Added on 05/03/2013
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VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: Dozens of families in Fallujah say their relatives sentenced to hang on anti-terrorism charges have been tortured. Most of the children of death-row prisoners in Fallujah were also jailed when their fathers were detained.
Added on 22/02/2013
Ramzy Baroud Asia , Baghdad , Civil war in Iraq , Fertile Crescent , Iraq , Iraqi Armed Forces , Iraq–United States relations , James Baker , Politics , Politics of Iraq , Saddam Hussein , United Kingdom , United States , War/Conflict
RAMZY BAROUD: Ten years on from the onset of the Iraq invasion with all the horror and despair that has accumulated there is hope in the shape of a character from a children’s story
Added on 22/01/2013
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JUAN COLE: President Obama’s inauguration speech is sure to trigger panic among the ‘we must have war’ crowd. But does he really mean it?
Added on 19/01/2013
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Good times in the UAE, as the Gulf Country beats Iraq to take the Gulf Cup in 2013.
Added on 08/01/2013
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RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: When in office they’re ramrod straight security hawks but once they leave they suddenly become ‘seers’. But the criticism is unusual in its vehemence
Added on 31/12/2012
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KHALED FATTAH, TABSIR: There is a lazy shorthand in much Western reporting on the Middle East, particularly when it comes to describing the influence of tribes
Added on 30/12/2012
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JUAN COLE: It’s been another extraordinary year across the Middle East. Here is my take on the most significant changes this year
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Steve Royston Bahrain , Christmas , Democracy , Egypt , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Lebanon , Middle East , Morocco , Oman , Palestine , Palestinian Territories , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Yemen
STEVE ROYSTON: If you look around the Middle East today you’d have to say the region is at its most unstable in the last thirty years.
Added on 23/12/2012
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JAMES M. DORSEY: This weekend’s Syrian victory over Iraq in a soccer match is being seized by the regime as ‘a great national achievement’.
Added on 22/12/2012
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AMIRA ABD EL-KHALEK, CGNEWS: He is one of the Arab World’s most revered authors and recently looked back on his life of writing.
Added on 17/12/2012
Juan Cole Ahmad Shafiq , Alexandria , Cairo , Constituent Assembly , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Freedom and Justice Party , Iraq , Mohammed Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , President , United States , Wafd Party
JUAN COLE: Some of the figures coming out of the constitutional referendum cause raised eyebrows at the least. But there are deeper problems.
Added on 12/12/2012
M.-Lynx-Qualey Artist , Baghdad , Culture , film director , Finland , Iraq , Jordan , Journalist , London , Manchester , Netherlands , Newcastle , Palestinian Territories , United States
SARAH IRVING, ARABLIT: An Iraqi refugee now based in Finland Hassan Blasim has firm views on language, violence and modern Iraq.
Added on 03/12/2012
M.-Lynx-Qualey Ahmed Bin Shabib , Artist , Dubai , Iraq , Literature , Middle East , Novelist , Sarah Malki , The National , UAE
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The opening today of a new venue in Dubai which encourages artists and authors to meet is further evidence of the growing cultural scene in the city
Added on 23/11/2012
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JUAN COLE: Achieving a ceasefire is significant but if it’s to remain in place all parties must use the gap in hostilities to secure real progress.
Added on 10/11/2012
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JUAN COLE: It was David Petraeus’s conduct of counter insurgency in Afghanistan rather than his evening activities that I was interested in
Added on 28/10/2012
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NADIA HIJAB, TABSIR: Palestinians have finally realised that they themselves will determine their own fate not some idealised notion of a U.S President.
Added on 25/10/2012
Naseem Tarawnah Abdullah , Amman , Beirut , Egypt , Iraq , Jordan , Lebanon , Mainstream media , Prime Minister , Syria , Terrorism
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Jordan’s precarious position both geographically and politically means that security will always be a vital issue. But this concern stymies debate.
Added on 22/10/2012
Rob L. Wagner Central Intelligence Agency , Envoy , Iraq , Malala , Malala Yousufzai , National Public Radio , Online media , Pakistan , Pakistan government , Taliban , Twitter , United States , US government
ROB L. WAGNER: It didn’t take long for the moral relativists and conspiracy theorists to get to work on Malala Yousufzai. Inevitable but depressing.
Added on 06/10/2012
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JONATHAN COOK: A campaign initiated in 2009 now appears to be gathering strength namely equation of Palestinians with Jews who fled Arab countries.
Added on 03/10/2012
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JUAN COLE: The Presidential candidate appears to be entirely clueless about the recent history of US involvement in the region. Heres’ some help.