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Adla Massoud

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Rage in Syria?

(16) Comments | Posted February 4, 2011 | 10:28 AM

Following in the footsteps of Tunisia and Egypt, the Syrian opposition is preparing to launch its "Day of Rage."

Inspired by the Internet-savvy Egyptian protesters, an online campaign called for anti-government demonstrations Friday and Saturday in the Syrian capital Damascus. Facebook is banned in Syria but can be accessed through...

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The Awakening of the Arab World

(79) Comments | Posted January 15, 2011 | 5:02 PM

Earlier this week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a prophetic stark warning to Arab leaders: either enact genuine economic and political reforms or face growing unrest and rebellion.

"If leaders don't offer a positive vision and give young people meaningful ways to contribute, others will fill the vacuum,"...

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Lebanon and the STL

(5) Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 1:38 PM

Many Lebanese fear their country is on the brink of another major confrontation. The public feud between politicians over the past few weeks shows no sign of slowing down.

The bickering between the opposition group led by Hezbollah and the March 14 bloc all boils down to the Special Tribunal...

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Secular Lebanon: A Myth?

(34) Comments | Posted April 29, 2010 | 5:48 PM

In a country where religion dictates patriotism, a few thousand Lebanese citizens marched on Sunday in support of secularism.

The "Laique Pride" march called for the full implementation of article (c) of the Lebanese Constitution's preamble: "Respect for the freedom of opinion and belief," "social justice," and "equality of rights...

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