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The Berkeley Intifada

The endless conflict in the Middle East roils the hotbed of 1960s radicalism By Alexander Nazaryan For a Palestinian supposedly determined to see Israel destroyed, Paul Hadweh looks remarkably like his fellow students at the University of California, Berkeley. I met the 22-year-old senior on the rooftop of a campus building, overlooking the expanse of San Francisco

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Arab Youth and the Bleak Future That Awaits

By Amro Zakaria Abdu Twenty-five years ago the Berlin Wall fell, ushering an end to the Soviet Union and the genesis of a “New World Order” as described by George Bush Sr during his address to the U.S. congress in 1991. As a result, many countries, particularly in the Arab region, lost significant political stature and

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Former Syrian Vice President Abdul Halim Khaddam

Former Syrian Vice President Abdul Halim Khaddam discusses the Syrian crisis, Iran’s meddling and the U.S.-Russia face off. BY: Leila Hatoum “I cannot imagine how the war in Syria will end…I believe that the U.S. administration, perhaps, is no longer capable of fixing the situation [there],” says Abdul Halim Khaddam, Syria’s former vice president, from his Parisian

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From Colombia With Love

A Syrian refugee crosses three continents to build a life in Latin America By Elizabeth Dickinson Years later when his father’s supermarket in Damascus was gone, Almotaz Bellah would remember the delight he once found in its bounty. There was a section for sweets and a section for soft drinks; one for American coffee and another

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Egypt’s Own: Repatriation of Antiquities Proves to be a Mammoth Task

The repatriation of antiquities has been hard, and thousands of smuggled pieces continue to be out of reach  BY Sarah El Shaarawi  In 1815, an Italian strongman-turned-explorer and archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities, Giovanni Belzoni, traveled to Thebes, upper Egypt to extract the Younger Memnon, a more than seven-ton granite statue depicting the head of the young

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U.S. Elections: The Missing Point

Both U.S. presidential candidates must address the Middle East issue OP-ED by Ghanem Nuseibeh While the U.S. presidential election campaign continues to revolve around topics focusing on the character traits of the two presidential hopefuls—Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton—there has been a glaring omission from the first debate. Both nominees failed to have any serious discussion

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It Is Not About Hajj

Iran’s meddling in Saudi affairs transcends the issue of Hajj’s security BY Abdulrahman Al Trairi The Islamic pilgrimage season, known as Hajj, which extended over the course of the first week of September, was “very successful” this year, according to Saudi officials who stressed that the holy event saw no security breaches. In an emailed statement

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Op-ed: Lebanon’s Former Foreign Affairs Minister on Fighting Terrorism

Super powers must exert serious efforts to stop terrorists BY Adnan Mansour On September 17, the U.S.-led coalition carried out a series of airstrikes on the barracks of the Syrian army, killing 62 soldiers and injuring nearly 100. Washington acknowledged the strike in eastern Syria’s Deir Al Zour province, saying it was a “mistake” and

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Trump: Blind Trust Issues

You’d have to be very gullible to buy Donald Trump’s claim that his global business deals won’t jeopardize national security By Kurt Eichenwald  Like a political Elmer Gantry, Donald Trump goes from city to city, proclaiming that only he can save America, spinning outrageous statements and spewing lies before heading off to his next revival

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