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Turkey Targets INGO Workers and Foreign University Staff, Students

Turkey Targets INGO Workers and Foreign University Staff, Students

The crackdown has even reached foreign university students who are apparently not affiliated with any international activities. These students now face deportation despite their residence permits.

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Shadi Whose Mail Was Too Late

Shadi Whose Mail Was Too Late

The story of two brothers, Fadi and Shadi, and their father Mustafa, one of the oldest Baathists in the region.

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On the Duality of Secularism and Dictatorship and the Rise of Political Islam

On the Duality of Secularism and Dictatorship and the Rise of Political Islam

Throughout the 20th century, the Arab world has always found itself operating either within an Islamist or nationalist framework. Despite political conflict between the two – sometimes even bloody – the existence of one is inevitably linked to the other.

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No One Can Say They Are Unemployed

No One Can Say They Are Unemployed

These old men are dedicated to their work and adamantly open up their shops everyday, despite the fact that their little establishments have become long forgotten and offer little in terms of modern day goods.

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‘Lost in Lebanon’ Explores Restless Wait for Return

‘Lost in Lebanon’ Explores Restless Wait for Return

Whether between mountains and vast green areas, or cement and slowly built towers, Syrians in Lebanon seem endlessly stranded in an irredeemable state of patience and loss.

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White Helmets, Not White Collars

White Helmets, Not White Collars

Slamming moral denial through a post-Hollywoodization approach.

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No New Parties in “Liberated” Idlib

No New Parties in “Liberated” Idlib

It has been two years since Idlib governorate fell entirely outside of regime control. However, due to the prevailing state of war and the multitude of jihadist organizations on the ground, new political parties have yet to take shape here.

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New Forms of Slavery Plague Society

New Forms of Slavery Plague Society

Hidden slavery practices have surfaced all too often to suffocate Syrians in their choices and to denigrate their souls. Locals have become enslaved to making a living and surviving

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Return of Football to Aleppo Highlights Regime’s Political Theatrics

Return of Football to Aleppo Highlights Regime’s Political Theatrics

It became evidently clear that this was the latest example of Bashar al-Asad using sports as a tool to exert political influence.

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About Bashar, the Tuna Fish Thief

About Bashar, the Tuna Fish Thief

I feel a deep sorrow at the sight of human beings being forced to fight against starvation in the 21st century, especially in fertile areas such as Madaya, Zabadani and Daraa.

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