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Self-Immolation, Catalyst of the Arab Spring, Is Now a Grim Trend

Self-Immolation, Catalyst of the Arab Spring, Is Now a Grim Trend

( New York Times )- When Adel Dridi poured gasoline on his head and set himself on fire in May, his first thought was of his mother, Dalila, whose name is roughly tattooed on his arm. But another person was also on his mind: Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian street vendor whose self-immolation in...

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Do some of the Syrian citizens who lived under Isis count as collaborators?

Do some of the Syrian citizens who lived under Isis count as collaborators?

( Independent )- Almost exactly four years ago, a Syrian called Abu al-Zein, from the village of Katbiya in Aleppo province, appeared before the ‘General Court of the Revolutionary Police’ in the town of Deir Hafer to betray his cousins. Saeed and Ibrahim Abdul al-Ghafour, he testified,...

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As the Islamic State falls in Syria, one city offers a preview of the country’s future

As the Islamic State falls in Syria, one city offers a preview of the country’s future

( Washington Post )- The Islamic State’s headquarters in this city at the western gateway to Raqqa has been crushed like a sandcastle by American bombs. At a dam complex on the Euphrates River where the Islamic State was torturing prisoners and hurling alleged homosexuals from a giant concrete...

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Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia

Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia

( The Guardian )- The senseless destruction of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul last week is not only a monumental loss for the people of Iraq but for all humanity. The 12th century place of worship and its famed leaning minaret were landmarks in the Old City and featured on local currency....

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