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Yemen’s Banksy Uses Street Art to Fight Sectarian Violence

Murad Subay’s designs bring much-needed attention to the drone strikes, corruption, and violent political chaos that has plagued the tiny Middle Eastern nation.

While elusive British artist Banksy has kept a rather low profile since his controversial New York City residency in 2013, his “Middle Eastern counterpart” has been causing quite a stir. Murad Subay, a 27-year-old painter and former literature major from Yemen, has been making waves online and on the streets of Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, with his politically-charged, crowd-generated murals. The city, which in recent years has seen numerous sectarian clashes, is a landscape of telltale bullet holes and battle-weathered buildings. As part of Subay’s creative call-to-action, he has spearheaded 2,000 murals across Sana’a and beyond in just over two years, inviting others to join and help in their creation.

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Watch: Obama's 60 Minutes Interview on Osama bin Laden Raid

Watch an excerpt of the best part, where the President describes the nerve-wracking raid.

President Barack Obama gave his first interview after the killing of Osama bin Laden. We learned the risks were even bigger than we thought, and got a better picture of what it was like for the president in the situation room as the raid in Abbottobad unfolded.

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Bin Laden Is Dead. Are We Any Safer?

President Obama announced tonight that the United States has killed Al-Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden. He was located in...


President Obama announced tonight that the United States has killed Al-Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden. He was located in Abottabad, Pakistan, a tourist hub near the Indian border.

People are gathering at the White House and at Ground Zero to celebrate. Twitter, where the news first leaked, is exploding with jokes (someone has already created a GhostOsama account). In his speech, Obama hailed Bin Laden's killing as "a testament to the greatness of our country." And hopefully this news brings some peace to the families of those killed in Al-Qaeda attacks. But considering how complex and diffuse terrorist networks are, is the world any safer now that this one man is dead? As we move forward, it's a question worth asking.

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