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S** and the city

This week marks a year since Hamas bludgeoned their way to power inGaza. It has been a hell of a year here, with Israel sealing the entireGaza Strip and imposing a crippling siege on 1.5 million people, whilstthe so-called ‘International Community’ shamelessly continues to lookthe other way.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

Peace... maybe

The Arabic word tahdiya means ‘calming’ or ‘quieting.’ Hamas and theGovernment of Israel agreed to a six month tahdiya a few days ago, justafter the first anniversary of the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip.Hostilities on both sides would cease, and the Israeli siege of Gazawould gradually ease.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Saramago

I used to think that the political novel died in 1948, with thepublication of George Orwell’s ‘1984’. His precise destination may nothave been reached by 1984, but the direction of travel was similar.Then, at the end of history, politics became a profession - and storiesare, after all, about people, not quantity surveying.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Don't laugh!

Cartoons can convey a serious message in an accessible way which should be embraced, not scorned.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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India hangs Kashmir man on 'circumstantial evidence'

Uzma Falak reports on the death of Muhammad Afzal Guru, hanged ‘to satisfy the collective conscience of society’.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Niger Delta Blues

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is an ecological tragedy – but Sokari Ekine has seen it all before.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The boy from Mutanabe Street

A photograph of a young Iraqi symbolizes so much in an Iraq which remains in turmoil.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Don't believe what you read in the press

Israel may have‘partially reopened’ the Erez border crossing, but 95 per cent of Palestiniansare still imprisoned inside the Strip.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Souring the beautiful game

Sokari Ekine feels increasingly reluctant to engage with the World Cup, given the cost to the lives of ordinary people.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Wish I was there

I am stranded and can’t get home. I left Gaza early Friday morning,before the border at Erez closed, and thought I would be back at homeby Sunday afternoon: but this is turning into a bit of an epic.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

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