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Abdel Rahman Youssef
Recent clashes between Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and protesters have some wondering if the Islamist movement isn’t deploying more organized forces...
Thursday, December 13, 2012
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A Libyan army crackdown on lawless militias spread to the capital on Sunday after armed groups that have not been integrated into state institutions...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
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A militia of former Libyan rebels entered Tripoli international with tanks and armored vehicles, completely blocking air traffic on Monday, a day...
Monday, June 4, 2012
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Antony Loewenstein
Since the US invasion in 2001, Afghanistan has seen multiple private armies take control of the country’s security sector.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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Amal Khalil
The biggest of the Lebanese Civil War’s open wounds is the one concerning the disappeared. Thousands of families do not know the fate of their...
Friday, April 13, 2012
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Ghassan Saoud
Al-Akhbar visited General Michel Aoun for a day, not to talk about contentious political issues like the squandering of public funds or even his...
Friday, April 13, 2012
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Moammar Atwi
One year on, Libyan rebels who led the war to unseat Gaddafi largely remain as armed factions vying for spoils and a say in a fractured but evolving...
Friday, February 17, 2012
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Stability still evades Libya as heavily-armed militias run rampant one year after protests began to oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi and install...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
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Ahmad Mohsen
Anna Maria Abdelkarim is now dead. The 15-year-old student will not wake up at six in the morning. She will not comb her long hair. She will not wear...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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