldn't Afford to Send Help

A woman called 911 and pleaded for help when her abusive ex-boyfriend tried to break into her house. However, because of budget cuts, the dispatcher had no one to send.
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May 11, 2013

Pakistan Election Results: Imran Khan Won't Win Pakistan's Election, and That's Okay

Khan may not have won, but he has certainly arrived. His party will indeed prove to be the strongest opposition the country has seen yet.
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May 11, 2013

Pakistan Elections 2013: Landmark Election Marred By Lack of Transparency

Rigging and a severe lack of transparency in Pakistan — most prominently seen in Karachi — has marred the election process.
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May 10, 2013

Pakistan Election 2013: 3 Reasons This Is Pakistan's Most Unpredictable Election Yet

Imran Khan's emergence as a serious politician, the youth and women's participation in the election process and the Taliban's dangerous threats have made this the most unpredictable election yet.
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May 7, 2013

Pakistan Election 2013: Imran Khan Fractures Skull, Continues to Give Speech From Hospital Room

Whether Pakistanis agree with his politics or not, Imran Khan is still revered and loved as one of Pakistan’s greatest leader and hero — and with good reason, as shown from his perseverance.

May 5, 2013

3 Simple Charts That Explain What Muslims Believe

The few who interpret Islam in a radical and dangerous way are in no way indicative of the overwhelming majority who don't.
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May 3, 2013

Pakistan Election 2013: Imran Khan Becoming Pakistan's Game-Changer

Imran Khan has been gaining momentum unlike any other and if polls are any indication, this election could be exactly what Pakistan needs to break away from the status quo and turn things around.
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May 1, 2013

Sarah Palin Senate Run? Alaska Tea Party Thinks She is the Perfect Candidate

A Tea Party group has finally come to America's rescue and discovered ­– or rather, rediscovered – exactly what Washington has been missing for the last few years: it's Sarah Palin.
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April 29, 2013

Massachusetts Special Election Results: Could "Deep Blue" Massachusetts Go Red?

Polls will open in Massachusetts for the primary vote in the special election to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s seat on Tuesday.