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Doha Shams
From the window overlooking the pier of Gaza’s humble port, you can see nothing at night but two lamp posts barely lighting the space underneath....
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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Ernest Khoury
Fatigue is visible everywhere in the Syrian capital of Damascus. High prices, power outages, and even sectarianism have invaded the lives of its...
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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Asi Abu-Najm
From gun-concealing garments to Assad photos to Homs maps in shortage, goods at al-Baramkeh market in Damascus increasingly reflect the political...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Elie Chalhoub
Al-Akhbar examines Iran’s electoral map ahead of general elections set for early March. Deep divisions among Iran’s conservative camp and uncertainty...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Imagine this scenario: A developing nation decides to selectively share its precious natural resource, selling only to "friendly" countries and not "...
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Yazan al-Saadi
The narrative of an isolated Iran on the cusp of economic disaster due to mounting sanctions may not hold water when read in light of Iran’s growing...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
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Fadi Abu-Saadi
Calls by the Palestinian Authority to stop Israeli settlement activities continue to ring hollow as little is done to find alternatives for...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
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May Ali
Several rounds of negotiations between Khartoum and Juba to resolve a dispute over the transport of southern oil through the north has reached an...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
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Anas Zarzar
Syria’s middle class is starting to feel the pinch of rising prices and fuel shortages while their personal safety continues to be in question. Al-...
Thursday, January 26, 2012
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