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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.

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

Dubai ruler urges Qatar to 'conform' in Instagram poem

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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, flowery poem published on social media.

Blame Canada: No blood for milk or lumber

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 ...

<em>The</em> War on Literalism: From Aleppo to Ankara

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, scholars and translators say.

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 ...

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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