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Leah Caldwell
Images of the captured US RQ-170 stealth drone originally broadcast on Iranian TV have now saturated most major media outlets. Unlike the two US...
Friday, December 16, 2011
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Malak Jaafar
After Lebanese midfielder Abbas Atwi kicked a blinding shot past the goalkeeper into the South Korean net the crowd erupted in celebrations unseen...
Monday, December 12, 2011
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Ahmed Mohsen
Shia Muslims in south Lebanon continue to practice rituals of bloodletting during Ashura that are frowned upon by the religious establishment. In the...
Friday, December 9, 2011
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Ruqaya Izzidien
Despite Israel’s blockade on building materials entering the Gaza Strip, local entrepreneurs have come up with a way to turn destruction into...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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Qassem Qassem
The Lebanese public discourse is saturated with negative representations of Palestinians. Rarely do Palestinian refugees get to speak their mind of...
Thursday, November 24, 2011
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Jana Yasmin Nakhal
Tyre has its own charm. Compact, old, physically distinct from its agricultural hinterland, the city still has an old core composed of two haras (...
Monday, November 14, 2011
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Fadi Abu-Saada
On the anniversary marking the death of Yasser Arafat seven years ago, many Palestinians wonder how the former PLO leader would have managed the...
Sunday, November 13, 2011
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Hassan Zeineddine
Presidents and prime ministers are finding time to express their passion for football with preferences for teams beyond loyalty to their national...
Friday, November 11, 2011
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Mohamed Nazzal
The Alawis of Lebanon are a largely forgotten sect, but events in Syria have placed them in the spotlight. In a visit to Jabal Mohsen, Al-Akhbar...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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