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أحياء ذكرى “سيد الشهداء” والشهداء المعاصرة خلال المراسيم العاشورائية في بيروت

بين كثرة الملابس والرايات الحسينية السوداء، كثرت صور وملصقات لوجوه شبابٍ في لباسهم العسكري المرقت. حملت النساء هذه الصور لأبنائهن ولزواجهن ولأخوتهن، وحمل الرجال صور لأبنائهم واصدقاءهم ولأخوتهم. يكمل الحشد المشي في واحد من الشوارع . الأساسية في ضاحية جنوبية … Continue reading

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Hezbollah goes back to its roots in Lebanon: “We feel brave when we shout ‘Death to Israel’”

Thousands of people marched through Hezbollah’s stronghold in the southern suburbs of Beirut on Monday to protest US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The militia and political party organised the rally, “in solidarity with … Continue reading

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Eid al-Fitr for Syrians in Saidon: Assad’s eyes are everywhere

Youssef looked disgusted. “I cannot look at him”, he said, of the president of his country, Bashar al-Assad. It was the eve of Eid al-Fitr in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. The 28-year-old carpenter from Latakia in Syria knew … Continue reading

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‘Dear Brussels, my parents died in a bomb. Stay strong.’ A message from a Syrian orphan

In the aftermath of the heinous attacks on Brussels, claimed by Daesh, there has been a regrettable outpouring of hate and blame towards refugees from the Middle East. People such as Katie Hopkins (whose heinous “commentary” I won’t repeat or link … Continue reading

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Anorexia and trauma: why the world needs to worry about the Middle East

Get used to opening windows wide To see what the past has done to the present,  And weep quietly, quietly,  Lest our enemies hear  Broken shards clattering within us.  Sometimes I walk late into the night and roll the words … Continue reading

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