Middle East

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 20th, 2013
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After a decade of combat, casualties, massive displacement, persisting violence, enhanced sectarian tension and violence between Shi’ias and Sunnis, periodic suicide bombings, and autocratic governance, a negative assessment of the Iraq War as a strategic move by the United States, United Kingdom, an...
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Mar 17th, 2013
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Boris DOLGOV On March 11 a delegation of the Syrian National Coordinating Committee for Democratic Change led by its Coordinator Heysam Manaa, visited Moscow to hold talks with top officials of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the negotiations and while meeting Russian experts and media, Mr. M...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 6th, 2013
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There are those who would have bombed or invaded Iran years ago to make sure there would be no Iranian Bomb, and their voices are getting louder again as another day of high level talks approaches.  Even though Iran’s Supreme Leader has spent years forswearing nuclear weapons, which he calls a “crime...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 21st, 2013
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By Hasan Afif El-Hasan Decolonization was a feature of post-World War II era and the surrender of Nazi Germany. The UN Charter was created; the Arab League was formed in 1945 by seven countries; twenty-nine non-aligned countries from Africa and Asia formed the non-aligned Bandung Conference in Indone...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 21st, 2013
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By Jeremy Salt – Ankara In a recent article (‘Viewpoint: Echoes of Spanish civil war in Syria’, BBC News Magazine, October 9, 2012), Fouad Ajami has drawn parallels between the Spanish civil war and the conflict in Syria. He compares the cruelty of the warring sides, which is accurate eno...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 18th, 2013
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By Franklin Lamb Truth told, this American observer has attended his share of international conferences and has traveled in more than 70 countries. But never has he visited such a complex country, evolving culture, and striving energized society, populated by idealistic people of great warmth, sense ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 13th, 2013
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By David Horowitz Introduction Israel, the only democracy and tolerant society in the Middle East, is surrounded by Muslim states that have sworn to destroy it and have conducted a genocidal propaganda campaign against the Jews, promising to “finish the job that Hitler started.” A global wave of Jew-...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 7th, 2013
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A year after she was pardoned from prison on the condition she agree to marry her rapist, a young Afghan woman, faced with distressingly few options, has now reluctantly wed her attacker. In 2009, Gulnaz, then 16 years old, gained international attention after she was raped by her cousin’s husband an...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 1st, 2013
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The presumed Israeli airstrike within Syrian territory on Wednesday has elicited threats of retaliation from both Syria and Iran. Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali, quoted at al-Ahd, a Hezbollah-run news website, contended that his nation could make “a surprise decision to respond to t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 1st, 2013
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By Amos Harel, haaretz The alleged Israeli attack came one day after an Iranian announcement that Tehran will view any attack on Syrian territory as an attack against Iran itself. Two days before the night when Israeli planes attacked a weapons convoy or “Scientific Research Center” in Sy...