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Tel Aviv releases classified documents of the Six Day War

On the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, the Israeli government…
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Plagues, conquests and disasters: Aleppo’s unending troubles

In 1953, Syrian president Adib al-Shishakli faced an uprising…
Abdul Hakim Nasser, the son of Gamal Abdul Nasser, greeting Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

Remembering Nasser: Arab renaissance to endless war

Forty-six years after the death of Gamal Abdel Nasser on September…
Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser in the 1950s

Sixty years after nationalizing the Suez Canal

On this day exactly sixty years ago, Gamal Abdul Nasser nationalized…
Sharif Hussein Ibn Ali, the emir of Mecca who launched the Great Arab revolt in 1916.

How Erdogan re-wrote history of the Great Arab Revolt

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the self-proclaimed…
The Sykes-Picot map of 1916.

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

Exactly 100 years ago, the Asia Minor agreement — better known…
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Despite reckless Sykes-Picot, federalism largely rejected in modern day Middle East

A few years back a group of Arab journalists was invited to the…
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A balance sheet on Tarek Aziz

In the late 1950s, a young Iraqi fugitive showed up at a…
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The Said El Djezairi Memoirs: A Must Read for ISIS and Its Caliph

In 1968, an obscure 334-page memoir was published in Algeria,…
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A new bible for scholars of King Faisal I

The revolt turned civil war has held all Syrians by the throat…