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Narrowing the Gap Between Tunisia’s Gender Laws and Women’s Reality

Nov 4, 2016

The biggest challenge facing women in Tunisia today lies in how to truly exercise the power that the
country’s progressive laws confer on them. One solution is to narrow the gap in experience and skills between women and men in politics.
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A tiny Ethiopian village creates the greatest place on Earth. Or the worst
Oct 26, 2013

While rethinking norms has brought Awra Amba both accolades and success, it has also attracted a fair share of trouble.

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The Revenge of Tintin? Belgium Plots a Comic-Book Comeback
Nov 21, 2012

Lawmakers and artists are looking to make the country the capital of the speech-bubble industry again.
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Home to Tintin and Smurfs, Belgium looks to reinvigorate comic industry
Oct 29, 2012

The 'home of the comic book,' Belgium wielded outsized influence in the comics industry until the 1980s. Now it's trying to regain that sway via government-supported innovation.

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Qaddafi may be dead, but Libyans stick to their guns
Dec 10, 2011

With tribal conflicts and personal score-settling on the rise, the weapons that were given to Libyans to battle the Qaddafi regime have become Libya¿s primary security threat.
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LGBTI refugees seek haven in Lebanon
Nov. 16, 2011

Syrians, Iraqis and Algerians often choose Lebanon as a refuge when they are persecuted at home. But many find it isn't what they imagined.

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Educators try to purge Qaddafi from Libya's schools
Nov. 12, 2011

Muammar Qaddafi used the schools to promote his ideology and now the new government is purging his influence from curriculums and textbooks.
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Divine Election
October 21, 2011

As Tunisians prepare for the Arab Spring's first free election, they are discovering that democracy, too, can be messy.

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Tunisia: not over yet
June 1, 2011

The Tunisian revolution that toppled Ben Ali now has an aftermath: street protests against the government put in place to assure the revolution’s goals.
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Aid workers fight hidden war against HIV on Kabul's backstreets
May 25, 2011

Afghanistan has an estimated one million drug users, a 140% increase since 2005. An increasing number of heroin users are choosing to inject it instead of smoking it, with the result that an HIV epidemic is being born.

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Tunisia sees signs of a counter-revolution
May 11, 2011

For months Tunisians have suspected that loyalists to the former dictator they toppled remain influential in politics. Now, they believe they have proof of it, and are taking to the streets once again.
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Four shot dead as thousands join protests across Syria
April 2, 2011

Police fire on a crowd in a suburb of Damascus, killing four people, as activists organize a 'Day of Martyrs' to honor the more than 70 people killed in recent unrest.

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Unrest in Jordan
March 23, 2011

Jordan recent protests reflect a factor peculiar to Jordan – its delicate demographic balance between indigenous tribes, known as "East Bankers," and Palestinians, who have emigrated or fled to Jordan in the past six decades and received Jordanian citizenship.
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Return To La Belle Epoque

March 1, 2011

A vibrant, modern city immersed in a difficult yet
illustrious history, Beirut is more than ready to look to the future — with a nod to the past.

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Gas finds in Eastern Mediterranean a test for Levant nations
January 23, 2011

Lebanon, Israel, Syria and Cyprus vie for new natural gas reserves that are already causing political realignments in the region, as the Israelis get closer to Greece.
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Hizbollah brings down Lebanon's government
January 13, 2011

The ministers walked out in protest as UN investigators are expected to indict Shiite militants for the assassination of former premier Rafiq Hariri.

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Lebanon rhetoric rises as Hariri tribunal ruling nears
Dec. 5, 2010

Fears grow that dispute over investigation into responsibility for prime minister's assassination may prove a flash point for regional strife.
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In Kabul, happiness flies in the sky
Nov 26, 2010

Every evening, thousands of colourful kites soar above the streets of Kabul, a pastime in which Afghans have indulged for centuries. That the endless battles are a metaphor for the nation below does not diminish the pleasure.

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Can the Med rescue Beirut’s commuters?
Nov 1, 2010

Planners are thinking up creative remedies for Lebanon’s transport woes: go offshore or renovate the coastal railway line which served the country well in Ottoman days
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Hizbollah criticised over tribunal boycott call
October 30, 2010

Hizbollah's leader accused of "attempting to boycott justice" after calling for the boycott of the UN tribunal on the assassination of Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri.

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Marking Ramadan's End in a Big Way
Sept. 9, 2010

As Muslims prepare to celebrate Eid, many restaurants across the Arab world boost their meat orders by a few crates. But Damascus Gate restaurant—officially the world's biggest —boosts its orders by the ton.
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Parisians Find Playground Under the Streets
Aug 7, 2010

Residents Take to an Underground Network of Tunnels and Caves to Explore City's Past, Paint Murals or Throw a Party

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Shooting Back, With Video
August 6, 2010

Emerging in the West Bank is a generation of young Palestinian filmmakers, at ease with the camera and fluent in editing and the language of visual storytelling.
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Jihadi Tourism Hits Lebanon
June 16, 2010

Hezbollah Boasts New War Museum to Commemorate Struggle Against Israel

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Contemporary Middle East
May 14, 2010

Amid the abandoned real-estate projects, bailout plans and downsized dreams of Dubai, an art market is flourishing.
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Cameras and Kuffiyehs: Palestine's video resistance
April 7, 2010

Young Palestinians have been using cameras to document abuses and misconduct by Israeli forces near the West Bank village of Ni'lin. What has emerged is a generation of talented filmmakers fluent in editing and visual storytelling.

