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Hussein Bin Hamza
Rabee Jaber (b. 1972) can finally breathe a sigh of relief. He was on the verge of receiving the “Arabic Booker” Prize in 2010 for his novel America...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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Firas Choufi
Walid Jumblatt’s relationship with the spiritual authorities within the Druze community is temperamental. The sheikhs are partners when they share...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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Mohamed Nazzal
Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has repeatedly called for the Druze of Sweida in southern Syria to join the anti-Assad uprising. Jumblatt’s...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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Nader Fawz
Walid Jumblatt has settled – for now – for a new political formula to address the Syrian Crisis: Berating the Syrian regime on one hand and backing a...
Friday, March 2, 2012
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Bassam Alkantar
It was not the first meeting between Syrian President Bashar Assad and former Lebanese minister Wiam Wahhab. But it was their first to be televised...
Thursday, February 2, 2012
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Bassam Alkantar
Walid Jumblatt has called for Druze soldiers in Syria to disobey orders to fire on civilians. His comments garnered a variety of critical responses...
Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Nicolas Nassif
Druze leader Walid Jumblatt’s latest fallout with Damascus comes amid his conviction that the Assad regime will fall and his declared decision to...
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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Ernest Khoury
Prominent Syrian opposition figure Haitham al-Maleh made headlines when he called for the UN to intervene against the regime. Al-Akhbar caught up...
Friday, October 14, 2011
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