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Yazan al-Saadi
A year ago, on 16 February 2012, forces of the Air Force Intelligence raided the offices of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression in...
Friday, February 15, 2013
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Mona al-Omari
The first question that crosses one’s mind when entering the Syrian refugee camp in Zaatari, Jordan: Where is all the aid that countries claimed to...
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Faten Elhajj
When Sami entered Roumieh Prison in 2006 on drug charges, he told himself, “This will not be a death sentence.” At the time, he was only months away...
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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Zeinab Merhi
Between the ages of 7 and 18, the detainees at Lebanon’s Fanar juvenile center are among the youngest in the country. Al-Akhbar reports on their...
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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Zeinab Merhi
In Lebanon’s Baabda prison for women, there is no shortage of appalling stories. From false imprisonment to domestic abuse, the women imprisoned...
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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Danny al-Amin
Even though the amount of laurel trees have increased in the villages of Jabal Amal in South Lebanon, the amount of soap and oil made from them is...
Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Paul Karolyi
The Palestinian village of Umm al-Sahali is slowly being destroyed by the Israeli government. Home to 80 people living in 13 small houses, the...
Thursday, December 13, 2012
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Qassem Qassem
Finally, we have a Palestinian state! Its birth is marred by the fact that it is only 22 percent of the original country occupied by Israel. And sure...
Thursday, December 13, 2012
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Hassan Zeineddine
We, as European football players, express our solidarity with the people of Gaza who are living under siege and denied basic human dignity and...
Sunday, December 9, 2012
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