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Hashemi Rafsanjani 1934-2017: Iranian president and kingmaker

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was once described as a “veteran…
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Legendary actor Rafik Sibaii dies at 86

Iconic Syrian actor Rafik Sibaii, better known throughout the…
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Priest of the Palestinian Resistance Dies

Hilarion Capucci, the celebrated former archbishop of Jerusalem,…
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Sadek Jalal Al-Azm, a beautiful mind dies at 82

  Sadek Jalal Al Azm, a celebrated philosopher and…
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George Tarabishi: Icon of Arab Secularism dies at 77

George Tarabishi, an icon of liberal thought and Arab secularism,…
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Breaking the law by reading Ghassan Tweini

Back in the mid-1990s, when studying at the American University…
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Anthony Shadid: A voice telling our tale

Anthony Shadid, the celebrated Lebanese-American journalist…
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iSad in Damascus: Syrians reclaim Steve Jobs

During the years of French Mandate Syria, Abdulfattah Jandali…
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In memory of Shafiq al-Hout (1922-2009)

In the early 1950s, a young student rose to the podium at the…
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The King of Pop in the Muslim World

I woke up on Friday morning--a weekend in the Arab…