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Ireland's rural wasteland: a legacy of deep recession
February 19, 2010

In Ireland, deep recession has left behind hundreds of empty, unsold houses.
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Experiencing the Real Syria
January 29, 2010

Boutique hotels in Damascus and Aleppo offer intimate service in the center of town.

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Lebanon’s women lose political ground
September 1, 2009

After Lebanon’s long civil war and political turbulence, involvement in politics still means playing by sectarian rules. 
Women’s rights come only after community, religion and cultural identity.
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When Arabic Met Pop
August 21, 2009

Yasmine Hamdan, 33-year-old front singer for the electropop duo Y.A.S., says vocalizing in Arabic is like working with "a precious metal, a raw metal." With their debut album "Arabology," the duo hopes to strike gold.

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'Girl Taxi' Service Offers Haven to Beirut's Women
July 25, 2009

In Beirut, you don't hail a cab, it hails you, with a raucous honk. The city's ubiquitous, banged-up Mercedes-Benz taxis -- with their hissing engines, torn upholstery and smoking drivers -- are icons in Lebanon.
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The Bhutan Insurgencies

May 1, 2009

Don Duncan travels to Bhutan, the world’s newest democracy, to meet the political leaders and militants shaping the country

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Nepalese minority poses a problem for Bhutan
April 19, 2009

The impressive necklace of cliff-perched fortresses that dot this Himalayan nation's mountainous perimeter are a testimony to Bhutan's long-standing effort to keep out foreigners.
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OP-ED: Palestinian militants' advantage in Gaza?
March 20, 2009

The key: a system of trap-doors and tunnels.

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Amid threats, Northern Ireland clings to peace
March 18, 2009

On a somber St. Patrick's Day, Belfast carries on as extremists try to end a decade of calm.
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Expelled Bhutanese turn to Mao – and guns

January 28, 2009

The cliff-perched fortresses that dot this Himalayan nation’s mountainous perimeter are a testimony to a long-standing effort to keep out foreigners. But in the 1980s, Bhutan, a tiny Buddhist nation of just 600,000 inhabitants sandwiched between China and India, found itself with what it considered a foreign problem.

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Destination Afghanistan
December, 2008

From the outside, Afghanistan may seem one of the least safe places to visit, especially now with recent successful or barely contained Taliban attacks in the provinces along the Afghanistan-Pakistan borders and in and around Kabul. Yet a visit there makes it clear that today there are two Afghanistans.
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Taliban tourism's dangerous appeal
Dec 6, 2008

As the destinations begin to flip across the departures board, it becomes a little clearer why this place has earned a reputation as the terminal to hell: Baghdad, Basra, Tehran, Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar and, finally, my destination: Kabul, in Afghanistan.

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Economists appraise Bhutan's happiness model
Dec 3, 2008

In the thick of a global financial crisis, many economists have come to this Himalayan kingdom to study a unique economic policy called Gross National Happiness, based on Buddhist principles.
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OP-ED: Scarred forts and sandbagged pubs
Nov 17, 2008

A visit there today makes it clear that there are two Afghanistans. There's the Afghanistan at war, to the south, particularly in the provinces of Helmand and Kandahar. But there's an Afghanistan at peace, with varying levels of stability from jittery, paranoid Kabul to the carefree Mazar-i-Sharif in the north

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E-Palestine
Oct 29, 2008

Palestinian Youth Bring Their Politics Online
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Ireland's Language Dilemma
October 23, 2008

Ireland is seeing an unprecedented boom in Irish language education, but how does the nation's embrace of this old tradition square with its newfound multiculturalism?

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Afghanistan's Very Careful Tour Guides
Oct. 2, 2008

The lines between the Afghanistan at war and the Afghanistan at peace alter daily. Cities accessible by road today may only be reached by plane — or not at all — tomorrow. And so follow the boundaries of the nation's tiny tourism industry.
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How to Secure the Organic Architecture of Exile: Lebanon’s Palestinian ghetto redesigned
July 1, 2008

Lebanon proposes to rebuild Nahr al-Bared, the Palestinian city-camp near Tripoli pulverised in a long siege last
year in an attempt to kill Sunni militants holed up there. The new, as yet only imagined, town is intended to preserve the memories of the old, yet return the area to the control of
Lebanon.

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Lebanese struggle with broken economy
March 23, 2008

Loss of Palestinian infrastructure in destroyed camp is costly
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Two Irish Soldiers Injured by Lebanon Road Bomb

January 8, 2008

A U.N. peacekeeping convoy targeted by a Sunni fundamentalist group south of Beirut.

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From 7,000 Miles Away, Afghans Anxiously Watch U.S. Presidential Election
May 29, 2008

Afghanistan, one of the poorest countries in the world, has become almost completely dependent on the foreign assistance the U.S. intervention has brought, Afghans perhaps have good reason for their anxiety over who will be America's next President
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Refugees return to camp
march 25, 2008

business begins to stir again amid the rubble of Nahr al Bared

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Paulo Coelho: Bow, Arrow and Target (pdf)

2005

Profile of novelist Paulo Coelho at his home in the French Pyrenees for City Magazine
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Middle East parties agree peace plan in Annapolis
November 28, 2007

Coverage of the Annapolis Conference, Maryland in November 2008

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High Kicks and Electro (pdf)

November 2005

Profile of an American dancer at the Moulin Rouge for The Paris Times
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Bjork and Barnery Issue Forth A Cetacean Child (pdf)

2006

Interview with Bjork for City Magazine on the release of her soundtrack album to Matthew Barney's "Drawing Restraint 9"

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