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Fayez Sara
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on : Monday, 28 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Learning the Lessons of the Past

The General Secretariat of the Syrian National Coalition decided to dismiss the interim government of the Syrian opposition led by Ahmad Tu’mah by a two-thirds majority in its last meeting. It also tasked the former government to act as a caretaker administration until a new cabinet is formed. The government decided to open the door for nominations for the posts of prime minister and various ministers according to the internal regulations of the Syrian National Coalition. The decision of t...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Sunday, 27 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Ramadan TV vs. the Muslim Brotherhood

As Ramadan draws to a close, anyone who watched the slew of Egyptian television dramas will have noticed the increasingly critical manner in which the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as other extremist groups, are being dealt with. This year's Ramadan TV dramas have featured intense attacks on the Muslim Brotherhood and its members, criticism of its hierarchical structure and secret mechanisms, as well as its controversial discourse and maneuvering. This was only to be expected given the stat...

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Samir Atallah
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on : Sunday, 27 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Kerry’s political dilemma

There can be no doubts about the intentions of US Secretary of State John Kerry. From his actions as head of the US State Department, it is clear that he is a well-intentioned man....

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Hussein Shobokshi
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on : Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Israel’s Media War

The tragic situation unfolding in Gaza, and Israel’s criminal aggression against Palestinians there, is nothing new. This is just another painful chapter in the sad, repetitive a...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Understanding the Gaza War

We may never understand the contexts that preceded the recent round of the war on Gaza, or the real reasons behind the timing of its eruption. The issue of the kidnapping and killi...

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Bakir Oweida
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Opinion: From Gaza to Mosul, the Killing Continues

Nothing justifies the tanks of the Israeli “Defense” Force shelling thirty Palestinian families, none of whom had any chance of taking shelter or running away. This happened...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Gaza and the Curse of Half-Finished Wars

It took the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon two weeks to come out with a call for a ceasefire in Gaza. A diplomatic gesture of the lowest order, the Secretary-General...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Lebanon Up in the Air

One of the few mentionable merits of Lebanese politics—compared to the situation in neighboring Arab countries—is that everything is open and clear. The Lebanese people...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Gaza and the Beirut Invasion Scenario

A host of Israeli newspapers have published calls for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to obliterate Hamas, not just suppress it. Those calling for a full-scale invasion a...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Israel’s Media Pressure Tactics

Not long after NBC presenter Ayman Mohyeldin ended his emotive live report about the tragic killing of four Palestinian children as they were playing football on Gaza beach, the NB...

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