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Plagues, conquests and disasters: Aleppo’s unending troubles

In 1953, Syrian president Adib al-Shishakli faced an uprising…

Sixty years after nationalizing the Suez Canal

On this day exactly sixty years ago, Gamal Abdul Nasser nationalized…

A century after Sykes-Picot, it’s Sykes-Picot: The Arab version

Exactly 100 years ago, the Asia Minor agreement — better known…

The Said El Djezairi Memoirs: A Must Read for ISIS and Its Caliph

In 1968, an obscure 334-page memoir was published in Algeria,…

A new bible for scholars of King Faisal I

The revolt turned civil war has held all Syrians by the throat…
Syrian actor Abbas Al-Nouri as Sultan Abdul Hamid in 2010.

Arab history figures return to Syrian drama

Last Wednesday, the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II — who died…