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Jomana Farhat
A few months ago, the Sudanese government lived in a fortified tower. At least that was the impression given by its officials. No fear of popular...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
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Mohamed Nazzal
An eclectic mix of youths go out to burn tires on the airport road in protest at the stifling electricity cuts. Twenty years ago, it was said that “...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
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Fourteen Omani rights activists arrested in early June for demanding political reforms in the country have been charged with defamation and illegal...
Monday, June 25, 2012
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous
As Egypt enters the final days of its so-called “transition,” the entire political process is on the verge of collapse. The essential foundations of...
Friday, June 8, 2012
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Firas Choufi
This week, the southern province of Sweida in Syria was on the verge of erupting in violence after over a dozen police officers from the area were...
Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Joe Dyke
One year after the quashed protests in Iraqi Kurdistan, Al-Akhbar finds a collective depression amongst those involved in the movement, powerless and...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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Tens of thousands of protesters flooded Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to denounce the ruling military and remnants of former dictator Hosni Mubarak...
Friday, April 20, 2012
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Anas Zarzar
Given the circumstances in Syria today, Palestinian factions have decided to tone down this year’s commemoration of Land Day.
Friday, March 30, 2012
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Faris Taleb
Haifa – None of the past year’s events in the Arab world has preoccupied 1948 Palestinians as much as the crisis in Syria – specifically, what will...
Monday, March 5, 2012
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