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FIFA World Cup 2018 and the demising Arab nationalism

Ola Rifai Jul 1, 2018 It was June 2nd, 1978 when the Tunisian football team accomplished a historical win over the Mexicans 3-1 in Argentina during the FIFA World Cup. The victory was the first for an Arab team and was…

Imprisoned Tahama Marouf goes on a hunger strike

Omar Imady Feb 18, 2018   Tehama Marouf (an Alawite dentist arrested on the charge of belonging to the opposition Communist Labor Party), began a hunger strike on February 18, 2011 against inhuman prison conditions.…

Tal al-Malloh sentenced to five years in prison

Omar Imady Feb 15, 2018   “Al-Mallohi, a blogger, was detained in December 2009 after she was summoned for questioning by security officials, according to local rights groups. In February 2011, she was sentenced by a…

Al Jazeera publishes: Syria: ‘A kingdom of silence’

Omar Imady Feb 9, 2018     Syria: ‘A kingdom of silence’​ Despite a wave of protests spreading across the Middle East, so far the revolutionary spirit has failed to reach Syria.Authoritarian rule, corruption and…

Bab Tuma Candlelight Vigil

Omar Imady Feb 2, 2018 A group of 20 people in civilian clothing beat and dispersed 15 people (including activist Suhair Atassi) who had been holding a candlelight vigil at Bab Tuma in Damascus for Egyptian…

WSJ Interview With Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Omar Imady Jan 31, 2018 Excerpts: “Interview With Syrian President Bashar al-Assad” “We still have a long way to go because it is a process. If I was brought up in different circumstances, I have to train myself and,…