Most men in Izzeldin Abuelaish’s position would have called for revenge after Israeli tank shells killed his family in 2009, but the two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee will speak in Forest Hills this month about how he did the opposite. Comment.
After four and a half months of detainment in an Egyptian jail on espionage charges, Oakland Gardens native Ilan Grapel walked down a hallway at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 and into the arms of his family Saturday morning. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights immigration advocates rejoiced after neighborhood residents Nadia and Nazmin Habib, who were set to be deported to Bangladesh, were granted a reprieve last Thursday just as they were scheduled to leave the country. Comment.
The shock from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Turkey Sunday rippled across the Atlantic to some Queens residents, who grew increasingly worried about their homeland as the death count continued to rise. Comment.
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) said Tuesday he was hopeful Oakland Gardens native Ilan Grapel would soon be released by Egypt, following the news that the Israeli government had released hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who has been held captive by Hamas for five years. Comment.
Astoria’s Greeks characterized the approval of a new property tax intended to stave off the growing financial crisis in their home country as the unfortunate but inevitable consequence of years of waste and overspending by the government. Comments (1).
With residents hailing from all corners of the globe, even a U.S. drone strike in the northern al-Jawf province of Yemen has direct ties to the country’s most diverse county, and one of the men it left dead first turned toward extremist pursuits after attending a Flushing mosque. Comments (1).