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November 2014

Issue 458

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Issue 457

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July 2014

Issue 456

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June 2014

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February 2014

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Issue 450

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December 2013

Issue 449

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November 2013

Issue 448

Editorial

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Comment

 

The news that Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will return their ambassadors to Doha is encouraging. At a time when the Middle East…

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Current Affairs

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Exclusive to The Middle East Online…Stalemate in Syria

A clear military victor in the Syria conflict is unlikely to emerge in the coming year, and in order to save lives and rescue the country from total…

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Exclusive to The Middle East Online . . .Iran and the Caliphate: Fears of a Sunni avalanche

By Ed Blanche in Beirut

The Iranian regime is becoming increasingly concerned at what it sees as a ring of Sunni militancy on all its borders,…

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GCC dreams of an ‘Arab NATO’

 

There are reports of moves to create a pan-Arab military alliance of the GCC states, Morocco and Jordan, and possibly even Egypt and…

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Exclusive to The Middle East Online – Yemen – A time for action by Gerald Butt

 

Saudi Arabia has suspended financial aid to Yemen because of the pro-Iranian Houthi rebels’ takeover of state institutions. Gerald Butt…

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Regional

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Inspiration of the Orientalists and the Alhambra

 

Inspired by the work of the famous 19th century Orientalists David Roberts and Frederick Lewis, as well as the Moorish architecture of…

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Film Review – The President

By Beverly Andrews

 

Moshen Makmalbaf is one of Iran’s most celebrated artists and among the world’s most intriguing film makers. Under his…

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Business

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Egypt: Green shoots of recovery?

By Neil Ford

The Egyptian economy has begun to recover under the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, new figures reveal. Some long…

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Global ambition for Gulf airlines

By Neil Ford

The Gulf’s biggest airlines are enjoying bumper revenues and expanding rapidly to take advantage of rising global passenger…

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EBRD extends involvement in Egypt

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the expansion of international trade in Egypt by providing a $50 million…

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News and Views

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Book review – Uncommon Grounds

 

 

UNCOMMON GROUNDS

New media and critical practices in North Africa and the Middle East

Edited by Anthony…

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The View

Murders, lynchings, shootings and multiple violent arrests – the conflict around Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem continues with little sign of abating.…

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Travelog

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Regional trends from the World Travel Market

 

Predicting the trends that will take off in 2015 a new study, presented at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London in November, revealed…

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