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Wamid Shakir
Sanaa – A decade ago, hundreds of thousands of Yemenis took part in the funeral of Jarallah Omar, deputy secretary general of the Yemeni Socialist...
Saturday, December 29, 2012
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Ghassan Saoud
“The Holy Spirit yesterday chose Youhanna Yazigi (b. 1955), Archbishop of Europe, as Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch.”
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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Khalil Sweileh
Like most Palestinians, screenwriter Iman Said has had her own experience of expulsion and displacement. Born in Kuwait in the mid-1970s, her family...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Ghassan Saoud
The Orthodox Church will bid farewell to its deceased Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim in a service that will see the participation of the churches of...
Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Afif Diab
Is there a plot to divide Lebanon’s communists along sectarian lines? Munir Barakat, a top figure in the Lebanese left, ponders this and explains how...
Friday, November 30, 2012
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Mohammed Shoair
Egyptian activist and author Nabil Abdel-Fattah reflects on his useless Cairene schooling and explains how he got a real education.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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Mohammed Budeir
Ahmad Said Khalil al-Jaabari was Hamas’ most powerful man in the Gaza Strip. Those close to him called him Abu Mohammad, but Israel knew him as the “...
Thursday, November 15, 2012
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Mouhamad Wehbe
Elie Abi Hanna was a security guard at the Spinneys grocery giant for 12 years before the company fired him for his union activities, in spite of a...
Friday, November 9, 2012
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Rouba Abou Ammo
Lebanon lost one of its great architects with the recent passing of Assem Salam. In post-war Beirut, the architect struggled with Solidere’s plans to...
Monday, November 5, 2012
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