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IN LEBANON AL QAEDA AWAKENS

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Al Qaeda flags, rarely seen in Lebanon, have been spotted with growing regularity at protests and marches in sunni districts of west beirut that once denounced the Shi’ite Hizbullah in recent weeks.

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US AFRICA COMMAND GETS FIREPOWER

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It was initially intended to focus on “partnership building” and provide training for African forces to counter terrorism and narcotics smuggling, but after the libya war in 2011, there are clear indications Africom is taking on a more combat- oriented mission as the continent’s northern tier is convulsed with political turmoil and the prospect of a widening conflict with jihadist forces.

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AL QAEDA’S MOST TOXIC GENERATION ?

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Each month we publish online a small selection of articles which appear in The MiddleEast magazine .

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SHOWDOWN IN IRAN

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Shi’ite, non-Arab Iran’s aspirations for expanding its influence across the Sunni-dominated Gulf and westwards into the Levant, right up to Israel’s northern border, face uncertainty if the Alawite regime in Syria – its only state ally in the Arab world – is overthrown in a war now in its third year, which threatens to destabilise the entire region.

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TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE ?

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WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM MAY 2013

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The next World Economic Forum (WEF) will be held at the Dead Sea in Jordan 24-26 May and two years after the start of political transitions in the region, decision-makers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are attempting to respond to the challenge of translating the societal momentum generated into positive outcomes for citizens. This represents a vital opportunity for historic gains in crucial areas, including youth unemployment, transparency, income disparity, private sector development and infrastructure.

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NEW POPE, NEW HOPE

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IN LEBANON SYRIA’S WAR CREEPS CLOSER

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Ed Blanche reports from Beirut

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WHICH WAY FORWARD ?

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The rise of political Islam ushered in by the Arab Spring has turned sour so quickly it is leading to debate over whether the region is already experiencing a post-Islamist era.

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THE RUTHLESS TREE OF DICTATORSHIP TOPPLES

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This article appears in this months edition of the Middle East magazine.

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