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EXCLUSIVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST MAGAZINE ONLINE: Crossing the Empty Quarter – a celebratory expedition

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  For the second time in recorded history an attempt is being made to cross the Rub Al Khali from Salalah, Oman, through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Doha, Qatar. The expedition led by British explorer Mark Evans and … Continue reading

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Paris massacres puzzle Western intelligence

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Exclusive to The Middle East Online . . . By Ed Blanche There has been much speculation about whether Al Qaeda or the Islamic State (IS) was behind the recent bloodbath in France, triggered by the slaughter of the 12 … Continue reading

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Rouhani faces multiple challenges

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Iranians will discover in the coming weeks whether or not the nuclear crisis has been resolved, a move that would lead to the lifting of sanctions. For the time being, Tehran must  find ways of coping with falling oil prices … Continue reading

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Kingdom reinforces its stance re: OPEC Saudi Arabia’s decision not to cut development spending in its 2015 budget, despite a sharp fall in oil revenue, indicates that the kingdom will resist pressure from other oil producers to reduce output in … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s environmental emergency

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  UN Officer of Humanitarian Affairs John Ging recently described the Syrian conflict as the biggest humanitarian crisis faced by the world. While the outbreak of the war has had devastating consequences on the lives of over three million refugees, analysts … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW : Far From Men By Beverly Andrews   Far From Men, based on a short story by the French- Algerian author Albert Camus’ called The Guest, is an insightful and timely film. The picture is set in post … Continue reading

Category: Exclusive to the Website, News and Views

Exclusive to The Middle East Online…Revisiting boundaries

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As Europe marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gerald Butt looks at how boundaries may, or may not, be about to change in the Middle East. In a few moments in November 1989, with the … Continue reading

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Exclusive to The Middle East Online . . . Racial profiling by Sharif Nashashibi

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Racial profiling of Middle Easterners has been on the rise particularly since 9/11, and even more so recently in light of the fight against the Islamic State. Authorities will seldom acknowledge that they partake in this practice, but statistics, studies … Continue reading

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Exclusive to The Middle East Online – Libyan politician calls on British justice

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The London appeal court judges ruled that a Libyan man can sue the United Kingdom  government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya to be tortured by the then ruling Gaddafi regime, writes Adel Darwish.         … Continue reading

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CURRENT AFFAIRS : Exclusive to The Middle East Online – Legacy of Zarqawi

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The current fears involving the Islamic State are given some weight by the fact that the Jordanian Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, who established and led IS’s ferocious predecessor, Al Qaeda in Iraq, was a fervent advocate of biological weapons until he … Continue reading

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