The overwhelming and endless stream of electronic alerts and messages on our computers, phones and tablets is driving demand for a new kind of summer camp for adults. "Technology-free" camps that force their campers to surrender their gadgets, wallets and that nagging "fear of missing out" — FOMO — are booking up fast.
Earlier this week a top judge replaced Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi as Egypt’s president as the army cracks down on the Muslim Brotherhood.
In his final days in power, Egypt's embattled president was defiant even though his allies abandoned him.
Record numbers of protesters gathered in Alexandria and Cairo on June 30 calling for Morsi’s removal, resignation, or early presidential elections. Incoming University of Oklahoma Middle East scholar and Muslim Brotherhood expert Samer Shehata says the millions of protesters exceeded his expectations of the June 30 movement.
Listen to Dana Mohammed-Zadeh's conversation with Suzette Grillot and Joshua Landis.
Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry announced on Monday that insurgents had killed nearly 300 local and national police last month, as well as 180 civilians. A day later, militants detonated a suicide car bomb at the gate of a NATO compound in Kabul killing five guards and two civilians.
Dana Mohammad-Zadeh says knowing attacks like these will happen is part of life in Afghanistan’s capital city. She earned a degree in Economics and International Studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2012, and now works in the development sector in Kabul.
Internet users worried about their personal information being intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies should stop using websites that send data to the United States, Germany's top security official said Wednesday.
German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich also said German officials are in touch with their U.S. counterparts "on all levels" and a delegation is scheduled to fly to Washington next week to discuss the claims that ordinary citizens — and even European diplomats — were being spied upon by the NSA.
Suzette Grillot, the Dean of the University of Oklahoma's College of International Studies, says what Snowden has revealed goes beyond normal intelligence gathering and turned into a major international incident.
We often celebrate Independence Day with backyard barbecues and fireworks, forgetting the document that started this whole country: the Declaration of Independence.
For the past 20 years Morning Edition has asked NPR hosts and reporters to read the document on the Fourth, as a reminder of our country's history. This year, we decided to ask visitors at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to give it a try.
EXCO Resources is spending about $1 billion to acquire assets from Chesapeake Energy in Texas and Louisiana.
The land provides EXCO both with producing fields and potentially lucrative drilling sites in the future.
Chesapeake Energy Corp., based in Oklahoma City, is selling approximately 55,000 net acres in Zavala, Dimmit, La Salle and Frio counties in Texas — part of the Northern Eagle Ford Shale. There are 120 producing wells there.
Oklahoma labor officials say the state's unemployment rate rose in every one of its 77 counties in May, a trend they say is not uncommon for the month.
Figures released on Tuesday show Sequoyah County in southeast Oklahoma had the highest unemployment rate of 9 percent in May, up from 8.2 percent in April. The lowest unemployment rate was in Roger Mills County in western Oklahoma at 2.2 percent, which was an increase from 1.8 percent in April.
Fourth of July celebratory options can be overwhelming. With barbecues, fireworks, and The Star Spangled Banner on repeat, it’s hard to know where to start. This week’s OneSix8 highlights a few events to help narrow down options for your Independence Day holiday.
State Treasurer Ken Miller says overall collections for June were down compared to the same month last year, but that as the fiscal year ended Sunday, collections outpaced 2012.
Gross receipts for the month of June were about $976 million, a decrease of about 1.9 percent from June 2012.
“While our monthly numbers are down slightly, the broader picture of annual collections indicate moderate expansion of Oklahoma’s economy,” Miller says. “Broad indictors show there is still reason to be optimistic about our state’s financial course.”