Yasser Arafat

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 9th, 2013
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Of Titans and Trolls During the last two weeks we have lost two titans of African politics: the first, and somewhat lesser giant, was Ambassador Axmed Maxamed Adan (Qaybe) of Somaliland, and the second, was the inestimable Madiba – Nelson Mandela of South Africa. Clearly, Mandela was a figure of glob...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 27th, 2012
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Insulting Islamic symbols represents a breaking point for many. (Via OnIslam) By Ramzy Baroud A neighbor of mine, of many years ago from a Gaza refugee camp, was a sacrilegious person par excellence. Unemployed like most inhabitants of the camp, he was extremely poor. His family responsibilities were...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 20th, 2012
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By Robele Ababya The ongoing outrage in the Islamic world against the anti-Islamic film was originated by little known individuals in the United States, where freedom of expression is sacrosanct under the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution. The outrage compelled President Obama to go so far as to s...
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Aug 27th, 2012
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In a 1977 Supreme Court opinion, Thurgood Marshall, the court’s first African-American justice, observed, “Social scientists agree that members of minority groups frequently respond to discrimination and prejudice by attempting to disassociate themselves from the group, even to the point of adopting ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 5th, 2012
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(RAMALLAH, Palestine) – It was a scene that riveted the world for weeks: The ailing Yasser Arafat, first besieged by Israeli tanks in his Ramallah compound, then shuttled to Paris, where he spent his final days undergoing a barrage of medical tests in a French military hospital. Eight years aft...
By benim
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Nov 1st, 2011
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Tunis – A Tunisian court has issued an international arrest warrant against the widow of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat over alleged corruption, an official said on Monday. Justice ministry spokesperson Kadhem Zine el Abidine told AFP that a Tunis court had issued the warrant against...
By benim
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Sep 23rd, 2011
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New York – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday he was ready to return to the negotiations with the Israelis, saying he did not want to isolate or delegitimise Israel. “Here I declare that the Palestine Liberation Organisation is ready to return immediately to the negotiatin...
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Feb 2nd, 2011
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Nouakchott – Several Mauritanian soldiers were wounded early on Wednesday after a vehicle they were pursuing exploded in the capital Nouakchott, according to a security source in the city. The soldiers believed the vehicle, a pickup truck, contained members of al-Qaeda’s north African win...