GOOD NEWS FROM IRAQ – Via Buzzfeed: When Zeinab Mohamed was a teenager, she was barred from going out after dark, even in her own neighborhood. Plagued with bombings, shootings, …

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NOT FLYING HIGH IN AFGHANISTAN – It will take a long time for those sorts of attitudes to change: Afghanistan’s first female pilot has been granted asylum in the US after …

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IRAN LIED, NO ONE DIED (YET) – Perhaps more interesting than the content of the treasure trove of secret nuclear documents from Iran is how the Israeli intelligence managed to …

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“GOOD SOULS WILL NOT BE HUMILIATED”– So tweets Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Assad after the United States, Great Britain and France started dropping some heavy ordinance in and around Damascus. Though …

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WE NEED MORE MUSLIM SEX CULTS – Just kidding; no, we don’t. All cults are either weird or dangerous or both. But do yourself a favour and read this investigative piece …

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THE SAUDI SPRING – I haven’t blogged much about Saudi Arabia’s next king, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, because I don’t want to get too excited just yet. The proof will …

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IS THIS CRITICISM OR COMPLIMENT? – Turkish pro-government newspaper compares Angela Merkel to Hitler: The Yeni Akit daily, known for its hardline views on Turkish foreign policy, printed a photo-shopped …

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IT’S TOUGH BEING BABY DONALD TRUMP IN AFGHANISTAN – A kinda touching story actually, of a Afghani Shia teacher who named his son Donald Trump after reading one of Don’s …

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AXIS IS SO LAST SEASON, CHECK OUT THE TRIANGLE – Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has described Turkey as part of a “triangle of evil” along with …

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UNHAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Problems bigger than microaggression: Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency on Wednesday quoted prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi as saying the unidentified woman took off her headscarf …

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PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF SEMITISM, DEFENDS HERSELF – The tragi-comedy in the letters section of the London Review of Books: There, the feminist American legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon can be found …

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THE GREAT SATAN’S MIRACULOUS HEALING POWERS – He curses but he partakes: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appeared on local television Friday to downplay concerns over his health after undergoing what …

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INTERNATIONAL IRONY ALERT – Mr De Niro goes to the Emirates: Hollywood star Robert De Niro took aim at the Trump administration’s stance on climate change, telling a packed audience …

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