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Marah Mashi
Al-Akhbar travels to the new, unintentional landmarks of Homs: the Thieves Market, where goods stolen from abandoned homes are sold; the Zahraa...
Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Ibrahim al-Amin
Has the discussion really been closed on what position to take on Syria? Must one be able to sum up a complete view of a multi-faceted crisis in a...
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
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Rami Zurayk
In 2007, the Bush administration decided to turn vast areas of corn-producing land to biofuel (ethanol) rather than food for humans and animals. This...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
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Radwan Mortada
Syrian National Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar is optimistic, but still thinks that “Syria is on top of a volcano.” Haidar, who is also the...
Friday, July 13, 2012
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Jean Aziz
Special envoy Kofi Annan and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met on Monday and agreed to initiate another ceasefire plan between the government and...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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The past few weeks saw many events that are seemingly causing major changes in the Lebanese political scene. Al-Akhbar takes a look at how some of...
Monday, July 9, 2012
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Wissam Kanaan
It was rumored months ago that the Central Bank of Syria printed currency that does not abide by certain specifications and is only fit for trading...
Monday, June 25, 2012
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Wissam Kanaan
Syrians are finding it hard to be optimistic after the formation of a new government on Saturday that includes opposition figures. While it’s too...
Monday, June 25, 2012
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Anas Zarzar
Amid the worsening security situation, everyday life is getting increasingly difficult for the Syrian people as prices soar and commodities become...
Saturday, June 23, 2012
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