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Landmark Tunisian Presidential Election Heading for Run-Off

(Reuters) – Tunisians voted on Sunday to pick their first directly elected president…

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November 26, 2014

Coffee at its Origin: The Journey of One Company Working to Save Yemeni Coffee

His family has been growing coffee for hundreds of years in Yemen, the first place to cultivate and commercialize coffee in the world…

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November 26, 2014

Palestinian Woman’s US Citizenship Revoked

By Karin Friedemann, TMO Karin Friedemann is a TMO columnist.  Her opinions are her own. “When she was 21, in 1969, Rasmea Odeh was arrested in the middle of the night by Israeli soldiers at her home, and for twenty-five days her interrogators tortured her,” Charlotte Silver reports in the Nation. “She was beaten from […]

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November 20, 2014

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

By Ramzy Baroud Editor’s note:  Ramzy Baroud is a PhD scholar in People’s History at the University of Exeter. He is a consultant at Middle East Eye. Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story […]

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November 20, 2014

The Takfiri Nation

By Geoffrey Cook, TMO Contributor Editor’s Note:  Geoffrey Cook is a long-standing columnist with TMO.  His opinions are his own. Washington–Before the fall of the socialist nations, I wondered what would take over to oppose the Unipolar (i.e., the Capitalist or First ‘World’).  I decided it would be Fundamentslism(s) – note the parenthetic plural.  Well, […]

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November 20, 2014

Saudi Oil Policy Uncertainty Unleashes the Conspiracy Theorists

LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – If Saudi Oil Minister Ali al Naimi wants to stop conspiracy theories spreading before a crucial OPEC meeting next week, it’s too late…

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November 20, 2014

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Multiplication of Western Walls

By Prof. James Petras, Global Research A man celebrates on top of the Berlin wall at the time of its fall. On November 9, 2014, Germany and its Western Allies, celebrated the ‘Fall of the Berlin Wall’ and the subsequent‘re-unification’of the ‘two Germanys’.  Prime Minister Merkel described the ‘historic event’ as a “victory of freedom […]

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November 20, 2014

Don’t Just Fight the Islamic State Group- Fight for the Multi-State

By Adnan Kifayat *This commentary was originally published as “Transatlantic Take” by The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Editor’s Note: Adnan Kifayat is a senior resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and has held senior positions in public service, including at the White House, State Department, and Treasury […]

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November 20, 2014

Columbus Was (Not) The First To Cross The Atlantic

By Firas Alkhateeb EDITOR’S NOTE: Firas Alkhateeb is an Islamic History teacher at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois. This article originally published on LostIslamicHistory.com. The old poem that most American school children recognize begins “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Indeed, in the year 1492, Christopher Columbus (whose real name in Italian was Cristoforo […]

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November 20, 2014

Yusuf ‘Cat Stevens’ Islam Makes a Comeback

Four decades ago, folk legend Cat Stevens converted to Islam, changed his name to Yusuf Islam and all-but-vanished from the stage. Now he is back, with a world tour hoping to bridge the gap between his two identities…

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November 13, 2014

Strange Israeli Silence on ISIS

A curious silence in the US-led battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is coming from Israel, which has advocated the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad but has had little to say about the rebels seeking to oust Assad

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November 13, 2014

Islamic State Confirms Top Leader Injured in US Airstrikes

Islamic State spokesman Mohammed al-Adnani tweeted from an account believed to be his that IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was injured during U.S. airstrikes that targeted a gathering of IS leaders near Mosul, Iraq.

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November 13, 2014

Al Aqsa Under Attack

Caught between Israeli annexation plans, raids of Jewish extremists, international silence and a history of bloodshed, al-Aqsa is facing difficult days ahead, as indeed are the people of Jerusalem, whose suffering, like their city, seems eternal…

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November 13, 2014

Myanmar Atrocities on Rohingya

Everyone you talk to from this country’s Rohingya minority knows someone who attempted the dangerous and illegal journey by sea: a relative, neighbor or friend.

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November 13, 2014

The First Indian Who Travelled To Britain and Wrote About It

Mirza Shaikh Ihtishamuddin travels from India to England in 1766

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November 6, 2014

Pro-Government Kenyan Muslim Cleric Shot Dead in Mombasa

A Kenyan Muslim cleric, who supported government efforts to stamp out radicalism among youths in the country’s restive coastal region, was shot dead by unknown assailants on Tuesday, police said.

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November 6, 2014

Qatar to Become First Middle East Clearing Hub for China’s Yuan

Qatar will become the Middle East’s first hub for clearing transactions in the Chinese yuan, in a step that could over the long run help Gulf oil exporting countries reduce their dependence on the U.S. dollar.

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November 6, 2014

Jerusalem, the Capital of Apartheid, Awaits the Uprising

Mass arrests, violent settlers, expulsion, and dispossession: With that as the lot of Jerusalem’s Palestinians, no one should have been surprised with Wednesday’s terror attack.

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November 6, 2014

Threat to Syrian Town Tests Patience for U.S. Strategy

The threat from Islamic State fighters to the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani is an early test of the U.S.-led coalition’s patience for a military strategy that at the moment cannot hold ground in Syria.

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November 6, 2014

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