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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

** FILE ** Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammare)

Syrian President Bashar Assad fires deputy prime minister: state TV

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has fired Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil for leaving the country and acting without government permission after meeting met U.S. officials in Switzerland, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported Tuesday. Published October 29, 2013

This July 3, 2013 photo released by ABC shows Jimmy Kimmel on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." ABC is apologizing for a segment of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in which a child joked about killing Chinese to help erase the U.S. debt. The boy's unscripted comment came during a comedy bit in which youngsters commented on news events. ABC's apology came in response to a complaint from a group called 80-20, which identifies itself as a pan Asian-American political organization. (AP Photo/ABC, Randy Holmes, File)

ABC apologizes for child's joke on 'Kimmel'

ABC has apologized for a segment of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in which four children joked about killing everyone in China so the United States won't have to pay back its debt. Published October 28, 2013

A Twitter app is pictured on an iPhone screen in New York on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Kuwait upholds 10-year prison sentence for Twitter insults against Islam

A Kuwaiti appeals court has upheld a 10-year prison sentence against a Twitter user for comments considered offensive to Islam and the Sunni monarchies of fellow Gulf states Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, a rights activist in the country told the Associated Press. Published October 28, 2013