Articles tagged with: violence

Cathy Otten
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on : Friday, 7 Feb, 2014

Caught in the Anbar Crossfire

In the Iraqi Kurdistan city of Erbil, Yassir Qasr, aged thirty, leans over and shows me a photo on his phone of his house in Fallujah. The yellow cement wall is pockmarked with bullet holes, and below, where the windows once were, are piles of shattered glass. An engineer with the Ministry of Oil, Yassir came here with his twenty-three-year-old wife, Rawa, who is pregnant with twins. They left Fallujah on January 10 when they found themselves caught between Islamic insurgents, the Iraqi army ...

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Maryam Saleh
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on : Wednesday, 24 Jul, 2013

Against All Odds

Every Saturday, a group of women in Salamia, a city in western Syria, meet to discuss the events of the past week in relation to the two-year uprising against President Bashar Al-Assad. The women, who oppose the Syrian government, draft a political statement expressing their views. They print out the document and distribute it in the streets of their city, as well as publishing it online for all the world to see. At one of the sit-ins earlier this month, Khozama was one of the roughly ten wom...

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Elizabeth Monier
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on : Tuesday, 9 Jul, 2013

A Conflict of Definitions

There are rising levels of frustration among Egyptians who supported the removal of Mursi from power over what they see as biased statements from “Western” media and leader...

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Alex Walsh
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on : Sunday, 2 Jun, 2013

The History Boys

Since the fall of the Mubarak government, there has been much opportunity to reconsider and revise narratives of Egypt's history. For instance, observers have had to reconsider...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 17 May, 2013

Editorial: Pakistan’s Daily State of Emergency

Last weekend’s general elections in Pakistan are significant for a variety of reasons. For the first time in the country’s history—and, unless the unexpected happens—th...

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Mahmud El-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 21 Apr, 2013

Copts’ Uneasy State Relations

“The Muslims and Copts are one hand” was one slogan that could be heard ringing out across Tahrir Square throughout the Egyptian revolution. More than two years later, a mo...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Monday, 15 Apr, 2013

At Least 20 Killed in Iraq Bombings

LONDON, Asharq Al-Awsat—At least 20 people were killed and over 100 wounded on Monday, April 15 in a series of car bombings targeting mainly Shi'a areas across Iraq. With ...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Saturday, 9 Mar, 2013

Egypt Braces for More Violence

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt is bracing itself for a fresh wave of violence in the city of Port Said after a court confirmed the death sentences of twenty-one people convicted fo...

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Amy Assad
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on : Tuesday, 4 Dec, 2012

Chipping Away at the Copts

A large, rolled-up Arabic rug lies hazardously across the front entrance of St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox church in Kensington, London. Ahead, smiling and embracing, groups of men a...

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on : Tuesday, 16 Oct, 2012

The Stain of War

The Repentant is an Algerian film directed by Merzak Allouache (Bab El Oued City). It addresses the legacy of Algeria’s civil war and the intractability and tenacity of viole...

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