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Yazan al-Hajj
Is there any point writing about a documentary more than 40 years after it was made? Perhaps we must add a few words to this question for it to make...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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Orouba Othman
On Tuesday, following widespread pressure and condemnation, Ramallah-based Palestinian newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida issued a statement apologizing...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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Eva Shoufi
Under the pretext of “fighting extremism” by “eliminating excuses,” Minister of Interior and Municipalities Nouhad al-Machnouk is determined to...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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Alaa al-Lami
Recently, Israel stole one of the symbols of Iraqi Jewish heritage, a rare ancient copy of the Torah. The incident went smoothly and quietly, with...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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Yazan al-Saadi
In its latest showing, Ayyam Gallery in Beirut hosts the works of two Arab artists, Kais Salman's “Civilized Society” and Myriam Dalal's “Leaving...
Monday, February 2, 2015
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Mohamed Nazzal
The Mufti of Saudi Arabia was right on the mark when he recently said that Twitter was a source of “evil” and a “scourge” for his kingdom. Secret...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Hussein Mahdi
In an open letter to the administration, professors at the American University of Beirut (AUB) declared that they felt unfairly treated by the...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Radwan Adam
Tyrants fear roses and songs. The smell of roses incites people against the stinking smell of tyranny. Songs hydrate the spirit. They open a new...
Monday, January 26, 2015
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Ali Wajih
After sweeping the film festival circuit and winning several awards, “Omar” (2013), a Palestinian film, has finally arrived to Beirut. Opening...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
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