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Mohammad Abdel Rahman
Egypt’s Salafis are becoming increasingly bold as they enter public life through the parliamentary elections and the media. But their controversial...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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Mohammad Abdel Rahman
Cairo – In one week the number of Arab channels broadcasting uninterrupted belly dancing performances shot up to ten, indicating a new trend in the...
Monday, November 14, 2011
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Serene Assir
Israel’s failed bid for inclusion of the Dead Sea in the New7Wonders of Nature competition prompted a range of emotions including skepticism,...
Monday, November 14, 2011
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Ahmed Mohsen
After a last-ditch effort to mobilize Lebanese across the globe to vote for their country’s crystallized caves, known as the Jeita Grotto, in the New...
Monday, November 14, 2011
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Mohammad Abdel Rahman
Three top Egyptian media stars are returning to the political talk show circuit ahead of parliamentary elections end of November. Egyptian media and...
Friday, November 11, 2011
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Sanaa Khoury
A lawsuit against BDS activists in Beirut has ignited a debate about freedom of expression and is shaping up to be a landmark case in Lebanese courts...
Thursday, November 10, 2011
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Mohammad al-Khouly
From Ali al-Halabi to Ahmad Samhan and Janzir, the list of artists being harassed by the Military Council for bringing art to the street is a long...
Thursday, November 10, 2011
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Mohammad Abdel Rahman
Egyptian singers, actors, and musicians are joining the ranks of those running in upcoming parliamentary elections following Mubarak’s ouster. Cairo...
Thursday, November 3, 2011
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Ahmed Mohsen
Recent xenophobic media campaigns and forced evictions targeting foreign workers of Beirut’s Burj Hammoud district ignore the struggle over space,...
Thursday, November 3, 2011
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