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Although I have many good friends, who are a source of inspiration to me in one way or another, people who are involved in business, politics, charitable or philanthropic enterprises, there are not many people involved in all these matters at the same time in the way that I am.
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.
Meanwhile, a report in the British Daily Telegraph in
If Chavez’s successor Nicolas Maduro wins upcoming elections, as analysts expect, it will likely mean the continuation of the late president’s foreign policy vis-a- vis the Arab world. “It was Maduro who orchestrated Venezuela’s pro-Assad foreign policy in the first place. Indeed, Maduro even travelled to Damascus in an effort to shore up the Syrian dictator,” wrote Nikolas Kozloff, author of the book Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left.
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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