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My Father’s Democracy: Evocation of Mash'al Tammo

My Father’s Democracy: Evocation of Mash'al Tammo

(Zaman Al Wasl)- "My father was shot dead by unknown gunmen. In the hospital, before I closed my father’s eyes, I saw the image of the murderer and his rifle and I heard the voice of my father whispering in my ears ‘do not reconcile.’" This excerpt is from the short story...

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'Youthquake' named Oxford Dictionaries' word of 2017

'Youthquake' named Oxford Dictionaries' word of 2017

"Youthquake" was crowned Friday as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year 2017, following a five-fold increase in usage. The word is defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people". It first rose during...

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In Beirut, play about Syria’s war gets as close to home as it can

In Beirut, play about Syria’s war gets as close to home as it can

A play about Syria’s war, told through one family’s tragedy, made its Lebanon debut on Friday, the closest it will ever get to being staged on home soil, its Syrian director said. “It would be impossible to perform it in Syria. There are red lines, and the censorship that was...

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UK police seek 1987 Palestinian cartoonist's killer

UK police seek 1987 Palestinian cartoonist's killer

British police relaunched an investigation Tuesday into the murder of a Palestinian cartoonist 30 years to the day after he was shot dead in a London street. Naji Salim Hussain Al-Ali, a political cartoonist for the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas, was shot in the back of the neck as he...

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