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A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

Time Running Out As Israel Cuts the Grass

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 01.20.2013 | College
Sarwar Kashmeri

This short-sighted policy can only work as long as Israel has the unquestioning support of the United States. And that support may not have as long to run as Israel believes, as a recent conference held at the United States Military Academy at West Point demonstrated.

Beirut, a Novel Too Close for Comfort

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.15.2013 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alexander McNabb outdid himself in his second novel, Beirut, An Explosive Thriller, another adventure-filled story loaded with intrigue, espionage, love, murder, international hoods and plenty of violence.

Beirut, the Mediterranean City (PHOTOS)

Tamie Adaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tamie Adaya

It has been a few years since I visited Beirut, but it is a city once seen never forgotten.

Lebanon's Samir Geagea: A Maverick

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Samir Geagea is proving to be the only man of principles in Lebanon. He should be applauded as the last freedom fighter in the Middle East.

What's Really Wrong With the Middle East

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Besides all the wounds, self-inflicted or perpetrated from the outside, the Middle East also suffers from an identity crisis.

Farouk El-Baz: From Egypt's Deserts to the Moon and Back

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

El-Baz plans to highlight the issues of sustainable development and self-preservation at the Arab Environment 2009 conference in Beirut, Lebanon this November

Lebanon Youth Launch Newspaper Challenging Politics and Media (VIDEO)

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

In Lebanon, where divisions dominate both the political and media spectrum, a new and independent youth newspaper, is shaking up the status-quo. Sawt...

The Struggle for Muslim Minds in Lebanon

Eric L. Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric L. Lewis

The defeat of Hezbollah not only gives hope for moderation in the region, it also prevents a critical beachhead for an Iranian push for power within the Islamic world generally.

In Lebanon, Students Find Hero In Iraqi Shoe Thrower

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

* Scroll down for video As former President Carter ended his trip to Lebanon where he spoke to a crowd of students about peace and was only interrupt...

Muna Abu Sulayman: Saudi Arabia's 'Oprah'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

She has been called the Saudi Arabian version of 'Oprah', though the TV program she co-hosts, an all-women talk show called 'Kalam Nawa'im' on pan-Arab channel MBC, much more resembles ABC's The View.

Yemenis fight taboos, corruption with investigative journalism

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Yemen is on an anti-corruption kick with journalists acquiring investigative skills and women slated to become the next Woodwards and Bernsteins, give...

Beirut: Jimmy Carter Urges Obama To Push For Mideast Peace

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

President Jimmy Carter told a packed audience at the American University of Beirut that President-elect Barack Obama cannot wait until the end of his ...

Despite a Tenuous Peace, Mistrust Remains High in Beirut

Jared Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Levy

Nearly two months after the cessation of violence in Hamra, sectarian and political tensions continue to run high.