Is Libya Long for This World?

The Libyan city of Benghazi, the “capital” of the east and the second largest city in the country, held a referendum this past weekend on whether or not to declare…
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The Saudis Want to Arm an Insurgency

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Tunis that backing an armed insurgency against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad “is an excellent idea.” He told her…
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Syrian Refugees in Israel?

The Israeli Army’s Chief of Staff Benny Gantz says Israel is preparing to take in refugees following the downfall of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. The interesting part is that Israel is…
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The Endless Face-off Over the Veil

This week, a few hundred students and teachers at Manouba University in Tunisia demonstrated against the niqab, or veil, which is used by some ultra-conservative women to cover their faces. It…
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“Sin-Free” Egyptian Tourism?

In the Egyptian elections, the Muslim Brotherhood is winning about as many seats as most analysts expected, but with the totalitarian Salafists unexpectedly picking up an additional fourth or so…
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Winds of Change in the Levant

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati says he will resign his post if the parliament doesn’t agree to fund the United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon tasked with investigating and prosecuting…
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The Arab League Suspends Syria

A few days ago, Bashar al-Assad pretended to accept an Arab League proposal to end the massacre of civilians in Syria. It’s not likely the Arab League was foolish enough…
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