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Basheer al-Baker
Little has changed on the ground in Syria following the recent agreement struck between Damascus and the Arab League. But the deal may reflect the...
Sunday, November 6, 2011
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Syrian security forces reportedly fired on protesters staging massive demonstrations across the country following Friday prayers. The protests took...
Friday, November 4, 2011
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Imad Estito
Tensions in Tunisia between Islamists and secularist are on the rise again after self-identified pious youth tried to enforce gender segregation at...
Friday, November 4, 2011
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Most of the Syrian opposition, including some figures from the “internal opposition” who do not reject the idea of negotiating with the regime,...
Friday, November 4, 2011
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Basheer al-Baker
From Governor of Riyadh to defense minister, Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz takes more responsibilities in one of the most complex transitional periods...
Thursday, November 3, 2011
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Zakariyya Al-Kamali
Posters of late Yemeni leaders are gradually replacing those of president Saleh across the country. The careful choice of political figures reflects...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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Alaa al-Lami
The imminent withdrawal of US troops from Iraq has fanned sectarian demands for regional autonomy amid renewed campaigns against former Baathist...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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Basheer al-Baker
Prince Nayef has rapidly ascended the ranks of the Saudi monarchy. His appointment by King Abdullah as crown prince and first deputy of the cabinet...
Monday, October 31, 2011
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Jamal Jubran
Political groups in Yemen vie for the support of newly-appointed Saudi Crown Prince Nayef. Seeking Nayef’s approval will be instrumental in...
Monday, October 31, 2011
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