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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering defense and national security. Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, Kellan graduated from James Madison University where she received bachelor's degrees in media arts and design and international affairs with a concentration in western European politics.

During her time at JMU, she interned for British technology and business news website "ITPro" in London and worked as a freelance reporter for The Washington Guardian. She was also an executive editor of 22807, a new student magazine covering arts and culture in the JMU community.

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Articles by Kellan Howell

Greece's players, left, and Turkey's players, right, observe a minute of silence to honour the victims of the Paris attacks prior to an international friendly soccer match, in Istanbul, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Turkey soccer fans ignore pre-match moment of silence

A section of Turkey's soccer fans decided not to honor the scheduled minute of silence in honor of the Paris attacks before the country's friendly match against Greece in Instanbul on Tuesday night. Published November 18, 2015

In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, shakes hand with Syrian President Bashar Assad as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, looks on in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (Alexei Druzhinin, RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Assad: Putin the 'only defender of Christian civilization'

Syrian President Bashar Assad said he considers his long-time ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin as the "only defender of Christian civilization" one can trust, a comment made in an interview with a French magazine following the Paris attacks. Published November 18, 2015