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It's refreshing to remember that the terrorists depicted in western media and entertainment as modern-day bogeymen represent but an infinitesimal fraction of the real Middle East, writes Jordan

Comment: Trump's twitter feed is outrageous, but we eat out of the palm of his grubby little hands when we give it more attention than it deserves, writes Myra Al-Rahim.

Lebanon's biospheres of sorrow

Myra Al-Rahim

Lebanon's biospheres of sorrow

Comment: The health of Lebanon's environment is inextricably linked to that of its people. The government is destroying them both, writes Myra Al-Rahim.

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Hadani Ditmars

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Blog: 500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, music still fuels protest and foments revolution, writes Hadani ...

Dubai ruler urges Qatar to 'conform' in Instagram poem

The New Arab

Dubai ruler urges Qatar to 'conform' in Instagram poem

The UAE's prime minister has urged Qatar to conform to the stringent demands of Saudi Arabia and its allies in a lengthy, ...

Hadani Ditmars

Blame Canada: No blood for milk or lumber

Blog: Trade deals are tricky things, and the only thing worse than being an enemy of the US is being a former ally, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Hadani Ditmars

The War on Literalism: From Aleppo to Ankara

Blog: Cultural antidotes in a fortnight of terror, reflections by Hadani Ditmars.

Marcia Lynx Qualey

The Arabic Shakespeares: Subversive, political, and entertaining

Arabic adaptations of Shakespeare's plays have been popular since the 1800s, but they differ from the original in key aspects, ...

Hilary Aked

Israel studies 101: Undermining Palestine in Western academia

Comment: The rise of 'beyond-the-conflict' hasbara is a PR exercise which cynically seeks to erase Palestinian culture, writes ...

Jim Clancy and <em>the</em> tragi-comedy of American journalism

Mark Perry

Jim Clancy and the tragi-comedy of American journalism

Jim Clancy's 'resignation' from CNN doesn't suggest that the US media is pro-Israel. It's much worse than that. It shows that normal ...

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