Added on 01/07/2013
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RAMZY BAROUD: You can be sure that whatever turmoil is happening in the Middle East the hands of the West will be present
Added on 05/06/2013
James M. Dorsey
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JAMES M. DORSEY: Once again battle-hardened football fans are taking the lead in confronting a regime. We’ve been here before.
Added on 05/04/2013
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'Confused’ may be an appropriate term to describe Turkey’s current foreign policy in the Middle East and Israel in particular. The source of that confusion - aside from the appalling violence in Syria and earlier in Libya – is Turkey’s own mistakes.
RAMZY BAROUD: Turkey’s attempt to re-position itself as a fulcrum between East and West has come unstuck…
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 28/11/2012
Common Ground News Service
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LUCY CHUMBLEY, CGNEWS: Two exhibitions currently in Washington DC have had a transformative effect on millions of Muslims views of their heritage
Added on 11/08/2012
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FRANCIS MATTHEW: The continuing fighting in Syria is a golden opportunity for foreign governments to put military forces on the ground in advance of any political end-game.
Added on 01/07/2012
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JUAN COLE: The economic and social challenges facing Egypt today are immense. With the right approach, however, Muhammad Mursi can make real change happen
Added on 08/06/2012
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RAMZY BAROUD: The recent massacre of civilians in Syria marks the beginning of a spiral of horror which could engulf the whole region
Added on 16/04/2012
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ANNIE ROBBINS, MONDOWEISS: The meeting between the P5+1 countries to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme has gone surprisingly well.
Added on 16/03/2012
Syria News Wire
Aleppo , Arab League , Army , Damascus , Democracy , Facebook , Free Syrian Army , Golan Heights , Hama , Homs , Istanbul , Lebanon , Mobile Phones , Muslim Brotherhood , President , Protests , Ramadan , Red Cross , Syria , Syrian Golan Heights , Syrian National Council , Turkey , United States
SYRIA NEWS WIRE: It began with a small demonstration by young people in Deraa. The flames have spread and now engulf the nation.
Added on 13/02/2012
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JUAN COLE: Arab musicians and artists have been fulsome in their praise of Whitney Houston who died yesterday.
Added on 27/11/2011
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RAMZY AL BAROUD: However, the Syrian uprising in March leading the country down the road to civil war – has forced Turkey to abandon its ‘zero-problems’ foreign policy.
Added on 13/11/2011
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STEVE ROYSTON: “When we enter Jerusalem, you will be surrounded by people who will try to take your money. I know these people…”
Added on 09/11/2011
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STEVE ROYSTON: Spiritually, today’s Istanbulus are not so different from their Byzantine predecessors – they still delight in debate and intrigue.
Added on 28/10/2011
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THE HEDONISTA: Eid al Adha has been my favourite – the last few years it has fallen far enough out of summer it occurs with the change of season.
Added on 11/10/2011
Rob L. Wagner
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ROB L. WAGNER: Shopkeepers easily transition from Turkish to Russian, Polish and German. Yet Hebrew, once among the languages, is virtually non-existent.
Added on 14/08/2011
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STEVE ROYSTON: It’s a city that is sacred to Muslims, Christians and Jews but it appears to have attracted its fair share of ‘complicated characters’ in its rich past.
Added on 12/08/2011
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I heard ‘Uthman bin ‘Affan saying, when people argued too much about
his intention to reconstruct the mosque of Allah’s Apostle, “You have talked too much.
I heard the Prophet saying, ‘Whoever built a mosque, Allah would build for him a similar place in Paradise’.”
MICH CAFE: The closer you get, the more splendid the mosque looks. The size is breathtaking and I had difficulty getting the four 60-meter-high minarets in one frame.
Added on 13/03/2011
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MICH CAFE, F. NAJIA: The Lebanese woman’s journey from “the age of the veil” to the relative freedom of “the age of the bikini” was a fairly quick one, but the path to ‘freedom’ was paved not by “circumstances” alone.
Added on 03/03/2011
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KUSHA SEFAT, INFORMED COMMENT: The international conditions for revolution were ripe in Tunisia and Egypt. This is simply not the case in Iran.