Oman: The Middle East’s Most Surprising Country
By DANIEL PIPES

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Oman, where I have spent the past week, is an Arab country unlike any other. Count the ways. Islam has three main branches: Sunni (about 90 percent of all Muslims), Shiite (about 9 percent) and Ibadi (about 0.2 percent). Oman has the only Ibadi-majority population in the world. Being a tiny minority in the larger Muslim context, rulers of Oman …

Hezi ArisOman: The Middle East’s Most Surprising Country
By DANIEL PIPES

Europe’s Turkish Awakening
By BURAK BEKDĪL

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Turkey, officially, is a candidate for full membership in the European Union. It is also negotiating with Brussels a deal that would allow millions of Turks to travel to Europe without visa. But Turkey is not like any other European country that joined or will join the EU: The Turks’ choice of a leader, in office since 2002, too visibly …

Hezi ArisEurope’s Turkish Awakening
By BURAK BEKDĪL

Secretary of State Tillerson’s North Korea Challenge
By HARRY J. KAZIANIS

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WASHINGTON, DC — March 14, 2017 — Secretary of State Tillerson’s first visit to Northeast Asia has a tall task ahead of him. First, he must reassure nervous allies like Japan and South Korea that America will stand firm with them as North Korea fires ever more sophisticated missiles while working to place a nuclear warhead atop such weapons. Such …

Hezi ArisSecretary of State Tillerson’s North Korea Challenge
By HARRY J. KAZIANIS

Bee-Line Bus Services to Be Suspended MornIng, March 14, 2017

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YONKERS, NY — March 13, 2017 — Due to the coming winter storm, all Bee-Line Bus services will be suspended, until further notice, at 4:30 A.M. on Tuesday, March 14. All Bee-Line Bus services will continue as scheduled tonight until 2:30 A.M. For further information about services, visit our website at www.westchestergov.com/beelinebus or call the Bee-Line at (914) 813-7777.

Hezi ArisBee-Line Bus Services to Be Suspended MornIng, March 14, 2017

Bee-Line Bus Fares Change March 19, 2017 Under the MTA Fare Increase

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Student MetroCards Fares Will Not Increase WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — March 11, 2017 — Effective Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:01 a.m., the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) fare increase for the New York City Transit System will go into effect for all Bee-Line bus routes except the BxM4C Westchester-Manhattan Express. The Bee-Line buses use the MTA’s MetroCard system. However, the …

Hezi ArisBee-Line Bus Fares Change March 19, 2017 Under the MTA Fare Increase

Bee-Line Spring 2017 Service Changes Announced

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — March 10, 2017 — Westchester County will be adjusting service on five Bee-Line bus routes to meet ridership demand and improve system performance, as part of our ongoing efforts to provide reliable service that meets the needs of our customers. Beginning Monday, March 20, 2017, service changes will go into effect on the following Bee-Line bus …

Hezi ArisBee-Line Spring 2017 Service Changes Announced

Diamond and Silk Bring Down the House at Lincoln/Reagan Dinner
By NETSKY RODRIGUEZ and BOB WEIR

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Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known by their stage name Diamond and Silk, are an American duo mainly active as video bloggers and YouTube personalities. Hardaway and her co-host Richardson are former Democrats. They are biological sisters from North Carolina who say they stand with the silent majority, voicing their opinions about “media bias, political babble, and repetitive political …

Hezi ArisDiamond and Silk Bring Down the House at Lincoln/Reagan Dinner
By NETSKY RODRIGUEZ and BOB WEIR

Driving Me Crazy with John and Laurie Wiles, Bugsy Lawlor, and Win Morrow; Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas; and Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris on Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris – Thursday, March 2, 2017th @10am EST

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PINEHURST, NC and WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — Driving Me Crazy duo John and Laurie Wiles, ably joined by Bugsy Lawlor, and Win Morrow, open the Thursday, March 2, 2017th broadcast at 10am EST. Tune in to this segment to engage in automotive reviews and life every Thursday from 10-10:30am. Mount Vernon Mayor Mayor Richard Thomas speaks to the most recent …

Hezi ArisDriving Me Crazy with John and Laurie Wiles, Bugsy Lawlor, and Win Morrow; Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas; and Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris on Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris – Thursday, March 2, 2017th @10am EST

“Appalachian Appetite” – The Cookbook that Celebrates the Heart of America

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NEW YORK, NY — March 1, 2017 — “Appalachian Appetite” is a groundbreaking, influential cookbook featuring over 100 recipes that represent an innovative take on tradition, with contributions and stories from this mountain region’s best chefs, restaurants, and citizens. From Asheville, North Carolina to Nashville, Tennessee… Oxford, Mississippi to Millinocket, Maine… when asked which cuisine most typifies America, chefs are …

Hezi Aris“Appalachian Appetite” – The Cookbook that Celebrates the Heart of America

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Anguilla – Translation: Eel
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

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Find me one, just one nice thing to say about eels. Bet you can’t! So let’s not even go into Animal Planet’s description of this creature. Trust me, it’s not pleasant. Let’s think instead of the description of Anguilla, the British overseas island territory that is tucked away in the northern Caribbean and nestled around unrivaled white beaches and deeply …

Hezi ArisLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Anguilla – Translation: Eel
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE