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Imad Estito
A Bahraini journalist is defending herself against public prosecutors on allegedly trumped up charges of assault on a pro-government doctor. Bahraini...
Monday, November 21, 2011
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Wissam Kanaan
Despite concerns that Arab League sanctions may stifle Syrian artistic communities, some drama companies are going ahead with a number of new...
Sunday, November 20, 2011
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Layal Haddad
A new Beirut-based channel promising to champion democracy and social justice has close ties and is possibly funded by Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi...
Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Sanaa Khoury, Serene Assir, Tom Allinson
Lebanese political leaders Saad Hariri, Hassan Nasrallah, Samir Geagea, and Michel Aoun have now joined a long list of antagonistic world figures...
Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Sabah Ayoub
France’s media failed to fully report a recent incident in which Israeli rockets landed near a French diplomat's home in Gaza, causing injuries and a...
Friday, November 18, 2011
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Muhammad al-Khodayri
From the early days of the protests in Morocco, rapper al-Haked’s anti-regime songs echoed in the streets, until he was arrested on dubious grounds....
Thursday, November 17, 2011
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Sanaa Khoury, Bashir Sfeir
The incendiary Lebanese hip-hop duo Touffar has become a local rap phenomenon, despite their scarce financial resources and modest musical experience...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Ahmed Mohsen
Migrant workers in Bourj Hammoud, Nabaa, and Dawra in Lebanon are now facing outright state intimidation after falling victim to a new wave of...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Mohammed Shoair
Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda hits back at sexist comments attacking her after posting nude pictures of herself on the web. Cairo – Egyptian blogger...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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